Friday, April 17, 2009

UCLA Healthcare Position

Job Title: Case Manager
UCLA Title: Staff Res Assoc II-Nonexempt
Job No.: H49584
Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Work Location: 300 Medical Plaza
Job Type: Career
Duration Indefinite
Minimum Salary: $18.17 / $3161
Maximum Salary: $29.23 / $5086
Layoff Referral Deadline: 04/15/2009

Job Duties: Case management for young adults with schizophrenia. Provide
clinical services, complete research assessments, attend weekly
staff/team meetings, and present at bi-annual Family Psychoeducation
Meetings. Clinical services include group psychosocial training,
assertive individual case management, crisis management, and Individual
Placement and Support services (IPS); supportive individual, couples and
family therapy will be provided as needed. Utilize problem-solving
strategies to address work-place issues, provide job coaching, and
support in the community. Conduct diagnostic screenings of potential
normal control subjects to determine eligibility for the research
protocol, administer many clinical research measures of patient
symptomatology, work, and social functioning with demonstrated
reliability, and coordinating the interface between several research
projects and clinic participation are required. All clinical and
assessment duties will be specified according to the research protocol.
Interact with Program Director, Co-Director and supervisory staff, the
mental health treatment team, and family members as needed in order to
provide a fully integrated, direct-service approach. Travel using own
car is required to Los Angeles area hospitals and clinics to recruit,
screen, and conduct diagnostic interviews with acutely ill psychiatric
patients. This employee will make weekly contact with mental health
agencies to build a more established recruitment base for patients
eligible for services at the UCLA Aftercare Research Program. Will
attend monthly community meetings in order to build a resource base for
screening eligible patients. Emergency on-call responsibility on
weekdays, nights, and on weekends on a rotating basis is required. A
flexible schedule with some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Job Qualifications: Required: Masters or BA in Psychology or related
field is strongly preferred. The demonstrated ability to provide case
management, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy to
individuals with severe mental illness is required. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to: (1) interact with
individuals who have psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, their
family members, and community comparison control subjects from diverse
backgrounds and of varying age, (2) effectively interact with peers,
co-workers, and an interdisciplinary professional staff, (3) and
carefully and sensitively administer research measures to psychiatric
patients, and community control subjects. Demonstrated ability to: (1)
work independently, professionally and cooperatively within a large
multidisciplinary clinical research project; (2) recruit, consent, and
schedule research and control subjects; (3) carefully maintain research
records; (4) use of personal computer (PC) software including Microsoft
Office (Word, Excel). Proven highly developed organizational skills and
attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; to
follow through on assignments to completion in a timely manner, to
prioritize tasks with fluctuating and competing deadlines, and to
maintain a calm demeanor with interruptions and changing priorities
during the course of busy clinic days are required. Own automobile and
proof of auto insurance required. Bilingual, English-Spanish preferred,
but not required.

Job Title: *Staff Res Assoc II-Nonexempt
*Job Number: H49584

If you would like to view more information, or to apply for this
position, please click on the following link:

FREE WORKSHOP: Everything you Need to Know about Licensing

"Everything You Need to Know about Licensing" 

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

 presented by:

 Sean O'Connor
Outreach Coordinator, BBS

Two workshop times available.

 12:00 – 2:00 pm Presentation
UCLA Public Affairs Building; Room 2355
Ample parking available in Lot #3, flat rate $9.00
(off Wyton Blvd. near Sunset and Hilgard)
Map of campus available at:

 5:30-7:30 pm Presentation
Santa Monica College Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive; Suite 319, 3
rd Floor
From Bundy Dr/Centinela Ave turn into the campus
SMC Campus Dr, which is less than a block south of Airport Ave. stop light.
Public parking is free – please avoid staff-designated areas.

 Workshops are free.
Space is limited at both locations.
RSVP is required  to:
Julie Taren @

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Equality California Organizing Internships

Equality California welcomes interns during Summer 2009. This is a great opportunity to experience the inner workings of a major political campaign, and to make a difference for the LGBT community through your day-to-day work.

