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Tehama County Social Services

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

(A-E Steps)
Social Worker I Salary:
$21.91-$26.70 Hourly / $1,752.80 – $2,136.00 Biweekly
Social Worker II Salary:
$23.60 – $28.76 Hourly / $1,888.00- $2,300.80 Bi-Weekly

A Social Worker I/II assigned to the In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) has the primary function of taking referrals for the IHSS program, interviewing clients and completing detailed service assessments in the field, transferring field assessment data into computer systems; complying with State Regulations and agency deadlines.
A Social Worker II may receive Adult Protective Services (APS) training. This may include the assignment of simple APS referrals, taking referrals for suspected abuse and neglect towards dependent adults and senior adults, investigating referrals, interviewing clients to ascertain nature of problems and develop service plans. A considerable amount of work performed is conducted in the field with some work performed in an office environment which includes writing reports and case plans with time sensitive deadlines and entering data into computer systems in order to comply with State Regulations and agency deadlines.

The ideal candidate will work with a degree of independence, be able to work well with community partners and client’s extended family member or caregivers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, ability to prioritize tasks, maintain calm and professional performance and demonstrate exceptional customer service working with client populations that have substance dependence, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence history, aging issues, physical or developmental disabilities.

IHSS Social Workers conduct initial assessments and annual reassessments in the client’s home to evaluate the effect of physical, cognitive and emotional impairment on function to determine the needs of clients. Social Workers make referrals, determine eligibility for services, authorize and coordinate individual case plans; provide case management; prepare reports and records; communicate policies, rules and regulations of the program to clients and others. IHSS Social Workers that are assigned APS cases provide crisis intervention in order to reduce risk or eliminate abuse or neglect; handle emergency responses; establish cooperative working relationships with community partners; assist in developing case plans with clients; assist with arrangements for out of home placements; may provide testimony in elder/dependent adult abuse or neglect cases; prepare case records and written reports as required.
Social Workers assist to resolve issues and conflicts and encourage families and caregivers to work with the clients. It is important to understand the actions you take as a Social Worker affects the lives of clients and their families.

Controversial Issues: Social Workers may be required to take actions that conflict with their own values. A Social Worker must be able to accept clients’ differences, interact with them in a non-judgmental manner, and respect their right to self-determination.


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


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.

Requires extensive driving and assisting clients and/or children in and out of vehicles and car seats. Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone. Standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Ability to do computer work for extensive periods of time. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and
objects, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 30 pounds frequently, as necessary to perform job functions.

Employees work in an office environment and in the field/client homes with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


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

The department is recruiting for one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Social
Worker I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Shannon Anthony
530-528-4060 |

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