Saturday, May 31, 2008

Paid Internship-United Way

Paid Internship

Reports to: Program Officer
Department: Community Investment, United Way

Summary of Position:

Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Economic and Workforce Development, the Financial Stability Research Intern will analyze the performance of United Way’s innovative savings program for low-income households in the Los Angeles County known as the Ramp-Up Accelerated Savings Account Program (RUASA) that was piloted in 2007. A distinguishing aspect of the Ramp-Up accounts is that they subsidize the interest on participant deposits.

While offering structured savings products that include meaningful incentives for low-income households is a major step forward in helping families make the most of their earned dollars, marketing these products is a challenge that remains to be tackled. In most cases, marketing savings products during tax time is seen as an effective way to help families save money, mostly because the products are offered at a time when working families experience an inflow of additional dollars from tax refunds. However, issues related to accessing tax refund dollars have created opportunities for commercial tax preparers to offer short-term loans in anticipation of the actual refund, commonly known as Refund Anticipation Loans or RALs. These loans effectively reduce the amount of tax refund dollars and make it even more difficult for low-income families to save. The Financial Stability Research Intern will conduct research, surveys and interviews and create a report that will assess the demand for RALs and offer recommendations on how to develop alternatives to RALs at Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

After conducting interviews and literature review on RALs and savings products, the Financial Stability Intern will create a test and a control group of the low-income savers in UWGLA’s IDA program. All savers in UWGLA’s SFAD program have income levels less than 200% of federal poverty level. The intern will then monitor any difference in savings activity for both groups of Ramp-Up and non-Ramp-Up savers. The intern will also contact Ramp-Up participants and will create a questionnaire and conduct a survey of the importance and effectiveness of incentives, marketing, etc. A final report will document the findings on Ramp-Ups and offer recommendations on RALs.

* Research existing reports and data
* Conduct interviews with subject matter experts
* Conduct statistical analysis of saving patterns of existing savers
* Compile information into report format

Additional Functions:

* Work in a cooperative manner with community leaders and community groups
* Maintain records, reports or files
* Select materials needed to complete work assignment
* Store completed work assignments in appropriate locations

Job Qualifications:

* Must be currently enrolled full-time in college or graduate school and be planning to return to school in the Fall of 2008;
* Good knowledge of community economic development
* Ability to effectively manage one’s time and organize workload and assignments;
* Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office software products and Internet research.
* Mobility; ability to complete own reports; ability to communicate with volunteers, staff and public.
* Strong organizational and follow up skills.
* Bilingual English Spanish a plus.

This is a paid internship position for 11 weeks.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to or fax it to (213) 808-6484.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local law.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


State Preschool Division:
Family Services Coordinator

* Two years management experience utilizing a case management approach.
* BA/BS degree in Social Services or related field as deemed by the agency.
* Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
* Ability to work well with people with a sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
* Computer skills.
* A California Driver's License, daily use of an automobile, and automobile liability insurance.

Preferred qualifications

* Bilingual (Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Vietnamese).

* Supervise, train and evaluate enrollment component staff.
* Train teaching staff on enrollment component related issues.
* Review family files for compliance with funding source requirements and Community Care Licensing requirements.
* Review program records related but not limited to attendance, food program and enrollment in order to maintain compliance with funding source requirements.
* Coordinate the completion of all program documentation and reports related to enrollment and attendance.
* Handle parent concerns and appeals with sensitivity.
* Maintain rapport with parents and act as the first level of administration in regards to enrollment questions or appeal of enrollment decisions.
* Maintain up to date information on requirements for eligibility including but not limited to Title XXII (Community Care Licensing) and Department of Education Funding Terms and Conditions and Los Angeles Universal Preschool.
* Accurately complete assigned reports in a timely manner.
* Actively participate in in-service training.
* Read and implement all agency and program policies and procedures.
* Promote full enrollment and participate in recruitment of children as directed.
* Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Responsibility

* Works under direction of the State Preschool Division Director.

