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Employment Opportunities

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Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Posting Date: March 10, 2019

Job Title: Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Description: The Department of Rehabilitation serves individuals with disabilities with the goal of employment. Counsel and guide youth and adults with disabilities toward a vocational goal. Provide outreach to students in high school and college to assist them with career exploration, advocacy, work experience. 

Requirements: Requires a Graduate degree in Rehabilitation or related field (social work, psychology).

Forensic Social Worker

Posting Date: March 10, 2020

Job Title: Forensic Social Worker

Job Description: 

The Office of the Los Angeles County Independent Juvenile Defender Program (IJDP) at the Los Angeles County Bar Association is accepting applications for a forensic social worker. The IJDP is a nationally recognized, award-winning program of the Los Angeles County Bar Association providing legal representation for youth charged with crimes in the Los Angeles County juvenile delinquency system. In addition to coordinating legal representation, the IJDP provides legal support, training and assessments for attorneys working with our program. The Forensic Social Worker will conduct comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and case management for IJDP clients. Applicants should have experience in the juvenile delinquency system and a working understanding of service providers and the juvenile entitlement landscape in Los Angeles County.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical assessment; intervention; rehabilitation; sentencing and resource recommendations,

  • Advocacy on behalf of youth represented by the IJDP,

  • Case management.


  • Licensed clinical social workers preferred but we will consider MSWs who are working towards licensure,
  • Experience working with or supervising graduate students and/or working with attorneys is preferred,
  • Working knowledge of delinquency and dependency system in Los Angeles; extensive knowledge of Los Angeles community resources and network of services for at-risk youths and their families,
  • Proven commitment to serving at-risk youth,
  • Exemplary communication and advocacy skills required,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel,
  • Spanish fluency strongly preferred.

To Apply:

The LACBA is one of the largest voluntary metropolitan bar associations in the country. We provide a comprehensive employee benefits package in addition to a competitive salary determined by the candidate’s qualifications. Applications must be submitted by March 13, 2020.

Please email a resume, writing sample and cover letter to

For more information about the IJDP, please go to:

Readjustment Counselor

Posting Date: March 5, 2020

Job Title: Readjustment Counselor

Job Description: 

Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) or Vet Centers is a component of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling; providing counseling to veterans living with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress.

A counselor must be licensed (in any state), or be preparing to test for licensure. Veterans are eligible for priority hiring and disabled combat veterans receive a somewhat higher priority, but the most important prerequisite would be a desire to work with veterans. Vet Centers is offering two open postions for Readjustment Counselor, Click on the link for more information on Readjustment Counseling services in new window)

To Apply: Contact Joseph Hoffman, LCSW at in new window) 

Crisis Intervention Case Manager

Posting Date: February 23, 2020

Job Title: Crisis Intervention Case Manager

Essential Job Functions: 


The Case Manager/Critical Intervention Specialist (CIS) works in a 2-person team to manage a caseload of clients that are referred to us by the Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC), covering Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties and participates in weekly Clinical and Administrative meetings at our new Chico office.

Our ideal candidate would be a graduate or graduating second year from a Master's program for Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or another related field. He/She would be a road warrior, who would have no issues driving in and around the respective coverage area and responding to crises and when necessary, within one hour.

Our ideal candidate would have previous experience advocating, supporting, stabilizing, or working with those with either intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their inner and outer circle. He/She would be adaptable - being comfortable working independently in the field, but ready to jump into a team meeting at the office.

  • Master's Degree is required, preferably in Psychology, Counseling, Special Education, Social Work or a related field.
  • Must have your own reliable means of transportation and be willing to commute to various settings to meet with circle of support and the identified client 
  • Ability to work full-time, and during on-call assignments be available on weekends and evenings.
  • One year experience in mental health providing counseling.
  • Experience working with persons with Autism and experience utilizing ABA strategies.
  • Spanish speakers are highly desired.

To learn more about our company, our mission and values, please visit us at

Join our team!

