Special Service for Groups (SSG)
Title: Mental Health Therapist
Supervisor: Project Coordinator
Pay Range: DOE Level of Effort: 100%
Summary: Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, the Mental Health Therapist will screen and assess clients related to co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; provide individual and group therapy, case management, and crisis-intervention counseling as needed. Coordinate referrals/admission to other appropriate SSG programs and services for
ethnic minority, impoverished, and underserved communities and groups under the program, Health Integration for At-Risk Racial Ethnic Communities (HI-ARC).
. Provide psychosocial assessments to clients
. Provide individual therapy
. Participate in the inter-disciplinary clinical team within the development of individual treatment plans, goals and discharge
plans for the clients
. Collaborate with family, care givers, and others in the community as part of the treatment team
. Complete all documentation in a timely manner
. Work on other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor
. Maintain and uphold agency policy, procedures and principles
. Complete documentation in electronic health record system in a timely manner
. Regular attendance required and other duties as needed
. As needed, attending/presenting in community meetings, trainings, and/or conferences as related to project goals
. Maintain relationships and networks with other service providers and organizations that serve the project’s targeted
. Report on project successes and barriers for monthly, quarterly and annual evaluation
. Represent and advocate on behalf of the agency and the community at related collaboratives, planning groups, conferences,
and other events as assigned
. Develop and maintain list of agency and community/mental health resources
. Attend and actively participate in internal staff in-service and management meetings
Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology
. Must maintain a current and valid registration and/or license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people, particularly with culturally/ethnically diverse communities,
including, but not limited to people of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning individuals,
undocumented immigrants, substance users, and homeless persons, of varying ages
. Possess strong clinical documentation skills
. Excellent communication skills
. Ability to effectively use word-processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and database programs
. Ability to work independently and within team structure
. Valid California driver’s license, DMV check, reliable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance
. Background check and Verification of employment eligibility required
. Ability to perform duties on some weekday evenings and weekend days when required
. Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when required
This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities
. Conditions mostly suited for an office environment usually desk and chair in a seated position throughout the day. Occasionally, must be able to work in the community or health clinic based settings. Requires driving in all weather conditions as well as challenging neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County.
. Some lifting of office equipment, supplies up to 30 lbs.
. Able to listen and communicate verbally
. Requires ability to adjust and adapt to changing priorities/work schedules
. Be able to process new information, think, and conceptualize tasks as appropriate. This position requires someone that can accommodate to any/all of the following: distractions, interruptions, uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; availability for on call/duty after regular working hours; and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Everardo Alvizo, Project Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Special Service for Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
UDWA Job Description: Assistant Legislative Director, Sacramento UDWA Overview: UDW Homecare Providers Union/AFSCME Local 3930 is a statewide labor union that represents more than 91,000 homecare providers in 21 counties in California. Founded in 1979, UDWA is a diverse, progressive labor organization that seeks dynamic, committed individuals who will support our members and those for whom they care locally, statewide and at the national level.
Job Summary: UDW’s legislative department advocates on behalf of 91,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers throughout California. The department is responsible for monitoring state-level legislation and public policy impacting UDW members and the IHSS program. The department supports regular member engagement in policy making at the capitol.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in developing and implementing the union’s legislative program.
• Write, analyze, and track legislation.
• Lobby on behalf of the union’s priorities and testify at policy and budget hearings.
• Analyze and summarize state budget proposals pertaining to IHSS.
• Analyze and respond to draft IHSS program rules and regulations.
• Assist other departments in UDW with implementing IHSS program rules and regulations.
• Collaborate with IHSS stakeholders and coalition partners, and represent the union in various coalitions and stakeholder groups.
• Update union members on important legislation and budget items at membership meetings, and lead member lobbying activities at the capitol.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and significant experience with legislative advocacy.
• Must have significant policy or programmatic experience with IHSS, MediCal, and/or other publicly funded health or human services programs.
• Must be able to analyze complex public policy issues and communicate these issues effectively to legislators, union members and the general public.
