Employment and Social Services

Our Mission:  "We administer employment and social services, preserving the dignity of children, families and adults."

Our Vision:  "Partnering for a safe, healthy, and self-reliant community."

Become an IHSS Provider

If there is an IHSS recipient who would like to hire you, your first step would be to attend a Care Provider Orientation.

Oroville Orientations

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month, Check-In at 12:30pm
78 Table Mountain Blvd. – Andes Room

Chico Orientations

2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month, Check-In at 12:30pm
2445 Carmichael Dr - Willow Room

Orientation is approximately 3 hours long. You must bring your government issued photo ID or Drivers license and your social security card. No copies accepted. For more information about orientations, please call the Butte County Public Authority at 530.538.5262 or toll free at 888.337.4477 or visit their website.

Becoming a Public Authority Registry Care Provider

If you would like your name referred out to IHSS recipients that are looking for care providers please call the Butte County Public Authority at 530.538.5262 or toll free at 888.337.4477 for an application.

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 Contact DESS

24-Hour Emergency Numbers
Children's Services - North County
800.400.0902
Children's Services - South County
800.400.0902
Adult Services - Countywide
800.664.9774

Customer Service Center
877.410.8803

Butte 211
Dial 211 or Butte211.org

Full list of DESS contacts

 Locations & Hours

Customer Service Center
877.410.8803 (phone only)
Monday - Saturday
7:30am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

Butte Community Employment Center - Chico
2445 Carmichael Drive
Chico, CA 95928

Butte Community Employment Center - Oroville
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm

Paradise Library - Paradise  5922 Clark Road Paradise, CA 95969

Hours of operation within the Library are Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 noon - 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

Full list of DESS locations.

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Public Assistance Overpayment
More information about overpayments and notices of overpayment.

Apply for Service Online
Go to C4Yourself.com
Apply in person at one of the Butte Community Employment Centers

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Employment and Social Services

202 Mira Loma, Oroville, CA 95965

Shelby Boston
Director/Public Guardian/Public Administrator

Careers with DESS

California Department of Social ServicesCalifornia Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Sacramento CA 95814
916.651.8848