Job Specs

* Twelve month work year.
* Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
* Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regulations, the Agency's contracts, or at Agency's discretion.

StatusaFull-time $4,122/mo. + Benefits
ApplyCall Division for application or download below (626) 854-3449 or
Fax resume to (626) 854-3458

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

City of Santa Monica-Administrative Intern

Human Resources Department

1685 Main Street, Room 101 , P.O. Box 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Main Phone:310-458-8246
Web Address:
Check out other temporary positions as well!

The City pays the employee's contribution to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City participates in the Medicare portion of FICA only, and therefore there is no deduction made for social security.


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.
Job Summary
$14.77* Salary effective July 7, 2008( includes 4.0% Cost of Living Adjustment) pending City Council Approval. This is a temporary hourly position without benefits. The City Of Santa Monica provides a deferred compensation (457) retirement plan for its as-needed (temporary) employees who are not eligible for coverage under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The City and as-needed employee are each required to contribute 3.75% of wages to the deferred compensation plan. As-needed employee contributions will be deducted from paychecks on a pre-tax basis.
Major Duties
Conducts field investigations and surveys of various organizational and administrative studies.

Gathers, complies and conducts analysis of data for departmental studies and/or projects.

Prepares charts, tables and diagrams.

Maintains applicable records and files, as assigned.

Performs administrative and clerical duties, as assigned.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public administration.
General research and analysis methods and techniques.
Basic office procedures and standard office equipment.
Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:
Follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
Research and interpret complex technical information.
Write clear and concise reports.
Perform mathematical calculations.
Provide effective customer service.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Skill in:
The use of a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Reading, writing and communicating in English at an appropriate level.
Basic mathematics.

Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
Must be a student in good standing at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or a closely related field and maintain full-time student status (minimum 9 semester units) at an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates:

(Note: You will be required to present proof of full-time student enrollment prior to the conclusion of the application period).


Application Review Board: All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position. Those candidates whose qualifications best meet the City's needs will be invited to participate further.

NOTE: 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.

Job Title:Administrative Intern
Exam #:082950-01
Bridget Cade

Year End Luncheon for Field Instructors 6.10.08

REMINDER to all UCLA Field Instructors:
As we approach the end of the 2007-2008 academic year, we would like to invite you to our YEAR END LUNCHEON for Field Instructors. The Luncheon will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2008 in the Public Policy Building, Room 2343. Continental Breakfast and Registration will began at 9:00am. The Program and Lunch will be from 9:30am - 1:00pm. We want to thank you for your hard work and provide you with an interesting program. Chad Costello, MSW, CPRP, Director, Public Policy, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, will present the "Recovery Model."
We will also present the "Extra Mile" award to this years recipient(s). In addition, the field instructor and field coordinator certificates, and appointments of field instructors to Clinical Instructors in the Department will also be awarded.
Please RSVP to Ms. Regina Thomas at (310) 825-2257 or to confirm your attendance. Parking will be available in Lot 3 at the Hilgard and Wyton entrance of UCLA. PLEASE NOTE: Parking is NOT RESERVED IN YOUR NAME, but by event: "End-of-Year Luncheon."
We look forward to seeing you.

Policy Briefing on Muslim and Jewish Dialogue 5.22.08

"Beyond Kumbaya: A Muslim and A Jew in Civil Dialogue"
Thursday, May 22
12 - 1:30 pm
Room 2343
(lunch provided)

Tufail Ahmad
Co-Founder, Maryland Muslim Council


Steven Goodman
Vice President, American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter

When leaders of the Maryland Muslim Council and the American Jewish Committees Washington Chapter started meeting about four years ago, people in the nations capital took notice. The Washington Times wrote about their five-point statement of cooperation, which forms the basis of their work together. Come hear Tufail Ahmad and Steven Roy Goodman explain the circumstances that brought them together at a D.C. Italian restaurant, why they decided to pursue a dialogue, how they set the ground rules, the five points of understanding, first steps and missteps, their work since then, and plans for the future.

