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Social Worker, Chico, CA

Youth for Change is a nonprofit, public benefit organization licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive treatment, education, and support services for our community. Our mission statement is “Enhancing the well-being of children, individuals, families and communities” and we have successfully done this for 30 years.


Social Worker employees at YFC are truly valued and compensated with:
13 paid holidays
A 401(k), a Roth, AND an agency match as well as profit sharing!
A competitive benefits package including paid medical AND dental for our employees!
Healthiest You, a virtual option to see a doctor, at no cost to you!
Accrued sick and vacation days from date of hire and access to use those days after 60 days of employment!
Endless opportunities for training online and in person
The stability of an agency that has been successfully working its mission statement for 30 years in Northern California!
An Employee Assistance Program and a trauma-informed work environment

Job Description:

YFC Social Workers are responsible for providing support and services to ensure stability of client placement in foster home, monitor foster homes for compliance with Title 22 regulations, screen and evaluate intake admissions to appropriately match children in emergency placements and traditional/ISFC or foster to adopt placements, and act as community, family, and court liaison. This position assists in development of needs and services plans, development of discharge plans on clients, and all other duties and special projects as assigned.


A master’s degree in social work or related field required and experience working with at risk children and families. Knowledge of child warfare system, group processes and the ability to apply, knowledge of 24-hour crisis intervention, and understanding of interpersonal relationships. A California driver license and a clean driving record is required for this position. Must have knowledge of Facsimile, IBM Compatible computer hardware, Microsoft computer software, and the ability to type 40wpm and use a copier.

Youth For Change remains open as an essential business to serve our community, and to comply with the Public Health Order issued by the State of California Health and Human Services Agency on August 5, 2021, Youth for Change will require that all employees have received a COVID-19 vaccination unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed, and if eligible, a booster shot (or provide weekly testing results).

How to Apply: Apply online at at and send resume to with “Social Worker” as the subject line.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Master's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • About Youth For Change

    Youth for Change is a non profit, public benefit organization providing comprehensive and dynamic services, support and treatment to individuals, families and communities in the North State.