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:

APAIT Position

asian pacific aids intervention team

a division of Special service for groups

job announcement

Title: Mental Health Specialist Division: APAIT/SSG

FLSA: Non-Exempt Supervisor: Nick Truong

Pay Range or Rate: $ 15.44/24 hrs. week

Posting: October 18, 2007 Hire date: Open until filled


The Mental Health Specialist will be working under the direct supervision of Care Service Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor to provide Mental Health Support to HIV positive and AIDS diagnosed to the Asian Pacific Islanders surrounding Mental Health treatment and HIV/AIDS. The candidate will also be knowledgeable about interventions for both individual and group level counseling as well as HIV pathogenesis and immunology, early intervention with anti retrovirals, adherence and compliance to prescribed medication protocol, side effects management, drug and treatment access, clinical trials and various forms of self care maintenance.


1) Conduct client intake into mental health program services.

2) Provide paraprofessional individual counseling and group support under the direction of a professional counselor.

3) Conduct weekly drop-in socialization-model psychosocial treatment activities.

4) Collect data and information, maintain client files, and write monthly reports according to program guidelines and contract requirements

5) Provide paraprofessional emotional support to clients as needed.

6) Educate and promote the availability of psychosocial services to prospective clients.

7) Provide necessary program documentation, including the completion of reports, administration of evaluation tools, and other program related assignments.

8) Attend Unit, Case Conferences, Agency and Community meetings

9) Other activities as required to conduct program and agency objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Public Health related fields or 4 years of HIV/AIDS work

2. Proof of employment eligibility, valid California Drivers License and/or California Identification, and yearly automobile insurance

3. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) - read, reviewed and dated by a clinician 6 months prior to employment

4. Ability to coordinate multiple projects & tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment

5. Ability to master a wide range of information, taking initiative and adapt in a team environment

7. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

8. Ability to work with diverse communities (e.g. multi-gender, ethnic, generation, lingual, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, substance use)

9. Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and related issues

10. Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills

11. Great attitude and people skills a must

12. Experience and knowledge of PC hardware and software (Windows, Power Point, Word and Excel a must)

13. Ability to competently conduct trainings and workshops

NON-ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Relevant community health outreach training

2. Experience and knowledge of MS Access and Outlook Software

3. Bilingual in an Asian Language ( Thai, Chinese, Japanese)

4. Knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

5. Knowledge of behavior change interventions

6. Excellent writing skills

7.. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on Public Health related courses


  1. The incumbent in this position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities


  1. Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, natural light from windows
  2. Occasional outreach at community festivals, conferences, nightclubs, massage parlors, and other outreach venues that target population frequents. Must be comfortable with environmental conditions at the outreach locations, such as noise level, aggressive patrons, substance use,


  1. In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, frequent driving, carrying (max.20lbs), lifting (max. 20lbs), listening, and speaking.


1. The incumbent in this position must be able to accommodate to any/all of the following: constant

Distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; and availability for on call/duty after regular working hours, and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others

Please note: All new staff will be fingerprinted within the first (2) weeks of hire. The agency will pay for the cost. Failure to pass fingerprinting clearance will be sufficient cause for dismissal from Special Service for Groups/Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team if employed.

Submit Resume to: Nick Truong, Care Service Program Manager

By Fax: (213) 553-1833 or By E-mail:

Vista Del Mar Positions

MSW/MA in a related field Will provide home based counseling, child development & family support services to families w/ children 0-3 yrs & expectant mothers. Experience with infants, toddlers & families. Spanish /English REQUIRED Hollywood / Mid Wilshire

Fax -323-934-0514

More information:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Volunteer Coordinator position for 2009 Homeless Count

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

-A Joint Powers Authority Created by the City and County of Los Angeles-

453 S. Spring Street, 12th Floor • Los AngelesCalifornia • 90013

Telephone: (213) 683-3333 • Fax: (213) 892-0093 • TTY: (213) 553-8488

TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Policy & Planning

Classification Standards: Under the direction of the Director of Policy & Planning, the Volunteer Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising volunteers needed for the 2009 Homeless Count.

Position Term: Funding for the position is available for the period from July 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009.

Minimum Qualifications: The position requires knowledge of effective outreach and organizational strategies for volunteers, and legal aspects of operating a volunteer program.
The incumbent will be expected to:

· Develop recruitment and selection procedures based on program needs.

· Communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.

· Make effective presentations to various groups and organizations – public and private – to solicit volunteers.

· Work independently and possess strong time management skills.

· Supervise, motivate, train and schedule volunteers.

