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Overview

Tehama County Social Services Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

SALARY
(A-E Steps)
Employment & Training Worker I
$17.13 – $20.87 Hourly / $1,370.40 – $1,669.60 Biweekly
Employment & Training Worker II
$18.90 – $23.02 Hourly / $1,512.00- $1,841.60 Biweekly

NATURE OF WORK:
The primary function of an Employment and Training Worker is to conduct assessments of Welfare to Work participants to identify needs for social and health services and make referrals to those services. Through interactive interviewing and fact gathering, an Employment and Training Worker helps participants develop plans to address barriers, set goals, and obtain employment.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate will work with a degree of independence, be able to effectively work with community partners, and be knowledgeable of community resources, local employment climate and available education services. Additionally, a successful Employment and Training Worker will have excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, maintain a calm and professional performance and demonstrate exceptional customer service, working with participant populations that have substance use, mental health issues, trauma and domestic violence history. The Employment and Training Worker will have experience in maintaining cooperative relations and communication with participants, management and staff, as well as community partners.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Helps participants to prepare for and obtain employment; Interviews participants to discover and
record employment history, educational background and career goals; Identifies barriers to
employment and assists participants to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies
individually or in a group environment; Coaches and monitors participants as they progress
through their “Welfare to Work” plans; provides follow-up with participants at appropriate
intervals to assess progress and record outcomes; assists participants in coordinating service
delivery with community partners; Will teach a variety of job readiness workshops and
orientation to groups of participants; Offers and provides supportive services such as childcare,
education and transportation; Complies, verifies and summarizes program data and enters into
State automated system; Develops and implements processes and procedures for efficient
program operation.

Controversial Issues:
An Employment and Training Worker asks participant’s detailed questions regarding their or their
family members, mental health, substance use, involvement in domestic violence and
homelessness status. An Employment and Training Worker also must be able to accept
participant’s differences and interact with them in a non-judgmental manner.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & LICENSES:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills
and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
In addition to the education and experience requirements specified in the Merit
Systems/Cooperative Personnel Services classification specification, Tehama County requires:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires a valid California driver’s license.

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION:

This is a State Merit System Services (MSS) classification. Please go
to www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mss
to view the actual job classification and to apply for this position.

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an
Employment & Training Worker I/II as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life
of the eligibility list.
Applicants must submit a completed MSS application, including any of the additional
documents/materials indicated. Additional documents/material are included in the online
application.
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Shannon Anthony
530-528-4060 | SAnthony@tcdss.org

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background,
fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES
ACT COMPLIANT/VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None