Thursday, July 23, 2009

St. John's Position

Saint John's is seeking a medical social worker for our med-surg
unit[s]. MSW required, LCSW desirable. For more information, please
feel free to call/e-mail me. Applications may also be submitted on-line
at - click on the "Careers"
tab, then choose "Find a career," and under "location," select Santa

Monday, July 20, 2009

Para Los Ninos Position

Job Title:                                         Program Director

Department/Location:      Best Start LA Pilot Community Partnership, Family Services

Status:                                Exempt

Supervision:                           Vice President/COO

Revision Date:                  March 1, 2009


The goal of the Best Start LA Pilot Community Partnership is to increase the number of children ages prenatal through 3 years who achieve appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, language, physical and motor developmental milestones to the best of their potential.

The Best Start LA program director reports to Para Los Niños’ Vice President/COO and is responsible for working with Best Start and First 5 LA staff, including the data collection and evaluation team; coordinating partnership initiatives; and acting as a liaison for Best Start LA Partnership members, task forces, and other stakeholders in the Best Start LA process.  The program director will assist in facilitating the processes and activities of the Partnership in order to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of Best Start LA outcomes, including the creation of an organized network of baby- and toddler-friendly spaces in Los Angeles and the engagement of a wide variety of community stakeholders in the Best Start process.

Job duties:

  • Facilitate all aspects of staff orientation and professional development.
  • Conduct performance reviews of all supervisees and recommends annual merit increases.
  • Interview, select, assign, orient, discipline and recommend termination of program staff.
  • Conduct staff supervisory meetings in a regular basis.

·        Coordinate and convene the Best Start LA Partnership, including a diverse array of stakeholders, representative of a wide variety of constituencies within the Magnolia Place Service Area.

·        Collaborate with organizations, individuals and work groups involved in the Best Start process, including but not limited to Para Los Niños and First 5 staff, consultants, contractors, task forces, and Partnership member agencies and individuals.

·        Attend and participate in regular meetings with Best Start and First 5 LA staff, including the data collection and evaluation team; Best Start LA contractors, such as the Welcome, Baby! lead agency; Best Start Partnership and Task Forces; and individual Partnership members and agencies, as needed.

·        Monitor and direct day-to-day operations of Best Start LA to ensure that policies and procedures established by First 5 and the governing body are being followed, that progress is being made toward achieving goals and objectives, and that projects and deliverables are being accomplished efficiently and effectively

·        Oversee the program’s budget; ensure the financial health of the program by analyzing cost effectiveness and exercising cost controls, as needed.

·        Work with Data Collection Coordinator to develop systems and maintain records to ensure proper documentation and data collection with regard to all Partnership activities.

·        Prepare a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, directives and other materials.

·        Support efforts that continually enhance high-quality and culturally appropriate activities that promote the full engagement and participation of a wide variety of community stakeholders –– particularly families of children ages prenatal through 3 years –– in the Best Start process.

·        Provide guidance, direction and assistance to program staff in accomplishing their assigned duties.

·        Work with Training and Technical Assistance Task Force and consultants as necessary to identify appropriate professional development opportunities for Best Start Partnership agencies and individuals. 

·        Responsible for program and budget planning of BSLA.

Other duties:
  • Carry out mission, vision, and values established by Para Los Niños’ president/CEO and board of directors, as well as those established by First 5 LA with regard to the Best Start LA Partnership.
  • Participate in the overall agency accreditation/continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Assist Supervisor and the Development Department in the agency’s public relations and fund raising activities.
  • Responsible for the promotion and representation of the PLN BSLA program in the civic and professional community.
  • Ensure program staff is in compliance with all administrative, financial and human resource responsibilities in accordance, with agency, COA and contractual requirements.
  • Other duties as requested by the Supervisor.


Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership, urban planning, social work or related field, with a minimum of three years’ supervision or coordinating experience in children or family services. 

Special Skills/Abilities:

·        Strong leadership skills desired with a solid foundation in human development and family dynamics.

·        Experience cultivating relationships with and convening community partnerships.

·        Experience with developing and implementing/coordinating children and family programs for children ages prenatal through 5 years. 

·        Extensive experience with community-driven, grassroots initiatives requiring intensive collaboration and partnership.

·        Experience in creating culturally competent, supportive and respectful environments in which to engage children and their families.