Training and Experience: One year or more of full time experience as a volunteer coordinator. Equivalent to a Bachelors degree in social services, marketing, business, public policy, or a related field is preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Consult with senior management and planning staff to determine organization needs for various volunteer services and plan for volunteer recruitment.
  • Attend and participate in community meetings to recruit interested parties for volunteer service.
  • Screen, and refer applicants to appropriate regional units.
  • Arrange for required training and supervision of volunteers, including preparation of procedural and training manuals.
  • Maintain a database of volunteer workers and hours of work; prepare and present reports to management; recommend necessary changes or adjustments to the volunteer program.
  • Plan, assign and direct the work of volunteers.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

More position announcements at

1st Annual Fathers Day March for PEACE 6-14-08

Monday, June 9, 2008

Mayor's Office Gang Reduction & Youth Development Positions

The open positions include:

- Deputy Director for Planning and Administrative Services
- Regional Program Manager (West, Central, Valley, and South)
- GRYD Zone Program Manager (Florence-Graham/77th, Rampart, Panorama City/Mission, 77 Division (II), Southwest (II), and Watts/Southeast

Position descriptions can be accessed on the Mayor's homepage:

Friday, June 6, 2008

Northeast Valley Health Corporation Position

Shriners Hospitals for Children Position

There is an immediate opening for a full-time, benefited MSW position. The successful candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English. Hospital and pediatric experience is a plus. Please contact:

Holly E. Hamlett, M. Div., LCSW
Manager Care Coordination
Shriners Hospitals for Children
3160 Geneva Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Direct: 213-368-3342
Fax: 213-368-3396

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Veterans Health Administration Positions


Salary Range: 72,286.00 - 93,976.00 USD per year
Open Period: Tuesday, June 03, 2008
to Monday, June 16, 200

Position Information: Full-Time Permanent

Series & Grade: GS-0185-12

Duty Locations: 4 vacancies - Los Angeles County, C

Job Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for program oversight, monitoring and administration, serving as the primary contact with local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and providing case management-based services (directly or through referral) necessary to ensure that veteran care is coordinated with the VA medical center, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations.

Go to for more information and application process.

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology Position

Job Title: Clinical Social Worker – Oncology Outpatients & Integrative Oncology
UCLA Title: Clinical Social Worker, Level II or III (depending on qualifications)
Job No.: H45732
Work Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm
Work Location: Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Medical Plaza
Minimum Salary: $31.82 / $5537 (for CSWIII)
Maximum Salary: $38.03 / $6617 (for CSWIII)
Contact Info: Marcia Britvan, Administrator, 310-794-1923;

Job Duties:

Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team member for the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology providing comprehensive psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. Provide case-management, assess psychosocial needs, and provide individual, group and family counseling. Identify patients, respond to referrals and assist with the wide range of outpatient needs. Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, integrative medicine, hospice and home health care as needed. Chart all contacts in a computer database. Staff evening monthly lecture series. Attend medical clinics, identify patients and respond to comprehensive psychosocial needs. Work in a complex medical system and assist patients in navigating that system. Provide other related services that promote the Integrative Oncology Center and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. In addition, the clinical social worker will assist in selecting, training and supervising interns, unlicensed team members and volunteers. Participate in program development and facilitate specific support groups.

Job Qualifications:

Master's degree in social work. Licensure from California Board of Behavioral Sciences preferred. Knowledge of and skill in dealing with psychosocial and quality of life issues that arise in individuals with cancer and their social networks. Knowledge of the biology of cancer and the current standard treatments at all phases of disease and the implications for psychosocial care. Skill in assessing psychosocial needs through interview and assessment tools. Skills, knowledge and ability to develop and deliver psychosocial interventions (individual, group and family) in a medical setting. Knowledge of loss and grief. Familiarity with community resources and how to refer patients to them. Demonstrated computer and Internet facility. Interpersonal skills to work with a variety of types of patients, physicians and staff. Ability to provide a warm and caring attitude with patients and staff. Ability to share on-call responsibilities with other Center clinicians and to work some evening hours. Interpersonal skills oriented toward working as part of a team, yet having a high degree of independence. Ability to transmit information to others through written and verbal communication, e.g., in therapeutic situations, staff meetings, or clinical supervision of interns. Preferred: Oncology social work experience highly desirable.

CSWII will be license eligible, having completed hours of supervised training and all post MSW requirements. CSWIII will already be licensed. CSWIII will have prior experience in a medical environment and/or with cancer patients.

Actors' Fund Job Opening

Title: HIV/AIDS Social Worker

Location: Los Angeles

Department: Social Services

The Actors’ Fund is a national human services organization that assists performing arts and entertainment professionals. The Fund offers a broad spectrum of programs including; comprehensive social services and emergency financial assistance, health services, employment and training as well as supportive and affordable housing


  • Provides intensive clinical case management services to HIV/AIDS Initiative clients, their families and significant others. Essential duties include mental health assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, counseling, evaluation and advocacy for financial assistance from outside sources and information and referral for community resources.
  • Assess eligibility for and administer agency financial assistance to clients.
  • Conducts home and hospital visits as needed.
  • Develops and facilitates groups and/or seminars on related topics
  • Additional duties may include special projects such as resource development, training, supervision of a graduate social work intern.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, candidates should have a solid understanding of HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns and experience in providing strong case management and advocacy skills. Experience with dual diagnosis clients helpful. Masters Degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.


Russell Kieffer, LCSW
Supervisor – HIV/AIDS Initiative Western Region
The Actors Fund
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Fax) 323-933-7615

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Walden Family Services Postings

Walden Foster Care:
Employment Opportunities

Current Positions Available as of 5/30/08. Click to download detailed job descripton (Word format):

Social Work Supervisor, Adoptions –San Diego or Riverside

Social Worker – Lancaster

District Director - Lancaster