Tehama County Social Services
Red Bluff, CA
SW I: $21.91-$26.70 Hourly / $1,752.80 – $2,136.00 Bi-Weekly
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.
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
LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Requires a valid California driver’s license
- 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.
This is a State Merit System Services (MSS) classification. Please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mss
to view the actual job classification and to apply for this position.