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Tehama County Probation Department

Red Bluff, CA

Salary: $21.97 – $26.70 Hourly | $1,757.60 – $2,136.00 Biweekly

This is an Extra Help position, therefore it does not qualify for benefits. 

The Tehama County Probation Department’s mission is to improve public safety and the quality of life in Tehama County through offender compliance and accountability.


Provides proper counseling, treatment, recreation and daily living activities for juveniles detained in the Juvenile Detention Facility; performs various tasks to help ensure the safety and welfare of juveniles, staff members and the general public. Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I employees are usually promoted to a Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor II upon successful completion of one year of employment.

Examples of Duties

  • Monitors and enforces security procedures and department policies and rules
  • Directs and supervises juveniles’ daily physical education activities, including dining, recreational, personal hygiene and housekeeping activities.
  • Provides for juveniles’ needs, including delivery of prescribed medications, linens and supplies. Applies disciplinary measures for juveniles as appropriate.
  • Counsels juveniles and their family members; develops treatment plans detailing behavioral goals using behavior modification techniques.
  • Performs typical peace officer duties, including investigative and arrest duties. Provides emergency medical care and crisis counseling to juveniles; restrains physically abusive and dangerous juveniles as required.
  • Prepares case reports, records, shift reports and other documents related to daily activities. Transports juveniles to and from Juvenile Detention Facility, courts and other locations as necessary.


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: 

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Services or a closely related field is desirable.
  • Prior experience supervising juveniles in a controlled setting is desirable.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must possess current certification in CPR and first aid.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

The department is recruiting for multiple vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future full-time vacancies for a Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I – Extra Help, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range. Candidates who exceed entry level qualifications may be considered, with approval from the Board of Supervisors, for placement at other than A step.

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Glennda Allen, Office Manager
530-527-4052 x 3027 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None