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Social Worker LCSW

Bureau of Prisons - Federal Medical Center Rochester, MN
  • Expired: 21 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are seeking a Social Worker LCSW to join our team!

To Apply for the Vacancy go to: WWW.USAJOBS.GOV and search for vacancy number RCH-2019-0045.

Serves as a Social Worker in a Health Services Department of a Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional facility. Provides long term medical and/or mental health services for the institution.

Required to exercise professional skill and judgment in diagnostic evaluations, and developing placement plans for the inmates.

Responsible for all community planning which may involve residential reentry centers, community treatment placement, state hospital placement, medical hospital placement, or other aftercare situations.

Responsible for answering all community inquiries in a timely manner and within the parameters of the Privacy Act of 1974 as well as the Freedom of Information Act.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

Degree: Social work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must have:


3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.



You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with specific qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience demonstrating a professional knowledge of the theories, principles and values of social work required to develop and maintain social work programs and to manage a wide range of patients, e.g., various ages, acutely psychotic, assaultive, and/or terminally ill.
  • Experience showing knowledge in the areas of psycho-social, cultural, economic human behavior dynamics, as they specifically relate to a patient faced with acute or chronic illness.
  • Experience providing family therapy, individual counseling and/or group therapy with other treatment staff.


Combination of Education and Experience:

Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.


Selective Placement Factor:

Applicants applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.

  • Applicant must possess a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or equivalent unrestricted, independent, clinical license.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST upload their license for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Independent Clinical Social Worker, or equivalent unrestricted, independent, clinical license for verification. This documentation MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

To Apply for the Vacancy go to: and search for vacancy number RCH-2019-0045.

Bureau of Prisons - Federal Medical Center

Why Work Here?

Amazing benefits, great pay, early retirement!

The Federal Medical Center is a Federal Prison for medically and mentally ill inmates. You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation. Correctional Excellence, Integrity, and Respect


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