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Social Worker Supervisor I

  • Salary: $5,001.00 – $7,756.00 Monthly
  • Location: Alturas
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Number: MSS04538
  • Department: Modoc County Department of Social Services
  • Opening Date: 05/22/2024
  • Closing Date: Continuous


Under general direction, the Social Worker Supervisor I plans, organizes, and supervises social service and employment staff engaged in providing various services including information and referral, adult protective services, child protective services, and employment services; performs other related work as assigned.

Social Worker Supervisor I is the first supervisory level in the series. This role oversees a team of Social Workers, clerical, and technical staff, providing guidance and ensuring efficient service delivery.


Incumbents receive direction from a Program Manager or similar management role. They supervise and mentor staff involved in social service delivery but do not oversee positions requiring a Master’s degree.

Examples of Duties

  • Plans, assigns, supervises, coaches, mentors, and reviews the work of social service and employment staff.
  • Provides guidance to social workers in counseling and support for clients with specialized needs.
  • Reviews and approves forms, applications, court reports, and placement decisions.
  • Participates in crisis intervention, defusing hostile situations, and managing emotional client interactions.
  • Develops and prepares reports, case plans, and narratives using automated systems.
  • Maintains confidentiality and ensures services are delivered in a culturally sensitive manner.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and casework consultation.
  • Laws, regulations, and policies governing social services and public welfare agencies.
  • Crisis intervention techniques and strategies.
  • Community resources and public social service administration.

Ability to:

  • Supervise and evaluate subordinate staff effectively.
  • Maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, and external organizations.
  • Analyze situations accurately and make effective decisions.
  • Handle stressful situations and interact professionally with clients.
  • Use computer systems for data entry and retrieval.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pattern 1: Three (3) years of full-time experience performing journey-level social work case management duties in a Social Worker II classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county.
  • OR
  • Pattern 2: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey-level social work case management duties in a Social Worker III classification in an IMS county.
  • OR
  • Pattern 3: Four (4) years of full-time experience performing social work case management duties.

Supplemental Information

  • Proficiency in Spanish is optional.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle may be required.
  • Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical, and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
  • This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week, located in Modoc County, CA.


Minimum Education and Experience

Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check