SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   Gretna, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on August 28, 2023

The social worker will assist with client visits, perform client assessments, identify service gaps and assist with providing input about the recommended case plan. The social worker will be instrumental in working through cases with complicated issues. The social worker may be responsible for establishing and supervising CINC peer support staff member(s). The office will be in Gretna.

Some major duties include:

  • Assisting clients in the CINC Unit by conducting assessments to identify problems.
  • Interview clients to assess their situational needs and develop individual needs assessments.
  • Review proposed case plans and do individual assessments and recommendations.
  • Serve as a social worker resource in CINC cases.
  • Plan/conduct regular follow-up meetings to assess progress and needs of clients.
  • Review and modify recommended plans as circumstances change for the client.
  • Identify and report on emerging or changing client needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the CINC staff in a team like manner and community agencies to facilitate the delivery of quality legal services.
  • Assist clients in navigating challenges/placement changes for foster care cases and/or challenges for family services cases.
  • Work with the attorney / team to assist clients with avoiding or reducing the negative impacts of trauma.
  • Attend court hearings and work with an attorney in the handling of the case.

Qualifications required:

Must have a master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and preferred two years of professional direct social service experience. The position requires Licensure as a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Preferred qualifications:

Familiarity with the array of community-based services and resources in southeast Louisiana  to support at-risk families and children

Law office experience, judicial, or other legal experience

Salary range for Licensed Social Worker $46,000 - $64,000 or Licensed Clinical Social Worker $50,000 - $68,000

Bilingualism is a plus and receives extra compensation.

SLLS is a non-profit that qualifies for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness. To learn more about the current job openings and our employee benefits, please visit

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Shannan Latino, SLLS Human Resources Manager, at

At SLLS we know our differences make us better and stronger in achieving equal access to justice and we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to make a positive contribution to our clients, communities, and each other. SLLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.