Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SAJE Position

Director of Development

Position Summary:
The Director of Development shapes and manages SAJE’s fund development program in order to create new opportunities to raise funds, sustain and expand funding relationships, enhance SAJE’s profile in the community, and strategically use public relations to support fundraising. The Director of Development is accountable to the Executive Director, supervises one staff member, periodic development interns and volunteers, and is a member of SAJE’s Management Team.

We seek an experienced, motivated, and knowledgeable Development Director to expand SAJE’s fundraising capacity, with special focus on expanding unrestricted funding, increasing support from individual donors, and pursuing grants from national foundations.

Working with the Executive Director, and with assistance from the Development Associate, the Development Director will be responsible for setting and achieving fundraising goals, researching, planning, preparing, organizing and executing all grant proposals, fundraising campaigns, donor relations, special events, and other fundraising functions for SAJE.


  • Development, management, and growth of SAJE’s overall organizational fundraising plan.
    Leadership of the Development Team that currently includes the Executive Director and a Development Associate.
  • Tracking of fundraising progress and producing accurate reports for the Executive Director, Financial Team, and Board of Directors.
    Maintaining relationships with Foundation officers and members of the philanthropic community.
  • Cultivate relationships with new and established donors, develop strategies to encourage new gifts and identify new sources of revenues, and increase current contribution.
    Developing and identifying grant and donor prospects.
  • Oversee SAJE’s online presence and online fundraising program (training to be provided if necessary).
  • Writing grants, grant reports, and letters of intent.
  • Managing individual giving program (donor and membership solicitation).
  • Coordinating all special events, including SAJE’s annual bowlathon.
  • Supervision of Development Associate, development interns, and volunteers. 


  • A minimum of three (3) years experience as a Development Director, working on campaign management with demonstrated ability to solicit and close financial agreements with foundation funders and donors.
  • Proven capacity to raise a $1.3 million budget through diverse means including grants, donors, memberships, and special events.
  • Superior networking and planning skills, combined with an ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of the fundraising environment in Los Angeles;
  • Entrepreneurial approach to fundraising.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Supervisory management skills.
  • Strong commitment/passion for social/economic justice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse range of people including SAJE donors, board, staff, and members.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and seek solutions.
  • Heart, humility and humor.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks.
  • Highly responsible and reliable.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as ease in working collaboratively.
  • Marketing, media, and promotions experience a plus.
  • Commitment to, and understanding of, SAJE’s mission for progressive social change, and enthusiasm for SAJE’s work.

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary ranges from $55,000 to $65,000 depending on experience. SAJE has an excellent benefits package that includes a 403(b) and generous vacation benefits.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé, along with two (2) grant-writing samples to:

Albert Lowe
Associate Director

152 West 32nd Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90007

*Only COMPLETE applications that include cover letter, resume, and required writing samples will be reviewed*

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Star View Community Services Positions

Job Title Mental Health Specialist 2
Posted Mar 10, 2009
Job Location Star View CS, Compton, CA
Salary DOE
Description SUMMARY: This position has primary responsibility for mental health and case management services to children or adolescents and their families. The Mental Health Specialist provides mental health services, including engagement, evaluation, individual therapy, family therapy, Individual rehabilitation case management services in-home and at schools and other services to Clients referred to the Community Services Program. He/ She acts as liaison with external agencies and functions on teams with other clinical and support staff. S/he documents and bills for mental health and case management services, and completes outcomes information.

Education & Experience

*MA Degree: in child counseling, development or psychology, social services or vocational counseling or related social science field

*2-4 years experience in a mental health field working with SED children or adolescents (preferred) in residential or outpatient settings

*Ability to work effectively with clients and caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds

*Ability to perform clear, concise and timely documentation and correspondence

*Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the Mental Health, Education, Medical, and Social Services fields, is highly desirable to make appropriate linkages

*Willingness to be available by phone and periodically by team pager to assist in crisis intervention and problem resolution during scheduled, after hours and weekends for assigned and team clients

*This position serves high risk under served population in a multi-discipline team approach involving parent partners and case managers

*License :Valid California Driver's License and Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in personal vehicle

PLEASE NOTE:All of our MHS2 positions require a current BBS Intern or Licensed Therapist # --- make sure its on your Resume / Cover Letter.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

PHE Position

Los Angeles Executive Director
Peer Health Exchange
Los Angeles, CA United States

Operating Budget: $0 - $4.9 million
Job Type: Administration/Management/Operations, Education & Training, Executive Management, Fundraising, Health & Medical
This is an executive level position.
Mission Type: Education/Academia, Health/Medicine

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 1,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to 15,000 public high school students in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area. By 2012, our goal is to have trained 10,000 college students to reach 100,000 public high school students across eight cities, empowering these teens to make healthy decisions and building a strong base for future growth.

