Washington State PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER 4 in Monroe, Washington


PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER 4 Monroe Correctional Complex Full-Time Permanent

This recruitment will remain open and continuous until the position is filled. The initial review of applicants will occur ten (10) days following the opening date of the position recruitment. The position recruitment will be closed once the best qualified candidate has been identified and selected for the position

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a permanent position of Psychiatric Social Worker 4 at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) in Monroe, Washington.

The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is comprised of five units: Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin River Unit (TRU), Minimum Security Unit (MSU), Special Offenders Unit (SOU), and the Intensive Management Unit (IMU). In all, MCC houses approximately 2,500 offenders and employs approximately 1,200 staff.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.


*The Psychiatric Social Worker 4 (PSW4) *directs the Psychiatric Social Work program at MCC, and is responsible for the re-entry of incarcerated offenders to successfully transition into our communities. The position functions as the primary supervisor to the Monroe Correctional Complex Psychiatric Social Worker 3's (PSW3's).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Discharge Planning -
  • Coordinates discharge and/or release planning with community agencies for patients.
  • Supervision and leadership of staff -
  • Responsible for building community partnerships to aid in discharge planning for patients at MCC
  • Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates psychiatric social work programs with other DOC programs.
  • Directly supervises, tracks, and monitors the MCC ORCS, 1290, and Medicaid programs.
  • Reviews MCC Social Work system for efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Lead case conferences and treatment teams to provide an interdisciplinary perspective, including nursing and custody.
  • Structure workload of psychiatric social workers at MCC, and establish appropriate workload and coverage for units.
  • Provide back up support for psychiatric social workers as necessary for relief.
  • Provide positive leadership to staff and model expectations.
  • Provide statewide consultation on social work as needed and requested.
  • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications

Required Educations and Experience:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology


  • Two (2) or more years experience providing social casework program development and administration; theory, principles, and practices of social work as applied to mental and emotional illness; principles and characteristics of mental and emotional illness; social and economic problems, trends and research, interviewing and teaching techniques. AND

  • Hold and maintain a valid unencumbered WA license as a LISW, LMHC, or other appropriate licensure for this position. *AND*

  • Demonstrated ability to: develop and coordinate social work programs; plan and direct work of others; teach and train staff; interview effectively; determine program needs, quality, and consistency; speak and write effectively. *AND*

  • Two (2) or more years supervising social workers and/or case managers. Supplemental Information

Veterans Preference Points Qualification

In order to be eligible to receive Veterans Preference Points, as noted in the Agency Wide Questions, you will need to attach a legible copy of your DD214, Member 4 form, to your application OR email a copy to anprohn@doc1.wa.gov by close of the job posting. If this information is not received by the closing date - no additional points will be applied to your final examination score.

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

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  • Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed "Work Experience" section in your online application.

  • You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) meet the minimum qualifications of the job and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. Only complete applications will be considered. Please be sure to answer all supplemental questions.

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application to include phone number and email address*. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.*


  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email anprohn@doc1.wa.gov. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-MCC PSW4

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $4,258.00 - $5,584.00 Monthly

Location: Snohomish County – Monroe, WA