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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

City of Santa Monica Position

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

1685 Main Street, P.O. Box 2200, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2200

Apply Online at: http://www.smgov.net/hr

ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST –

HOMELESS SERVICES

EXAM #: 080985-01

ANNUAL COMPENSATION: up to $77,910 which indicates a base salary of $75,024 per year and professional incentive pay (paid quarterly) + cashable leave days (paid at end of the fiscal year) equaling up to $2,885 per year. The City is a participating agency of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) with a 2.7%@55 retirement formula. Employees are required to reimburse the City for the cost of the enhanced retirement formula, with the reimbursement being 6.67% of the employee’s PERSable compensation. The City pays the employee contribution to PERS (8%). In addition, the City participates in the Medicare portion of FICA only, and therefore there is no deduction made for social security.

This position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus (up to 10% of base salary) based on the employee’s performance as determined by the appointing authority. The position will accrue 12 days of sick leave per year, six (6) of which can be cashed out each fiscal year, starting with the end of the 2nd fiscal year (which is equivalent to 2.3% of base salary or up to $1,726 per year). The City has a compressed work schedule (9/80) which results in the incumbent of this position receiving every other Friday off. In addition, there are 12 paid holidays per year and 12 days of vacation per year.

NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City’s civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Researches administrative problems, conducts various studies and surveys. Gathers data and works closely with division staff in analyzing and interpreting data and formulating solutions.

Provides administrative support in the area of grants management and homeless services planning, including grants management and compliance monitoring. Works with division staff to coordinate grants management projects.

Provides information and assistance to the public and staff and other organizations on homeless services and issues. Prepares and disseminates information and handles complaints and requests for information.

Provides technical assistance to non-profit homeless service providers.

Assists, coordinates and implements special projects related to the Homeless Programs.

Prepares correspondence, writes reports and makes public presentations.

Provides staff support to City Commissions, including the Social Services Commission, as assigned.

Coordinates and/or assists in the preparation of a division budget.

Attends and serves as liaison on behalf of City departments at meetings, events and activities related to various homeless matters.

Provides effective customer service.

Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, service providers, grantees and the public.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of: The homeless population, including subpopulations, predominant issues and barriers to stable housing and income; homeless service needs, programs and related community issues; principles of public administration; quantitative and management analysis techniques; public relations techniques; report and grant writing; effective customer service techniques.

Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; review, research, analyze and solve administrative problems; gather resources and data and provide summary and analysis; respond to public inquiries and requests for information in a tactful, effective manner; keep abreast of current developments in area(s) of specialty; maintain accurate records and files; prepare and present effective presentations; provide effective customer service; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.

Skill in: The use of computers and related word processing and spreadsheet application software; the use of the Internet for research and data gathering; working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

Education, Training, and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Social Welfare or a related field. Two years of recent, paid work experience which has included performing research, analysis, budgeting, report writing and general staff assistance tasks, preferably related to homeless programs and issues.

You must submit proof of your college degree or transcripts by close of business on the closing date. You may submit via scan to rosie.cruz@smgov.net or by facsimile to Rosie Cruz at (310) 656-5705.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Application Review Board: All applicants must submit clear, concise, and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position. All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited, to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of any or all of the following:

Writing Project: to evaluate writing skills and technical knowledge.

Appraisal Interview: to evaluate education, training and experience, communication skills and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY: A completed City Application Form together with a special supplemental application must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2009. If your application does not reach us by the end of the filing period, you will not be considered for this position.

NOTES: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials.

Postmarks will not be accepted.

All employees of the City of Santa Monica are designated by both State and City ordinance to be "Disaster Service Workers." In the event of a declared emergency or any undeclared emergency or natural disaster that threatens the life, health and/or safety of the public, employees may be assigned to assist rescue and relief workers. Such assignments may be in locations, during hours and performing work significantly different from the employees' normal work assignments and may continue through the recovery phrase of the emergency.

EXAM #: 080985-01

ISSUED: 12/15/08

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Families In Schools Position


Vitas Positions

VITAS is hiring! We are looking for MSWs or LCSWs for our San Fernando (Encino) and Orange County (Irvine) offices. If you are interested, please call Ms. Terry Mort at 866-778-4827 or email her at terry.mort@vitas.com

Friday, December 5, 2008

People In Progress Position

Project Director

People In Progress, New Elements Treatment program is recruiting for a Project Director to work on a SAMHSA/SAPT grant. This is a full-time position.

Job Functions:

- Oversees and directs a staff of 8 treatment professionals to assure full compliance with the grant

- Coordinates services with existing provider partners and community based organizations

- Obtain data from program staff and partner agencies, reviewing data for consistency and completeness

- Conduct field-based record reviews of clients engaged in services

- Coordinates data with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences – the contracted evaluation researchers

- Meet with administrative and supervisory staff to ensure that grant procedures are conducted according to protocol guidelines and that fidelity to the treatment model is maintained

- Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports to monitor productivity and help prepare reports of research findings as required

- Other duties as required to meet grant objectives


Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree from an accredited college with specialization in a field of behavioral or social sciences OR A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a specialization in behavioral or social sciences and- any combination of subsequent education and experience in a field of behavioral or social sciences for a total of 2 years.

Desirable Qualifications:

* Knowledge of/experience with homelessness and addictions
* Ability to handle highly confidential information.
* Experience working with patients, providers, and diverse individuals.
* Experience conducting interviews and documenting evidence based practices.
* Strong problem-solving skills.
* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access and Power Point).
* Bilingual in Spanish not required but is preferred.

To apply, submit the following documents:

A cover letter describing interest and qualifications in the position, accompanied by a resume.

Documents should be submitted to:
Sonya Perry
Executive Assistant
People In Progress, Inc.
672 LaFayette Park Place, Suite 16
Los Angeles, California 90057
Email: sonya@peopleinprogress.org –or- Fax: (213) 384-7279

A Special Evening with Steve Lopez

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dropout as a Civil Rights Issue on 12/10/08

Red Cross Disaster Mental Health

Greetings all,

This is a great time to contact your local Red Cross office if you reside in the SCA area to see if your Red Cross Chapter needs assistance with their response to the fires. If you are not a Red Cross volunteer just yet, you can go to http://www.redcross.org/ and type in your zip code in the box at the top.

