The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses and the community.
Dixon Family Services is seeking a part-time Bilingual Case Manager. Join our team in providing basic needs case management services for families and individuals in Dixon.
Qualifications: Fluent in English and Spanish, High School graduate, with some college courses in Human Services or previous experience in a helping profession. Computer skills including data entry also required. Position is for 15-20 hours per week, Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs 10-12 and 1-4. Pay range is $14 – $18. Rate for new hire depends on experience, skills and the agency’s budget. Prorated Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay. No medical benefits provided.
Brief Job Description: Complete intakes and comprehensive assessments with families struggling to meet basic needs. Supportive activities can include navigation of benefit systems; budgeting counseling; applications for housing, food and utilities assistance; employment development/improvement, parenting education, and other on-going services to assist families in achieving stability.
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Dixon Family Services offers a supportive environment in which staff members can develop skills and work as part of a team. Our agency is an excellent early experience in the human services field as we serve a wide variety of clients with multiple needs.
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Drop off or mail to: Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street, Dixon, CA 95620. If you have related documents such as diploma, license, certification or letters of recommendation that you would like to share, please include in your email or drop-off package.
Qualified applicants will be emailed an application and scheduled for an in-person interview.
Dixon Family Services seeks to hire and promote individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical disability. 4/12/21
Dixon Family Services has a banner in front of the building with blue pinwheels spinning in the spring wind during the month of April as one way to remind people that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and that there are things we can all do to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect.
This past year with the Coronavirus pandemic “Shelter in Place”, school closures, and other restrictions, unfortunately, we fear that there may be additional circumstances in homes that can trigger abusive behaviors.
Losses of jobs, financial stress, children and parents having to stay at home during times they would normally be in school or at work, being “on edge”/anxious about what comes next, increased consumption of alcoholic beverages and other substances, are just a few of the conditions we believe can lead to abusive environments.
As a community we have a responsibility to nurture and protect our children and help ensure they become healthy and productive adults. Child abuse, in its many forms, happens every day and has major impacts on the futures of those victimized.
Studies show that there is a direct link between child abuse and a greater risk later in life of depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, smoking, eating disorders, obesity, sexual promiscuity, certain chronic diseases and suicide.
Dixon Family Services (DFS) is a community-based Family Resource Center. Our non-profit organization does all it can to help ensure the safety and well-being of Dixon’s children all year long. With a special focus on low-income families with children, a priority goal is to reduce the incidences of child abuse or neglect by decreasing some of the basic needs worries and stressors parents increasingly face on a daily basis, especially when living on insufficient incomes.
Though our main focus is on households living at or below poverty, we want to be clear that child abuse knows no boundaries and is found in families of all socio-economic backgrounds and cuts across lines of ethnicity, culture, and education.
There are a number of factors that can create increased risk of child abuse including lack of parenting skills, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, mental illness, poverty and substandard housing conditions, domestic violence, and a parent history of child abuse. These same risk factors can be barriers to abusers’ acknowledgement of the problem and ability to seek programs/services intended to stop the abuse such as parenting classes, counseling or other approaches.
Do not hesitate to report what you think might be abusive behavior to local police or county child protective services. Let professionals determine if your concerns are worth investigation.
For more information about child abuse, ways to help prevent it, and how to report it, we suggest you visit the Children’s Network website www.childnet.org, or Partners in Prevention website www.partnersinprevention.org , or call Solano Child Welfare Services 1 (800) 544-8696.
There is a fund raising event planned for Dixon Family Services (DFS) on Friday, May 21 in the parking lot at 155 North Second Street (corner of B and 2nd). DRIVE and DINE for DFS is the name and the plan is to have a drive-thru barbeque from 4 – 6:30 PM.
Dixon Lions Club volunteers will cook and slice mouth-watering tri-tip beef. Others are welcome to provide additional food and necessary items to round out the meals. There will be a planning meeting in April to finalize all aspects and assign volunteers to all specific tasks related to the event to assure that the event will run smoothly and be a great success. The date and time for the planning meeting has not been scheduled yet and will be made public soon through DFS social media and in a future press release.
For the second year in a row DFS could not plan a Comedy Night but we are still optimistic that there WILL be a Comedy Night 2022. So many faithful supporters of DFS love that event and we promise it will be back! In the meantime the Drive and Dine is a Covid-19 friendly event in which participants do not even have to park or get out of their cars. This event will meet Covid regulations even if, Heaven forbid, Solano County goes back into the Purple Tier as it is currently being speculated.
Dixon Family Services has been helping Covid-19 affected households each week since March 2020 with their rent, utilities, food and other essential basic needs. The Drive and Dine will generate additional funds to allow DFS to continue assisting families, children and individuals struggling right now in our community.
Making a difference in our community through DFS can be as simple as purchasing a delicious meal ticket. Tickets are a $35 donation and each dinner ticket also comes with 10 free raffle tickets and a chance to win the door prize. You will also have the pleasure of service to your car window by smiling (behind a mask of course) volunteers on a beautiful May afternoon.
Other ways to help the event to be profitable include being a Gold ($1,000) or Silver ($500) sponsor, making a financial donation of any amount and/or donating raffle prizes. All are good ways to support the event and to get recognition in our social media posts and press releases leading up to the May 21 event.
We already have some great prizes to win and you can check them out on the DFS Face Book and Instagram pages. Bring an extra $20 bill if you’d like to purchase additional raffle tickets to increase your chances to win one or more of the great prizes.
Our social media team is Mae and Kaeli of Tully Consulting Group. Mae and Kaeli put in countless volunteer hours posting important information on the Dixon Family Services Facebook and Instagram pages about DFS services as well as other human services programs we think may be of help to people in our community.
One goal of a successful event is to have no items listed in the “expenses” column of the final report. It is our hope to have all required expenses donated. For example, our tickets were designed and printed by The Printing Shop for no charge. Area newspapers Dixon Tribune, Independent Voice and Vacaville Reporter provide free press coverage. The Solano Your Town Monthly gave us a free ad in the April Edition of the Dixon/Winters magazine. KUIC provides free PSAs for DFS all year long with a special emphasis when we are putting on a fundraising event.
Businesses or individuals who would like to cover other event expenses, become sponsors or provide raffle prizes can call Cookie Powell at 707-678-0442, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Villec at 707-678-5594. Cookie or Sarah can also help those who want to purchase tickets. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more and please like us and help us spread the good word about Dixon Family Services.
As always, we are so very thankful for the support of our community.