Tuesday , March 21 2023

SOCIAL WORKER Job Openings at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services



Angie, LA





This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level

  • Social Worker 1 has an SER of $19.88 per hour
  • Social Worker 2 has an SER of $21.27 per hour
  • Social Worker 3 has an SER of $22.76 per hour

There is ‘Premium Pay’ for this position:

A rate between $1.00 and $2.00 an hour for each hour worked,

based on years of service with DOC, in addition to regular pay.

Why work for DOC?

  • Culture: DOC values and supports employees through numerous recognition programs, creating a sense of community, prioritizing internal promotional opportunities, clear communication, and professional development.
  • Growth: Professional growth is encouraged at DOC through numerous avenues.
  • Benefits: DOC offers a generous benefits package including; a defined benefit pension plan, health insurance that is also available post retirement, at least 10 paid holidays, sick and annual leave that rolls over from year to year, paid or time off accrued for hours worked over 40 per week, a deferred compensation plan, a flexible benefits plan, alternate work schedules, work from home, etc. Alternative work schedules including 4/10’s or work from home MAY be an available benefit for certain positions upon meeting the policy requirements.

This position may be filled as:

  • DETAIL: The selected employee may be required to serve a trial detail prior to being permanently promoted.
  • PROBATIONAL APPOINTMENT: Current permanent status classified State employees may be required to accept a probational appointment, if selected.
  • TEMPORARY JOB APPOINTMENT: This position may be filled by temporary job appointment. If filled as a temporary job appointment, should a permanent position become available, the employee may be converted to a probational appointment.


As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Worker 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Social Worker 3 is $75,026.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

  • Exams and License Requirements
    • No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
    • License or temporary permit should be listed under the “Certificates and Licenses” section of the application.
  • Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.
    • An attached resume will not replace a completed application; failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.

To apply for this vacancy
, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

  • Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
  • There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
  • Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
  • This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
  • This is a 24 hour facility.
  • Applicants may be required to work shift work.
  • In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.
  • To view and apply to any of our other postings we currently have available, click HERE.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.

For information about this job posting contact:

Carrie Hartzog

Rayburn Correctional Center

Human Resources Department

Carrie.Hartz[email protected]

(985) 661-6389

Fax: 225-342-5968


A master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.
Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW), Louisiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Louisiana Certified Social Worker (CSW) licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners is required for this job. The CSW is a temporary credential issued after the LA State Board of Social Work Examiners approves an application for LMSW. An applicant has six months from the date of initial CSW issuance to take the LMSW examination. If a passing score is not achieved, the CSW is required to retake the Masters examination within one year from the date the CSW failed the exam. CSW licensure must be renewed annually and can be held for a maximum of three years from the original date of issue of the CSW.
Permanent status will not be granted in this job title without LMSW or LCSW licensure; Certified Social Worker (CSW) credential will not be accepted for granting permanent status.

The master’s degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide social work services.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a higher-level social worker, facility administrator, or other higher-level professional.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the various Social Service Counselors job series by the presence of therapeutic intervention, case management, and by the requirement for providing a written psycho-social history including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plans for patients and/or offenders.

Differs from the Social Worker 2 by the absence of independence and more complex caseloads.

Examples of Work

Interview clients and client groups, offenders, and appropriate others to obtain extensive social, developmental, psychological, family, and educational background.

Selects and recommends therapeutic intervention strategies and treatment approaches based on psychosocial assessment to an interdisciplinary treatment team.

Provides social work component in an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment.

Conducts individual and group counseling conjointly or under close supervision.

Prepares psychosocial assessments, social summaries, and notations in the client’s chart.

Prepares correspondence with community agencies and serves as primary liaison person with all outside agencies such as courts, schools, foster care and legal authorities.

Assesses the level of care and intervention, including discharge, reassignment, change of treatment strategies and techniques; communicates these findings to the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Attends and participates in community health-related programs, in-services, continuing education, and maintains professional reading.

Develops a working knowledge of correctional or community resources in order to recommend or refer offenders for special services.

Provides psychosocial case management to individuals, groups, and families when this intervention is determined to be most appropriate.

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