If you are licensed, you can inquire about becoming a DMH (Disaster Mental Health) volunteer, but must take the one day course prior to participating in this capacity. SCA Chapters may need assistance from social workers with the hotlines or other areas of service. If not, this is a great opportunity to sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer so you can be processed and ready to assist at future disasters.

All the Best,
Your NASWCA/ARC Co-chairs, Vicky Powell, LCSW, MPA and Joni Diamond, LCSW
jvpowell@ihot.com and jonidiamond@prodigy.net

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Counseling4Kids Position

Job Announcement: Research Associate, Part Time

Hours: 15-20 hours per week, flexible schedule
Pay Range: $15-20 per hour

SUMMARY:
The Research Associate is responsible for overseeing the tracking, distribution, and scoring of psychological assessment measures for child clients. The Research Associate will engage in multiple and various tasks encompassing the core areas of outcome measures, data management, and program evaluation. He/she shall perform the duties listed below.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outcome Measures
Oversee the tracking, distribution, and scoring of psychological assessment measures, such as the CBCL, YSR, CDI and UCLA PTSD Index, including the following duties:
1) Ensure that measures are distributed to and collected from the clinicians on schedule.
2) Score all measures and conduct data entry into several databases.
3) Create reports and graphs which detail client-specific findings from the measures, identify areas of clinical concern and conflicting findings, and include a written summary on progress as reflected by the measures.

Data Management
Act as Data Manager for the Trauma Treatment Program and evidence-based programs, including the following duties:
1) Manage all enrollment of cases in a national collaborative (National Child Traumatic Stress Network).
2) Assignment of case numbers.
3) Compilation of client data for entry in to the Core Data Set findings.
4) Distribution/collection of treatment fidelity metrics which are completed each month by the clinicians.

Program Evaluation
Participate in program evaluation activities including:
1) providing treatment data and reports to agency directors
2) data analysis within and across programs
3) providing input on outcome reports to funders
4) collaborating with the Director of Quality Assurance and Evaluation
on evaluation activities as necessary

Requirements: B.A. required, M.A. preferred. A doctoral student/ candidate in psychology or related social science field would be ideal. Must know SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with psychological assessment measures strongly preferred.

Location: Position will primarily be in Counseling4Kids Torrance office; however Research Associate may be required to work up to once per week in the Counseling4Kids Burbank office.

To Apply: Submit resume to Dr. Marianne Callahan, Director of Evidence Based Programs, by email to marianne@counseling4kids.org or
fax 310-817-2178.

Friday, October 24, 2008

OPCC Position

Clinical Consultant - Campion Mental Health Center

Position: Clinician/Clinical Consultant for the Access Center and Samoshel, two projects of OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center)
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Reports to: Project Director, Campion Mental Health Center
Salary: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits

Job responsibilities:

• Provide a wide range of clinical services and consultation to staff and clients at two of OPCC’s projects, the Access Center and Samoshel, which include evaluation, assessment and treatment of homeless mentally ill adults with co-occurring substance addiction.
• When on-site at the Access Center and Samoshel, the clinician/clinical consultant will report to and work with the Project Director.
• Provide crisis intervention as needed.
• Provide clinical consultation to case management staff.
• Develop and provide ongoing in-service training for staff.
• Provide staff consultations as needed.
• Attend weekly staff and case consultation meetings, and monthly in-service trainings at Campion Mental Health Center.
• Attend staff meetings at the two projects as needed.
• Provide clinical supervision/precepting to social work intern(s).

Qualifications:

• MSW required, LCSW preferred.
• Experience and comfort in working with a long term homeless population including mentally ill adults with co-occurring substance addiction; knowledge of the DSM-IV and diagnostic skills.
• Experience and familiarity with evaluation, assessment and treatment of substance abuse, along with a thorough knowledge of issues related to chemical dependency.
• Crisis intervention experience.
• Experience and understanding of an advocacy/case management/empowerment model of client support.
• Experience in facilitating various support groups, including parenting and life skills groups.
• Experience in working in a community based and/or residential setting.
• Experience teaching, training or presenting on mental health issues.
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• In good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Contact:

Please email cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:
Steve Deitelbaum, Project Director: sdeitelbaum@opcc.net

Monday, October 13, 2008

3rd Annual Gang Symposium

3rd Annual Gang Symposium
Social Welfare and Gangs: From Laws and Policies to Best Practices
Become informed. Become Engaged. Become a Part of the Solution
WHEN: Wednesday, October 22nd 2008 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
WHERE: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Moore Hall 100, Los Angeles, CA
WHO: Communities in Schools and Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. at UCLA.
Co-Sponsored by: the UCLA School of Public Affairs & Department of Social Welfare

WHAT & WHY: Social Welfare & Gangs: From Laws and Policies to Best Practices- a Panel discussion that will be moderated by Robert Arias, Communities in School’s Executive Director. The event will galvanize city officials, community leaders and members, educators, and students, who will gather together to explore the future of Los Angeles’ gang reduction strategies. It is important to understand that we cannot arrest our way out of the problem and that our approaches must be more balanced and more comprehensive. While this paradigm is in fact shifting, Los Angeles residents have a great deal of influence in deciding whether this shift is strengthened or weakened. On November 4th, 2008 voters in the city will be presented with voting ballots that contain two conflicting gang resolutions. Measure A is a local initiative that aims to raise $30 Million for gang prevention and intervention programs. Proposition 6 is a statewide bill that would increase state funding for prisons and enact more punitive gang laws. The purpose of this panel is to explore the various implications that these propositions have on practitioners, youth and other stakeholders. In doing so, our aim is to help our guests gain a comprehensive understanding of not only the nature of problem, but also the nature of the best solutions.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Dr. Jorja Leap, Gang Advisor Sheriff Lee Baca
Kim McGill, the Youth Justice Coalition
Blinky Rodriguez, Communities in Schools
Michael De La Rocha, Councilmember Tony Cardenas’s Office
Mario Rocha, Film: “Mario's Story”
Billie Weiss,So. Ca. Injury Prevention Research Center @ UCLA School of Public Health, and Acting Director VPC of Greater Los Angele
Mark Kleiman, UCLA School of Public Affairs
Aquil Basheer, Maximum Force Enterprises
Mohammad Kahn, Unity One
Shelan Joseph, LA County Public Defenders Office
Nelson Pichardo, Western Justice Foundation.

