Incumbents conduct assessments and summarize case information for use in diagnosis, treatment (level of care), and disposition release; diagnose and/or collaborate in the formulation of a diagnosis; develop, monitor, and modify treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team; identify and recommend appropriate services based on assessment and, where applicable, civil or penal code commitment; provide individual and group therapy as delineated in the treatment plan; provide suicide and crisis risk assessment and intervention; participate in risk assessment, evaluation, and recommendation for alternate level of care placement, for release to the community, or other case disposition (with consideration for the risk the patient presents to the community); coordinate discharge planning activities and act as resource on accessing appropriate community support and services to be utilized upon release; respond to requests from clients/patients, family members, courts, and community agencies; provide social work services to family members (Departments of Mental Health, Developmental Services, and Veterans Affairs only) and community agencies; consult with colleagues and other staff on behavior management treatment issues; prepare verbal and written social work reports and provide court testimony, as required by law and policy, which can be used in all legal jurisdictions; participate in professional meetings, committees, training, and conferences; and participate in research and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I).
Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science. [Individuals who do not qualify for licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Science may be admitted into the examination and may be appointed but must secure a valid license within four years of appointment; however, an individual can be employed only to the extent necessary to be eligible for licensure plus one year. An extension of the waiver may be granted for one additional year based on extenuating circumstances, as provided by Section 1277(e) of the Health and Safety Code. The time duration for unlicensed employment does not apply to active doctoral candidates in social work, social welfare, or social service, until the completion of such training.]
[Unlicensed individuals who are recruited from outside the State of California and who qualify for licensure may take the examination and may be appointed for a maximum of one year at which time licensure shall have been obtained or the employment shall be terminated; an extension of the waiver may be granted for an additional one year based on extenuating circumstances, as provided by Section 1277(e) of the Health and Safety Code. Individuals granted an additional one year based on extenuating circumstances may be appointed for a maximum of two years at which time licensure shall have been obtained or the employment shall be terminated. Additionally, they must take the licensure examination at the earliest possible date after the date of employment.] and Education: Completion of a master's degree program from an accredited school of social work, approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
Please review the following job link for application requirements:
The State of California requires you to complete the civil service process in order to obtain employment. CCHCS administers the assessment of qualifications for Clinical Social Worker (Health Facility) Series. You can find the Job bulletin and assessment of qualifications at:
The position(s) require(s) a Licensed Clinical Social Worker License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.
The position(s) require(s) a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) trained Certificate. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.
Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.
Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.
Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by department annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.
Internal Number: JC-167368
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