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Tehama County Social Services

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary (A-E Steps)
SW IV(A): $26.70 – $32.54 Hourly / $2,136.00 – $2,603.20 Bi-Weekly
SW IV(B): $27.68 – $33.34 Hourly / $2,190.40 – $2,667.20 Bi-Weekly

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

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.

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

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 Class C driver’s license.

Recruitment Information:

Tehama County is recruiting to fill (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Social Worker IV(A) or IV(B), 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