Position Description:
The primary responsibility of the PHE Los Angeles Executive Director is to launch and lead PHE in Los Angeles. The PHE Los Angeles Executive Director will do this by launching, developing, managing, growing, and evaluating the PHE Los Angeles Program, raising funds, managing and growing the Los Angeles Board of Overseers, and providing fiscal and organizational oversight for the PHE Los Angeles site. The Los Angeles Executive Director reports primarily to the National Chief Operating Officer as well as the National Executive Director.

This is a full-time, management position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

The PHE Los Angeles Executive Director will:
• Launch, develop, manage, grow, and evaluate PHE Los Angeles College Sites by:
o Developing PHE sites at Los Angeles colleges
o Supervising volunteer recruitment and selection
o Leading the training of college students in leadership skills (managing a peer group), teaching skills (public speaking, facilitation, and classroom management skills and health information
o Managing college student leaders on an ongoing basis
o Evaluating volunteer performance
o Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for program evaluation
o Maintaining a network of administrative, faculty, and student leader contacts
• Launch, develop, manage, grow, and evaluate PHE Los Angeles High School Partner Sites by:
o Developing partnerships with Los Angeles public high schools
o Supervising the scheduling and implementation of PHE workshops in Partner High Schools
o Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for program evaluation
o Maintaining a network of high school administrator, principal, and teacher contacts
• Raise funds for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Developing and managing relationships with individual, corporation, foundation, and public funders
o Writing grant proposals and reports for funders
o Soliciting individual donations through the annual giving campaign and major gift requests
o Planning fundraising events
• Develop and manage the PHE Los Angeles Board of Overseers
• Provide fiscal oversight for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Developing and implementing PHE budgets
o Managing and reporting PHE assets, revenue, and expenditures
• Provide organizational oversight for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Overseeing PHE office systems and technology
o Overseeing PHE legal and insurance policies
• Assist with the development of PHE strategic plans

Peer Health Exchange is looking for a dynamic, driven individual who:
• Is committed to the Peer Health Exchange mission
• Has leadership experience supervising, managing, and training others
• Has a Bachelors degree or further degree
• Has strong verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies including college students, high school partners, board members, supporters, and community members
• Has excellent public speaking, writing, and editing skills
• Is comfortable in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment

How To Apply:
Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (your best writing, non-fiction, 3 pages or less) to the following email address:
Resumes without cover letters and writing samples will not be considered.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

OPCC Associate Director Search

Job Description
Associate Director
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC)
March 2009

Agency Mission
The Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) is a community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers, and clients work together with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The agency’s programs are designed to empower people to access the resources they need to ensure their survival, end their victimization, and improve their quality of life. OPCC provides a common ground for our diverse community to effect public policy and advocate for responsive human services.

Agency Programs and Services
OPCC provides its programs and services through ten Projects: Access Center, Campion Mental Health Center, Daybreak, k9 connection, Night Light, Safe Haven, Samoshel/Shwashlock, Sojourn Services For Battered Women and Their Children, and Turning Point. More detailed information about OPCC and its projects can be found at

Position Description
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Director works closely with all members of the agency’s Senior Management Team and is responsible for the following:

• Provides individual and group supervision to all Project Directors

General Administrative Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Executive Director on overseeing the agency’s daily operations, and is responsible for managing the organization in the absence of the Executive Director
• Oversees all of OPCC’s programs and services, providing support to the Project Directors
• Acts as a liaison with other community organizations and service providers to insure smooth collaboration and open communication
• Internally monitors programs and services to insure quality service delivery
• Mediates staff and client grievances in accordance with OPCC policy
• Works as a member of the Senior Management Team to develop, implement and review all agency operating policies and procedures
• Assists in developing and managing the individual project budgets
• Participates in and oversees the application process for public sector grants