CONTACT:
Joseph Chicas, joseph.chicas@gmail.com (818) 433-5479 or,
Robert Hernandez, rohernandez4040@sbcglobal.net (818) 441-9742

*This event is not an official sponsorship of Measure A or Proposition 6.

First 5 LA Positions

Multiple positions are available at First 5 LA

Positions announcement are available online at http://www.first5la.org/About-Us/Employment.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

OPCC Positions

OPCC the largest homeless service provider in Santa Monica seeks a creative, flexible and mission driven therapist for our innovative residential and outreach program serving chronically homeless men and women living with co-occurring mental illness and substance addiction. Idjavascript:void(0)eal canditates MUST have experience with chronically homeless and feel comfortable working in partnership with women and men who have mental disabilities and co-occurring substance addiction utilizing a harm reduction approach and embrace client empowerment. Experience with evaluation, assessment, and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse. Strong Mental health background desirable. License preferred or license in process. Salary DOE, excellent benefits. Please submit resume with cover letter to sdeitelbaum@opcc.net or fax 310-828-4617.

NOTES: 3 openings. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)
www.opcc.net

Monday, October 6, 2008

College Summit is looking for Executive Director

Executive Director, Los Angeles, College Summit

College Summit offers a unique market-based entrepreneurial approach to dramatically increase college access for America’s low income youth. Recognized by Fast Company magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 as one of the top 25 groups that are “changing the world,” College Summit has successfully launched in California, Colorado, the National Capital Region, Missouri, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The New York Times also recognized College Summit for combining “market savvy and a social conscience with an overwhelming ambition to see their ideas become part of the cultural bedrock.”

The organization’s mission is to increase the college enrollment rate of low-income students by ensuring that every student who can make it in college makes it to college, and by putting college access “know-how” and support within the reach of every student. For ten years, College Summit has significantly increased the college enrollment rate of low-income students, and enabled high schools to generate lasting, structural reforms in their college access and transition systems. College Summit students have enrolled in college at nearly twice the rate of low-income high school students nationwide (79% vs. 46%), and stay in college at a rate of 80%.

College Summit has created market-based demand for its fee-for-service products while continuing to refine and expand its donor-centered fundraising program. Corporations, foundations and communities have quickly recognized College Summit’s benefit to students, to employers hungry for a diverse and well-educated workforce and to communities who are working to break cycles of poverty.

College Summit is driven towards excellence and fortunate to be staffed by leaders with extraordinary vision. All members of the College Summit team share this passion and we seek those who find within themselves an insatiable desire to open the doors of opportunity to all who would walk through.

For more information, visit www.collegesummit.org.

Position:

The Executive Director will lead College Summit’s growth in the Los Angeles region, responsible for embedding a strong college-going culture and increasing college enrollment results within the community. The Executive Director will take responsibility for overall regional success, including programmatic results, staff management, fundraising, partner cultivation and public relations and will focus on developing robust relationships with partners across the region, including school districts, potential funders, community organizations and individual school administrators. As the external ambassador for College Summit’s regional site and the internal infrastructure builder, the Executive Director will continue to expand College Summit’s impact and sustaining a successful, efficient organization with strong roots in the community.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will be responsible for specific results and will:
• Ensure the programmatic and financial success of College Summit in the Los Angeles region.
• Establish and maintain fee-for-service relationships with superintendents and school district personnel.
• With the support of the national office, establish and maintain local infrastructure to meet regional goals.
• Manage the Program Director, who is primarily responsible for enhancing local school relationships and managing the day-to-day operations of high-quality, on-budget program execution.
• Work closely with the Regional Director of Development to establish an ongoing stream of locally-raised philanthropic revenue that will cover the fixed costs of local operations.
• Establish and strengthen partnerships with senior-level community partners, including business leaders, local community organizations, and government officials.
• Inform and advance public policy initiatives for the region.
• Maintain and enhance the image, brand, and ideals of College Summit.

Qualifications:

• At least 10 years of professional experience in education, non-profit, or the private sector, with proven visionary leadership and strong strategic planning capability; strong experience managing a highly capable team
• Demonstrated success working with the top leadership of local educational initiatives and school systems
• Experience building a successful fundraising operation that increases the recurrence and predictability of contributions
• Significant experience with managing via measurement and goal-setting
• Knowledge of the Los Angeles community and existing relationships with education-focused entities
• Experience producing results in a rapidly growing, deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Entrepreneurial self-starter and creative thinker
• Willingness to travel as needed
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

To Apply:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format and addressed to Randy Shillingburg, at http://jobs.cgcareers.org/application.aspx?id=1265. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

College Summit is an equal opportunity employer.
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:
Salary is commensurate with experience. In order to attract highly qualified candidates, College Summit offers competitive benefits package, including health, 401(k), disability and life insurance, vacation, and professional development benefits.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council Positions

Title: Community Organizer

Reports to: Director of Organizing, in partnership with SPA/AICC Convener

Summary:
The Community Organizer is responsible for the implementation of the Children’s Planning Council’s relationship-based organizing and outreach strategies. The Organizer’s role is to develop and sustain relationship-based groups, which also includes designing, and implementing community participation and outreach to parents, schools, community-based organizations, public agencies, and businesses throughout the SPA.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Assess and evaluate community assets and strengths
• Design and develop community participation processes
• Develop and support relationship-based groups in the SPA
• Assist communities in the implementation of participation processes and leadership development
• Participate in community meetings, events, and conferences as needed
• Work closely with assigned personnel and other service providers
• Prepare required monthly reports, communications, and other documentation
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements
• Able to adapt to changing situations.
• Able to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse groups of people and organizations
• Foster open communication within and among diverse groups
• Work well in a team environment
• Work with minimal supervision
• Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
• Degree in related field or combination of equivalent work experience and education preferred

Skills & Qualifications
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Previous community organizing experience preferred
• Experience in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, and/or community relations
• Detail oriented with excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills
• Experience with public speaking and presentations
• Some knowledge of local child-related collaboratives and/or groups serving children
• Bilingual preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2000 applications

Salary

Range: $35,000 - $42,000 per year plus health and dental benefits and a 403b deferred compensation plan.


