School of Social Work

Employment Opportunities

This employment page is a courtesy to our community partners who are looking for social workers. Thank you for sharing with interested individuals and agencies.

Butte County Behavioral Health Employee Recruitment

The Butte County Behavioral Health Department is currently recruiting new employees.

For more information and to view incentives. (JPG)

Youth & Family Programs
Youth & Family Programs of Chico are currently recruiting for two ILP Caseworkers.  Please click this Indeed(opens in new window) link to view post and apply.  You may also visit the Youth & Family(opens in new window) website employment page and contact the HR department with any questions.
ACSW Opportunities for Graduating Students - Petaluma Health Center
Petaluma Health Center can provide 3,000 supervised hours for ACSW requirements, help with loan repayment assistance, and have competitive salary/benefit packages.Students interested in in learning more about what employment opportunities and incentive programs the Petaluma Health Center offers can reach out directly to with any questions, or go to their career page by using the link below.
Sown To Grow

Sown To Grow(opens in new window) (STG) is a K12 education technology platform that empowers schools to improve student social, emotional, and academic health through an easy and engaging reflection and feedback process. In a short weekly routine, students check-in emotionally and reflect on the strategies that are working best for them (or new ones to try). They start with a focus on emotional well-being and expand to academic goal-setting over time. Teachers, principals, and counselors understand real-time student emotions with AI-driven insights, and proactively support student needs.

We are looking to hire highly skilled, thoughtful and inspired masters students of social work to join us in the flexible role of Student Reflection Reviewers for the school year of 2023-24. This is a virtual flexible position that requires 2 to 4 hours a week commitment from the selected students. Student Reflection Reviewers will be responsible for reviewing AI flagged students' reflections that contain concerning language related to self harm, death of a loved one, depression/anxiety, and other traumatic events. You can read more about the job description here(opens in new window).

We would very much welcome an application from your MSW students; they can apply on our website(opens in new window). Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the position or about the application process.


Disha Gupta at or (415) 520-8195

HAVEN Advocate for Catalyst

Catalyst is seeking someone to fill a full-time position that does include weekend hours. The announcement and full job description can be found on their website(opens in new window) and Weekend-HAVEN-Advocate-Aug-2023.pdf ( (PDF) (It’s also on Craigslist, Handshake, and Indeed.)

We’re Hiring for a HAVEN Advocate!

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services is seeking a compassionate and motivated candidate to fill an Advocate position at our confidential Housing Program. This position is responsible for direct services and coordination of educational, recreational and therapeutic programs for housing program participants. This position is also responsible for helping to create a welcoming and safe environment for individuals and families who come to stay in Catalyst's Housing Program.

Catalyst uses trauma-informed approaches and empowerment models to support people being victimized by intimate partner violence and sexual violence and their families. We are looking for candidates who have skills/knowledge of these practices and who value the diversity of the human experience.

This position will be 36 hours per week with an hourly rate of $17 and a $1/hour bilingual incentive. This position is based at Catalyst's confidential housing program. The schedule for this position will be Wednesday-Sunday (Specifically, Wednesday 3pm-7pm, Thursday-Sunday 1pm-10pm)

Chico State Project Rebound - Student Assistant

Chico State Project Rebound is hiring a Student Assistant for the 23-24 AY

Chico State Project Rebound is looking for a student assistant for the 23-24 Academic year at 15-20 hours per week at $15.75/hr

Project Rebound(opens in new window) is a student success program for formerly incarcerated students in the California State University System. First started at SF State in 1967, Project Rebound expanded to 15 of the 23 CSU campuses by 2022. Chico State and 3 other CSU campuses will be launching their programs this fall, bringing the total to 19 campuses. The Chico State Project Rebound office will be in Butte Hall 111 and the program will roll out slowly over the next academic year.

To apply please submit a resume and one-page cover letter through Handshake (# 7983419) detailing why you think you are a good fit for this position. Please read through the Handshake posting for qualifications and responsibilities before applying. Generic cover letters that are not specific to this position will not be considered.

The deadline to apply is Monday Aug 28 at 11:59pm. Interviews will be held starting Tuesday August 29.

All Project Rebounds prioritize the hiring of people who are formerly incarcerated.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gabby Medina Falzone, interim Director of Chico State Project Rebound

Los Angeles County Employee Recruitment

The County of Los Angeles is currently recruiting new employees.

For more information and to view current job listings.(opens in new window)

Wayfinder Family Services - Multiple Positions Available
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) - Two Counselor Positions Open

There are 2 vacant master level counselor positions in the Chico branch office.

