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Tehama County Public Guardian

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Psychiatric Aide I (C-E steps):
$15.92-$17.55 Hourly / $1,273.60 – $1,403.85 Biweekly
Psychiatric Aide II (A-E Steps):
$15.94-$19.37 Hourly / $1,274.85 – $1,549.59 Biweekly


Assists behavioral health professionals in providing a variety of behavioral health services; obtains information from clients; monitors and documents client conduct; provides client transport and performs general clerical duties as needed.


Psychiatric Aide I/II:  Performs various administrative duties as necessary, including answering the telephone, scheduling and confirming appointments, maintaining files, copying and filing documents, entering computer data, attending meetings, procuring supplies, etc. | Assists assigned nursing or other professional staff contacting clients to verify appointments, arrange transportation or meet other client needs as directed. | Observes and records clients’ behavior and/or reactions to treatment. | Participates in team meetings to develop client treatment plans. | Assists program staff with purchases of food, etc. for clients in shared housing and/or other County related programs. | Assists in maintaining an orderly, safe and supportive environment for clients, staff and visitors at assigned facilities. | Provides support to clients, and advocates for client needs with program staff. | Provides information to clients regarding the recovery process under the direction of professional staff. | Monitors referrals to County and private services to assess client follow through at the direction of professional staff | Performs a variety of housekeeping duties. | Enters and retrieves data and other relevant information to/from computer databases. Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.

Psychiatric Aide II: Assists assigned nursing personnel by performing non-professional nursing care of mentally and emotionally disturbed clients. | Receives, evaluates and documents crisis telephone calls. | Makes referrals to County and private services as appropriate. | Receives and orients clients to crisis unit. | Assesses clients’ psychological status. | Processes inpatient admissions. | Provides various services to clients, including transportation to medical/psychiatric facilities, preparation and service of meals, laundry. | Assists in maintaining an orderly, safe and supportive environment for clients, performs housekeeping duties, and client’s laundry and bed linens to be cleaned. | Attends training classes, meetings to enhance job knowledge and skills | Performs various office related duties. | Maintains and orders office supplies 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.

•   At least one (1) year of experience in a health or social services field, preferably with individuals with mental health disorders.

Psychiatric Aide II: 

•   At least two (2) years of experience in a health or social services field, preferably with individuals with mental health disorders.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


•   Requires a valid California driver’s license.

•   Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI).

Recruitment Information

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

The Tehama County Public Guardian / Public Administrator is seeking to fill one (1) position.

 In addition, the department is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Psychiatric Aide I or Psychiatric Aide II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload 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:

Tehama County Public Guardian / Public Administrator

530-527-5634 |

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 Public Administrator

The department includes three programs: The Public Guardian, Public Administrator and the Representative Payee Program. The Public Guardian function is carried out via Probate and LPS Conservatorships, which assist individuals who are unable to provide for their own basic needs, (food, clothing, and shelter). Probate Conservatorships are primarily established for adults who cannot care for themselves or manage their own finances. This type of conservatorship is often used for older adults with severe limitations and for younger people who have serious cognitive impairments. LPS conservatorships are established to arrange mental health treatment and placement for people who are unable to provide for their food, clothing, shelter, and treatment needs, as a result of a mental disorder. The Public Administrator function handles the disposition of deceased estates. The Public Administrator serves the public by investigating and administering the estates of persons who die with no will or without an appropriate person willing or able to act as administrator. The Public Administrator’s primary duties are to protect the decedent’s property from waste, loss or theft; make appropriate burial arrangements; conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets; liquidate assets at public sale or distribute assets to heirs; pay the decedent’s bills and taxes; and locate persons entitled to inherit from the estate and ensure that these individuals receive their inheritance. The Representative Payee program’s main duties are to use the client’s benefits to pay for the current and future needs of the beneficiary, and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs. A rep payee is an individual or organization that receives Social Security and/or SSI payments for someone who cannot manage or direct someone else to manage his/her money.