Clinical Social Worker Visa Sponsorship Available

December 24, 2023

Job Description



Job Description and Duties


  • Medical Services Clinical Social Worker
  • Programme for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Annual pay range: $91,716 – $120,132 (Licenced)
  • Annual Salary: $85,248 – $111,660 (Pre-Licensed)
  • *Depending on previous experience*



Do you have a strong professional interest in addiction medicine and the treatment of substance abuse? California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is looking for clinical social workers who are licenced in California to join our Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programme (ISUDT). This newly established statewide programme is intended to provide integrated, specialised care to people who have a history of substance abuse and require further medical help. ISUDT professionals are dedicated to delivering excellent care, facilitating successful reintegration of patients into community, and reducing recidivism.


We have current openings at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, which is located in family-friendly Lancaster, northeast of Los Angeles. This bedroom community has modern neighbourhoods, a wide range of urban amenities, and great schools.




You will do the following as part of this programme and under the supervision of the Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I:


  • Screening and assessment for substance use disorders are provided in order to evaluate treatment needs and level of care.


  • Create thorough treatment strategies.


  • To deliver quality care, collaborate with the Primary Care Team.


  • Provide short-term counselling intervention to clients with substance use disorders.


To succeed in this role, you must be:


  • Knowledgeable in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders


  • Experienced in motivational interviewing


  • knowledgeable about trauma-informed care


For more information, send your CV to or call (877) 793-4473.

You can also apply online by visiting

The Duty Statement contains more information about the position.


Job Detail


Job Code # :


Position number(s):


Working Title:

ISUDT Clinical Social Worker, Medical Services



$7,104.00 – $10,011.00

Work Location:

County of Los Angeles


In the workplace

Job Description:

Permanent and Full-Time


Los Angeles County State Prison




Department Specifics



Through education, treatment, and active engagement in rehabilitative and restorative justice programmes, we improve public safety and encourage effective community reintegration.


To facilitate the successful reintegration of individuals in our care back into their communities by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programmes in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as the California Correctional Health Care Services, are dedicated to creating a welcoming and culturally diverse workplace. We are committed to attracting and hiring more applicants from different communities, as well as empowering all employees with diverse cultural backgrounds, opinions, and personal experiences. We are happy to promote inclusion and encourage collaborative efforts to boost representation within the Department.



In exchange for your efforts, we offer genuine career balance with all of the stability and advantages that come with working for the State of California:


  • 40-hour workweek (allows you to achieve genuine work-life balance)


  • Paid time off and a generous holiday schedule


  • State of California retirement that vests in 5 years (for retirement calculations, refer to


  • Options for comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance


  • Strong 401(k) and 457(b) savings programmes (tax-deferred savings of up to $45,000 – $60,000 per year)


  • CEUs are available on-site for free.


  • Dedicated assistance with visa sponsorship


  • Repayment of NHSC Loans (Depending on Location)



Special Conditions


Prior to appointment, candidates new to CCHCS must submit to a background check process that includes Live Scan Fingerprinting and Tuberculosis (TB) testing, followed by department yearly TB testing/evaluation.

To ensure a legal workforce, CCHCS employs E-Verify in its hiring operations. Please visit for additional information about E-Verify.



Instructions for Application

Dates displayed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the USPS’s Quick Response (QR) Codes, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of assessing timely filing of an application.

Date of Last Filing: Until Filled




Who Can Apply?

Individuals who are currently in the classification, are eligible for lateral transfer, are eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are pursuing list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if applicable). Because SROA and Surplus applicants are given precedence, individuals with additional qualifications may be considered if no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Only the most qualified applicants will be chosen to move forward in the selection process after their applications have been assessed. The Minimum Qualifications listed in the Classification Specification(s) must be met by applicants.



How to Apply

To apply for this Job Posting, complete Application Packages (containing your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and any applicable or required papers) must be provided. Applications can be submitted electronically using your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in physical copy, you must include a completed copy of the Application Package listing. If you do not wish to apply electronically, you may submit a hard copy application packet using one of the methods given below:



Mailing Address for Application Packages


You can send your application and any other documents to:

Correctional Health Care Services in California

Attention: The Centralised Hiring Unit

Unit for Centralised Hiring

Personnel D-2, PO Box 588500

Elk Grove, California 95758

Drop-Off Location for Application Packages




You can drop off your application and any necessary documentation at:

Correctional Health Care Services in California

Unit for Centralised Hiring

Personnel D-2, 8280 Longleaf Drive

Elk Grove, California 95758

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM




Documents Required in the Application Package

The following documents must be presented with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items on time may be disqualified from consideration for this position:


  • Current version of the STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically) or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at To explain how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the post, including all experience and education related to the Minimum Qualifications specified on the Classification Specification.


  • A resume is not required. It is optional but may be included.

Applicants who want reasonable accommodations for the job interview process must seek them if they are scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made when contacting the company to schedule the interview. If you have any questions about reasonable accommodations, please contact the EEO contact specified on this job offering.




Information on How to Contact Us

The Hiring Unit Contact is ready to answer any questions you may have about the position or the application process.


Contact Person for the Hiring Unit:

(877) 793-4473


Requests for Reasonable Accommodations should be directed to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is arranged. If you have any further questions about Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s), please contact the Department’s EEO Office.


EEO Contact: EEO Coordinator (916) 691-6035


Telephone Relay Service of California: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is only accessible from phones that have a TTY Device.

Date of Last Filing: Until Filled

Every Friday, applications will be examined.




Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California treats all employees equally, regardless of age, ancestry, colour, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

The goal of the state of California is to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for state employment will be required to act in accordance with this goal because the use of illegal narcotics is contrary to state legislation, Civil Service standards, and the special trust placed in public officials.