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) administers the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the country. We have a three-pronged mission to provide services and advocacy that assist people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. DOR provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and works with community partners to assist the consumers we serve.

Employment, independence, and quality for all Californians with disabilities.

DOR works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provides services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please visit our website to learn more about DOR and our mission:

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$4,636.00 - $6,069.00 A
$4,748.00 - $6,369.00 B
$5,081.00 - $6,665.00 C
Youth4Change HEART Program - Heart Clinician

HEART, a program of Youth for Change, is hiring for two full time clinicians. The HEART program works with homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 12-17 in Butte County. YFC has tons of benefits.

Recent graduates and others with a Master's degree and an LCSW or LMFT can apply for this position on Youth for Change's Website(opens in new window).

For more information, please view the job flyer (PDF).

CHAT: Chico Housing Action Team - Social Services Supervisor

Job Title: Social Services Supervisor 
Wage: $64,480-$80,000 
Location: Chico, CA 
Classification: Exempt 
Job Overview: Chico Housing Action Team provides affordable rental housing for people who are without housing, and provides the supportive services needed to enable residents to maintain long term housing stability.  Under the supervision of the Social Services Director, this positionis responsible forleadership and support of CHAT’s various housing programs, employees, and residents.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the day-to-day operations of CHAT’s housing programs through collaborative and supportive leadership  
  • Manage, coach, mentor, and support staff to problem solve, and provide efficient social services to CHAT residents 
  • Ensure that staff feel supported, valued, and empowered to fulfill their job responsibilities to the best of their abilities 
  • Support the implementation and the update of CHAT’s policies, procedures, ethics and guidelines 
  • Facilitate weekly team meetings that foster an environment of collaboration and healthy communication, problem solve any current concerns within the programs   
  • Facilitate bi-weekly one on one supervision meetings with individual staff members to check-in, support professional growth, discuss issues within their CHAT houses, and assist with ongoing goal planning. 
  • Provide back-up services and/or ensure coverage of program staff during vacations and emergencies 
  • Provide monthly board reports for each program 
  • Assist in serving 3-day behavioral correction notices for residents 
  • Support de-escalation and problem solving with residents who are in an emotional or mental health crisis 
  • Ensure that all client files and case notes are being stored and documented correctly and ethically 
  • Collaborate with other agencies to ensure that needed services are being provided to residents 
  • Train new housing support coordinators 
  • Providing ongoing assessment of the programs and purpose modification strategies to the Social Services Director and assist in a plan of implementation 
  • Model and communicate appropriate positive attitude toward CHAT’s mission, vision, and values 
  • Attending committee and department meetings as appropriate –gathering prior information from staff. Communicate and distribute all information to social services staff.    
  • Perform other duties as necessary for the agency
Required Qualifications:
  • Three or more years of experience in the social work field 
  • Master's degree in social work or equivalent experience 
  • Experience in a leadership/supervisory role 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of housing resources in Butte County 
  • Knowledge of public benefits (SSI, G.A., Veterans Resources, etc.) 
  • Experience using the HMIS and coordinated entry systems 
  • Experience in crisis intervention and de-escalation 
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, or American Sign Language 
Knowledge, skills, and ability:
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to share information effectively with volunteers, staff, and clients 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities 
  • Ability to work effectively and empathetically with people who have experienced trauma, mental illness, substance abuse issues, and other challenges 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization 
  • Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress toward goals, track details, data, information, and activities 
Core Competencies:
  • Build relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the organization’s goals.   
  • Behave ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure one's own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization  
  • Communicate effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.   
  • Create and innovate: Develop new and unique ways to improve the operations of the organization and create new opportunities with a solution-focused approach.   
  • Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.   
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.   
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or seek any necessary guidance to resolve problems effectively. 
San Francisco Boys and Girls Clubs - Children's Mental Health Clinician I & II
2023 graduates - Interested in a behavioral health position that supports both kids and families in the Bay Area?
The Boys and Girls Club positions require a MSW, MFT, or MA in Psychology and while experience is preferred, it is not required. Their Children's Mental Health Clinician I(opens in new window) and Children's Mental Health Clinician II(opens in new window) are full time exempt positions, and are eligible for all of their benefits. Most importantly their Citywide Director of Behavioral Health, Debby Machold (MA, MSW, LCSW), is able to provide clinical supervision.
Volunteers of America Western Washington - Crisis Counselor I & II
Volunteers of America Western Washington currently has multiple positions open for 988 Crisis Counselor ll. Their mission is to empower people and strengthen communities in need. They are looking for individuals with a background in psychology, social work and/or in mental health counseling or other related fields. These positions are fully remote with paid training opportunities. They are also currently accepting applications for counselors living in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. An ideal candidate for this job would be someone who is nonjudgmental, has great communication skills and a passion for helping others.
Chico State Basic Needs - MSW Internship
Basic Needs on campus is looking to hire for an MSW student internship position for the next academic year. This position is for a Housing and Benefits Navigator that will assist students with applying for resources on and off campus and navigating the complicated housing market, explaining housing options and going over best practices for roommates, leases, etc. We are excited to be able to hire for this position and look forward to finding the right candidate for the job. We would prefer to hire a BSW or MSW, but this position is open to all students on campus. This position is now posted in handshake(opens in new window) and the flyer with more information is attached (PDF).
County of Colusa Department of Behavioral Health Jobs