Specifically in Summer 2009, interns will get hands on experience working on an exciting and historic statewide campaign and will be on the front lines of kicking off one of the largest and most advanced field campaigns in the country.

*Job Description:*

Organizing interns will advance Equality California’s grassroots campaign to win marriage equality in California. Each organizer will work with local volunteers and coalition partners to demonstrate support of full equality for the LGBT community.

Interns support the work of Equality California volunteers and coalition partners, including assistance recruiting volunteers, managing lists, organizing field activities, and responding to the needs of activists. Organizers will support Equality California’s canvassing and volunteer recruitment goals and will have opportunities to connect to persuadable voters in one-on-one conversations.

In addition, organizing interns will assist Equality California’s Field Staff as needed with research, database management, and other necessary tasks.

All organizers will receive trainings on an on-going basis as well as opportunities to hear from leaders in the fight for equal marriage rights . Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with Equality California staff and to take on independent projects.

Equality seeks interns who understand and support our mission, are hard-working, are able to successfully complete projects, and are comfortable using computers. Top-notch communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment required. Prior campaigns experience or volunteer coordination a plus.

Time requirements are flexible and range from 15 to 40 hours with some evening and weekends.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to build political, non-profit and community organizing skills.


Summer 2009 internships begin in June and finish at the end of August. Dates are flexible.

We encourage interns to arrange course credit from their school if possible.

Internships are available at the Equality office’s in Los Angles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. There are also opportunities to work in the offices of coalition partners throughout the state.

To apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to Amy Mello at

Deadline for Summer applications: Rolling

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pasadena Mental Health Center Internship Opportunities

We do have opportunities that start in July. We are interviewing now and still have 5 spots left. We have more information on our website at or you can call me directly.
Chanel Boutakidis, MA, LMFT
Executive Director of Pasadena Mental Health Center   
Director of Five Acres Permanency Programs
1495N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, Ca 91104
626-798-0907 office

Khmer Girls in Action Position

Job Title: Program Director
Posting Date:   April 2009 (until filled)
Hire Date:  Immediately
Terms:  Full Time: $33,000-$38, 999 plus excellent benefits
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Long Beach, California

Khmer Girls in Action (KGA) works with young Southeast Asian women in Long
Beach organizing for social change and community empowerment. KGA staff
works as a team, promoting mutual respect and equal
participation of youth and adults.  Valuing process and consensus
building efforts, KGA staff are highly committed to social justice and
community building both within and outside the organization.

KGA is looking for a dynamic Program Director who has the commitment and
desire to build a grassroots organization working towards the
self-determination of youth, immigrants and refugees, and women. The
Program Director is expected to direct and sometimes coordinate
programs, supervise staff, lead in the Participatory Action Research
project to develop and direct the organization’s community organizing and
electoral campaigns.

-Direct KGA’s Leadership Development Programs, Cultural Historical Arts
(CHA) Programs, and Learning to Impact for Empowerment (LIFE) Program
activities, including design, planning, implementation, and evaluation
-Facilitate, coordinate, and create curriculums for Khmer Justice
Program, one of the Leadership Development Programs
-Supervise, train, and evaluate program staff individually, and
collectively as an effective team
-Lead Participatory Action Research project to develop a community
organizing campaign
-Lead and direct electoral campaigns
-Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan
-Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures with the
Executive Director
-Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports to the
Executive Director and Board of Directors
-Assist in the development and administration of program budgets
-Establish relationships with youth organizing and social justice
groups and organizations

-College degree or equal work experience
-At least 2 years of supervising experience with knowledge of program
development and management and/or campaign development and
-At least 3 years demonstrated volunteer or professional experience
working in diverse immigrant/refugee communities (preferably Southeast
Asian and/or youth groups)
-Must possess knowledge on curriculum development, training design and
facilitation - specifically around political education and campaign
development and implementation
-Highly organized and punctual with excellent inter-personal and team
building skills
-Strong commitment to social justice, gender justice, and youth
-Willingness to work some weekends and nights
-Valid CA driver's license, access to an insured automobile, and
ability to transport youth to and from activities

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references through email to:

Suely Ngouy, Executive Director
Khmer Girls in Action
1355 Redondo Avenue, Suite #9
Long Beach, CA 90804

This position is an employee of KGA’s fiscal sponsor Little Tokyo
Service Center (LTSC).  LTSC is an equal opportunity employer.

Kaiser Summer Internships

We are a non-medical, community outreach program of Kaiser Permanente.  Our department provides outpatient mental health services to underserved populations. We do accept summer interns.  Could take 2.  The internship is unpaid.  Please contact:

Carrolle Simien, LCSW
Kaiser Permanente
Watts Counseling and Learning Center
1465 East 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA  90002
(323) 564-7911
(323) 569-8527

Thursday, April 9, 2009

People Coordinated Services of Southern California Positions

1221 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, Ca.  90006

323 735-1231(phone)    323 735-7059 (fax)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

FREE  PARKING for Job Fair available at  1233 S. Western Ave., LA.


People Coordinated Services of Southern (PCS), a private, non profit, social services agency, exists in order to improve lives, strengthen families and neighborhoods, empower service recipients and restoration of hope.  People Coordinated Services provides comprehensive multi-cultural, ethnic and generational services through three primary service divisions:  Senior Services, Youth and Family Services and Substance Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment.  PCS has the following employment opportunities available for qualified applicants. 


PCS Administration:

  • HR Manager - (temp) – BA Degree, Manage HR, ADP payroll, benefits and personnel issues.
  • Accountant- BA in accounting, 3 years experience in GL and AP. ADP experience a plus.


Youth and Family Services:

  • Director of Youth and Family Services –MA in social work, psychology or related field, work with at risk youth and families; direct drug, gang and drop out prevention programs; strong management experience; excellent verbal and written communications, proposal writing.
  • LCSW – experienced, work with gang prevention program, provide therapy to youth & families,
  • Case Managers and Youth Counselors for drug and gang prevention programs, BA in social work or psychology with experience
  • Early Childhood Education Coordinator and Teachers - BA in ECE, experienced in teaching multi-cultural youth, ages 0-5.  Coordinator should have site supervisor permit.


Senior Services:

  • Director of Senior Services- MSW or related field, supervise Senior Multipurpose Center, Nutrition and transportation programs, strong management experience, proposal writing
  • Nutrition Coordinator- BA in nutrition, coordinate meal program for seniors
  • Case Manager- to complete in- home assessments and coordinate service plans for seniors
  • Home Delivered Meals Coordinator- supervise home delivered meal program
  • Site Managers (pt) serve meals to senior at congregate sites
  • Home delivered meals drivers (pt) good driving record (bring current DMV print out)
  • Drivers with class A or B license with passenger endorsement to transport seniors and disabled, must have excellent driving record. (bring current DMV print out)


Substance Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Services:

  • Substance Abuse Counselors- must be licensed with 2 years experience in inpatient or outpatient setting, excellent skills required in group, individual and treatment plans.
  • Prevention Specialist – BA in social work or psychology.  Work with female youth to prevent methamphetamine usage.  Must be experienced in working with at risk youth.


All applicants for senior and youth services must be able to pass background check, reference check and drug screen. People Coordinated Services of Southern California is an EOE.

Venice Community Housing Corporation Position

YouthBuild Program Case Manager


VCHC YouthBuild is a full time comprehensive job training, education and leadership development program for at-risk young adults, ages 16-24 in the Westside areas of Los Angeles, Venice and Mar Vista.  Youth receive paid, on-the-job construction skills training while they help to build affordable housing.  They also receive instruction in preparation for their High School Diploma, case management, life skills training, job placement services and other support during a 12 month cycle, to ensure their success in and upon graduating from the program.  It is a full time program; students will be on premises from 8:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday.

Essential Functions

·         Provide intensive case management to 15-30 youth, and have primary responsibility for documenting case management using the Department of Labor MIS database.

·         Develop and refer youth to additional resources and services as needed.

·         Meet with youth weekly, conduct intake assessments, assist with goal setting and life/career plans and follow up assessments while maintaining case files.

