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 - Sacramento, CA

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate social work professional for a full-time position as a Social Worker in our Sacramento 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, and working with youth toward the goal of permanency.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s degree in a related field, required
  • Commitment to finding permanency for children
  • Knowledge of child welfare, adoption, foster care, and permanency programs
  • Knowledge of child psychology, child development, individual and group behavior, family relationships and dynamics
  • Excellent family assessment skills; ability to identify problematic areas and problem-solve
  • Knowledge of SAFE Home Study Assessments
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings and trainings with families
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • 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, must have strong Word, Excel, and database management skills
  • 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

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 02/21/17

Social Worker - Nevada City, CA

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate social work professional for a full-time position as a Social Worker in our Nevada City 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, and working with youth toward the goal of permanency.

Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s degree in a related field, required
• Commitment to finding permanency for children
• Knowledge of child welfare, adoption, foster care, and permanency programs
• Knowledge of child psychology, child development, individual and group behavior, family relationships and dynamics
• Excellent family assessment skills; ability to identify problematic areas and problem-solve
• Knowledge of SAFE Home Study Assessments
• Coordinate and facilitate meetings and trainings with families
• Knowledge of community resources
• 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, must have strong Word, Excel, and database management skills
• 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

The ideal candidate will have a passion for youth permanency and be a creative and effective individual able to develop trusting relationships with youth living in foster care as they strive for permanency in their lives.

Starting Salary: DOE + Benefits

Position Location: Nevada City, 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.

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