Ernesto De Guzman, Operations Manager, edeguzman@laccpc.org
County of Los Angeles
Children's Planning Council
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration,
B-26
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-893-0421
Fax: 213-680-1415

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NABSW Response to Palin's Mockery of Community Organizers

National Association of Black Social Workers Challenges Palin’s Mockery of Community Organizers

The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) is saddened that the meaningful and life-changing work carried out by community organizers across America was denigrated during the recent Republican National Convention.
The mocking insults - particularly the inference from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that community organizers have no “real responsibilities” - clearly show that the she is out of touch with the people who work in the communities she seeks to serve, said Dr. Gloria Batiste-Roberts, president of NABSW.
Social workers are community organizers, said Dr. Batiste-Roberts, and deserve more respect for the challenging yet rewarding work that they do, often without loud praise and large paychecks. Colleges and universities across America are training the next generations of community organizers and social workers who excitedly train to serve a cause bigger than themselves - improving, in part, the whole of humanity.
“From the Founding Fathers of this country, to those of the Abolitionist and Women’s Suffrage movements, to the men, women and children who courageously marched for Civil Rights, it has always been community organizers who have borne the responsibility and been the catalysts for change when history called upon them to overturn grave injustices to disenfranchised groups and empower them, from the grassroots level, with the skills for self-improvement and effective problem-solving,” she said.
The National Association of Black Social Workers strongly urges candidates to keep the campaign about the issues, not a mocking of one’s life work.
“It’s sad and outrageous that we have a potential Vice President of the United States of America with no real concept that community organizers have real responsibilities in real communities facing real problems that affect real people across this nation,” said Dr. Batiste-Roberts. “Gov. Palin owes a debt of gratitude to community organizers who were integral to the Women’s Suffrage Movement, for if they did not have responsibilities, she would not be able to vote, nor be a candidate for Vice President of the United States of America.”
NABSW was established in 1968 to advocate and address important social issues that impact the health and welfare of the Black community. Our affiliate chapters, including student chapters, are spread throughout the United States. Additionally, we have chapters and affiliate groups in Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.

National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
2305 Martin Luther King Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
Phone: (202) 678-4570
Fax: (202) 678-4572
Email: office@nabsw.org

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

UTLA Organizer Position

AREA REPRESENTATIVE

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Area Representative will be assigned to sites/areas of the Los Angeles Unified School District including schools ranging from pre-school to Adult Education facilities, but primarily composed of elementary, middle and senior high schools. The Area Representative may also have assignments involving specific sub groups within the bargaining unit.

The Area Representative shall be responsible for:

A. Promoting membership in United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).
B. Organizing a strong UTLA chapter in each location.
C. Developing site leadership and empowering members.
D. Interpreting the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and enforcing this Agreement by means of organizing and by representing teachers in all steps of the grievances procedure including binding arbitration.
E. Providing training in all areas of contract enforcement, chapter leadership, site organizing, and community coalition building.
F. Building and maintaining school/community coalitions
G. Providing such services as needed when so directed by the Director of Organizational Services.
H. Effectively communicating with membership

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES
The Area Representative is responsible to the Director of Organizational Services for all aspects of his/her day-to-day activity.

SUPPORT SERVICES
The UTLA staff includes other Area Representatives, some who specialize in Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Substitutes, a Professional Development Specialist, members of the Communications Department, Government Relations Department, Information Services and Technology, Business Office and clerical support staff.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS.
A. Ability to work with and provide leadership for teachers of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
B. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with highly educated professionals.
C. Ability to accept criticism and challenge from individuals and groups, both within and outside of the bargaining unit.
D. Available to work unusual hours and weekends as the job demands.
E. Ability to represent viewpoints of all affiliates equally.
F. Ability to use IBM P.C. for communication including writing and E-mail.
G. Undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university

PREFERABLE EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
A. Experience in Union organizing.
B. Teaching background.
C. Experience in community organizing and coalition building.
D. Experience in working with minority groups.
E. Experience in contract enforcement including grievance handling.

DESCRIPTION OF LOCAL
United Teachers Los Angeles is a merged local affiliated with the California Teacher Association, California Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. UTLA represents 48,,000 bargaining unit members in such diverse groups as Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Librarians and Classroom Teachers. Wages, hours and working conditions of unit members are covered in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in effect between the Los Angeles Unified School District and UTLA.

Los Angeles is a metropolitan school district, which represents the various cultural and racial groups common to large urban areas. Within the District are over 750 school locations and a school budget of over $8 billion.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS
UTLA staff is represented by a staff union with a negotiated agreement.

Beginning salaries range from $71,588 - $81,588 per year depending on background and experience.

Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision care for staff member and all dependents. There is an excellent retirement plan and a monthly automobile allowance for maintenance and operation of a car.

TO APPLY
Please call Louverne Chatman, secretary to Denise Rockwell-Woods, at (213) 637-5140 for an application and accompanying documents. Application and other documents should be sent to:

United Teachers Los Angeles
Attention: Denise Rockwell-Woods, Director of Organizational Services
3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY UTLA NO LATER THAN 5 PM, OCTOBER 2, 2008

City of Long Beach Position


Monday, September 8, 2008

Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care Southern California Chapter LAW AND ETHICS INTENSIVE


Shaky's Night Fundraiser for UCLA Latino Caucus

Who: All MSW students (and your lovely family and friends)
What: Fundraiser for the Latino Caucus
Where: Shakey’s Pizza 5604 Sepulveda Blvd (at Jefferson), Culver City, 90230
When: Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 6p-9p.

Why: To welcome the First Year Students, get acquainted, get re-acquainted with those
you already know, support the Latina/o Caucus, talk about your summer, internship,
….come on – do you really need a reason??!? It’s great food, company and cause!

Please come and support our caucus fundraising efforts.
We will get 25% of the proceeds from sales between 6-9pm.


Got excuses?
• I usually have dinner at that time: COME EAT AT SHAKEY’S
• I have to be at field the next day: LUCKILY, IT ONLY GOES FROM 6P - 9P!
• I don’t like pizza: SHAKEY’S HAS MOJO POTATOES, SALAD BAR & CHICKEN
• I don’t like food: SHAKEY’S HAS BEER!
• I don’t know anyone: COME MEET PEOPLE!
• I have issues: SOCIAL WORK INTERNS WILL BE AT SHAKEY’S TO LISTEN!

LSWN Conference

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Job Opportunity at ITNGreaterLA

Job Opportunity at ITNGreaterLA

The Coordinator of Operations and Administration position at
ITNGreaterLA offers the opportunity to make an impact at a small but
growing West Los Angeles area alternative transportation organization.
This nonprofit for seniors and the visually impaired is part of a
larger national organization, allowing opportunities for career
growth. The candidate will be hired part-time (25+ hours per week) as
an independent contractor, though this is set to change when the
position becomes full time in December of 2008. The position is ideal
for anyone interested in developing a solid career in non-profit
management or someone with non-profit and community organizing
experience. You will interact with all areas of our organization;
there will be no such thing as a "typical day." General duties include
answering the phones, accounting for daily manifests, data entry,
billing, scheduling and assigning rides to drivers as well as
providing rides when necessary. The position will also assist in
recruitment and retention of volunteers, member communications, and
general development tasks.
To be a good fit you need proven experience managing multiple
priorities in an occasionally stressful environment. Be able to
communicate clearly with the general public, members, volunteers, paid
drivers and office personnel. Experience working with older adults is
a plus and great customer service is key. You must be familiar with
computers and be able to read detailed maps quickly and accurately. A
valid driver's license and three years of driving experience with no
unexplained moving violations is a must.
Salary: $18-$20/hour.
If this sounds like your next career development opportunity, please
send your resume and cover letter to:
Jeffery.Wallace@ITNGreaterLA.org.

Friday, August 29, 2008

ECPC Position

ECPC the Early Childhood Parenting Center
A project of Community Partners®

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Job Description:
Responsible for the day to day business and financial operations of the Early Childhood Parenting Center, keeping records, interfacing with Community Partners, and working with the ECPC Director and committees.

•Reports hours for payroll and distributes checks.
•Collects income, pays bills, acknowledges donations and tributes.
•Handles mail, voicemail, and email contacts.
•Orders supplies, services.
•Attends weekly meetings (Wednesday mornings) at the center

10-15 Hours/week
Salary TBD

Contact: Gloria Mucino, LCSW
Clinical Director
Email resume to: gmucino@ca.rr.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

THE SANTA MONICA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBER

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2008
Contact: Julie Taren
Human Services Division/Commission on the Status of Women
Phone: 310-458-8701


THE SANTA MONICA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), established in 1981, is charged with enhancing the status of women in our community. The Commission promotes this goal through investigation of, advocacy for, and policy development regarding issues relevant to women and girls, and by creating leadership and career advancement opportunities for women and girls in our community. Currently, there are two vacancies and the COSW is seeking persons interested in serving on the Commission. Candidates must be residents of the City of Santa Monica and must be committed to improving the status of women through advocacy, education, and related efforts. Meetings are held every second Wednesday at 7PM, and the public is invited to participate.
With a total of nine members and one youth intern, the COSW makes regular recommendations to the Santa Monica City Council and staff on programs and policies affecting women and girls. Commissioners are currently creating a strategic plan that will prioritize key goals, objectives and tasks aimed at improving the opportunities for women and girls in Santa Monica. Each year, the Commission presents an Outstanding Woman Leader (OWL) award to a woman who has demonstrated exceptional personal and/or professional dedication to improving the lives of women and girls in Santa Monica. Other accomplishments of the COSW include the 2004 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Santa Monica and the 2004 Work/Life Survey. Both reports have provided key data for policymakers and the business community about education, employment and income, domestic violence and other key issues facing women and girls in Santa Monica.
Application forms and information are accepted for vacancies on an ongoing basis at Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 102. You may request an application by mail by calling (310) 458-8211, or you may apply through the City’s website at www.smgov.net. Only those candidates appointed will be notified.

Monday, August 25, 2008

United Way Part-Time Position

Part-Time Evaluation Interviewer

Summary
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is contracting with a researcher to conduct structured interviews with young mothers who are homeless or near-homeless and living in the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles County. The interviews are part of the evaluation of the three-year, Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children, which is being carried out by a collaborative of community organizations in the Antelope Valley and is co-funded by United Way and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Responsibilities
• Set up and conduct interviews (approximately 1½-2 hours) using structured protocol and complete interview instrument.
• Manage data and submit necessary paperwork.
• Ensure data quality by communicating regularly with Evaluation leads.

Qualifications and Requirements
• Demonstrated experience conducting structured interviews, especially with high-risk populations.
• Familiarity with health and human services, particularly child development, parenting, and homelessness.
• Understanding of human subject protection requirements.
• Must be able to conduct interviews in the Antelope Valley. Will have access to an office in Lancaster, but may need to travel to other parts to conduct interviews.
• Flexibility in times available to conduct interviews.
• Must have automobile with insurance and valid driver’s license.

Hours and Compensation
The Interviewer is required to complete approximately 120 interviews per year, and will be paid $150 per interview. This compensation is all-inclusive and will cover time needed to conduct each interview, record and manage data, and submit completed interviews, and ensure data quality. It is estimated that the Interviewer will spend approximately 7.5 hours on each interview, including preparation time, conducting the interview, recording and submitting data, and ensuring data quality.

This is a contract position and does not include benefits.

To Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume to Christine Marge, Program Officer, Basic Needs: cmarge@unitedwayla.org.

United Way Part-Time Position

Part-Time Evaluation Interviewer

 

Summary

United Way of Greater Los Angeles is contracting with a researcher to conduct structured interviews with young mothers who are homeless or near-homeless and living in the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles County.  The interviews are part of the evaluation of the three-year, Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children, which is being carried out by a collaborative of community organizations in the Antelope Valley and is co-funded by United Way and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. 

 

Responsibilities

·       Set up and conduct interviews (approximately 1?-2 hours) using structured protocol and complete interview instrument.

·       Manage data and submit necessary paperwork.

·       Ensure data quality by communicating regularly with Evaluation leads.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

·       Demonstrated experience conducting structured interviews, especially with high-risk populations.

·       Familiarity with health and human services, particularly child development, parenting, and homelessness. 

·       Understanding of human subject protection requirements.

·       Must be able to conduct interviews in the Antelope Valley.  Will have access to an office in Lancaster, but may need to travel to other parts to conduct interviews.

·       Flexibility in times available to conduct interviews.

·       Must have automobile with insurance and valid driver's license.

 

Hours and Compensation

The Interviewer is required to complete approximately 120 interviews per year, and will be paid $150 per interview.  This compensation is all-inclusive and will cover time needed to conduct each interview, record and manage data, and submit completed interviews, and ensure data quality.  It is estimated that the Interviewer will spend approximately 7.5 hours on each interview, including preparation time, conducting the interview, recording and submitting data, and ensuring data quality.

 

This is a contract position and does not include benefits.

 

To Apply

E-mail cover letter and resume to Christine Marge, Program Officer, Basic Needs: cmarge@unitedwayla.org.

Amnesty International Position

Field Organizer

Los Angeles or San Francisco

 AIUSA Field Organizers report to one of five Regional Directors, and are assigned territories within which they are responsible for organizing and coordinating the work of AIUSA members and activists, consistent with Amnesty International's approach to human rights work.  FOs support local member groups within their territory with recruiting and engagement events, human rights education and activist training.  We currently seek a Field Organizer for the Western Region to cover S. California and 4 - 5 SW states.

Taking direction from the leadership at AIUSA, the FO plays a critical role in the development and implementation of regional responses to new or emergency human rights crises.  Working in collaboration with Campaign and External Affairs staff, s/he organizes fundraising, public awareness and campaign events, and serves as AIUSA's public representative for the territory.  The FO also serves on internal campaign inter-departmental working groups, and is a key participant in the development and implementation of long-term regional campaign strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Four to six years of directly relevant experience is required, including working with volunteer groups.  Teambuilding, organizing and excellent presentation skills are required.  The ideal candidate is a strong collaborator, who can work with volunteer activists and members, as well as other AIUSA staff toward our shared goals.  S/he must be an excellent presenter who has or can develop media skills for interviews.  Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and/ or other language skills desired.

To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary history to humanresources@aiusa.org. Please indicate in the subject line: FO-WRO. No phone calls, please. AIUSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION POSITION

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER

Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCHC owns and manages 175 units of affordable housing including a 32-bed transitional housing facility for homeless women and their children. VCHC’s Transitional Living Center, called “Westminster-TLC,” located in Venice, is a transitional housing program which can accommodate up to eight homeless women and twenty-four children in shared apartment units.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Program Coordinator for the Transitional Living Center reports to the Family & Community Services Director (FCSD). The Program Coordinator is responsible for case managing eight women-headed households transitioning out of homelessness into stable housing from intake and assessment through referral to support services and job training and/or educational opportunities. This includes interviewing all applicants, together with HOPE, the project partner. The Program Coordinator enforces all financial and programmatic program requirements. In addition, the Program Coordinator assists in developing and implementing on-site educational and life skills programs including but not limited to parenting classes, household management, budgeting, anger management and pre-employment skills training. The Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all case files, satisfying any contract reporting requirements, providing referrals to other programs, and serves as an advocate as needed, proactively strategizing and planning supportive social service programming. Other duties as assigned by the FCSD.

QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant should have a Masters Degree in Social Work with a focus on case management and an extensive knowledge of community resources and family dynamics; experience working with low-income families, homeless families, domestic violence victims, and single mothers; and excellent communication, time management, administrative and inter-personal skills. A valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and the ability to transport clients seeking housing and other services are required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) also preferred.
SALARY
Full-time position with some regular evening and occasional weekend hours. $42,000-45,000 per year, plus health and dental benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please email your resume and cover letter to pfontana@vchcorp.org. Resumes may also be mailed to: Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 ATTN: Human Resources. Our fax number is 310-399-1130. Please, no phone calls. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Position

Director of Programs & Community Services

Organization: Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing

Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):
MSW or equivalent experience
Supervisory experience required
Able to guide and mentor others
Experience working with volunteers or being a volunteer.
Ability coordinate multiple tasks
Experience working collaboratively with community based organizations
such as and not limited to public and social service agencies.
Public speaking, presentation skills and written communication skills
required. Must be creative, proactive yet disciplined.
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office; PC) required

Job Description:
The Director of Programs & Community Services implements and oversees
the social service programs including but not limited to: conducting
comprehensive assessments; working with residents to identify needs and
develop individual service plans; providing support, advocacy and
assistance toward attaining goals and meeting client needs. This
position collaborates with city and community agencies to provide
comprehensive services to Triangle Square residents.

Relationships:
Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

o Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of
program and recreational services consistent with GLEH's mission and goals.
o Conducts intake and exit interviews with program clients.
o Serves as counselor advocate/case manager for residents.
o Schedules, facilitates, and/or monitors classes, support groups, and
life skills education for residents.
o Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates all operations of the program
to meet program goals and objectives, consistent with agency's Strategic
Plan.
o Reviews client files to ensure progress is being made to achieve
client goals.
o Prepares the necessary documentation to comply with conditions
outlined by agency contractual agreements.
o Represents GLEH to the community, develops collaborations according to
mission and values. Assures GLEH representation at relevant community
regional and statement councils, networks and events consistent the
mission and vision.
o Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Work with older adults in a manner that treats every member/participant
with dignity and respect and in a friendly and personalized manner;
o Design, develop and implement expanded Adult programs, as appropriate;

Website : http://www.gleh.org

How To Apply:
Angela Leonard
1602 N. Ivar Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States
Ph: 323-957-7200
FAX: 323-957-3313
Email: aleonard@gleh.org
<mailto:aleonard@gleh.org?subject=Director%20of%20Programs%20&%20Community%20Services%20on%20SocialService.Com>

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Project New Hope Position

SOCIAL WORKER, MSW- FULL TIME

Project New Hope (PNH) promotes a full continuum of supportive housing and employment options to low income individuals and families with HIV/AIDS.

The Social Worker will travel to licensed PNH Residential Facilities in L.A. County to provide psychosocial support to clients and assisting staff in meeting the clients’ needs. The Social Worker will work with a multidisciplinary team to assist the client to move into independent living.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Complete initial psychosocial assessment.
• Create and implement a Needs and Services plan.
• Assist client in developing life skills and moving toward independent living.
• Link clients to appropriate resources.
• Crisis Intervention

MSW REQUIRED. PREFERENCE FOR:
• LCSW
• Bi-lingual Spanish
• Working knowledge of HIV/AIDS
• Experience in substance abuse, homelessness, and working with diverse populations.

Competitive Salary. Benefits include, sick, vacation, and holiday time. Health benefits paid 100% by PNH.

Resume and Cover Letter to: Leigh Zweig, LCSW, Chief Operations Officer: LZweig@ProjectNewHope.org.

GLASS Position

SENIOR THERAPISTS:

SUMMARY: Provide individual, group, family and milieu based therapy as well as clinically informed and culturally competent case management services for high utilizing clients in a Full Service Partnership program.

DUTIES:

1. Develop, implement and facilitate therapeutic programming and rehabilitative services
2. Act as primary therapist for 12-15 consumers
3. Conduct comprehensive clinical assessment for assigned consumers
4. Serve as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team
5. Act as a liaison to psychiatrist, nursing staff, group home social worker, program director
6. Act as a liaison to primary care takers including group home staff, foster parents and biological parents
7. Formulate coordination, service and case management plans
8. Document consumer progress and staff interventions that focus on the consumer meeting their goals
9. Facilitate direct rehabilitative mental health services as defined by the consumers’ individual treatment plan
10. Participate in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings
11. Ensure that consumer files are in compliance with required DMH chart/documentation standards
12. Complete all required DMH paperwork
13. Meet all documentation deadlines
14. Provide training and assist in supervising rehabilitation specialist and group home staff
15. Provide crisis interventions as per on-call schedule and as necessary
16. Attend at all required clinical meetings
17. Maintain awareness of current professional standards for mental health professional
18. Maintain knowledge of all current G.L.A.S.S. policies and procedures
19. Maintain knowledge of all current Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Services, and Department of Probation rules, regulations, policies and procedures


QUALIFICATIONS: MSW, Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT), or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and license eligible by the BBS; and have a valid California driver license and a clean DMV record

* Location: Palmdale/Lancaster
* Compensation: DOE

Contact: Leah Carroll, MSW at
323-829-6822 / LEAHC@GLASSLA.ORG

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Friends of the Family Position

MSW Case Manager
This is a unique opportunity to develop and implement a ground-breaking component of Friends of the Family’s participation in the First Five LA Best Babies Collaborative that involves case management and support for women at risk of having poor birth outcomes.

Hours/Salary: Full time, $54,000/year; position may require evening and/or weekends

Duties/Responsibilities including but not limited to:

· Provides case management, service coordination and resource linkage for women at risk of having poor birth outcomes
· Ensures the provision of comprehensive services to participants based on professional assessment of psychosocial status
· Makes home visits to address issues related to promoting healthy pregnancy, post-partum and inter-conception care and assist with daily life management for at-risk women
· Attend all Best Babies Collaborative meetings and workgroups and provide feedback and updates to Friends of the Family staff
· Maintain timely and accurate case files and provide necessary data to Best Babies Collaborative for data entry

Education/Qualifications/Skills:

· Master Degree in Social Work and three years case management experience in related field
· Fluent in oral and written English & Spanish, preferred
· Excellent oral and written communication skills required (please submit a writing sample with your resume)
· Experience in home visits preferred
· Expert knowledge of quality prenatal, postpartum and interception care behaviors, child and family development principles, helpful
· Demonstrated knowledge of community resources & social services
· Knowledge of dynamics of at risk populations
· Problem solving and crisis intervention skills
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher & Outlook
· Must have a car, be able to drive, have a valid CA driver’s license, and current auto insurance
· Satisfactory completion of all background screening requirements

Contact: Ms. Wynn Helms
Director of Human Resources Email: hr@fofca.org NO CALLS PLEASE
Fax: 818/988-4633

Friends of the Family
15350 Sherman Way, #140 Van Nuys CA 91406

www.fofca.org

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Zero to Three Positions

There are new employment opportunities at ZERO TO THREE Western Office to work as a member of our team on the First 5 LA Best Start Workforce Development project. This is a 5-year contract with First 5 LA to convene workgroups to identify competencies across various sectors/disciplines in the birth-3 arena, look at training approaches, and create a sustainable network for workforce development in LA County. We are actively recruiting to fill three positions: Project Coordinator, Research Associate and Administrative Coordinator. The job listings are also posted at ZERO TO THREE (http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=abt_careers), Idealist and Opportunity Knocks websites .

Monday, July 14, 2008

Coalition for Economic Survival Position

Tenant/Community Outreach Organizer
Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

The Coalition for Economic Survival is seeking qualified people to organize tenants in at-risk affordable housing. The Los Angeles area has one of the most severe housing crisis in the nation. Landlords, in efforts to obtain more profit and higher rents at minimum cost, are constantly attempting to illegally evict tenants, refusing to make needed repairs, converting and destroying affordable housing, and opting out of federal rent subsidy programs. The tenant organizer will identify organizing situations and tenant leaders, develop tenant associations, campaigns and other efforts to preserve affordable housing and secure tenants' rights.

