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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service SOCIAL WORKER 1, 2, 3, or 4 in Jackson, Louisiana

SOCIAL WORKER 1, 2, 3, or 4

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SOCIAL WORKER 1, 2, 3, or 4


Depends on Qualifications


Jackson, LA

Job Type


Job Number



DOC-Dixon Correctional Institute

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/17/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services



Jackson, LA




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.

This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $19.88 per hour.

There is Premium Pay for this position:

A rate between $2.00 and $5.00 an hour for each regular hour worked, based on years of service with DOC, in addition to regular pay.

Why work for DOC? (https://doc.louisiana.gov/about-the-dpsc/careers-in-corrections/)

  • 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 homeMAYbe an available benefit for certain positions upon meeting the policy requirements.

    Exams and License Requirements

  • No Civil Service Test Score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

  • Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

  • Any qualifying experience that is based on college credit/college hours should have an accompanying transcript for verification.

  • Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.


  • As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as aSocial Worker 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).

  • The maximum salary for theSocial Worker4 is $84,302.00 annually.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • IMPORTANT: In the supplemental questions section,applicants must authorizethe HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under thePrison Rape Elimination Act (PREA),to be considered for employment, by answering ‘YES’ to the PREA question.

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

  • There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has90 days from the closing dateof 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.

  • 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.

  • This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

  • 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 further information about this vacancy contact:

Stephanie Simpson

Human Resources Department


Ph: (225) 634-6209

Fax: (225) 342-5968

Minimum Qualifications


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.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found athttps://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Parental-Leave/Default.aspx

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others


    Are you currently a permanent classified employee of Louisiana State Government (STATE EMPLOYEE)?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Certified Social Worker (CSW) licensure?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered 'YES' to the previous question, please list the TYPE, license NUMBER, the issue STATE, and expiration date. Failure to provide ALL information could result in your application not being considered. If you answered "no" enter "n/a"


    If you have previous employment in a community confinement center, jail, lockup or prison, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires Corrections Human Resources to contact those employers prior to hiring any applicant for information on substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or any resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse. Do you authorize the Human Resources Office of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, to contact any of your prior employers, whether listed on your employment application or not, to ascertain information required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Part 115 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations? I understand that prior to any offer of employment by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections that such information must be obtained. IMPORTANT: I also understand that if I do not authorize such contact, I will not be eligible for employment with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Should I be appointed from this announcement, I also understand that this authorization will remain valid for the duration of my employment with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Questions should be directed to Human Resources as noted in the Supplemental Information section of this job posting.

  • Yes, I understand. You may contact my employers, past or present.

  • No. Do not contact my employers, past or present, and DO NOT CONSIDER ME as a candidate for employment.


    How did you hear about this position?

  • Civil Service Website or social media

  • Recruitment Event

  • Newspaper Ad

  • DOC Website

  • DOC Employee Referral

  • LinkedIn

  • Indeed

  • ZipRecruiter

  • Glassdoor

  • Monster

  • Facebook/Instragram

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  • Other

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462




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