·         Facilitate or organize group support sessions, assist with planning and implementation of leadership development, recreational, community service and other activities.

·         Teach a life skills and job readiness curriculum daily, to a group of approximately 15 students. Life skills instruction includes, but is not limited to, conflict resolution, anger management, leadership, urban living skills, personal finance, goal setting, parenting and job readiness.

·         Coordinate efforts with other members of the YouthBuild team, including the classroom teacher, construction trainer, job developer, program coordinator/manager and program director.

·         Identify and prepare youth for post graduation placements, and track students post graduation.

·         Assist youth with legal issues and advocate on behalf of youth with probation, parole and in court.

·         Attend weekly YouthBuild staff meetings, biweekly clinical case review sessions and all agency-sponsored professional development opportunities.



·         Bachelor's degree in social services or related field; MSW strongly preferred. At least 3 years experience may be substituted for degree.

·         At least three years experience working with at-risk youth or other disadvantaged youth/adults in crisis intervention and case management; experience with YouthBuild strongly preferred

·         Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, computer literacy (PC)

·         Demonstrated group work experience including life skills and job preparation instruction;

·         Commitment to working with disadvantaged youth and people from diverse backgrounds.

·         Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with youth while also setting clear boundaries;

·         Commitment to working closely as a team player with YouthBuild staff;

·         Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and follow up with participants in a timely manner.

·        Driver's License and Insurance


$35,000-$40,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications plus benefits including medical, dental, vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.


Application Procedure

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at:  Please do not send attachments. Paste your cover letter and resume into the body of the email. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Women Helping Women Services Summer Internship Opportunities



 Two summer internships, with stipends of $1500 each



Under supervision of the WHWS Clinical Director, and with direction from the Executive Director and the social work staff, Summer Interns will have the following duties and responsibilities:


Primary Duties (Macro/Mezzo):

Family Court Advocacy Project (FCAP) Assistant—including conducting/ supervising court observations for domestic violence research project, conducting data entry & analysis, research assistance for preparation of Toolkit for domestic violence survivors involved in Family Court, and assistance in grant research and preparation for FCAP.

Grant Writing—researching funding opportunities and grant preparation/ writing, in collaboration with Clinical Director, Ava Rose and Executive Director, Hillary Selvin;

Volunteer Recruitment (especially bilingual) for the WHWS Counseling Talkline;

Primary Duties (Clinical/Mezzo):

Co-Facilitation of Support Groups—co-facilitate one or more support groups for teen girls, adult women and/or parents, as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Individual/ Family Counseling—provide short-term counseling for 1-2 individual or family clients, as assigned by Clinical Director.

Talkline Supervision—under direction of Clinical Social Work staff, provide supervision, support and resource/ referral assistance to Talkline Counselors during 2-3 Talkline Shifts per week.

Additional Duties:

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

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


Current M.S.W. student status at accredited university.  One (1) year of responsible relevant field experience in social work clinical and/or community-based practice.  General knowledge of grant related activities required. Computer literate with good written and verbal skills.  Valid Drivers License and automobile insurance required. Bilingual Spanish preferred.



For more information, please contact:

Ava Rose, LCSW, Clinical Director

Women Helping Women Services/ NCJW-LA

543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 852-8521             |

Monday, April 6, 2009

St John's Clinical Program Coordinator Position

The Clinical Program Coordinator functions as the leader of a school-based mental health team and is responsible for:

Supervision of treatment services to the target population
Hiring and supervision of clinical staff
Training of staff and interns
Grant writing every three years for renewal of contract that funds the program
Writing status reports
30% (12 hrs/wk) direct service to children/adolescents and families
Providing trainings and presentations to the community about pertinent mental health issues impacting youth

The team collaborates with two middle schools, a continuation high school, and a youth center; all located in Santa Monica, CA.


Licensed LCSW or Licensed Psychologist in the State of CA.
3-5 years experience in community mental health
2 years experience administrative and clinical supervision
Must demonstrate cultural competency, strong assessment skills, and child-centered/family-focused treatment skills.

