Social Worker III/IV- Child and Adult Protective Services (Yuba County)

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

Employer: Yuba County

Salary Range: Level IV: $5,258- $5,784 Monthly + Benefits; Level III: $4,813- $5,295 Monthly + Benefits


Closing Date: 2/13/2019

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Social Worker III/IV in the Child and Adult Protective Services Division of the Health & Human Services Department. This is a deep class, in which placement is normally determined by three requirements: level of experience, education levels attained and the complexity of the work to which assigned. This class is flexibly staffed, with incumbents being fully competent to independently perform case management service provision of a complex or sensitive nature, prepare detailed, complex court documents and testify in court as required. Incumbents perform social services case work of a complex nature in providing a variety of social services to County residents; depending upon level to which qualified and assigned, perform case work of varying scope and complexity and perform related work as assigned.


Ideal Candidate:


The ideal candidate will have experience with court procedures and has completed CORE training. They are skilled  in social service case work, group and individual counseling and utilizing advanced interview techniques.

The successful incumbent has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate social service programs, policies, rules and regulations to clients. Proper assessment and the ability to evaluate psychological factors in the child, adult and/or family’s situation is critical. The ideal candidate is highly organized, has strong time management skills, and is able to work in possible high stress situations.


Required Qualifications:


Social Worker III Minimum:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field (including but not limited to psychology, sociology, social work) and at least two (2) years paraprofessional case management equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker I/II. Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and additional years of experience as previously defined.


Social Worker IV Minimum:  Master of Social Work OR a Master’s degree from a two year marriage, family and child counseling program (MFCC). A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field and two years professional case management experience equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker III may substitute for the specific degree requirement. Preferred: In addition to the minimum, either a Master of Social Work or a Master’s degree from a two-year MFCC program and additional years of professional case management experience equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker III.


 Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire; may be required to attend meetings outside of normal working hours; may work on call and respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays and other off-hours shifts


Special Requirements: There is a supplemental questionnaire required at the time of application and a selection process tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please schedule accordingly.


Final Filing Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Hiring Range Level III: $4,813- $5,295 Monthly + Benefits

Hiring Range Level IV: $5,258- $5,784 Monthly + Benefits


To Apply:

ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps at:


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at Our applications are available in a fillable Microsoft Word format or PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers