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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.

Social Worker - Auburn, CA

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) required
  • 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 250/500/100k 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 jobs@sierraff.org.

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.

Clinician - Auburn & Sacramento, CA

Position Summary

The primary focus of this position is to work with families to assist in the goal of permanency and/or stabilize placement for children in the foster care system. This position also provides post-adoption services to families. The Clinician is responsible to provide individual, group and family therapy to our foster, adoptive, and birth 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. Medi-Cal (EPSDT) billing and documentation is required for the Placer Kids Permanency Support Services program.

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
  • Adoption/Permanency competency preferred
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal (EPSDT) billing and procedures required
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues and community resources
  • Experience/knowledge of child welfare and the foster care/adoption system
  • 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 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

Two days per week in Sacramento and three days supporting Auburn. This position spends a great deal of time working in the community.

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.

Youth Permanency Worker - Sacramento, CA

Position Summary

The Youth Permanency Worker (YPW) is responsible to utilize mental health, social work best practice and innovative techniques in finding permanency for youth in foster care. The chosen candidate will be responsible for 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 and trauma informed practices.  In addition, there is a case management aspect:  to assist with finding/sustaining permanency for the youth. The YPW is part of an interdisciplinary team that includes a Family Partner and a Youth Skills Trainer.

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 affects 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 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