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Tehama County Social Services

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

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.
Carry 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; refer clients to other agencies and community resources; may advise
parents on problems of child custody; arrange for foster home placement of children; may
provide court testimony in child abuse or neglect cases; prepare case records and written reports
as required; prepare 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:
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.

Will work closely with team members of the Agency, community partners, and extended family
members and will have excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent 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.


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

The County also offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:

  • Salary – annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and
    completion of 2,080 hours (steps A-E).
  • Vacation – 12-25 days of vacation annually based upon years of service.
  • Sick Leave – 12 days earned per year.
  • Holidays – 13 paid holidays and 1 personal holiday.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance – The County makes a significant contribution
    toward the premium. The current employee monthly share is $188.95 total for the
    employee and their dependents.
  • Life Insurance – Premium paid by the County. Option to purchase additional insurance.
  • Retirement – CalPERS retirement plan, 7% employee contribution.
  • Deferred Compensation – A choice of 457 deferred compensation plans with a County
    match up to $60 per month.
  • EAP – County paid Employee Assistance Program.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: Because at the Department of Social Services we strive to partner with
our community to assist, empower and protect those we serve. We foster an agency culture that
supports family life and encourages fun filled activities and agency committees. This is more
than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to
everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the agency even better.


In addition to the education and experience requirements specified in the Merit Systems/Cooperative Personnel Services classification specification, Tehama County requires:


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license
HOW TO APPLY: This recruitment closes on December 6, 2022. To apply please submit your
application through Merit System Services: After
filing your application you will be notified by Merit System Services as to whether or not your
application met the minimum qualifications. Following the closing date those that met minimum
qualifications will be contacted by the County for the next steps in the recruitment process. The
tentative date for interviews will be December 22, 2022. Only the most qualified candidates will
be invited to test and interview.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None