Louisiana Department of State Civil Service CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT--THERAPEUTIC in Jackson, Louisiana



$2,297.00 - $5,164.00 Monthly

$13.25 - $29.79 Hourly

$2,297.00 - $5,164.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number



12/7/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

The vacancy is located in the Security Department of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Jackson, LA. ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

The Corrections Lieutenant - Therapeutic has a Special Entrance Rate of $1232.80/biweekly or $15.41/hourly.

This position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty, or as a WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected for a full-time position.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered or this vacancy.

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 can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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  • Checking for required test score

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  • Evaluating experience

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  • Eligible for consideration

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  • Referred to hiring manager for review

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  • Position canceled

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If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to the Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title (CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT--THERAPEUTIC) and job numberELMHS10.3.16CLT on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered, and submitted with the application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Jennifer Palmer

DHH- ELMHS- Human Resources Department

4502 Hwy 951

Jackson, LA. 70748



You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all of the job titles that you are interested in.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.

Your application status can be checked online. If your status reads that you have been placed on the eligible list that means that your application has been forwarded to the hiring supervisor.

Keep in mind that the hiring supervisor has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hire.



Two years of experience in a forensic, mental, correctional, or penal institution with responsibility for one of the following: security, custody, clinical care or rehabilitation of offenders.


Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.


A forensic institution is defined as a 24-hour secure facility providing treatment to judicially remanded clients.

Job Concepts


To ensure that security and therapeutic intervention is accomplished in accordance with the overall goal of evaluating and/or treating individuals judicially remanded to the facility.




General from the Corrections Captain--Therapeutic or other higher-level official.


Direct over the Corrections Guard--Therapeutic and Corrections Guard Trainee--Therapeutic.


24-hour secure facilities housing judicially remanded clients.


Differs from the Corrections Guard--Therapeutic in that supervisory functions are exercised.

Differs from Corrections Captain--Therapeutic in that the scope of the supervisory function is limited to a particular unit or wards in a particular unit.

Examples of Work

Supervises and directs staff in the provision of a secure environment.

Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.

Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes clients, employees and visitors).

Monitors client movement and provides client count as per facility policy.

Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.

Follows procedure for searching clients, living quarters, etc. to control contraband and avoid litigation.

Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; maintains a level of functioning which does not induce panic among clients or employees.

Institutes security measures when escorting clients inside and outside facility.

Responds to orders to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.

Supervises those clients assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment.

Keeps client ward charts, records, etc. on all clients in his/her ward.

Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for clients (under the guidance of the medical nursing staff).

Accompanies clients to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-the-ward activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.

Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of clients in therapeutic activities.

Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations and signs master treatment plans.

Maintains adequate records in charts for each client in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems or one who might be physically ill or dramatically losing weight from a mental or physical disorder, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.

Maintains a safe and sanitary environment for clients by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the patient care unit.

Completes performance planning evaluations and identifies educational programs which will enhance the subordinates' job abilities.

Provides on-the-job training or assigns individuals to appropriate educational programs as needed.

Documents employee problems and refers to Corrections Captain--Therapeutic for action.

Assesses and completes security assessment forms on clients; utilizes this means to direct subordinates and other staff members in regard to security considerations for individual clients.

Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills.

Incumbents are subject to twenty-four hour call.

Consults on a regular basis with Corrections Captain--Therapeutic regarding problems on his/her assigned area and for direction in solving problems.

Performs any related duties as assigned.