Desired Attributes:

Be organized and flexible
Have a passion for working in the community
Excellent interpersonal skills
Have knowledge of school-based mental health services
Knowledge of evidence-based brief therapy models

A Plus:

Experience in grant writing
Comfortable speaking Spanish

Contact Person: Jerine Griffith
Email Address:
Phone: 310-829-8733
Fax: 310-829-8455

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness

The Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness is seeking a visionary
Executive Director to guide the organization in the current environment of
increased homelessness. The Executive Director oversees the development of the
strategic vision for the Coalition, as well as its day-to-day operations. The
Executive Director is responsible for financial resource development, staff
management and administration, community relations, and fiscal and budgetary

Job Qualifications

Ideally, the candidate will have at least 10 years of work experience and at
least five years of management experience, including fund development in a
non-profit organization. The executive director must be a proven leader, able
to shape and implement a complex vision for the future with demonstrated skills
and experience in fundraising. Candidates must have knowledge of and
familiarity with the political landscape in Los Angeles and a passion and
vision for ending homelessness. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree
and a graduate degree is preferred.

Specifically, the successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

•A passion for and experience in ending and preventing homelessness

•Proven fundraising success with individual, corporate, and foundation giving

•Proven leadership, management, and program development experience with
exceptional communication skills

•Ability to develop and articulate a vision for LACEH&H Board, staff, and

•Ability to build and motivate a high-performing Board of Directors to
fundraise and implement the strategic vision for the organization

•Ability to motivate and lead a diverse staff

•Strong business acumen and understanding of non-profit accounting controls
and procedures

•Proven track record in management

•Entrepreneurial spirit

This position will report to the Board of Directors. Fill Date Immediate.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits; salary commensurate with
experience. Detailed job description available on LACEH&H website: . To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Grace
Dyrness: No phone calls please.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Community Health Councils Summer Internship




Company                   Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC) is a non-profit community-based

Description:              health policy and advocacy organization that strives to increase access to health and quality health care for the uninsured, underserved and under-resourced.


Position Summary:      CHC seeks an intern to assist in project research, data collection and analysis, and policy development for the Access and Quality Healthcare projects at CHC.  The intern will assist the Policy Analyst for the Access and Quality Healthcare team to conduct research and analysis for a policy brief documenting lessons learned from the South LA Health Equity Scorecard.  Position starts immediately.  Compensation will be provided according to hours worked and qualifications.

Project Description:   Access and Quality Healthcare works to reduce disparities in healthcare, improve the quality of healthcare delivery, and preserve the healthcare safety net.  The Access & Quality of Healthcare coalitions mobilize community resources to increase access to quality care and improve health in the South Los Angeles community, build capacity for community organizing and health policy advocacy, and engage the public engagement in action around these areas. Access & Quality's active coalitions are the Coalition for Health & Justice and South Los Angeles Healthcare Roundtable. 

                                    The South LA Health Equity Scorecard, a project of the CHJ, is a report studying the intersection between the health of the community and the distribution, quality and capacity of basic resources in Los Angeles County.  The report assesses the inequities in the resource environment in South LA and examines the degree to which they mirror the disparities in health. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Data collection and research around health-related indicators for the South LA community
  • Research on healthcare environment resources (hospitals, doctors, clinics, public coverage programs, access to and utilization of medical care services) and physical environment resources (nutritional outlets, parks, physical activity options, housing, schools)
  • Drafting of analysis and follow-up to published policy recommendations in the Health Equity Scorecard
  • Participate in project team meetings and CHJ, Roundtable activities  
  • Track and compile project results/data including lessons learned and successes related to the Scorecard
  • Some local travel required; mileage reimbursement provided

 Desired qualifications:


·         Pursuing MPH, MSW, MPP or related master's degree

·         Ability to conduct literature reviews and knowledge of basic data collection methods; quantitative  analysis experience a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures, gender and race
  • Can work independently to follow-through on assigned tasks in a timely manner and produce high quality work
  • Ability to commit at least 20 hours per week 

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to