The Coalition for Economic Survival, Los Angeles’ leading tenants’ rights organization, has been organizing people for economic and social justice for the last 35 years.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Identifying, developing and supporting tenant leaders, including:
a) training leaders in skills such as meeting facilitation, speech writing and negotiating with owners, management companies and government officials.
b) helping leaders learn how to choose winnable goals, and how to strategize
and implement campaigns to win concrete victories.
c) providing day-to-day strategic advice and basic administrative support including typing, research and writing.
• Organizing and supporting tenant associations, including:
a) door-to-door canvassing, leafleting and speaking at outreach meetings.
b) organizing initial building meetings and ongoing tenant association meetings.
c) preparing meeting notices, agendas, educational materials.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required
1) MUST have the ability to communicate in Spanish.
2) Good writing, speaking and research skills.
3) A valid driver’s license, insurance and a dependable car is a must.
4) Ability to work evenings and weekends. On some occasions work will require irregular and long hours.

Desirable
1) Experience in building tenant, community or labor organizations.
2) Experience in community activism.
3) Working knowledge of word processing and basic computer graphics.
4) Knowledge of landlord/tenant law and housing issues and financing.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Depends on experience, plus medical and dental insurance.

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Tenant Organizer Position, c/o Coalition for Economic Survival, 514 Shatto Place, Suite 270, Los Angeles, 90020, or fax to (213) 252-4422. For more information, call (213) 252-4411, www.CESinAction.org, or email, contactces@earthlink.net.


Friday, July 11, 2008

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Position

We are searching for a Medical Social Worker to work in our
Healthcare Center located in Hollywood California. The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.

-Conducts a psycho/social assessment on all new clients; conducts additional follow-up assessments as required by regulation or deemed necessary by the healthcare team.
-Provides crisis intervention counseling.
-Provides short term therapy as needed for individuals, couples and/or families.
-Assists the patient in prioritizing needs and coordinating referrals.
-Advises, counsels and, when appropriate, assists the patient's support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions and follow up plans.
-Develops and tracks mental health treatment plans.
-Reports suspicions of child and/or adult abuse to the appropriate authorities according to statutes in collaboration with the Director of Psychiatry, the patient's medical provider and AHF's General Counsel.
-Refers clients to the appropriate program or resource, and when required, assists clients in the enrollment process to access benefits.
-Maintains a log of referrals and referral follow-up.
-Collaborates with the healthcare center team (nursing, medicine, benefits) to link client with community services and programs as required by the treatment plan.
-Is a member of and attends the Mental Health Team conference meetings.
-Maintains an active client case load in accordance with productivity standards determined by AHF management.
-Reviews cases on an on going basis to assure maintenance of accurate information,benefits and appropriateness of the treatment plan.
-Utilizes a standardized format for documentation and maintains complete and accurate files on all clients; documents response to the treatment plan and documents all services provided.
-Conducts continuous quality improvement activities to assure caliber of service.
-Serves as agency liaison to other service and community organizations as assigned.
-Participates in training and consultation on HIV mental health issues to healthcare center staff, clients and the general public as assigned.
-Prepares monthly reports for the Office of AIDS Programs and Policies (OAPP) as required.
-Prepares quarterly reports for Positive Healthcare.

AHF Meetings:
Mental Health Team conference meetings

Other Qualifications:
-Minimum of one year of inpatient healthcare experience desired.
-Two years of clinical work, preferably with emphasis on chronically ill patients.
-Must be able to travel 20% of the time.
-Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
-Refined interview techniques.
-Knowledge of HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns as they relate to the diverse populations.
-Familiarity with organic and behavior disorders, dementia,
crisis intervention techniques and social/family systems.

Other Skills and Abilities:
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills strongly preferred.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to work as a team player.

Education and/or Experience:
-Master's degree (MSW) in Social Work or equivalent from an accredited school of Social Work.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Office Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
-Valid California Driver's License.
-Proof of liability insurance.

Are you intrigued by this amazing opportunity? Are you eager to learn more? If so, please send your resume via e-mail to: Careers@aidshealth.org or fax it to: (323) 417-5030. To apply in person please come to our Administrative Office: 6255 Sunset Blvd., 21st. Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information
Jake Smith / HR Business Partner
Careers@AIDShealth.org
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
6255 W. Sunset Blvd. 21st Floor
Los Angeles CA 90028
Fax: 323-850-5153

Friday, July 4, 2008

Seven Generations Positions

Seven Generations here in L.A. has at least 2-3 full time therapist positions available. Lots of team work, great therapeutic staff, ability to collect post-doc hours towards licensure, and.... great supervision!

If you know of anyone who might be interested, tell them to email me their vita at drlingenfelter@hotmail.com (or fax it 213-241-0925).

- Jennifer Lingenfelter
United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
Seven Generations Children and Family Mental Heath Dept.
1125 W 6th St, ste 103
Los Angeles CA 90017

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

LA County Probation Positions

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II (TREATMENT & COUNSELING)

EXAM NUMBER F8609J

FILING DATES July 02, 2008 until needs are met

SALARY $4,388.73 - $6,077.36 MONTHLY

$4,520.73 - $6,259.91 Effective 08/01/2008

New Position Listing

POSITION Deputy Probation Officer II - Treatment and Counseling are employed at the Probation Department's Residential Treatment facilities throughout the County of Los Angeles.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Provides treatment to psychologically disturbed juveniles and their families, and acts as team leaders; plans and implements treatment programs utilizing accepted

casework skills and techniques; prepares reports and recommendations for use by the Probation Department and the court, and supervises camp or Dorothy Kirby Center wards; runs small group, utilizing evidenced-based cognitive interventions on as needed basis.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS A Master's Degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, or Marriage andFamily Therapy from an accredited* college.

More information is available on the web.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Conference

The 16th Annual Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Conference is
approaching (August 24-27, Garden Grove, California).

Now in its 16th year, the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care
Conference provides care professionals with the opportunity to connect
with peers from around the country; learn from renowned aging experts;
and participate in educational programs tailored to address the unique
needs and demands of the profession.

For direct care workers, nurses, activity specialists, supervisors or
other care professionals and students, this conference promises to
provide tools and information that can be easily and quickly
incorporated into everyday work, as well as networking options.

Please visit our website: http://alz.org/careconference/08/overview.asp