Youth Permanency Probation Social Worker job – Sierra Forever Families – Sacramento, CA

Youth Permanency Probation Social Worker

Sierra Forever Families

Sacramento, CA 95826

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. We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and passionate professional for a new probation focused program. The program serves Juvenile Probation youth and provides Intensive Family Finding and Engagement Services for youth being served within the probation and foster care systems. The position is located in our Sacramento office.

Our Mission

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

Position Summary

The Youth Permanency Worker is child focused and will identify, assess, and recruit families for children. This unique position entails working directly with the probation officer as a collaborative partner and with probation youth that are in need of permanency. This is a specialized program that focuses on youth with one or more barriers to permanency. The Youth Permanency Worker is responsible for case mining for past connections and/or family, engaging and supporting healthy relationships.

The goal is to recruit, assess, and match families to meet the needs of the children and place in adoptive or permanency focused homes. The ideal candidate enjoys working collaboratively, creatively, and is confident working in a multi-level probation and child welfare system. Is a strong advocate for children in need of permanence with a deep conviction and belief that all children are adoptable.


  • Bachelor Degree required in Criminal Justice or a related field. Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work (MSW) or related field preferred
  • Experience working within the juvenile justice system with youth on formal and informal probation
  • Commitment to finding permanency for youth served through the probation system
  • Experience in child welfare, special needs adoptions, foster care, birth family intervention and youth permanency a plus
  • Excellent family assessment skills; ability to identify problematic areas and problem-solve
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Outstanding customer service skills; empathic, personal, and friendly
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other team members, county probation and child welfare agencies and community resource agencies
  • 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 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 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@

Job Type: Full-time

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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…

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