Therapist I/II/III(opens in new window)

Behavioral Health Therpist I/II (Working Title) / Therpist I/II (Classification Title)(opens in new window)

Below are some links to our current open opportunities at County of Colusa. Some perks of working with County of Colusa Department of Behavioral Health is as follows:

- Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.

- Excellent benefit package.

- Colusa County Behavioral Health is committed to employee development, including clinical supervision leading to licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. With our small-town feel, you will be able to experience a variety of services that Behavioral Health offers our community.

- Paid Licensure.

- Flex and compressed work schedules.

- Pay commensurate with education and experience

- Fun and dedicated staff with a family atmosphere!

Volunteer Opportunity with Conversations to Remember

"Conversations to Remember is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated towards combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens. We are very interested in partnering with you to have your students volunteer with us to help these seniors."

  • Virtual visit program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits.

  • Brighten the days of Seniors just by speaking with them.

  • Training provided to the students in the program about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service.

  • Since these visits are virtual, your students can do it without any travel.

  • We provide this program free of charge to seniors across the country, and have students from around the country as well.

  • Typically, Students volunteer 1-2 hours per week.

  • Each call lasts up to one hour, based on the senior's attention span and mood on each day.

  • We expect students to volunteer for approximately 16 weeks, so that they can build a friendship with the senior.

  • This does not need to coincide with the start of a semester, as we have new seniors starting all the time, and train new volunteers weekly.

  • The students are matched based on the times that they're available, with a senior who is available at the same time, and they will have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit.

Santa Clara County Social Worker II & III

Santa Clara County Social Worker II and III Job Flyers:

Social Worker II (PDF)

Social Worker III (PDF)

Multiple Jobs at Sutter County Health and Human Services
Job Titles: Social Worker, Counselors, Therapist, Supervisors
Company: Sutter County
Posted On: 1/12/23
Apply Before: Open
Job-Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Sutter County Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for multiple positions within the department. Come and join a great team!

The Positions:
*Intervention Counselor I and II - SUDS and Non-SUDS
*Mental Health Therapist I/II/III
*Social Worker III/IV - Extra Help
*Social Worker IV
*Social Worker Supervisor II

For Social Worker IV recruitments, current students preparing to graduate with a MSW are encouraged to apply!

Post-Graduation Service Opportunity with Hands of Hope

Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope House Parent Program. Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. For a complete description, visit our website(opens in new window). Please see our Our application (opens in new window)to apply.

 The Flyer for the position (PDF).

For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge at

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center's Remote Clinic is currently looking to hire students and alumni with an MSW degree. NYPCC is a premier mental health provider in New York, serving close to 30,000 clients per year across our three Child and Family Mental Health Centers. 

We are interested in recruiting Chico State graduating MSW students and/or alumni to be employed by NYPCC for a fully remote position.  This position brings with it a host of benefits including receiving New York compensation while working 100% from home.

For more information or to apply/send in your resume. (PDF)

Probation Aide for Sacramento County

Job Title: Probation Aide

Company: Sacramento County

Job Description:

Under close supervision, Probation Aides learn to apply the principles and techniques of probation work; supervise and counsel individuals detained in, committed to, or sheltered in one of several County juvenile institutions; supervise minors assigned to Work Project; and provide close supervision of minors placed on home supervision.

Probation Aides are typically hired as temporary replacements for regular Probation staff who are absent due to vacation, sick leave, military duty, leave without pay, or other reasons. All Probation Aide positions are currently temporary intermittent  positions, also known as on-call positions, which are limited to 1560 hours worked per year. Probation Aides may be assigned to full-time and/or part-time hours, not to exceed 1560 hours worked.