• Must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
• Must have impeccable attention to detail.
• Must be comfortable with taking initiative and working independently.
• Must demonstrate strong commitment to labor movement or other social justice movements.
• Must be skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Bachelor’s degree in Government, Social Work, Labor Studies, Public Policy, Political Science or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.
To Apply For This Position Mail, email or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
Email: In subject of email: email@example.com Position Title of Position you are applying for
Mail: AFSCME UDWA Local 3930 c/o Human Resources 4855 Seminole Dr San Diego, CA 92115
Fax: (619) 640-9903 Attn: Human Resources
Applicants can contact Kristina Bas Hamilton directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 2, 2016
Department: Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Position: Regional Program Coordinator - Exempt Position
Duties and Responsibilities: The Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) Program is a comprehensive gang reduction program administered by the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development. The GRYD program aims to effectively reduce gang crime and violence in specific geographic areas through the application of evidence-based gang prevention, intervention, and reentry strategies. The GRYD Regional Program Coordinator oversees all program management functions including program implementation and oversight, community relations, and technical assistance of the GRYD comprehensive strategy. Specific duties of the Regional Program Coordinator include:
Serve as a public representative for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development;
Administer the comprehensive Gang Reduction and Youth Development strategy and all of its components for the GRYD Zone(s) identified;
Provide technical assistance to GRYD contractors who provide direct services in the GRYD Zone(s);
Provide program updates to Mayor’s Office, City Council, and Council Committees, including, but not limited to, the Public Safety Committee;
Implement Community Education Campaign presentations in coordination with gang prevention and intervention providers; working closely with local educational institutions, such as LAUSD and LACOE in educating staff on GRYD initiatives;
Ensure participation and collaboration from local stakeholders including law enforcement, schools, community organizations, juvenile justice agencies, and faith-based institutions; 2
Serve as a liaison for internal/external working groups such as LAPD, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, community residents, and providers to ensure GRYD goals and objectives remain at the forefront;
Assist with the development and review of internal documents related to program development and implementation;
Assist with the oversight and monitoring of GRYD contractor’s programmatic and fiscal performance;
Actively participate in GRYD’s data collection efforts (data tracking, report submission, etc.);
Serve as a facilitator of communication between GRYD intervention contractors and law enforcement in response to gang related incidents of violence (requires being on call 24/7 and deployment to crime scenes, hospitals, and other locations in the community);
Serve as lead on GRYD initiatives as assigned by GRYD management;
Coordinate and implement the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights and Fall Friday Nights programs at designated parks and recreation centers; and
Support GRYD activities including but not limited to Gun Buyback, Training (GRYD intervention and prevention model of practice, Los Angeles Violence Intervention Training Academy, case management) and Gang Violence Intervention (responding to gang-related incidents).
Ability to work with a diverse population and have knowledge and the understanding of working in areas with gang members and their families;
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of staff from partner entities (line staff, middle management, executives, etc.);
3-5 years of experience in the administration of juvenile delinquency/gang prevention and intervention/reentry programs and contract administration;
Graduation from an accredited four-year university with major course work in public administration, sociology, psychology, social work or a related field; Master degree in above-mentioned fields preferred but not required;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues;
Ability to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills;
Ability to deliver professional presentations in both local and national arenas addressing juvenile delinquency/gang prevention strategies;
Contract administration and basic grant budgeting processes;
Excellent time management skills, well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work both independently and under minimal supervision;
Ability to work as part of a program administration team;
Ability to understand, interpret, apply and communicate complex regulations, policies and procedures;
Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative, professional and productive work relationships; and
Spanish language proficiency desired but not required.
Start Date and Salary: Anticipated start date for this position is immediate. Compensation will be negotiated within an established annual salary range commensurate with demonstrated skills and work experience. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Nancy Avila Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti email@example.com. or you can mail a copy to: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti Gang Reduction and Youth Development 200 N. Spring Street, Room 2225 Los Angeles, California 90012 Attention: Nancy Avila