Lunch provided. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required to: or 310-206-8034. For more information, please visit:

Tufail Ahmad
President, Euro-America Shipping & Trade
Co-Founder, Maryland Muslim Council
Tufail Ahmad, a Pakistani-American community leader, enhances dialogue among different ethnic and religious communities. A former participant in the joint India-Pakistan Peace and Goodwill Mission of expatriate Pakistanis and Indians living in the United States, Canada, and Britain, he has worked to establish an effective dialogue between the Muslim and Jewish communities. He received his M.A. in Commerce from Allahabad University and became an assistant professor at a college in Karachi.

Steven Roy Goodman, M.S., J.D.
Educational Consultant
Vice President, American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter
Steve Goodman serves as vice president and intergroup outreach chair of the American Jewish Committees Washington Chapter. He develops initiatives and spearheads outreach to various ethnic groups. His work has resulted in drafting a statement of cooperation between Washington-area Jews and Muslims, holding joint fundraisers for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, arranging a Sukkot celebration for Jews and Muslims, and contributing to an interfaith Ramadan iftaar with Under Secretary of State Karen Hughes that was broadcast around the world. He is an international authority on college and graduate school admissions and a former faculty member of the Wharton School and Haverford College.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Paid Summer Internship-Women Helping Women Services

The Summer Intern will be supervised by Clinical Director Ava Rose, LCSW,, and will have the following opportunities::

Family Court Advocacy Project Assistant—including conducting/ supervising court observations, data entry & analysis, literature review and assistance in grant research and preparation;

Community-based program development for local school- and shelter-based programs (may include research and development of teen health curriculum, development of human trafficking outreach program, etc.);

Community outreach & networking, including attending local interagency councils, LA &/or West Hollywood human services meetings, NCJW & community advocacy events, and other community forums;

Grant Writing—researching funding opportunities and grant preparation/ writing, in collaboration with the Director of Community Services, Leslie deBeauvais;

Volunteer Recruitment for the WHWS Counseling Talkline.

- Participate in the inner-workings of a busy, community-based, old-fashioned social work agency;

- Collaborate closely with NCJW/LA Director of Community Programs, WHWS Clinical Director & Clinical Program Coordinator;

- Develop professional contacts through interagency collaborations;

- Supervisors will work with the student to create learning experiences based on the student’s interests and learning needs

- Strong writing and organizational skills required.

- Bilingual Spanish candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

2 schedule options are available
Option A: 6 weeks @ 20 hours/week

Option B: 8 weeks @ 16 hours/week

$1500 Stipend

Ava Rose, LCSW

Clinical Director, Women Helping Women Services

NCJW/LA: 543 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

W: 323-852-8521 Fax: 323-651-5348

2nd Annual Gang Symposium 5.20.08

UCLA Department of Social Welfare and Communities in Schools present

Gangs...A Community Solution

Dodd Hall @ UCLA
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
6 PM to 8:30 PM

Keynote: Michael De La Rocha, City of LA Human Relations Commission

Contact: Michelle Talley: 310.206.2697 /

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Centinela Hospital Posting




JOB SUMMARY: Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Social Worker assists patients – Neonates, Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults and their significant others to cope with a multiplicity of social and emotional problems, many with particular reference to illness and the hospital setting, working to promote or enhance psychosocial functioning of the patient and family. Provides crisis intervention services, including assessing for a reporting suspected abuse/neglect. Provides a wide range of community resources to patient as needed. Participates in all aspects of discharge planning as indicated. Meets with patients, physicians, and families throughout the facility. Communicates effectively in person and telephone with physicians, other healthcare staff, patients, families and external contacts.