Program Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Executive Director and Project Directors to develop and implement new or expanded programs and services
• Continually reviews all programs and oversees an annual client satisfaction survey to insure contract compliance and maintain quality service delivery standards
• Provides ongoing support and training to Project Directors, and works closely with them on developing and improving the skills of program line staff

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of five years of management level direct supervision in a human service organization. A graduate degree is desirable, but not required. We are looking for an individual with the following characteristics and skills:
• A highly motivated and organized individual who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must work well as a member of a diverse team
• Committed to delivering consistently high quality services to people impacted by violence, poverty, mental illness and substance abuse
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experienced supervisor with excellent people skills and able to manage an energetic staff
• Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with competing demands on your time
• Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
• Experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
• Knowledge of public sector funding sources and familiarity with general grants management and compliance requirements

OPCC provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Please send cover letter and resume, along with salary history and requirements to:

Vivian Zaat
Human Resources Manager
1453 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Child and Family Guidance Center Position

MST THERAPIST (Multisystemic Therapy)
(Monday – Friday Schedule 24/7 On-Call)

LOCATION: Child and Family Guidance Center, Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley
Email resumes to MST Program Coordinator, Francisco J. Lozornio, MSW,
The MST Therapist will provide intensive, in home mental health therapy, support and crisis intervention to adjudicated youth and their families. The MST therapist uses evidenced based clinical practices in an intensive, clinical in home setting.
Field work comprises majority of the therapist’s time but additional administrative requirements and supervision are an equally important component of the position. MST therapists are clinically trained in MST and carry a small caseload of approximately five to six families.
• Provide intensive in home mental health treatment, support and crisis intervention to adjudicated youth and their families.
• Conduct MST assessments and adhere to an evidenced based clinical program protocol and complete required MST trainings.
• Complete all required DMH documentation.
• Design cognitive behavioral interventions for youth and families.
• Attend court appearances and work closely with department of probation to prevent probation violations.
• Prepare court reports and complete all required MST paperwork.
• Must posses a strong desire to work with families in the community and conduct family and caregiver sessions.
• Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills are essential and the
capacity to work under program deadlines and demonstrate strong clinical practice and skills.
• Participate in approx 4 hours of supervision on a weekly basis (group supervision, individual and MST case consultation and trainings.)

1) M.A.; M.S.W.; LCSW. Degree must be eligible for registration with Board of Behavioral Sciences. Must be eligible to receive “waivered” status from the Department of Mental Health.
2) Experience relevant to working with children and families.
3) Strong assessment and clinical judgment skills.
4) Must demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based child and family clinical interventions relevant to families served in community mental health settings.
5) Must develop reasonable, appropriate treatment plans and clinical programs to meet the needs of the clients served.
6) Must apply feedback to improve performance and monitor own work to ensure quality.

Other information:
The Child and Family Guidance Center is a leading mental health service provider in Los Angeles County providing services to children, adolescents, and their families. The Center currently employs approximately 400 employees and is seeking to add qualified staff to our Van Nuys location. The Center is proud to offer an excellent salary and benefit package. Generous vacation and sick leave policies, 10 paid holidays, 5 days paid professional leave, medical insurance (PacifiCare PPO, PacifiCare HMO, or Kaiser), paid dental, Section 125 Flex Spending tax savings, 401(k) with 50% match, life insurance up to $500,000, long term care, professional membership dues reimbursement, educational assistance up to $1,000 annually. The Child and Family Guidance Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