Psychiatric Social Worker II

Posting Date: February 16, 2020

Job Title: Psychiatric Social Worker II

Job Description: The Office of the Public Defender seeks a Psychiatric Social Worker II. The incumbent will perform duties and assume responsibilityfor case assignments under the specific direction, instruction and guidance of the defense attorney. This position requires theapplication of fundamental theories of psychosocial variables to assist in identifying the presence of physical or mental healthimpairments, substance abuse, family or other social history patterns that may impact behavior and development. The incumbentwill also conduct assessments and compile psychosocial histories for submission to courts.The ability to read, speak, and write in Spanish is highly desirable, but not required. Full Time

To Apply: Visit

Click here (PDF) for complete job flyer with description and requirements

2020 Census Job Opportunities

Posting Date: February 11, 2020

Job Title: 2020 Census Job Opportunities

Essential Job Functions: 

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to work on the 2020 Census.

We invite anyone to apply, including:

  • Retirees.
  • College students.
  • People who do not have a job and are looking for temporary employment.
  • People already working who are looking for a second job.
  • People available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.
How to Apply

Interested individuals can apply for a 2020 Census job by visiting and completing an online application. The process takes about 30 minutes and will include assessment questions about the applicant’s education, work history, and other experiences. Those who would like to claim veterans’ preference will need supporting documentation. For more information, call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 1 for technical assistance or option 3 to speak with someone at your area census offi­ce. select option 1 for technical assistance or option 3 to speak with someone at your area census o­ffice.

Click here (PDF) for list of Job Opportunities available


Where are Positions Located?

Positions for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Visit and explore our interactive map to find Area O­ffice locations and pay rates by county or municipality.

Who Can Get Hired?

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, applicants must: Be at least 18 years old. Have a valid Social Security number. Pass a Census Bureau-performed background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting. For a complete list of qualifications, we invite you to visit

Most Jobs require employees to:

Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).

Student Client Support Specialist

Posting Date: February 4, 2020

Job Title: Student Client Support Specialist

Essential Job Functions: 

Passages Connections Program

Under the direction of the Connections Program Supervisor, the Student Client Support Specialist is responsible for: 1. Receiving and screening referrals to the Passages Connections Program, assessing for eligibility, and otherwise providing referrals to other appropriate programs. 2. Maintaining an ongoing list of incoming and outgoing referrals to and from the Connections program. 3: Maintaining client data and records on an ongoing basis. 4: Managing wait lists for the short-term counseling component of the Connections program. 5: Making and receiving phone calls on behalf of the Connections program, as required. 6: Helping maintain a system of filing for the Connections program. 7: Occasional purchasing and delivery of items on behalf of both the Connections program and enrolled clients. 8: Working to provide case management referrals and supports to clients with complex needs, as well as researching what community services might be of help to Connections clients. 9: Inputting confidential client data into an electronic database system.

click here for employment standards (PDF)


Application and announcement can be located on our website. In order to be considered,
applicants must submit: Chico State Enterprises application, cover letter, current resume, three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications can be submitted:

Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

BY FAX: (530) 898-3391
Youth Career Development Consultant

Posting Date: January 30, 2020

Job Title: Youth Career Development Consultant

Job Description:  The Job Training Center is a non‐profit organization providing workforce development services. Our mission is to empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of businesses in the region.  Our staff is supportive and positive and we work together for the same goals.

Currently, we are seeking an energetic, innovative professional to join our team to work with young adults, ages 18‐24 years old.

Click here for additional information (PDF)

Ideal Candidate: A self‐starter who is able to design and develop programs to help youth achieve their career goals. Preferably, you will have knowledge of career planning, vocational training opportunities, job search strategies, and employer expectations for successful job retention.  Ideal candidates should be familiar with and able to engage youth from diverse backgrounds, must have a passion for mentoring youth, understand how to coach and motivate, and be able to facilitate the implementation of career pathway plans.  An awareness of key industry sectors in the north state region is desirable.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Behavioral Science, Counseling, Psychology, Business Management or a closely related field.
  • Ability to effectively work with young adults, ages 18‐24, providing counseling and case management
  • Experience in developing and/or presenting workshops strongly preferred.
Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities- Staff Member

Posting Date: January 21, 2020

Job Title: Staff member or volunteer

Job Description: 

Are you looking for great work experience? Be part of a team at the 2020 Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF)! You will build your communication, organizational and leadership skills.

