California Correctional Health Care Services

(Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I, CF- Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility)

$7,616.00 - $8,926.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I, Correctional Facility, is the first supervisory level in this series. Employees in the class must be licensed and supervise a staff of licensed Psychiatric Social Workers, Correctional Facility, and clerical personnel and where there is no higher level psychiatric social work supervisor, plan, organize, and direct the psychiatric social work program.

Provides supervision to a psychiatric social work staff; in an institution or clinic for the mentally and emotionally disordered or physically disabled; plans, organizes, and directs the psychiatric social work program; assigns cases and supervises social workers on casework and clinical services problems; maintains adherence to social work policies of the department; conducts staff meetings; trains staff, evaluates staff performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; supervises the training of psychiatric social work students; personally performs or supervises research relating to psychiatric social work; participates in staff conferences; assists in the development of effective social work procedures; works with institutional and headquarters staff for the purpose of improving policies and procedures as they relate to the social work program; establishes and maintains cooperative working relations with community agencies; assists in the development of programs of community planning, education, and consultation in mental and physical health; develops and directs discharge planning and arranges for referral of patients and/or inmates for placement and community resources; addresses groups on the psychiatric social work program; dictates correspondence and prepares reports; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

A detailed duty statement is available upon request to the Hiring Unit Contact .

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-93448
Position #(s):
Working Title: Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I, CF- Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
$7,616.00 - $8,926.00 P
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Facility: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Department Information

  • This advertisement is for a Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I, COrrectional Facility position(s) located Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility  (RJD), in San Diego, CA, located in San Diego County.

  • Please write the position number on your application: 030-220-9291-XXX.

  • Please Note: Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure to have a valid email address on your application. 

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing their license from the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but must secure a valid license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)


(Unlicensed individuals who are recruited from outside the State of California and who qualify for licensure may take the examination and may be appointed for a maximum of one year at which time licensure shall have been obtained or the employment shall be terminated. Additionally, they must take the licensure examination at the earliest possible date after the date of employment.) and Education: Completion of a master's degree program from an accredited school of social work, approved by the Council on Social Work Education or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section 94310. and Two years of post-licensed or post-certified experience as a clinical social worker meeting the supervisor requirements of Section 4980.40(f)(3) of the Business and Professions Code. and Either I Two years of experience performing the duties of a Psychiatric Social Worker, Correctional Facility, in the California state service.

Or II: Experience: Four years of experience in psychiatric social work, at least one year of which must have been as a social work supervisor and at least two years of which must have been in a child guidance or psychiatric clinic, in a psychiatric outpatient program, in a psychiatric hospital, or in a psychiatric department of a hospital.

CalHR Class Specifications/job description:

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Correctional Health Care Services
Attn: Cert Unit-RJD-9291-LT/FT JC-93448
Regional Human Resources – Southern
P.O. Box 81857
Bakersfield, CA 93380

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Health Care Hiring Office (located next to the Cafeteria)
480 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92179
Lupe Delavega
07:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


  • State employee benefits information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at: 
  • Health benefit information for State employees can be found on the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) website at:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Deshawn Griggs
(661) 664-3270
Hiring Unit Contact:
Lupe Delavega
(619) 661-8657

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(916) 691-6035
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information #1

  • All methods of appointments may be considered.
  • In the "Explanations" section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, etc.). 
  • CCHCS accepts electronic applications. If interested, please submit an electronic application (STD 678) thru your CalCareer account at Your application must be submitted on or before the above Final Filing Date.
  • Paper App: (If unable to submit an electronic application): To apply for this position, you must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) along with copies of your most recent performance report, college transcripts/college diploma (if applicable) and license/certification (if applicable) to the contact person listed above.
  • This advertisement will be used for this and other Permanent and/or Limited Term vacancies that may occur at RJD during the life of the certification list. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Possession of MQs for list eligible applicants will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet MQs, the necessary steps will be taken to have the applicant's name withheld from the eligibility list.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQ's) of the classification, per SPB Rule 250, with the exception of Training & Development (T&D) Assignment.
  • If using education to meet minimum qualifications, include a copy of your informal transcripts and/or degree.
  • Candidates new to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and/or California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting.
  • Candidates will be evaluated/tested for Tuberculosis (TB) prior to appointment followed by department testing on an annual basis thereafter.

Additional Information #2

  • The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number indicates that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification.
    • This position is limited term for 12 months with the possibility of being extended up to 24 months and/or becoming permanent.

  • The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number indicates that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification.
  • This position is limited term for 12 months with the possibility of being extended up to 24 months and/or becoming permanent.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, 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 (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail