Social Worker 2, 3 or 4

at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Minden, Louisiana, United States

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Social Worker 2, 3 or 4

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Social Worker 2, 3 or 4


Depends on Qualifications


Minden, LA

Job Type


Job Number

186467 NLHSD SW2-4 Mi 111523


LDH- Northwest Louisiana Human Services District

Opening Date


Closing Date

11/28/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

The Northwest Louisiana Human Services District was formed to provide local governance and direction for behavioral health and developmental disability services for individuals residing in the nine parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster. This position will be with the NW LA Human Services District – Minden Behavioral Health Clinic located at 502 Nella St. Minden, LA 71055. This site isNHSC (National Health Service Corps) approved. Qualifying Social Workers may be eligible to participate in the Loan Repayment Program. The incumbent provides recovery, relapse prevention, and resilience-centered and consumer/family-focused Specialty Clinic Social Work Services to individuals with addictive disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders. These services include a broad range of evidenced-based treatment and require independent clinical judgment and the use of varied in-depth evidenced-based treatment modalities. As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Worker 2, 3, or 4, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). 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 minimum and maximum pay levels for the position is listed below:

+ Social Worker 2 – $19.67/hour minimum – $35.40/hour maximum

+ Social Worker 3 – $21.05/hour minimum – $37.88/hour maximum

+ Social Worker 4 – $22.52/hour minimum – $40.53/hour maximum

There is also a $2.00 per hour per actual hours worked premium pay for a LCSW.

**Note regarding the advertised pay range: The advertised maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title/level over their career and not the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire .

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for 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 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. **IMPORTANT NOTE: While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration, including, but not limited to:

+ Failure tofullycomplete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)

+ Submission of a resume in lieu of the online application.Information on the resume will not substituteand must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified based on the job title alone. A resume upload willNOTpopulate your information into your application.

+ Failure to listcompletelicense information (if applicable to the job position).

+ Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.

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

For further information about this vacancy, contact:

NW LA Human Services District Human Resources 1310 N Hearne Ave Shreveport, LA 71107 318-676-5111



A master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work followed by one year of professional level social services experience.


Positions require possession of licensure as a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.


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:

General from 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 Public Safety and Corrections.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from the Social Worker 1 by the presence of independent performance of duties under general supervision.

Differs from the Social Worker 3 by the absence of responsibility for specialized caseloads, lead-worker duties, or coordinating a specialized program for a facility/area/region.

Examples of Work

Plans, prioritizes, and manages psychosocial assessments and clinical treatment services by evaluating patient’s functioning, conducting intensive interviews, gathering historical, legal, and/or technical data in order to determine and implement the most effective type of psychosocial intervention needed.

Conducts intake interviews, makes preliminary determination of client’s eligibility for services, and makes appropriate referrals as needed.

Engages in needs assessment, goals setting, and implementation of planning for mentally retarded clients.

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

Prepares psychosocial assessments, social service summaries, and notations in the client’s chart. Provides correspondence to appropriate agencies.

Provides the social work component on a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary treatment team.

Serves as client advocate to assure that his interests are protected.

Serves as liaison with parent’s organizations, civic groups, community agencies, etc.

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

Serves as an intervention worker when security, medical personnel, and others encounter difficulties with inmates.

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

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

+ New Year’s Day

+ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

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Job Posting: JC251284165

Posted On: Nov 17, 2023

Updated On: Dec 01, 2023

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