The LCSW provides clinical social work evaluations, counseling, monitoring of medication side effects under the direction of a Psychiatrist, case management, and the implementation of W & I 5150. Also included are pre-release planning, crisis intervention, and the maintenance of an ongoing caseload, documentation, triage, consultation, training, education and referral.
Possession of a Clinical Social Worker License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners. License must be current and in good standing.
Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work, and possession of a Clinical Social Worker License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners
Clinical work experience in a social service or healthcare setting (i.e. case management or social worker)
Proven ability to manage conflict
Experience in taking psychosocial history and case management evaluations, including interview techniques, suicide assessments, and forensic designations
Knowledge and skills in the areas of individual, group, and family therapy
Basic understanding of community resources
Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, dealings with cultural and socioeconomic diversity
Basic understanding of computer and MS functionality
Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating social work practice, e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc. Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy
Work is performed with many interruptions during the day. Must be able to work effectively within a stressful, hazardous environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines. Willingness to work under an institutional “No Hostage Policy.” Must be able to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department’s Security Clearance. Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a potentially crowded, malodorous, and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and confining nature. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends, as scheduled and assigned.
Social Work experience in a jail or correctional setting
Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental health networks, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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