We deliver social services to Sacramento residents of all ages. We direct resources toward creative strategies and programs which prevent problems, improve well-being, and increase access to services for individuals and families. To further our mission, we seek close working relationships among staff, with other government offices, and within the community.
Services provided include Child Protective Services (CPS) and Senior and Adult Services (SAS). SAS consists of Adult Protective Services, In-Home Supportive Services and the Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator.
Would you recommend Sacramento County Department of Child, Family & Adult Services?
I learned so much about public relations as a volunteer with the DHHS Communications/Media Office! This position gave me the opportunity to see all the components involved in successfully managing both internal and external communications for a large organization. I was able to put my writing skills to good use, gain knowledge of the structure and mission of many DHHS departments, and work side-by-side with professionals. Highly recommended if you want to explore a career and make a contribution to your community.
The Sacramento Department of Health and Human Services is a great place to volunteer. For the past year I've volunteer at Alcohol and drug Services, System of Care was very educational and career building at the same time. The HR department was very helpful with quality information regarding the county and how it works. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. I would recommend this to anybody that is looking for a great experience.
In 2013 I volunteered coder for DHHS. I gained hands on training and a lot of knowledge. I volunteered for a year after completing a Billing and Coding program. The staff helped me with any questions or concerns and made me feel like I was apart of the team. I appreciate having the opportunity to volunteer, I know this program has helped my career advance.
You will gain some experiences and you will get a good recommendation letter(if you work hard).
Ms. Tammy Liu (Sacramento County volunteer coordinator) is a wonderful lady; she will match you with your best interest. Also, the supervisor where I worked as a volunteer is very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this organization. Thank you very much for the excellent services.
I highly recommend volunteering at this organization because it provides a great amount of experience in the field. The staff is friendly, caring, and extremely patient. Although it has been almost 3 years since I have volunteered here, the experience that I've experienced here allowed me to work as a contracted employee. Thanks especially to my volunteer coordinator who introduced me to DHHS!
Here is what I can say about my experience that gives me an edge as a new graduate entering healthcare.
As an Administrative Assistant volunteer:
• Coordinate and manage 12 physician’s schedules; 3 to 7 physicians per day, 7 to 15 patients each.
• Rapidly develop proficiency in multiple computer programs and healthcare systems.
• Implement Rx3000 Outpatient Pharmacy Management System procedures.
• Manage multi-line phone system to assist patients.
As an IBH Intern:
• Manage and assist 500 patients requesting a new Medical Home as part of New Healthcare Reform.
• Coordinate patient services with RN via phone and face-to-face requesting urgent appointment.
• Analyze and process 5 to 7 Prior Authorization Requests with multi-payers per day.
• Maintain and enter 30 to 40 patient encounters using Electronic Medical Record System per day.
• Assist IBH MD with patient care when necessary and within scope of practice.
• Attend training regarding the New Health Care Reform.
I really enjoyed my volunteer experience at the DHHS. The staff is so warm, friendly, and appreciative, and working here allowed me to gain experience in my field while going to school. It was hard for me to leave, but I hope to soon return with an internship or even a job in the future! Thanks DHHS for everything. I would definitely recommend this organization to anyone who is looking to gain experience or just lend a helping hand in their community.
What the DHHS did for me by finding an office where I could learn about working with electronic medical records gave me the experience I needed to obtain a position in a medical records department in a major hospital. I am grateful for their help to springboard my new career and I wouldn't hesitate to point my friends or acquaintances in need of specialized experience to seek out opportunities as a volunteer for the DHHS. Thank you for being there.
I found working with the staff at CMISP was the best thing I could have done to obtain the needed experience that would allow me the opportunity to enter into the medical records environment. I had graduated with my AS Degree in medical billing and coding in December 2011 and was finding that without medical office experience I was not a proper candidate for working in a medical office. I learned about volunteering with the DHHS through Volunteermatch.com via the LinkedIn website and was excited when I found the perfect entry into the medical office arena. I worked almost a full time schedule and traveled an hour to and from the office site knowing that this would be my only chance to obtain experience and it paid off big time within a little over 2 months I found and was hired on by a hospital to work in their medical records department. I am an EMR1 technician and so grateful to the folks at DHHS for giving me the chance to prove my worth in this field. I have my dream job.
Department of Health and Human Services is a great place to volunteer. I did volunteering here about ten months. It is a good platform to maintain the skills. Here, the staff is very nice and very appreciative of the help they receiving. I would highly recommend DHHS as a place to volunteer.
Overall this was a great place to volunteer. The department had a lot of jobs for me to do which kept me busy. It was also great to be able to volunteer in the clinic of my choice that most suited my goals as a volunteer.
The Sacramento Department of Health and Human Services is a great place to volunteer. The staff is wonderful because they are patient, understanding, and very appreciative of the help they are receiving. I was treated just like another member of their team. I have been volunteering at the Primary Care Clinic for the past summer, between high school and college, and I know that the experience I have gained will be a great asset for me in the future. I strongly encourage others to volunteer at the Clinic, as well. Not only will it make you more appealing to employers to have such experience on your resume, but the hard-working people at the clinic could probably use an extra set of hands.
First, you are able to work with kind people who care deeply about their work.
Second, your volunteer work will be acknowledged. Just as employees are valued, the staff here makes volunteers feel valued as well.
Third, I was matched up perfectly with my interests and educational/ skill level.
I graduated from college and have yet to secure a full time job in my field. But volunteering at the DHHS has helped me significantly. It gives me a platform to maintain my skill level. It gives me something valuable to do until I secure a full time job. And it is a wonderful addition to my resume! (Also I can work out the "kinks" in my professional persona without being yelled at by a Corporate boss. The staff is patient with me an I appreciate it.)
I would HIGHLY recommend the DHHS as a place to volunteer.