  1. Masters Degree in Social Work, and registered with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  2. Minimum of one year experience as a social worker in a hospital setting.
  3. Current BCLS certification preferred.
Please submit your resume to:
Chief Nursing Officer
Sylvia Ventura, RN

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Paid Internship with Private Practice

Looking for unlicensed MSWs or MFTs to learn and grow with West Coast Counseling Center. Excellent supervision provided.Group and Addiction experience preferred. Must be avail the 2nd & 4th Wed of the month for group supervision. Offices in West LA, Encino and Westlake Villiage. For more information visit our website at or to apply, send your resume/cover letter to

Stuart House Posting

Looking for MSW/LCSW, MFT, PhD to provides psychotherapy services for children who are suspected victims of sexual abuse and their families, including intake evaluations, in-depth diagnostic assessments, and individual, family, and group treatment services. The therapist also provides crisis intervention services to ongoing clients and assumes on-call responsibilities in the RTC/SH 24-hour emergency response services for suspected victims of sexual assault/abuse, including crisis intervention, advocacy, and accompaniment services. Supervisor can only supervise 1000 hours for MSWs or MFTIs.
Loc: Stuart House,1336 16th St, Santa Monica, CA
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5 + some evening
Minimum Salary: $29.27 / $5093
Maximum Salary:

$34.98 / $6087

Step Up on Second Posting

JOB DESCRIPTION – Social Worker (Service Coordinator)

SUMMARY: The Service Coordinator provides case management services for adults

with psychiatric disabilities to improve their quality of life by achieving their highest level of functioning.


Primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:

· Make comprehensive ongoing evaluations of level of functioning, support network, adequacy of living arrangements, financial status, physical health, level of self-care.

· Assist clients in identifying needs, setting goals, establishing concrete objectives and developing a Personal Service Plan.

· Assure access to local resources, including psychiatric and medical care, housing, rehabilitation programs, drug/alcohol services, socialization activities, providing transportation and accompanying the client when necessary. Communicate regularly with other treatment providers.

· Provide both ongoing support and crisis intervention.

· Actively outreach clients on caseload who have not been in contact.

· Conduct support groups and teach classes on topics such as money management and like skills training.

· Maintain member files in compliance with funder requirements.

· As time allows, assist in the daily operation of the center.

· Attend daily staff meetings, supervision and trainings as requested.

· Work cooperatively with other Service Coordinators including sharing responsibility for 24 hour on-call coverage.

REPORTS TO: Team Leader

HOURS: 40 hours per week


QUALIFICATIONS: License preferred – L.C.S.W.; M.F.T.; Nurse or B.A. in psychology or a related field or 3 years of related work experience with a minimum of 2 years experience working with mentally ill adults in a community setting. Case management experience is essential, including the ability to chart patient progress to meet documentation requirements. Interview will involve a review of this ability. Must have own transportation and current driver’s license.

Fax resume to (310) 394-6883. Check out our website:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Licensing Workshop 6.20.08

NASW-CA Chapter Offers a Workshop: How to Become a Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)

Workshop: This 90-min workshop will explain the CA licensing process, timeframes, requirements, and common challenges.

Date and Location: Friday, June 20 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Burbank, CA

Pre-registration Required: NASW-Members: Free ~ Non-Members: $20.00

Registration Information and Event Details:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008




General Responsibilities: As a member of the PROTOTYPES Second Steps Program, and under the supervision of the Program Director, Case Manager will provide direct services, education, information and referrals.

Specific Responsibilities:

· Create contracts management system to monitor data and reporting of STAR House Program

· Audit and organize charts to comply with grant requirements.

· Conduct initial client assessment and intake.

· Monitor support services, information and referrals.

· Recommend interventions and/ or referrals as appropriate, based on client needs.

· Provide service assessments: prioritizing client needs. Service Plan: develop goals and timeline to achieve goals with client. Client Advocacy: phone calls, coordination of services on behalf of the clients. Reassess and revise service plan as needed; and follow-up with clients to assess for additional services (i.e. legal assistance).

· Co-facilitate and/ or conduct open groups, structured closed groups and individual counseling to residents.

