Louisiana Department of State Civil Service SOCIAL WORKER 1/2/3 in Bridge City, Louisiana



$2,305.00 - $4,853.00 Monthly

$13.30 - $28.00 Hourly

$2,305.00 - $4,853.00 Monthly


Bridge City, LA

Bridge City, LA

Job Type



Office of Juvenile Justice

Job Number



12/11/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Job # 403BCCY-87243-SM

These vacancies are located at Bridge City Center for Youth and may be used to fill position numbers 169005, 201837, and 96572.

As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Worker 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Social Worker 3 is $66,685.00. 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.

The Social Worker 1 (pay grade level SS-412) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,312.80 Biweekly.

The Social Worker 2 (pay grade level SS-413) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,400.80 Biweekly.

The Social Worker 3 (pay grade level SS-414) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,494.40 Biweekly.

The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting. Before applying, applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement.

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.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Application here. Please include on your application the job number(403BCCY-87243-SM) and job title SOCIAL WORKER 1/2/3.

All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned.

If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete and rejected.

Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience.

Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation and a copy of their transcript at the time of application. The equivalency evaluation and transcript can be attached to the electronic application or faxed to (225) 219-1041 no later than the closing date of this job posting. Applications submitted without the above documents may not be considered.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply for this vacancy online, you may mail or fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to:

Staffing Division

Department of State Civil Service

P.O. Box 94111

Capitol Station

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:

Shanna Magee

Department of Public Safety and Corrections/ Human Resources

Email: Shanna.A.Magee@la.gov

In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.



A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.


Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Certified Social Worker (CSW) licensure 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.