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 click here (JPG).

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.
Lane County Behavioral Health in Oregon

Lane County Behavioral Health in Eugene, Oregon, has multiple positions open!

They have several teams looking for skilled qualified mental health professionals interested in client-centered, community based care for the most vulnerable in our community. 

Lane County Behavioral Health offers:
Competitive wages: PSS ($17.46-$23.33) MHS1 ($25.42-$33.94) MHS2 ($30.17-$40.32) MHS, Sr ($33.19-$44.29)
Work on collaborative teams to provide comprehensive care. Manageable workload expectations that support quality care. Excellent benefits package including CEU opportunities, licensure supervision, retirement contributions, excellent medical and dental options, paid time off, and potential for student loan repayment. Telework possible for some positions.

Catalyst Jobs in Butte County

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services uses trauma-informed approaches and empowerment models to support people being victimized by intimate partner violence. They are looking for candidates who have skills/knowledge of these practices and who value the diversity of the human experience. Catalyst is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Housing Coordinator- Chico, CA

Housing Coordinator- Oroville, CA

Overnight Weekend HAVEN Advocate- Chico, CA

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. 
Field Ombudsman for Chico State Enterprises

Job Title: Field Ombudsman

Company: Chico State Enterprises

Posted Date: 5/11/23

Apply Before: 5/31/23

Job-Type: Full-Time

Position Description/Requirements:
This position will be working in-person at the Passages office located at 25 Main Street, Chico, CA and in various facility locations throughout Butte County.

Passages helps caregivers and older adults lead healthier, happier, and more rewarding lives by providing and supporting the critical services and community resources they need. To be an advocate for residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, maintaining strict adherence to all laws, regulations, and policies set down by the Older Americans Act.

Chico Therapeutic Solutions Clinician
Are you Collaborative, Adaptable, Respectful and strive for Excellence?   
If so, you share our C.A.R.E. with Compassion core values, and we invite you to apply to become part of our Team. 

JOB TITLE:  Clinician                                                                         
REPORTS TO: Executive Director                            
LOCATION: Chico, CA or Spokane, WA 
SCHEDULE: M-F, 8am - 5pm                                                        
BASE PAY: $35.00 


The Clinician reports to the Clinical Director and is responsible for providing high-quality client care, displaying sound skills in assessment, psychodiagnostic, treatment planning, therapy (individual, group, and family) and discharge planning. The clinician is expected to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. 
Los Angeles County Employee Recruitment

The County of Los Angeles is currently recruiting new employees.

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

Family Specialist for Wayfinder Family Services- Promoting Safe and Stable Families-Part Time

Students in the MSW program that would like to work part-time while in school, this would be a great opportunity for someone to gain direct social work experience with a very supportive team!

Go to this website(opens in new window) to apply!

DaVita MSW Jobs in Dialysis: Fremont, Richmond, Pittsburg California
MSW Jobs in Dialysis: Fremont, Richmond, Pittsburg California

Social work jobs in dialysis working with middle aged and older patients helping them adjust while living their happiest, healthiest lives possible despite their kidney disease. Low red tape, high patient connection.

Clinical supervision for ASWs by social workers in the field. LCSWs also welcome.

Fremont, Richmond and Pittsburg California openings currently (For more information and to apply): in new window)

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 here (PDF).
County of Colusa Department of Behavioral Health Jobs

Therapist I/II/III - Click here to see the application page with more information.(opens in new window)

Behavioral Health Therpist I/II (Working Title) / Therpist I/II (Classification Title) - Click here to see the application page with more information.(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 this page(opens in new window). Our application can be found here(opens in new window).

 The Flyer for the position can be viewed here (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, please click here (PDF) to view the flyer for the position.

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.

La Clinica de La Raza - Multiple Job Opportunities

Job Description: 

I am reaching out from La Clinica de La Raza(opens in new window), a health center with 35 sites in Solano, Contra Costa and Alameda counties. We employ over 60 staff in the behavioral health field in the three counties we serve. Our agency is looking for partnership opportunities with CSU Chico School of Social Work to inform current, graduating and alumni students about internship and job opportunities that we have at our agency. 

We have a few open clinician positions that graduating students and/or alumni may be interested in: 

We offer competitive salaries for MSWs or Master's in Counseling who are pursuing their LCSW or MFT licensure.