Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Fax or e-mail resume to: T. Benacerraf, (213)742-5404, email@example.com
Saturday, January 24, 2009
MSW or MA (license-eligible)
The San West Collaborative (SWC) is a multi-agency project that provides permanent supportive housing to homeless people living with severe mental illness or co-occurring disorders in two apartment buildings. The goal of the SWC is to develop a financially sustainable and replicable service model that integrates housing with on-site primary care and behavioral health services as a vehicle for systems change to improve the well-being of people with special needs. SWC is a project of A Community Friends (ACOF), Lamp Community, Special Services for Groups and T.H.E. Clinic, Inc.
Position Summary: This position is an exciting opportunity to lead a diverse multidisciplinary team and manage day-to-day clinical and program operations of a model project that offers persons living with a severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders immediate housing combined with integrated health and social services including primary health care, psychiatric services, mental health counseling, drug/alcohol recovery, medication management, wellness and recreational activities, budgeting assistance and job training/placement.
Supervise staff using a collaborative team approach. Maintain oversight to ensure that each tenant’s self-identified goals for recovery; rehabilitation and community integration are supported by appropriate treatment, services and best practices. Help train interdisciplinary staff and in assist with staff hiring, development and evaluation. Monitor and evaluate performance and effectiveness of housing and services. Ensure timely data collection and information management including assessment forms, progress notes, treatment plans, and other data collection systems for outcome reporting and billing (HMIS, Caminar, Medi-Cal). Ensure compliance with program and contract benchmarks and outcomes. Prepare reports internally and for funders. Provide community education. Develop partnerships to leverage additional resources for tenants. Assist with program development and participate in project’s intra-agency management team. Assure fidelity to SWC model which emphasizes housing first, wraparound treatment and support services and customer choice to help men and women living with severe disabilities succeed in housing and progress toward recovery and wellness. South Los Angeles location. Competitive salary/excellent benefits.
Qualifications: MSW or MA (license eligible) required. Min. 3 years program management and supervisory experience. Demonstrated success managing programs for low-income persons with severe mental illness and addiction disorders in community based setting or in permanent supportive housing. Strong leadership, team building, clinical and program management skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of DMH/Medi-Cal billing. Bi-Lingual English/Spanish preferred. Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and database applications. Clear and effective written and verbal communications.
Attributes: Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. Commitment to project’s mission and values. Creative, flexible and highly motivated. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community regarding complex organizational and social issues.
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to:
510 E. 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (213) 327-0557
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Who We Are
Foster Youth Advocate, Children’s Rights Project
The Transitioning Foster Youth Early Intervention Program strives to ensure that foster youth in grades 9-12 receive the Transitional Independent Living Plans (“TILP”) and Individualized Transition Plans (“ITP”) to which they are entitled by law in order to complete high school, plan for college and achieve long-term success.
The Foster Youth Advocate works under one Supervising Staff Attorney and has the following general responsibilities:
- Advocate for individualized and effective transition plans with and for foster youth and monitor the progress of the foster youth and track the services being provided;
- Identify systemic barriers to TILP and ITP development and implementation and devise strategies to remove those barriers;
- Prevent a select number of chronically truant youth from dropping out of school and promote transition to the next grade level;
- Help a select number of students be placed back in the college required A-G curriculum;
- Help a select number of students access all of the services and supports needed to apply to two and four year colleges on time, be accepted, and have the financial support to stay in college;
- Provide foster youth and their caretakers with “Know Your Rights” trainings on TILPs and ITPs;
- Provide court, agency and school personnel with trainings on developing and implementing effective TILPs and ITPs for foster youth;
- Develop and disseminate training materials that reflect the specific needs and barriers facing foster youth ages 14-18;
- Meet regularly with Children’s
(“CLC”) attorneys about the status of cases; Law Center
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- A Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) (strongly preferred);
- Proficiency in the Spanish language;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and phone skills;
- Public speaking experience is highly desired;
- An interest and/or experience in juvenile court proceedings, including the dependency and delinquency systems, is also preferred;
- Knowledge of the special education and transition planning processes and our experience with advocacy in these areas.
Application Deadline: Continuous until the position is filled.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references by email to:
Laura Faer, Esq.
Children’s Rights Project
Tel: (213) 385- 2977 ext. 113
Fax: (213) 385- 9089
Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
| Organization: A Community of Friends|
|Post Date:||Jan 09, 2009||Type:||Full Time|
|Start Date:||Immediately||Salary:||$60 - $70K Annually|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California - United States||Job Reference:|
| Bachelors required|
Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):
•Bachelor’s degree required with a Masters in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field preferred.
•Minimum 5 years proven success in program management, advocacy or policy related communications, ideally at a nonprofit organization or government agency.
•Understanding of public health aspects of poverty and homelessness, including mental health issues.
•Demonstrated project management success including, planning, organizing and responding to dynamic priorities
Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to A Community of Friends, Attn: Kinette Cager, Director of Administration. Email: email@example.com • Fax: 213.368-0123 • Mail: 3345 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1000, LA, CA 90010. A Community of Friends is An Equal Affirmative Action/Employment Opportunity Employer
Friday, January 9, 2009
“AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE:
AN UNCHARTED JOURNEY”
This conference is by invitation only and there is no registration fee.
For more information or to register, please visit: www.spa.ucla.edu/sw/fostercare
Saturday, February 7, 2009
8 a.m. to noon
On October 7, 2008, President Bush signed the “Fostering Connections to Success” Act, H.R. 6893 (now P.L. 110-351), into law. This Act provides, for the first time, federal money that will enable states to extend support for young people in foster care to the age of 21. Similar legislation to implement this act in
The UCLA School of Public Affairs will present a forum featuring social welfare scholars and leading experts who will educate participants about the new federal legislation; increase awareness of the issues confronting emancipating and emancipated youth and encourage, stimulate, and inspire the development and implementation of realistic innovations in service delivery.
Featured speakers include:
The Honorable Michael Nash, Presiding Judge,
Patricia Ploehn, Director, Department of Children and Family Services,
Rhelda Randle Shabazz, Division Chief of Youth Emancipation Services, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Laura Streimer, Legal Director, The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Lecturer, Department of Social Welfare
CA Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
Bridget Freisthler, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Welfare
Joy Crumpton, Project Director,
Alfreda Iglehart, Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare
Enku Gelaye, Executive Officer, UCLA Office of Student Affairs
Foster Care Youth, panel of current and former foster care youth to be determined
Seating is limited, registration by January 28 is required. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-206-8034. Parking available in