Description Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program provides traditional inpatient and outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located in downtown Sacramento and in Elk Grove, and also provides Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) services to inmates charged with felony crimes and deemed incompetent to stand trial by the court.
Position Information Salary Range : $31.29 to $33.86 Salary Frequency : Hourly No. of Positions : 1 Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : 08 Hours Location : Main Jail, or Cosumnes Correctional Center City : Sacramento or Elk Grove Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
This is not an H1B opportunity.
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
Qualifications REQUIRED: -Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work -Experience in a social service or healthcare setting (such as case management or social worker) -Knowledge and understanding of individual, child, and family development, human behavior and communication, the influence of culture and values in social work practice, psychotherapy, case management, and the relation between social work practice and medicine -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 -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
PREFERRED -- Social Work experience in a jail or correctional setting -- Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental healthcare, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
Responsibilities The Social Worker I is part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to inmates at the Sacramento County Main Jail or Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. The Social Worker I will plan, organize and conduct a wide range of individual and group activities of a psychoeducational, social, cultural, or creative arts nature which will facilitate diagnosis, evaluation, planning and treatment of inmates receiving services from JPS.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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