Monday, May 2, 2016

Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti Gang Reduction and Youth Development Regional Program Coordinator

Position Description 

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 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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cancer Support Community-Program Director

Program Director

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara (CscVvsb) seeks full-time Program Director. Exciting opportunity to lead a team of mental health professionals who provide emotional support, educational programs and hope for adults and children with cancer, and their families. The Program Director is responsible for oversight and management of CscVvsb's mission delivery, including supervision of the clinical and program staff, instructors, development of the program calendar of services, and maintaining the highest level of quality in the delivery of all services. This position reports to the President & CEO and is full time exempt. Successful candidate will be a licensed MFT, LCSW psychologist or clinical nurse specialist in psych mental health; have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience; and have management and administrative experience. Some evenings and weekends required. Visit our website to learn about us at

Cancer Support Community provides comprehensive psychosocial support and education programs for people with cancer and their caregivers and families. Our services enable cancer patients to manage their treatment and recovery as effectively as possible, increase their chances for survival, reduce their chance of recurrence, and provide for a higher quality of life. Over 3,000 people affected by cancer in West San Fernando Valley, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, will be served by Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara during 2015.

Email resumes and salary requirement to, subject line "Program Director."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vista Del Mar Position

Family Service of Santa Monica, a service of Vista del Mar, is seeking a Case Manager for our Early Childhood Wellbeing Project (ECWP.)
The Case Manager is a key position in our outpatient mental health clinic and is the only one of its kind. This full time, benefitted position is perfect for someone who has a good grasp of clinical issues impacting young children and their families and would like to continue growing in this area. All candidates must possess a strong ability to multi-task as job duties will be varied from linking clients to resources to outreach to providing direct services.

v                Bilingual (English/Spanish) mandatory
v                Experience with children aged birth to five a must
v                Ability to manage requests and referrals efficiently
v                Assessment skills
v                Ability to work sensitively with parents
v                Knowledge of community referrals necessary, in Santa Monica preferred
v                Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills a must
v                MSW or MFTI preferred, MA required
v                Strong computer and tracking capability
v                Flexibile schedule to accommodate some evenings and client driven services

The preferred start date is July 1, 2015. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Laura Ornelas, LCSW at, subject line: Case Manager Position.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Senior Research Analyst @CA Hospital Medical Ctr

LOCATION: California Hospital Medical Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90015
JOB ID: 1500008076

About this opportunity:
Under the direction of the Director of Programs, this position is responsible for the design and/or implementation of evaluation plans for the programs at LA Best Babies Network and provision of training and technical assistance on data collection and management, continuous quality improvement and evaluation to Network members. This position is also responsible for providing data to the Executive Management Team to enhance decision making processes; prepare program evaluation reports, annual report and other evaluation related documents. This position requires a working knowledge of project management, conducting needs and assets assessments, evaluation, research, and statistical analysis methodology, as well as, excellent written and verbal communication skills, teaching abilities, time management and project management skills.
Three to five years experience in program evaluation, data management and training on data management, of which 1 year to include working with community based organizations. Master's Degree in social services, public health, or equivalent. Strong computer skills in use of MS Word, Power point, Excel, MS Access and Outlook. Proficiency using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA) Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, including understanding of statistical methods and data management. Strong understanding of designing, planning, conducting, and evaluating public health programs. Ability to successfully organize and coordinate efforts of a project that involves multiple sources of information across multiple locations. Ability to identify national, state and local data sources that may useful in evaluating program effectiveness. Ability to apply logic model and utilization focused techniques to community programs. Valid California driver's license and current, full coverage auto insurance.


We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.
The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40+ hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .
Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to EOE.