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Tehama County Probation Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Employees in this position may be required to COVID-19 test weekly and follow quarantine/isolation protocol in the event of a positive test result


(A-E Steps)

JDF Counselor I: 

$21.97-$26.70 Hourly / $1,757.40-$2,136.13 Biweekly

JDF Counselor II: 

$24.25-$29.47 Hourly / $1,939.84-$2,357.88 Biweekly


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.


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 | Inspects juveniles’ rooms to ensure compliance with all facility policies and procedures concerning possessions, cleanliness, etc.; searches juveniles for contraband | Participates in the maintenance of the building, grounds and department equipment; performs laundry and food preparation duties as necessary | Performs various office duties as necessary, including preparing reports and correspondence, compiling data for reports, copying and filing documents, entering data/retrieving data from computer, answering the telephone, etc.


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.


• Requires one (1) year of experience at the level of Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I level or equivalent.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Within one (1) year after appointment to this classification, must successfully complete required instruction in the Juvenile Corrections Officer CORE course as certified by the California State Board of Corrections under the Standards and Training for Corrections program;
  • Must complete and maintain Penal Code 832 qualifications.
  • Must possess current certification in CPR and first aid.


  • Must have successfully completed required instruction in the Juvenile Corrections Officer CORE course as certified by the California State Board of Corrections under the Standards and Training for Corrections program.
  • Must maintain Penal Code 832 qualifications.
  • Must possess a valid certification or recertification in CPR and first aid.

Recruitment Information

To Apply, visit and search for the job title. 

The department is currently recruiting for multiple vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

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
530-527-4052 |
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Probation Department

Our mission is to improve public safety and the quality of life in Tehama County through offender compliance and accountability.