·        Background and experience in facilitating and planning, training and technical assistance, capacity building, team-building principles and leadership-development practices. 

·        Strong organizational agility with proven track record of successful project oversight on long-range planning process implemented in a complex, diverse, community and an ever-changing environment.

·        Demonstrated experience using strategic thinking and analytical skills to translate concepts and ideas into innovative, tangible and actionable strategies and actions.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring communication and negotiation with a broad and diverse audience.

Special Requirements:

·        Must have reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).  Valid Class C driver’s license, transportation and state-required automobile insurance coverage.

·        TB clearance, to be renewed every two years. 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately 50 percent of time is spent sitting.  However, will frequently be required to walk, stand and bend.  Must be able to talk and hear well.  Good vision is imperative.  Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.  Required to drive own car occasionally for business purposes.

For application process and other job postings, go to:

Community Health Council Position

Policy Analyst

CHC seeks a Policy Analyst for health research and analysis in the area of healthcare access and quality. The Policy Analyst is responsible for tracking county, state, and federal legislation pertinent to the elimination of health disparities in South Los Angeles; facilitating coalitions of community-based agencies and health experts; researching and writing policy reports, letters and updates; collecting and analyzing data; and representing coalitions as well as CHC at public hearings and meetings. The PA also organizes and convenes workgroups; meets and communicates effectively with decision makers, policymakers and the community; and effectively presents research and analysis to stakeholders. The position requires strong research/writing skills; ability to interact with all stakeholder levels; facilitation and speaking to groups. Experience in policy/advocacy or evaluation and comfort with public speaking preferred. Must have a Master's degree in Public Health/Policy, Urban Planning or related field or a Bachelor's plus 2 years policy or research experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access a must). A car, valid unrestricted California drivers' license, auto insurance and some travel also required. Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and 403B. Salary +$45K DOE. EOE. Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail or fax to 323.295.9467.

Community Health Councils, Inc.
3731 Stocker Street, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(p) 323.295.9372
(f) 323.295.9467

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

City of Santa Monica Job Opening for a Human Services Administrator (Homeless Initiatives)

The City of Santa Monica, Human Services Division is currently recruiting for a Human Services Administrator (Homeless Initiatives). 

This position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Social Science, Business, Public Administration or a  closely related field. Three years of progressively responsible paid human services experience.  At least one year of recent experience must have included paid supervisory responsibilities.  Non-profit experience is highly desirable.


If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested in this job opportunity, please direct them to the website at



Monday, July 13, 2009

California Hospital Medical Center Position

Counselor, MSW/MA/MFT

Join our interdisciplinary child welfare team.

California Hospital Medical Center has an excellent opportunity for a clinical social worker/mental health professional. Clinical responsibilities include provision of case work services, facilitating/monitoring family progress; and individual, group, and family counseling.

Position requires a master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy; bilingual English/Spanish language skills; and a background in providing clinical services within low-income communities. Experience with domestic violence, child maltreatment and substance abuse preferred. Small caseload; highly competitive salary; and supervision for licensure hours provided.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including FREE HMO COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR DEPENDENTS as well as FREE PARKING.

Other Information About This Job:
Please send resumes to: T. Benacerraf at or fax to (213) 742-5404.

Friday, July 10, 2009

American Cancer Society Position

*Bi-lingual and bi-cultural in Spanish is required.

The American Cancer Society, California Division, Inc. a community based, non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, has an immediate opening for a Patient Navigator located on-site at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. The Patient Navigator meets face to face with cancer patients and families to assist with navigating the Harbor UCLA system and to provide information about cancer the disease, ACS programs, services, and community resources available to them. Responsibilities include using tracking systems to assist with ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Patient Navigator Program. The PN acts as a representative of the American Cancer Society and works cooperatively with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Oncology Team, especially the Social Work Department. Additional responsibilities include assisting with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers who provide support to the Patient Navigator Program. The PN will also conduct follow up calls to patients and families to ensure the resources provided met their needs and to identify any additional needs.

