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Job #1241: Healthcare

Job Code:#1241

Title:LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lancaster, CA)

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Lancaster CA

Job Description:

Global Service Resources, Inc., a leading Healthcare staffing company has an opening for Licensed Clinical Social Worker at our local government client location.


  • Periodically serves as clinician-of-the-day by being available for on-call during scheduled work days for patient emergencies.

  • Conducts initial mental health evaluations including criminal, psychological, and substance abuse case history to assess inmate’s current needs and make treatment recommendations in the initial evaluation.

  • Conducts clinically sound suicide risk evaluations including clinical review, applying suicide risk assessment protocols, pertinent data/chart reviews, proper documentation and consultations as needed.

  • Meets with mentally ill patient-inmates/youths for crisis intervention, group psychotherapy, face-to-face interviews, etc. May be required to provide clinical, face-to-face interviews at cell fronts in inmate housing units. In some institutions, multi-tiered housing units may require the ability to climb stairs and walk long distances.

  • Identifies the relevant signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders in orders to comprehensively assess diagnose, and manage the presenting symptoms.

  • Writes clinical reports regarding diagnoses and prognoses and develops treatment plans that reflect the standard of practice.

  • Documents all care provided to the inmate, including face-to-face contacts and Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IOTTs) meetings.

  • Effectively applies community standard of practices for non-medical treatment modalities and ethical standards.

  • Performs Mental Status Exam (MSE) in face-to-face clinical interviews.

  • Examines prior mental health records, institutional chromos, probation reports, court records and other available documents to assist in the formulation of patient’s diagnosis and aid in the development of the inmate’s treatment plans.

  • Conducts mental health education and develops additional resources for mentally ill and sex offender patient-inmates/youths.

  • Assists patient-inmates/youths in applying for entitlement benefits (SSI), community programs, and services.

  • Facilitates patient-inmates/youths transition between various settings within the institution.

  • Performs pre-release functions for releasing patient-inmates/youths, to include patient education, while facilitating transition to county mental health and community mental health treatment programs.

  • Performs medical social functions as needed, particularly in CTC setting; r. Participates in IDTT meetings.

  • Compiles and analyzes data from audits pertaining to the mental health program requirements.

  • Provides information (i.e. appointment documentation, no-shows, etc.) to support staff for data entry.

  • Provides relatives/caregivers with information concerning patients in person, by phone, or by correspondence as approved by the supervisor and only after receiving the patient-inmate/wards’ signed release of information for that specific individual.

  • Develops a therapeutic relationship with the patient-inmates, families and caretakers, as assigned by the supervisor, in order to enhance effective treatment delivery

  • Represents the Department at formal and informal settings regarding mental health matters related to clinical social work.

  • Protects and maintains safety and security of property; including documentation of unusual occurrences and inventory control of psychological testing material, reference material, computers, and other equipment.

  • Maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the correctional facility in order to prevent escapes or injury by these persons to themselves or others.

  • Gives input and helps to implement new programs for the treatment, training or rehabilitation of patient inmates/youths.


  • A current and valid license, issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners in order to perform services in the State of California.

  • Patient/Youth healthcare is of paramount importance.

  • Accuracy in communications is critical to ensure timely, correct care is provided.

  • Must be able to speak, understand oral and written communication and write effectively in the English language.


    At Global Service Resources Healthcare, we concentrate on building careers and we offer attractive compensation packages.

  • Medical Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Prescription Drug Card Coverage

  • Paid Private Housing or Housing Stipend

  • Paid Travel Allowance

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • 401(K) savings plan with employer match (soon to come)

  • Hours Bonus

  • Referral Bonus Program

  • Free Direct Deposit

  • Paid Professional Liability insurance

  • Paid training

  • Continuing Education assistance

    *Benefits available according to company policy

References will be requested if called for an interview.

Since the job needs to be filled immediately please email your resume as soon as possible.

We will contact you on receipt!

Thank you,

Val CasagrandeGlobal Service Resources, Inc.Telephone: (818) 244-4484 x 9212Direct: (818) 252.9212Toll Free: (800) 679-7658 x

Keywords: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, psychiatric disorder, suicide risk, mental health, psychological, inmates, substance abuse, criminal, families, caregivers,