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Tehama County Social Services

Red Bluff, CA

Salary (A – E Steps)
SW I:  $21.91-$26.70 Hourly / $1,752.80 – $2,136.00 Bi-Weekly
SW II: $23.60-$28.76 Hourly / $1.880.00 – $2,300.80 Bi-Weekly
Nature of work: The primary function of a Social Worker is to take referrals for serious abuse and neglect; Investigate referrals; Interview customers to ascertain nature of problems and develop service plans; Substantial amount of the work performed is conducted in the field with majority performed in office writing court reports and case plans with time sensitive and legal deadlines; and enters data into computer systems in order to comply with legal and agency deadlines.


The ideal candidate for this position will work closely with team members of the agency, community partners, and extended family members, will have excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding 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, trauma, or domestic violence history.

Typical duties of a Social Worker include: 

Carries a caseload of child welfare service cases; provides crisis intervention to reduce the risk to the child; observes child’s developmental progress and determines best methods of dealing with behavioral problems; assists family members in resolving marital, financial, or other particular problems related to abuse; may provide specialized case services in child sexual abuse or children’s group work; refers clients to other agencies and community resources; may advise parents on problems of child custody; arranges for foster home placement of children; may provide court testimony in child abuse or neglect cases; prepares case records and written reports as required; prepares and present juvenile court petitions within specified time limitations.

Social Workers may work with Foster Parents to ensure proper placements; assists to resolve issues and conflicts which may arise in the home setting; encourages poster parents to support and work with natural parents. It is important to understand that the actions you take as a Social Worker affect the lives of clients and their families.

Controversial Issues: 

As a Social Worker you may be required to take actions that conflict with your own values. A Social Worker must be able to accept customers’ differences and interact with them in a non-judgmental manner.

Education, Experience & Licenses

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


The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:
  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County.
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees. For an employee who contributes a minimum of twenty five dollars ($25) per month into a County sponsored deferred compensation plan, the County will contribute a matching deposit ranging from twenty five dollars ($25) per month, up to a matching of sixty dollars ($60) per month, on behalf of the employee.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

Benefits also include an annual paid leave plan of:

  • 96 hours of vacation (increases upon continuous years of service).
  • 96 hours of sick leave.
  • 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
Benefits above reflect what full time employees receive, benefits and salary for part time employees are based on the ratio of hours worked in the employee’s regular workweek compared to those paid in a full time position.

Recruitment Information:

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

Tehama County is recruiting to fill (1) one future vacancy for Social Worker I or Social Worker II. 
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