· Provide direct services and transportation based on client needs.

· Provide substance abuse counseling, support services, information and referrals.

· Maintain network of mental health, health, social service substance abuse and domestic violence referrals.

· Document information on each client, maintain written records and reports.

· Assist the program in developing and documenting culturally sensitive understanding of the target population.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree from a four-year college or university and/or a minimum of 5 years experience as a community worker. Must have familiarity with the needs of the target population. Willingness to work evenings and weekends. Good writing and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and respect of all confidentiality issues. Must also have a dependable automobile with valid driver’s license and current insurance. Bilingual/Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

Submit Resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Chen Speckman, LCSW (323) 481-4119

Also Inquire about various on-call and hourly positions

PROTOTYPES is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

PROTOTYPES is a non-smoking work environment.

Family Services of Santa Monica

Family Service of Santa Monica is accepting applications for three positions. All three require an M.S.W. or related degree. Licensed or license eligible preferred. Positions are open for:

  1. Agency based mental health provider for children, families, and adult clients. Some knowledge of DMH paperwork requirements is a plus. Bilingual Spanish/English required..
  2. School based mental health provider on an elementary school site in Santa Monica, experience and knowledge about school social work, including a PPS credential a plus. Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  3. Coordinator and direct service provider of mental health consultation and early intervention to preschool day care sites in Santa Monica. Experience in and /or knowledge about early intervention and education required.

Persons of color or diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions.

In each of these positions you will provide short and long term mental health services to a diverse population of children, youth, families, and adults. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in community networking and collaboration, teacher consultation and to lead groups. For licensed staff, depending on experience, you may have the opportunity to supervise trainees and interns.

High quality clinical supervision for licensure as well as ongoing professional development is provided.

Family Service of Santa Monica, a division of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, is a private, non-profit mental health agency which has been serving the Santa Monica and nearby communities for the past 80 years. We offer flexible scheduling and excellent benefits.

For more information

Please call or email

Natalie Levine, LCSW


To apply, email resume or send to:

Natalie Levine, LCSW

Family Service of Santa Monica

1533 Euclid Street

Santa Monica, Ca. 90404

Or fax to: 310-451-6106


Neighborhood Councils - Making Change Happen

Saturday – May 17, 2008
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

1500 W. Washington Blvd. s Los Angeles, CA 90007


Each neighborhood in the City represents and carries a unique part of the history, fabric and future of Los Angeles. While there are communities within communities rich in cultural diversity, we share many common values, strengths and challenges. The Neighborhood Councils are an important forum for bringing broad cross sections of each community together to identify key issues and concerns as well as solutions. This first-ever Regional Congress is designed to take two of the challenges identified by the South Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils that cut across street boundaries, racial and ethnic communities and provide an opportunity to explore with each other as well as key city officials, what is being done and what can be done to improve the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles. The congress will examine:

Gang Violence: Finding Solutions for a Community Health & Economic Crisis
Panelist: Jeff Carr, Director of Gang Reduction Youth Development, Mayor's Office

Community Revitalization: Getting the Best Out of Community Redevelopment and Planning
Panelist: Gail Goldberg, General Manager, City Planning Department and Cecilia Estolano, Director, Community Redevelopment Agency

Objectives/Desired Outcomes:
The purpose and desired outcomes of this one day congress are to:
Identify City strategy and policy gaps in resolving gang violence and community reinvestment
Increase our understanding and sensitivity to the issues Identify vehicles and opportunities for change
Provide a format that can be replicated for addressing other community concerns
Build the capacity of Neighborhood Councils to respond effectively to community challenges

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis Positions

IABA, a leader in the field of non-aversive behavior management, provides a variety of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Services provided include behavior management day services, supported employment, supported living, behavioral consultation and educational services. All employees receive Competency Based Training. Full time employees (30+ hours per week) are eligible for benefits, which include medical/dental, paid time off, group life insurance and 401K plan. Most positions require a functional vehicle, California Driver’s License, auto insurance, DMV report, fingerprints and CPR and First Aid Certifications.