LA Conservation Corps Temporary Contract Position



The LA Conservation Corps (the Corps) is a private, non-profit organization that has been helping at-risk young people develop themselves since 1986. To date, more than 20,000 young people have participated in the Corps classes and service projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for all of us in the greater Los Angeles area.
This position will be responsible for performing their primary job responsibilities for the Gang Reduction Youth Development program. The MSW Lead Case Manager adds value to the mission of the LA Conservation Corps by using their management and leadership skills to develop the technical and personal skills of the participants, as well as the professional skill of the MSW/MFT Interns. They accomplish this mission by being responsible for ensuring that participants are provided a comprehensive program of services based on a professional assessment of their needs and availability of community resources. With the goal of securing services to provide young people with an opportunity for developing life, educational and work skills to advance their own personal and career opportunities. Thus creating stronger ties to their communities through community involvement and service; exploring avenues for personal growth and development in a respectful and nurturing environment and developing leadership skills to contribute to the advancement of all people. Additionally, the MSW (Lead Case Manager) is also responsible for the supervision of Field Education hours for MSW (Case Manager) Interns. Other duties may be assigned, as needed.
• Meets with at least 10 participants to identify and assess their problems and needs; determines services required and develops a service plan. Must maintain 3 face to face contacts per week, per client.
• Perform a wide variety of related duties depending on client needs.
• Helps clients locate community resources to resolve some of their problems; refers clients and/or acts as an advocate in obtaining services for them; acts as liaison between service providers, clients and other involved clients' lives.
• Maintains frequent contact with participants through home visits, classroom visits, office appointments and telephone conversations to follow through with services.
• Administers GRYD youth eligibility assessment tool as needed.
• In collaboration with, family functional therapy collaborator, develop psychosocial assessments and service plans with clients/families.
• Complete intake assessments and discharge plans.
• Liaison to clients and their families to provide referral and support services.
• Facilitate and provide group and individual counseling sessions according to program requirements.
• Supervises field education requirements for MSW Interns.
• Conducts trainings for MSW Interns as it relates to case management.
• Review and approve assessments and service plans completed by MSW Interns.
• Facilitates multidisciplinary case conference meetings with MSW Interns.
• Provides crisis intervention.
• Identifies and reports on possible instances of child abuse.
• Maintains a variety of records relating to participants and services; prepares routine and special reports.
• Maintains a working knowledge of services available in the community; maintains effective working relationships with Department of Social Services, Department of Children's Services, school and other resources in the community to facilitate advocacy and services for participants.
• Performs a wide variety of related duties depending on the participants needs.
• Demonstrates excellent leadership skills, which are characterized by the ability to gain respect, positively influence, accurately assess and support the agency in the achievement of its mission with and through others (internal and external).
• Organizing and Planning– Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals.
• Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and work ethics.
• Interpersonal - Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written). Characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-communication interactions.
• Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility and dependability.
• Demonstrate a positive attitude, self-discipline, and self-awareness.
• Demonstrate excellent analytical skills – characterized by identifying, assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations; extract and interpret implications of courses of action.
• Demonstrate teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
• Provide supervision, training, development, safeguards and serve as a mentor and good role model.
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively provide supervision, training, development, safeguards and serve as a mentor and good role model.
• Supervisory, project management and logistics skills necessary to fulfill position responsibilities.
• Competent level of computer skills (Microsoft Office Environment), Excel and Desktop and the ability to complete the necessary reports.
• Demonstrates the oral and written communication skills necessary to prepare concise, logical, grammatically correct documents and presentations.
• Organizing and Planning – Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals.
• Interpersonal – Demonstrate, sensitivity, understanding, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrates ability to identify additional support services/resources; in a designated geographic areas.
• Demonstrates ability to interview and assess client's strength and areas of concern.
• Demonstrates the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job, as well as train others.
• Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility and dependability
• Demonstrate a positive attitude, self-discipline and self-awareness.
• Demonstrate integrity, ethical work practices and high quality work standards on a consistent basis.
• Ability to perform community outreach and education in schools and to community groups as well as provide presentations and instruction to other to promote environmental awareness.
• Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work from an accredited institution (required).
• A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the area of counseling, case management preferably with at-risk young people and/or community organizations/groups.
• Working knowledge of counseling, health, education, childcare, and other resources in the community.
• Competent level of computer skills (Microsoft Office) Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively provide supervision, training, development, safeguards and serve as a mentor and good role model.
• Bilingual speaking and/or writing skills (preferred).
• Standard multi-media first aid certification (preferred).
• Pass a post-offer drug/alcohol screen test before commencing employment (required to submit for the drug/alcohol screening at a company designated facility). "REQUIRED"
• Tuberculosis Screening (TB immunization) before commencing employment (required to submit for the TB test at a company designated facility). "REQUIRED"
• Complete a post-offer Live Scan (fingerprint/background clearance-Department of Justice) before commencing employment. "REQUIRED"
• California Class C Driver's License, validation of driving record for commercial policy insurability per the requirements of the state of California. "REQUIRED"
• If a private vehicle is utilized for company purposes validation of a California Class C Driver's License, validation of driving record for commercial policy insurability is required in conjunction with proof of personal minimum liability insurance coverage per the requirements of the state of California. "REQUIRED"
• California Class B Driver's License, validation of driving record for commercial policy insurability per the requirements of the state of California. If you do not currently possess a California Class B Driver's License you will have 90 days from the effective date of acquiring this position to secure a Class B Driver's License. "NOT REQUIRED"
• Standard multi-media first aid certification. If you do not currently possess a standard multi-media first aid certification, you will have 90 days from the effective date of acquiring this position to secure a multi-media certification. "NOT REQUIRED"
Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Also, due to the demands of service, hours and days of work may vary including some weekends, and earlier or later hours of work.
• Salary $43,243.20 - $68,379.17 annualized (reflects the entire salary range). A starting salary higher than $43,243.20 (annualized) is based on a level of experience and education that significantly exceeds the minimum requirements.
• Contract position – not benefits eligible
Complete an application or send a resume to: LA Conservation Corps/ Attn: Human Resources, Post Office Box 15868, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or Fax: 213.382-7640 or e-mail: If a resume is sent, you will be requested to complete an application at a later date if you are chosen for an interview. Based upon a review of your application and supportive information, applicants will be considered for the interview portion. The interview will cover education and experience requirements
LA Conservation Corps
Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/v/d


