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Tehama County Health Service Agency

Behavioral Health Center

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

IMPORTANT: In compliance with the California State Health Officer’s order, this position requires employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets current CA. Dept. of Public Health vaccine requirements by the apt. date.

Bilingual candidates must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency
test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.
(A-E Steps)
Psychiatric Aide II:
$15.12 – $18.46 Hourly / $1,209.60 – $1,476.80 Bi-Weekly
Bilingual Incentive pay is 7.5% above the Psychiatric Aide II salary
New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range

The Psychiatric Aide position with the Tehama County Health Services Agency is vital to the success of our Community Crisis Response Unit as well as our Behavioral Health Center. Essential duties within the agency are performed on varying shift schedules including nights, weekends, and/or holidays. This position is an excellent way to begin the journey for a career in behavioral health.

Examples of Duties

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. Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.

Bilingual Candidates: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.

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: 

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.
  • 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).

Bilingual Candidates:

  • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify


Requires the ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include lifting/transporting patients and subduing combative individuals minimal dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body in the operation of office equipment Requires the ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception required for making observations and communicating with others Position often requires standing in work areas and walking between work areas This position may require stamina for long distance or all-day driving of vehicle Employees must be able to support the weight of patients for brief periods of time, which requires the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull, more than 75 pounds occasionally and frequently 50 pounds or more, as necessary to perform job functions, with assistance when available


Tasks require exposure to illness/disease, strong odors, harsh chemicals and cleansing agents, other skin irritants and to stressful, crisis and/or potentially dangerous situations Employees may work varying shift schedules including nights, weekends, and/or holidays

Recruitment Information

To Apply, visit and search for the job title.

The department currently has three (3) vacancies.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Psychiatric Aide II or Bilingual 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:
Osmara Herrera
Tehama County Health Services Agency
530-528-3284 |
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 / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Department of Health Service Agency

Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what's most important, the overall health of our clients.

Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.