Los Angeles Area

Community Support Companion

Employment Specialist

Youth Services- Manager EIIS

San Fernando Valley

Sr. Behavior Respite Companion

Behavior Support Companion

Community Support Companion

Instructional Companion

Employment Specialist

Youth Services-Manager EIIS

Behavior Consultant (SFV/VC)

Valencia/Santa Clarita

Behavior Respite Companion

Community Support Companion

Sr. Community Support Companion

Ventura County

Community Support Companion

Sr. Community Support Companion

Employment Specialist (1:1)

Supervisor -SCIP

Orange County

Employment Specialist

Behavior Respite Companion

Behavior Support Companion

Northern California Region

Community Support Companion

Sr. Community Support Companion

Assistant to Behavior Analyst


Behavior Respite Companion

High School Diploma, experience required. Respite behavior support in home for children with behavior challenges. Provide companionship, supervise, and monitor individuals. Afternoons, evenings, weekends/part time.

Sr. Behavior Respite Companion

BA degree in a related field and/or experience. Part of the management team. Reports to the BRS Supervisor. Primary contact for Behavior Respite Companions. On call coverage. Days/Hours vary. Full time.

Behavior Support Companion

AA degree in psychology or related field. One year training and experience in providing companion services in an educational setting to individuals with developmental or physical disabilities. Provide non-aversive behavior management. Days/ hours vary.

Community Support Companion

AA degree or related experience. One year training and experience in providing services to individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Help people develop necessary independent living skills. Days, evenings, overnight, weekends/ full or part time.

Sr. Community Support Companion

BA degree in a related field and/or experience. Part of the management team. Reports to SCIP Supervisor. Primary contact for Community Support Companions. On call coverage. Days, evenings, overnights, weekends/full time.

Employment Specialist

AA/BA degree or related experience Support individuals at place of employment and in the community. Days/Full time.

Instructional Companion

AA or relevant experience in psychology Education or a related field. Education in implementing one-to-one discrete trial instruction. Days/Part time.

Behavior Analyst-Assistant

BA in psychology or related field, and 2 year clinical/behavioral experience. Assist Senior Behavior Analyst with assessment and consultation for children and adults with a developmental disability. Full/Part Time



Conduct behavior assessments and consultation to children and adolescents w/a developmental disability. Services are provided in group homes & community. MA in Psychology, ABA, or related field, and 2 yrs of clinical/behavioral exp, or current progress toward Masters (currently enrolled in a program) and 3-5 years exp. . Part-Time/Full Time. $25+/hr.


MS or MA in Psychology, Social Work, Education or Applied Behavior Analysis. Two years work experience working with children with autism utilizing the techniques of applied behavior analysis, specifically discrete trial training. Special interest given to candidates with supervisory experience. Full Time/Days

SCIP– Supervisor

BA in a related field and two years experience working with persons with a developmental disability. Supervisory experience in the field of human services is preferred. Supervises the implementation of the written Service Design to provide services for adults with developmental disabilities in the community and in their homes. Days & some evenings and weekends/Full Time.

For more information regarding these positions contact:

Autrina James – 5777 West Century Boulevard #675 – Los Angeles, CA 90045

Voice: 310.649.0499 X38/Fax: 310.649.3109/Email:

Toll Free Information: 877.924.2220

Foothill family Service Openings

Foothill Family Service is growing!! Come help us serve more families.

For traineeship/internship opportunity, please contact our MFT Coordinator,

Sarah Jin at 626-795-6907 or

If you are interested in any openings listed below, please send a cover letter & resume to:

Tiffany Thai/Esperanza Rivera – Human Resources Generalists


2500 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite 300

Pasadena, CA 91107

Fax: 626-564-1651


Foothill Family Service is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The agency offers full benefits

package and provides excellent opportunities for professional growth and development.