The YLF is a weeklong self-advocacy and leadership development program for students with disabilities who are sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. The 2020 YLF is tentatively scheduled for July 11-17 at California State University, Sacramento. The YLF has several volunteer (and some limited paid) onsite staff positions available. We are currently exploring possible stipends for the volunteer onsite staff positions as well!

The deadline to apply for a staff position has been extended to Friday, February 7!

To Apply: If you are interested in applying to serve as a volunteer (or limited paid) onsite staff during YLF week, submit your 2020 YLF Staff Application by February 7, 2020.

To apply, please review the position descriptions and complete the application located at the below link:

Phone Bank Operator

Posting Date: January 21, 2020

Job Title: Telephone Bank Operator

Job Description: 

YES FOR SAFE CHICO PARKS & RECREATION is looking for students to work phone banks immediately. Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure A passed, Measure A is a parcel tax on the March ballot which will build a competitive pool, a large gymnasium, turf fields, restrooms and more. Three hours a night, minimum wage.

For more information at Yes on A for Chico Parks(opens in new window)

To Apply: Visit website above and submit contact form with contact information to be reached back

Social Worker- The Peg Taylor Center

Posting Date: December 12, 2019

Job Title: Social Worker

Job Description: 

The team of social workers at the Peg Taylor Center assesses and addresses the needs of program participants to support their overall health, safety, independence, and well-being. Our social workers provide information to participants and their families about the program, conduct initial and ongoing assessments, design person-centered care plans to improve and maintain psycho-social wellbeing, and provide social work support and treatments. They also provide oversight and assistance with related services provided to the Peg Taylor Center’s participants by our Program Assistants and other staff and social work interns. The Social Worker working part-time is teamed with other Peg Taylor Center Social Workers to provide a high quality of services. The regular schedule for this part-time position is anticipated to be 25 hours/week, M-F. Compensation depends upon experience. Click on the link for more information. 

social-worker-part-time-recruitment.pdf (PDF)


Required experience, skills and education include OIG clearance if social worker is licensed, as well as a demonstrated understanding of the psycho-social needs of older and disabled adults and the ability to design effective care plans to improve the well-being of program participants over time. The successful candidate should be able to communicate positively and effectively with participants, their families and other professionals, work well in a team environment, and provide effective supervision of participant care. Prior experience of at least 1-3 years in a similar setting is preferred. Exemplary references are a must

To Apply: Submit resume with cover letter and list of professional references. To submit, mail,
email, fax or deliver, or go to and type Peg Taylor Center into the search box

HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior II/III

Posting Date: December 12, 2019

Job Title: HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior II/III

Job Description/Requirements:


HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior II/III: (II - $29.50-$35.85/hr) (III - $29.95-35.69/hr) one regular F/T position assigned to Health & Human Services Agency, SUDS Division in Willows and Orland. MHC, Sr. II - 2 yrs exp. in provision of mental health clinical services. MHC, Sr. III - Meet MQs by Board of Behavioral Sciences to supervise ACSW & AMFT for at least two years. MHC, Sr. II/III- MA degree in related field. MHC, Sr. II/III - LCSW, MFT Licensure. (10%-15% for MFT/LCSW intern designation or license). Pos. will exercise high degree of independent work activity, judgment, communication in order to achieve specific goals identified by Dept. Leadership Team. Pos. may be assigned to lead or supervise other prof. staff. Must be willing to work with Substance Use Disorder clients. For more details and instructions visit, (a resume is not accepted in lieu of an application).