Position Requirements

We’re seeking a candidate who is bi-lingual and bi-cultural in Spanish with 3-5 years experience working in a health care environment. Master’s degree in social work, public health, nursing, public administration or related field is preferred but not required. Ideal candidate possesses strong problem solving, relationship building, organizational, empathy, and advocacy skills, as well as thorough knowledge of health care systems, community resources, and medical terminology. Working knowledge of HIPAA regulations, as well as experience working with oncology patients and families is preferred. Must possess the ability to work independently and confidentially.

ACS offers a competitive total rewards package including company sponsored retirement plans. Our employees enjoy professional growth opportunities, flexible work schedules, and a culture that supports work/life balance. EOE

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements. Apply online here.

*This is a grant-funded position that may last up to 2 years and may be extended. Employment beyond the end of the grant is not guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Partnership for Los Angeles School Position

Partnership for Los Angeles School’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Associate

The Partnership for Los Angeles School’s is looking for a Family and Community Engagement Associate who will work on a wide range of programs and activities with families and community organizations within Los Angeles, particularly in the South LA/Watts areas. She or he will be part of the Family and Community Engagement team, and will work closely with the Director of Family and Community Engagement, other team members, school administration and school personnel to implement family programs, maintain and monitor family engagement participation and build relationships with parents and the surrounding community. The Family and Community Engagement Associate reports directly to the Director of the FACE Department.

The primary role of the Family and Community Engagement Associate will be to help develop, maintain and encourage family engagement in all of its forms at the various Partnership school sites throughout Los Angeles, but namely in the South Los Angeles/Watts area. The Associate will also help develop and maintain the networks of individuals and organizations necessary for the success of the Family and Community Engagement programs. Key elements of these networks will include parents, teachers, principals, school staff, community representatives from various community organizations, City of Los Angeles staff etc. Position will also require some administrative work.

Valuable skills:
* History of working in social service field and/or community organizing field and/or education field within underserved communities in Los Angeles
* Able to communicate effectively in person and in writing with a wide range of people.
* Genuinely likes and gets along with a wide range of people
*Understands how to empower people to work together for the good of the community
*Makes effective use of computers
* Effective phone manner
* Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish as well as English highly recommended
* Presentable appearance
* Sensitivity to racial, ethnic and class differences as well as other differences among people they work with
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team
* Positive attitude about the potential of all sorts of people

Important experience:
* Education, community organizing, or social service experience
* College degree not required but relevant college work will be noted
* Knowledge of Los Angeles, its people, and the surrounding area

Compensation is competitive, including benefits, and will be based on skills and experience.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Ryan Smith, Director of Community and Family Engagement
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
200 N Spring St, Rm 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
fax 213/978-0775

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All are encouraged to apply.

LAANE Position

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Exciting Opportunity for a Community Organizer
with a Commitment to Economic Justice

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. since 1994. LAANE is known for its broad-based labor/community coalitions and its combination of organizing, research, communications, and policy development. LAANE led the movement to pass a Living Wage Ordinance in the city of L.A. in 1997 and continues to advocate for progressive policies that benefit low-wage workers and low-income communities. For more information about our work, visit

Campaign Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced community organizer to help develop and implement a strategy for community engagement and leadership to win justice for workers in — and communities affected by — the Los Angeles grocery industry business practices which leave entire communities without adequate access to healthy food options and good jobs.

This campaign seeks to:

* Achieve economic justice for low-wage, grocery workers without whom retail food consumption could not take place;
* Improve food access for the hundreds of thousands of people who live throughout the underserved communities of South LA, East LA and the Northeast San Fernando Valley, who are currently plagued by devastating health impacts;
* Achieve environmental justice for the hundreds of thousands of people who live within communities underserved by the grocery industry whom want to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles and are currently plagued by devastating health impacts;

Position Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Community Organizer is responsible for

* Leading efforts for community outreach, recruitment, education and grassroots political action in South LA neighborhoods;
* Coordinating activities with coalition partners and building coalition membership;
* Coordinating the content and logistics for public events & large-scale mobilizations; and
* Coordinating organizing work with research and public policy staff on the campaign.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice and the labor movement. Also needed: willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary and ability to work independently. Skills required:

* Excellent analytical skills, written, verbal, communications and computer skills,
* Strong community outreach, organizing and engagement skills,
* Proven track record in leading a team.
* Driving your own car required. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Terms of employment: LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are very competitive. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Full health benefits; pension; generous time off; parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.

Application Process: This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Roxana Tynan at . No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.