Social Worker IV

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Alta Sierra, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $73,401.48 - $89,608.08 Annually USD

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics

* * * $5,000 NEW HIRE BONUS * * *


Do you have a desire to better the lives of the children of Nevada County? Join the team of Social Workers in the Child Welfare Services division of the Nevada County Department of Social Services! Our team of knowledgeable and experienced Social Worker IVs handle advanced and intensive case management services for Child Welfare clients under general supervision. T here are two Social Worker IV positions open at this time. The Social Worker IV requires an in-depth understanding of the following:

  • Family dynamics
  • Mental health issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • A working understanding of trauma and trauma informed care
This position further requires initiative, determination, rigorous case management skills, and a passion to see families and children receive the services they need to remain healthy and, hopefully, intact. Strong candidates excel in a work environment that is fast paced, team oriented, and are able to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

Social Worker IV is the highest non-supervisory level in this classification, and candidates will hold a Master's in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology or related degree, as well as 1 year of full-time experience performing social work case management. The ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designation must take and pass a Spanish bilingual proficiency examination. A 5% differential bonus is paid to individuals who are designated as English/Spanish bilingual workers.

This is a full-time, fully benefited position. The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package. In addition to a wide choice of medical plans and excellent dental and vision plans, Nevada County staff enjoy a full range of other benefits including complementary and voluntary life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care, CalPERS retirement, a deferred compensation plan with both 457(b) and Roth options, and a tuition reimbursement program. Nevada County is also a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program through the Department of Education. We even provide supervision for LCSW hours .

Looking for work-life balance? The Social Worker IVs enjoy flexible schedules and telework options, 11 standard holidays and 2 floating holidays per year , and a generous leave program. Nevada County cares for and supports employees striving for a balanced, healthy work and home life, and believes fun and laughter are essential elements at work. In fact, Child Welfare Services wins the annual Halloween office decoration contest more often than not! And our potlucks and team-building events are, in a word, legendary . Simply put, we care about our team and our community, and we take pride in what we do.

Why Nevada County? Because here, your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Benefits Guide
The Benefits Guide is a comprehensive document for employees of the County of Nevada. Information contained in this summary of benefits is not a binding document. Refer to specific unit summaries and agreements (MOUs) for additional benefit information for each employee group.

Health Insurance
The County sponsored plan for 2023 is the PERS Gold PPO, but you can also choose plans from providers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, and PORAC (if you are a member) to suit your needs.

2023 Health Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • Blue Shield CalPERS Access+ HMO
  • PERS Gold PPO (County sponsored plan)
  • PERS Platinum PPO
  • PORAC (Available to PORAC members only)

Flexible Spending Accounts
The County offers employees the option to contribute to a pre-tax medical FSA and dependent Care FSA.

Life Insurance
Voya and Colonial is the County's life insurance provider. We offer the following products through Voya and Colonial:
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Basic Term Life
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Optional Dependent Term Life
  • Optional Term Life

Dental & Vision Insurance
Nevada County employees can opt to receive dental and vision insurance without opting for health insurance coverage as well. This will give employees more flexibility to match their choice of insurance plans to their specific needs. Delta Dental is the dental provider offered through Nevada County and VSP Vision Care is our vision care provider.

The County is a member of the CalPERS retirement system and provides the opportunity for voluntary contributions to a 457 deferred compensation account through Nationwide by way of pre-tax and Roth payroll deductions.

CalPERS Miscellaneous tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employee originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 2.7% @ 55

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 12/14/12-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6 months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 2%@60

Tier 3 (Hired by first CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13 or having a break in service of more than six months between another CalPERS employer and Nevada County) 2%@62

CalPERS Safety tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employees originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 3% @ 50.

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 7/2411-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6-months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 3% @ 55.

Tier 3 (Hired by any CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13) 2.7% @ 57.

We encourage you to visit the CalPERS home page, , to search related information about the retirement plans noted here so that you fully understand what your retirement formula means to you.


Any information on this page or documents and links are subject to change without notice.

Nevada County Human Resources Department
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010 option 2

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Alta Sierra, California United States View Map