Monday, June 5, 2017

SSG Mental Health Therapist


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).

Essential Functions

. 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

Secondary Functions

. 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

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities

Work Conditions

. 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: No phone calls, please. 

Special Service for Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Updated 6/2/20/17

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UCLA Bruin Resource Center Opportunity

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Job Summary
Requisition Number:24158  
Working Title:Program Director  
Salary:$4,275 - $8,475 monthly  
Job Type:Contract  
Department Name:5110-BRUIN RESOURCE CENTER  
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Job Summary Statement:Job Summary Statement: Reporting to the Associate Director of the Bruin Resource Center (BRC), the Program Director (PD) is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and assessing programs designed to support the academic wellness and campus integration of UCLA students who are: current or former foster youth, parents/caregivers, transfer students, student veterans, students in recovery and undocumented students. The Program Director also assumes responsibility for identifying and accessing off-campus community resources available to these students that will help them address the specific barriers they experience to succeed in a collegiate environment.
The Program Director sets goals that align with the mission of the department and of Student Affairs as a whole, while assuming responsibility for the successes and failures of the BRC programs, establishing and prioritizing short and long term goals for the programs, and identifying measurable outcomes for the programs' implementation, growth, and assessment. This includes participation in the development of organizational goals and objectives, strategic planning and assessment, and participation on campus-wide committees.
The activities of this position will include the supervision of staff (professional and/or student) and volunteers involved in BRC initiatives, consultation and coordination with other campus departments (e.g., Academic Advancement Program, Financial Aid, Counseling and Psychological Services, etc.), and interfacing with off-campus service providers (e.g., the Department of Public Social Services, the Department of Child and Family Services, the Department of Veteran Affairs, etc.) to broaden the array of resources available to the various populations that are served in the BRC.  
Percentage of Time:100  
Shift Start:8:00 am  
Shift End:5:00 pm  
Qualifications for Position
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Demonstrated knowledge of motivation, negotiation, conflict resolution, team-building, interpersonal communication, and consensus building; skills to apply these techniques to facilitate desired outcomes in working relationships with culturally diverse students, staff and faculty.
Demonstrated excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate meetings prepare and deliver professional presentations and convey complex ideas to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to develop written materials (e.g, professional correspondence, formal reports) that are analytical, persuasive and succinct, using appropriate tone, grammar, syntax and punctuation.
Skill at working as part of a team by negotiating ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and services and/or arrive jointly at decisions and solutions.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge in developing, implementing and assessing policy, curricula, programs and strategies to facilitate student success, development and wellness outcomes.
Demonstrated skill in analyzing, interpreting and applying research and theory from a variety of disciplines to implement a broad range of programs and assessment activities to promote student success, development and wellness.
Demonstrated ability to implement a strategic direction and measurable goals for complex programs and coordinate resources (e.g., material, space, finances, information and personnel) to accomplish those goals.
Demonstrated skills to design, implement and evaluate programs to address the unique needs and concerns of students who are current or former foster youth, parents/caregivers, transfers, veterans and undocumented.
Technical literacy with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and social media sites such as Facebook
Ability and willingness to learn new technology to support, enhance and create programs and ensure that knowledge of the department stays current.
Minimum 4 years experience in higher education/student affairs and demonstrated working knowledge of the educational, research and public service environments at a major university.
Skill in analyzing relevant issues or concerns, formulating alternatives to influence resolution, and selecting and applying a resolution having critically evaluated the implications for implementation.
Ability to assess and prioritize needs in order to complete work in a timely manner in the face of fluctuating workloads and competing priorities.
Skill at working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Demonstrated high level of attention to detail with the ability to edit and proof-read written communications for accuracy, correct grammar, syntax and spelling.
Working knowledge of federal regulations impacting student records, including FERPA and HIPAA.
Advanced degree from an accredited institution in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of programs for graphic design and website design and maintenance.
Additional Posting Information
Bargaining Unit:99-Policy Covered  
Application Deadline:07-25-2016  
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Special Instructions:Target salary range for this position is $4,275 - $5,000 monthly.  
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Number of Positions:2  
Special Employment Designations/ Requirements Per UC Policy
Conflict of Interest:N/A  
Critical:Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.  
Driving Record:N/A  
E-Verify Check:

Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

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Is this position designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA?
Yes - Please have the employee sign the "Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse".  
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sacramento-UDWA Assistant Legislative Director

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: 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