NASW Region G Event 3-27-09

Friday, March 6, 2009

People Who Care Youth Center Position

JOB TITLE: Social Worker/Counselor
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
STARTING SALARY: $3500/mo. and up DOE
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

Project Description: Delinquency prevention/intervention program for adolescent and teen youth and their families.


1) Conduct detailed intake assessment and develop case plan.
2) Provide individual, family and group counseling.
3) Provide crisis intervention as needed.
4) Provide advocacy and liaison services with schools, probation, DCFS, courts, etc.
5) Develop and maintain collaborative and linkage agency relationships.
6) Provide referral and follow-up for other needed services.
7) Maintain accurate and up-to-date record of all participant contacts.
8) Prepare and submit all required reports in a timely manner.
9) Represent agency at community and other meetings as needed.


1) MSW or other masters degree in the social sciences required.
2) Bilingual in spanish and english a plus.
3) Valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation, auto insurance, and insurable driving record.
4) Strong oral and written communication skills.
5) Proficient in MS Office computer software
6) Minimum of two years experience providing direct counseling or therapy to multicultural and socioeconomically diverse teens and families especially in the areas of gang association, violence prevention, and life skills development.
7) Ability to work equally well as a team member or independently.
8) Creativity and strong commitment to the well-being of children and families a must.
9) Must pass background check.

People Who Care Youth Center is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to hiring practices in accordance with Federal and State regulations

Mail, fax or email resume to: People Who Care Youth Center, 1500 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047; (fax) (323) 778-9060;

Thursday, March 5, 2009

USC Clinical Field Faculty-Full Time

BHS Case Manager Position

Case Manager II
Organization: Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Click here for more info on this organization

Post Date: Mar 04, 2009 Type: Full Time
Start Date: Available 04/01/2009 Salary: Full time w/benefits
Location: Long Beach, California - United States Job Reference: 729
Educational Requirements: Masters preferred

Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):
California certified drug/alcohol counselor w/3 years exp in assessment of substance abuse and/or case management; Experience in working with homeless individuals & families. Knowledgeable about social services in Long Beach/Los Angeles area. Experience working with ethnically & socially diverse populations.Work with minimal direct supervision. CPR/First Aid certified within 3 mos of employment

Job Description:
The Case Manager II (CM) will provide Substance Abuse and Housing Case Management services to homeless individuals and families. CM will be housed at the Multi-Service Center for the Homeless in Long Beach, California, receiving clinical supervision and other staff support through BHS Redgate Memorial Recovery Center. CM will conduct psycho-social assessments and refer to appropriate substance abuse treatment modality, and will work with Housing Specialists to assist clients in delineating case plans leading to permanent housing during or upon completion of treatment.

Other Information About This Job:
Preference given to individuals nearing completion of a Master’s in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline (supervision for hours towards licensure is available.

Website :

How To Apply:
15519 Crenshaw Bl.
Gardena, CA 90249
United States
FAX: 310-679-2920