Application deadline, 1/3/2020, 5:00pm. EEO

To Apply: please visit CalOpps(opens in new window)

HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior II

Posting Date: December 3, 2019

Job Title: HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior II

Job Description: This is the full professional journey level class within the HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior Series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, requiring attainment of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family Therapist License. Incumbents must possess a significant level of specialized, technical expertise beyond that expected at the entry level. Positions at this level require highly specialized knowledge, skills, abilities and experience, and often exercise independent judgment in the performance of their duties. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level, or when filled from the outside, have prior experience or required licensing. The HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior series is distinguished from the Mental Health Counselor series in that the former provides technical-level group and individual case and social services referral work.

Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory or management staff; may provide leadership and coordination of activities of lower-level staff as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the qualifications for HHSA Mental
Health Counselor, Senior I, located just below this post)

Knowledge of:
Advanced principles, practices, methods and techniques of psychiatric care.

Organization, policies and operating procedures of the department.

Ability to:
Interpret and apply departmental policies and procedures.

Two years of professional experience in the provision of psychiatric social services, counseling
or substance abuse counseling.

Master’s degree in psychology, behavioral science or related field.

See pdf for more info

HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior I

Posting Date: December 3, 2019

Job Title: HHSA Mental Health Counselor, Senior I

Job Description: This is the professional entry level class in the HHSA
Mental Health Counselor, Senior Series. This class is distinguished from the HHSA Mental Health
Counselor, Senior II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions
within the series and by the lack of a required license. Since this class is typically used as a training
class, employees may have only limited directly related work experience. As a training class, this class
is limited to six years in assignment before the appropriate professional licensure is required (Article 1,
Regulation 4996.18 of the Business and Professional Code of California).

Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory or management staff.


Knowledge of:
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of psychiatric care, including assessment, evaluation, and treatment methods.

Individual, family, and group psychological, sociological, and environmental problems encountered in conducting a public mental health program.

Ability to:
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

Interview and counsel clients, diagnose needed services and take effective courses of action.

Assess and diagnose crisis patients.

Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

Prepare and maintain reports, records, and logs.

Some professional experience in the provision of psychiatric social services, counseling or
substance abuse counseling.

Master’s degree in psychology, behavioral science, social work or related area

See pdf for more info

Medical Social Worker

Posting Date: December 3, 2019

Job Title: Medical Social Worker 

Job Description: Responsible for the delivery of social work services including initial psychosocial assessments, ongoing counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services, community education, outreach and referral.

· Performs psychosocial assessments, ongoing reassessments, counseling/education, crisis intervention and referrals for patients/families as required

· Documentation is completed in the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR)

· Actively participates in coordination of all aspects of patient’s care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice

· Participates/contributes in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessment

· Develops and evaluates the Plan of Care (POC) and documents in the EMR

· Serves as an advocate for the patient/family unit, and assists them with administrative, regulatory and financial procedures/paperwork including final arrangements

· Serves on-call duties and maintains caseload as assigned by CSPM or the Director of Patient Care Services. Caseloads may vary based on management’s evaluation of patient/family and HOF needs


Knowledge and Skills

· Ability to use independent judgment to make sound decisions

· Maintain confidentiality and follow HIPAA and patient privacy laws

· Strong, clerical skills including tying, copying, scanning and faxing

· Critical thinking and provide necessary interventions

· Communicate effectively, both orally and written

Education & Experience


· Two years’ experience in family and individual counseling and crisis intervention or home health social work

· Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records


· Two years’ experience in Hospice

· Strong knowledge of state and Medicare regulations

For more information click here (PDF)

Therapist Intern

Posting Date: December 3, 2019

Job Title: Therapist Intern

Job Description: We specialize in treating personality disorders using the Nysa Method, an integrative psychotherapy developed by Stephen Diggs, PhD. Therapist interns are trained in the Nysa Method and provide therapy to patients on an assigned caseload. This is a 40 hour per week position with paid health insurance and supervision toward licensure. 

