Social Worker 1- SOM: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento, Main Jail
Department 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 (PC 1370).Hours are 0700-1700 Main Jail (2 positions, one Sun-Wed and one Wed-Sat). Please see job opening 5565 for position at Rio Consumnes Correctional Center Job SummaryFinal Filing Date :2/25/2020Salary Range :$32.85 - $32.55Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100%Shift Hour : 0700-1700 Main Jail (2 positions, one Sun-Wed and one Wed-Sat)Location : Sacramento County Jail City : SacramentoUnion Representation :YesBenefits Eligible :Yes 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. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe 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. Required Qualifications
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, such as Tarasoff, and patient confidentiality. Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy.
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 RequirementsThis position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment. EEO 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.
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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