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Tehama County Social Services

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $25.41 – $30.96 Hourly | $2,032.80 – $2,476.80 Biweekly

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. A substantial amount of the work performed is conducted in the field, however, the majority is performed in office writing court reports and case plans with time sensitive and legal deadlines. Incumbents enter data into computer systems in order to comply with legal and agency deadlines.

Examples of Duties

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

Recruitment Information

The department is recruiting to fill (1) one vacancy. 

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Social Worker III as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

To view the full job description and to apply for this position, click here to visit Merit System Services (MSS) Job Opportunities page.
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Shannon Anthony
530-528-4060 /
Click here to learn more about Tehama County!
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