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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.

Our Mission

We transform the lives of children in foster care by building and nurturing permanent families.

Clinician –Nevada City, CA

Position Summary

The Clinician is a member of the interdisciplinary mental health team working with our Family Preservation, Therapeutic Support Services, and Destination Family programs. Strength based office, in-home, and community based services are provided to children and families who may be at risk of child abuse/neglect or those who already are 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. The Clinician is responsible to provide individual, group, and family therapy to our foster, birth, and/or adoptive families. The clinician is an important member of the interdisciplinary team and will coordinate and participate in in-home services with other programs and mental health professionals. Responsibilities include participation in the development and monitoring of treatment plans and documentation as well as EPSDT Medi-Cal billing and documentation.

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 (MFT) preferred
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal (EPSDT) billing and procedures required
  • Experienced therapist with a knowledge in family systems and evidence-based practices such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dyadic Development Psychology (DDP), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Ability to effectively engage youth and families in a therapeutic setting
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues and community resources
  • Knowledge of child welfare
  • 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 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 (250/500/100k) and have access to reliable transportation
  • Must submit to and pass health screen, TB test, criminal record, and child abuse index clearances

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

Quality Improvement/Database Analyst– Sacramento, CA

Position Summary

The Quality Improvement/Database Analyst will be responsible for analyzing quality and business operations improvement throughout the Agency. The successful analyst will be a champion of the value of Performance and Quality Improvement to the agency and its clients and be able to collaborate with fellow workers across the agency and assist them in their PQI activities.   This person will also be a member of the Permanency Quality of Care committee and support any data analysis arising from the committee. In addition, this person will be responsible for completing the implementation, maintenance and management of the case management database.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational and administrative skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and implement changes
  • Demonstrated competence with database management, data processing software and standard Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to prepare and present data effectively to staff, partners, and all levels of management
  • Ability to train individuals with varying degrees of technical skills
  • Experience with Performance and Quality Improvement processes
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, diverse cultures and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • 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 hours available to work and salary requirements, to jobs@sierraff.org

Office Assistant– Sacramento, CA

Position Summary

The Office Assistant will answer phone calls and greet/assist families and children.  This position will perform administrative tasks such as copying, scanning, faxing, filing, mailings and other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience with office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate needs and solve problems independently, act with appropriate urgency and to follow through on assignments
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other team members
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Computer knowledge should include intermediate to advanced skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 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 hours available to work and salary requirements, to jobs@sierraff.org