Careers

Our Mission is to transform the lives of children in foster care by building and nurturing permanent families.

Sierra Forever Families is a private non-profit foster family/adoption agency that focuses on finding and sustaining permanency for children and youth in the foster care system and provides an array of other community-based services to families and children.

Check out our current employment opportunities below.

Social Worker - Auburn, CA

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate social work professional for a full-time position as a Social Worker in our Auburn, CA office.

 

Position Summary

The Social Worker prepares children and families for adoption and permanency.  Responsibilities include completing SAFE adoption home studies, providing case management services, writing court reports for adoption finalization, training resource families and working with youth toward the goal of permanency.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) preferred or a Master’s degree from an accredited school in Psychology, Counseling or related human service field.
  • Commitment to finding permanency for children
  • Knowledge of child welfare, adoption, foster care, and permanency programs
  • Excellent family assessment skills; ability to identify problematic areas and problem-solve
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of SAFE Home Study Assessments
  • Outstanding customer service skills; empathic, personal, and friendly
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated team player who can also work independently
  • Proficiency in computer technology
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours as the job necessitates
  • Cultural competence to work with diverse populations
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license, provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance and have access to reliable transportation and able to travel surrounding counties
  • Must submit to and pass health screen, TB test, criminal record and child abuse index clearances

Position Location: Auburn, California

To Apply:  E-mail resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) and cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experiences and how they fit the needs of the position, along with salary requirements, to @sierraff.org

 

Clinician - Sacramento, CA

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate licensed therapist for a full-time position in our Sacramento office.

Position Summary

The Clinician is a member of the Therapeutic Support Services team providing strength-based in-home and community-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system. The primary focus is to stabilize and secure permanency for families and children, to stabilize placement for children in the foster care system, and to support a lifelong, secure, and permanent family connection as expediently as possible so that no youth will age out of foster care without a permanent family connection. Responsibilities include EPSDT Medi-Cal billing, assessments, treatment plans, CANS and other documentation requirements. The position will require a mental health aspect: with a focus on relational, attachment, and trauma-informed practices.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Registered with BBS, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) preferred
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal EPSDT billing and documentation — preferably AVATAR experience
  • A permanency focus with foster youth is expected as this is Sierra’s mission
  • Familiar with the effects of trauma, grief and loss and youth development
  • Experience working with children and youth in foster care
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues and community resources
  • Social work experience in foster care and special needs adoption preferred
  • Knowledge of child welfare, adoption, and foster care regulations
  • Strong practical and theoretical foundation in strength-based practices
  • Knowledge of wrap around and community-based program principles
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other team members, county child welfare agencies, and community resource agencies
  • Proficiency with computer technology
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours as the job necessitates
  • Cultural competence to work with diverse populations
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license, provide proof of vehicle insurance and have access to reliable transportation
  • Must submit to and pass health screen, TB test, criminal record and child abuse index clearances

Position Location: Sacramento, California
To Apply:  E-mail resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) and cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experiences and how they fit the needs of the position, along with salary requirements, to jobs@sierraff.org

Date Opened: 09/20/17

Part-time Human Resources Generalist - Sacramento, CA

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate part-time 25 hours position in our Sacramento office.

Job Summary:

The Human Resources contributes to the outcome of Human Resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the Human Resources department and works closely with the Human Resources Director, Finance and other departments throughout the agency to provide a customer focused and effective HR support service.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Agency Compliance:
  • Creates monthly reports to ensure the agency remains compliant with County, State, and Federal requirements.
  • Benefits/Compensation:
  • Works with the HR Director to design, develop and deliver competitive employee benefit programs.
  • Works with 3rd party administrators to coordinate implementation of benefit plans.
  • Enrolls new employees in Agency benefits programs.
  • Facilitates and plans the annual Open Enrollment program.
  • Liaison with Finance to ensure that employee benefits changes are communicated appropriately so that the payments to 3rd parties are accurate.
  • Provides compliance oversight for all qualified employee benefit plans/programs
  • Prepares documentation required for changes in pay, status, and benefits.
  • Recruiting:
  • Manages all aspects of recruitment including.
  • Posts open positions.
  • Communicates open positions internally.
  • Ensures that appropriate applicants are forwarded to the hiring manager.
  • Employee Onboarding:
  • Meets with all new employees on their first day to complete required paperwork.
  • Ensures I-9’s are fully completed and maintained.
  • Follows up with employee and other agencies to ensure that pre-employment physicals, fingerprinting, and background checks are received in a timely manner.
  • Employee Files:
  • Maintains personnel files in accordance with State and CCL regulations and Council on Accreditation standards.
  • Ensure appropriate records retention guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure that archiving records are current and up to date.
  • Employee / Supervisor Support:
  • Provides HR support to employees, supervisors, and managers to answer questions and offer guidance related to HR processes or any other HR-related questions.
  • Recordkeeping: * Follows up to ensure that supervisors and managers are aware of due dates for upcoming employee performance reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills:

  • Experience in the administration of benefits programs.
  • Experience in recruiting and onboarding.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 Suite.


Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree with emphasis in Human Resources and 3 years of HR experience or 5 years’ of HR experience.
  • PHR or SPHR preferred but not required.
  • Experience with range of benefits programs and managing in an outsourced environment


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, or sit, in an office setting. Specific use of speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and computer screen; and lift moderate weight. Work hours may include nights and weekends.

Miscellaneous:

  • Must submit to and pass a health screen, tuberculosis test, criminal record, and child abuse index clearances.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license, provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance and have access to reliable transportation.

Position Location: Sacramento, California

To Apply: E-mail resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) and cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experiences and how they fit the needs of the position, along with salary requirements, to jobs@sierraff.org

Date Opened: 09/25/17

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