Social Worker

Federal Bureau of Prisons

About the organization

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.


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.

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.


The position is not currently open, but we are recruiting for qualified candidates before announcing. Please contact FCC Allenwood for more information and to set up a possible visit to tour the institution and speak with subject matter experts.

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.




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.


$64,009 - $83,210

Application instructions

Contact email: ALM/[email protected]

Please contact FCC Allenwood for more information and to set up a possible visit to tour the institution and speak with subject matter experts.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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