Requirements: Interest in a career opportunity as a therapist specializing in treating personality disorder. A Master’s degree from an accredited or licensed graduate school or program in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy. Possession of an intern number for licensure as an MFT or LCSW in the State of California as established by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Prevention Advocate

Posting Date: November 19, 2019

Job Title:  Prevention Advocate

Job Description: This position is responsible for facilitating education and outreach opportunities across Butte County that focus on the promotion of healthy relationships and the dynamics of intimate partner violence with an emphasis on prevention.

This position will be 40 hours per week and is based at our Chico Business Office. Some weekend and evening availability will be needed for programs and presentations


  • Related work or lived experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service discipline
  • Strong public speaking skills and understanding of outreach strategies;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;

Full job description: (PDF)

Advocate at HAVEN

Posting Date: November 19, 2019

Job Title: Advocate at HAVEN

Job Description: 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.

This position will be 36 hours per week and is based at Catalyst's confidential housing program (HAVEN). The schedule for this position will be Wednesday through Sunday (Wednesday 3:30pm-7:30pm and Thursday-Sunday 1pm-10pm).


  • Related lived or work experience or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or human service
    discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to cope effectively in crisis
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Full job description: (PDF)

interviewer / surveyor

Posting Date: November 14, 2019

Job Title: interviewer / surveyor

Job Description: Publicly funded initiative to understand tobacco use within selected Butte County communities. We would appreciate referrals, in particular, for Hmong and Spanish speakers. We would like to deploy students over the next few weeks, if possible.


♦ Outgoing and Communicative

♦ English, Hmong and/or Spanish fluency 

Volunteer coordinator

Posting Date: October 29, 2019

Job Title: Volunteer coordinator

Job Description:  This position would involve working with the programs at Caring Choices (mostly disaster services and the HIV/AIDS waiver program) and the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group. The position may be interesting to a BSW student or those in social services/sciences.

Requirements: Computer literate, ability to work with a diverse community population, excellent written and verbal communication skills. You must have reliable transportation and a clear driving record and pass a fingerprint background check. Prior experience working with volunteers or as a volunteer or supervision of other staff preferred.

Social worker

Posting Date: September 25, 2019

Job Title: Social Worker

Job Description: Provides services to patients and their families to deal with needs incidental to their hospitalization. Provides counseling, support and assistance in making transition plans. Provides direction for routine aspects of non-medical problems of patients and their families

Requirements: Master's Degree in social work: Required

P/T Resource Specialist

Posting Date: September 24, 2019

Job Title: P/T Resource Specialist

Job Description: The position requires social work experience and a genuine desire to work with those experiencing homelessness. Candidates must be strong communicators, excellent problem solvers, self-starters, compassionate, and committed to the mission and values of the Jesus Center. Computer skills including Word, Excel, Google Drive are a must.

Requirements: position requires social work experience; Interested persons should complete an application at and drop off or email a cover letter and resume to Shelly Watson at 1297 Park Ave., Chico.

Social worker

Posting Date: September 24, 2019

Job Title: Sabbath House

Job Description: The Sabbath House is a faith-based shelter for women and children located in the Jesus Center. We are looking for someone to join our team. If you have a heart to help women and children in need and you are interested in a part-time position (MUST be available on the weekends and for some graveyard shifts), then this is the job for you! We are searching for someone who is compassionate but has boundaries, someone who is reliable, dependable, flexible, and a team player.

Requirements: Interested persons should complete an application at and drop off or email a cover letter and resume to Shelly Watson at 1297 Park Ave., Chico.

For additional employment opportunities please visit the Chico State Career Center
For additional volunteer opportunities and more information please visit CAVE, Community Action Volunteers in Education. Click here(opens in new window)
To submit a job opportunity for posting on this page, please fill out this form and send it back to Juan Hernandez, Student Assistant
Employment Opportunities Form (PDF)