Please visit for full descriptions of the job. All positions listed are full-time.

Job Position: Therapist, Agency and/or School-Based

Location: El Monte, Duarte, Pasadena & West Covina, CA

Job Type: Clinician/Therapist

Job Position: Therapist, Community & Agency-Based

Location: Pasadena, CA

Job Type: Clinician/Therapist

Job Position: Partners for Responsible Parenting (PRP) Specialist

Location: Pasadena, CA

Job Type: Facilitator/Community Outreach

Job Position: Therapist, Early Esteem

Location: Duarte, CA

Job Type: Clinician/Therapist

Job Position: CalWorks Case Manager II

Location: West Covina, CA

Job Type: Case Management

Job Position: Case Manager II, Teen Family Services

Location: West Covina, CA

Job Type: Case Management

Job Position: Development Associate

Location: East Pasadena, CA

Job Type: Fundraising/Date Entry/Administrative Support

Job Position: Electronic Health Records System (EHRS) Coordinator

Location: East Pasadena

Job Type: Administrative

Job Position: Human Resources Generalist

Location: East Pasadena

Job Type: Recruiting/Administrative Support

The Society

for Social Work

Leadership in Health Care

Southern California Chapter

invites you to attend

The 2008 Vendor Fair


3-CEU Clinical Presentation

“Motivational Interviewing”

Friday, May 16, 2008

City of Hope

Cooper Auditorium

1500 E. Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010


Sam Minsky, MFT

Matrix Institute

*This course provides 3 CEU’s for California BBS Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Provider #513

(no partial credit can be given)

Sam Minsky is a Senior Clinician, Supervisor and Associate Clinical Director of Training Programs at the Matrix Institute on Addictions. Sam has worked in the chemical dependency field since 1988. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and a specialist in treating the chemically dependent and their families. He has also worked for the Brooklyn New York Criminal Court System as an expert witness in chemical dependency and substance abuse. He has co-authored a number of articles on research aspects and treatment of the chemically dependent and is currently involved in re-writing and updating various revisions and updates of components of the Matrix Manuals. The Matrix Model and it’s manuals is currently being recommended by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Center for Substance and Treatment (CSAT) as one of a very few useful empirically driven treatment models for substance abusers and the chemically dependant.

Sam has lectured and given presentations on various aspects of chemical dependency and methods of treatment to numerous universities, hospitals, and therapy centers in the Los Angeles area, nationally, and internationally. Sam has trained clinicians in Thailand and on the Netherlands Antilles Island of Curacao. He has been a featured presenter and speaker at Indian Health Service conferences and conducted trainings on numerous Native American Reservations and First Nation Reserves throughout the Western Canadian provinces. He was also the lead author in the development of the culturally designed Matrix Model handouts for American Indians / Alaskan Natives. In addition to his Matrix clinical, supervisory and training duties, Sam has a private practice in West Los Angeles.

Presentation Objectives. Participants will learn strategies for using motivational interviewing in the medical setting with various patient populations. At the end of this session, you will:

· Be able to identify patient populations and diagnoses appropriate for motivational interviewing

· Understand key components of this pivotal addiction treatment modality.

· Become informed about the “Matrix Model”, a nationally respected addiction treatment paradigm.


Friday, May 16, 2008

9:00-9:30 Registration and Coffee Break

9:30-11:30 Vendor Fair

[Be sure to bring your business cards for raffles and prizes!]

11:30-12:30 Lunch & Door Prizes

12:30-3:30 Presentation: “Motivational Interviewing”

Evaluations and adjourn


Attendance for Chapter members and one guest is complimentary, provided both are preregis­tered by Friday May 9, 2008.

Field instructors, field faculty and MSW interns are invited to attend as guests of the SSWLHC 2008-09 Board. To pre-register, e-mail name and license #, if applicable, of attendees to: (Please write “vendor fair registration” in the subject line).

Questions? Please email