Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation Opportunity

Program Officer: The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation – Full Time

Santa Monica

The Program Officer is responsible for overseeing all grantmaking activity in the Foundation’s areas of focus.

Major responsibilities include: analyzing funding requests and grant proposals, preparing written summaries for grant dockets, delivering oral presentations to the board, performing site visits and reviews of grants’ effectiveness, monitoring the payout schedule, providing support to the Foundation grantees, staying current on the issues and trends in the Foundation’s areas of interest, and working with other Foundation staff to implement the overall grantmaking strategy.

Key qualifications: a minimum of 5 years of experience as a program officer, Bachelor or Masters’ degree, excellent writing and communication skills, extensive experience in proposal analysis and financial review, familiarity with GIFTS and a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and honesty.

Salary range is based on experience, plus benefits. To apply, send resume, salary history and cover letter to

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AltaMed Positions

Social Worker, BSW or MSW

AltaMed Health Services is one of the fastest growing and most respected award-winning multi-site health care and adult-care non-profits in America! Joint Commission has awarded AltaMed “Accredited Award” status placing us in the top 1.5% of the highest quality health care providers. For 40 years AltaMed has valued and leveraged its innovative and multicultural talent to provide only the finest health care to under-served communities in Southern California. If making a difference in people’s lives and taking your career to its highest levels is your desire, then we invite you to apply and join the AltaMed Mission!
MSW/BSW Los Angeles, CA
AltaMed seeks multiple seasoned ADHC social workers for our numerous clinics throughout Los Angeles. MSW/BSW shall:
• Responsible for social and medical case management services to participants in a program that integrates adult day health center, home care, and primary care services.
• Develops clinical relationships and provides counseling and education to participants and families.
• Keeps informed of latest developments in the field of eldercare and case management.
• AltaMed is the only PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model of care in Los Angeles so geriatric health services experience is preferred.
• Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited college with a MSW or BSW. Minimum one year of experience in providing case management services preferably to the elderly. Interest, demonstrated ability and/or experience in working with the elderly.
AltaMed offers very competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package. Enjoy a predictable non-urgent hospital care environment, education tuition reimbursement, vision care, 403(B) retirement matching, and loan repayment assistance via National Health Service Corps Repayment Program (NHSC).
If you’re ready to assist AltaMed in its mission to serve Southern California’s multi-cultural communities, please send your Word attached resume to: Rick Rawson, or call 323.889.7889

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pre-license and License Renewal Courses on September 25 & 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

NASW California Chapter
Pre-license and License Renewal Courses
September 25 & 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

Pre-license Courses

Human Sexuality (10 hr)
Friday, September 25
Member $170    Non-Member $200

Spousal/Partner Abuse (7hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Child Abuse (7 Hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Substance Dependency (15 Hr)
Fri. & Sat., September 25 & 26
Member $238    Non-Member $268

License Renewal Courses
Spousal/Partner Abuse (7hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Advanced Law and Ethics (6 Hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $109    Non-Member $139

Clinical Supervision (15 Hr)
Fri. & Sat., September 25 & 26
Member $238    Non-Member $268

Location:                             Athletic Club, Los Angeles
                                          431 West Seventh Street

Registration and Information
Registration Deadline: Now Extended to Friday September 11, 2009

Register Online at

To download a complete brochure:
For more information: Email

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

UCLA IUC Position


POSITION: Seeking a full time Field Education Consultant for our innovative UCLA/DCFS intern unit for first year MSW students preparing for a career in public child welfare. The position is funded by a Federal Title IV-E Training Grant awarded to the UCLA Department
of Social Welfare’s Center on Child Welfare/ Inter-University Consortium (IUC).

The mission of the Department of Social Welfare is to train the next generation of practitioners and leaders in the field, to lead in the development of knowledge for the social work profession and to strengthen social institutions and services in Los Angeles and beyond.

As a Field Faculty member of the Department of Social Welfare, the IUC Field Education Consultant/Liaison will contribute to the Department’s Mission by promoting innovative practice in the field of child welfare by integrating theory and practice through classroom teaching, providing ongoing direct case consultation and co-supervision with the DCFS Field Instructor, contributing to the ongoing review and updating of curriculum through active participation on designated faculty committees and through guidance of the IUC students through the MSW educational process .


(1) MSW required; LCSW strongly preferred.
(2) Minimum of five years experience in a public or private child welfare agency providing direct work with children, adolescents and families or direct clinical work assessing and providing mental health services to dependent and or neglected children, adolescents and families in a community mental health center, child mental health clinic, or family service agency.
(3) Prior experience as a Field Instructor and teaching graduate level students is also strongly preferred with an emphasis on micro practice.
(4) Knowledge of individual, family and group work modalities.
(5) Knowledge of both public and private child-related community resources.
(6) Excellent written and oral communication skills.
(7) Excellent administrative, collaborative, interpersonal and organizational skills.
(8) Demonstrated experience with and commitment to culturally competent social work practice.

SALARY: Determined by experience and qualifications

CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2009

E-Mail CV to: Selena Lu-Witt, Administrative Analyst, UCLA Center on Child Welfare at:

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Lamp Community Positions

Lamp Community
Job Announcement
August 2009

Lamp Community is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that permanently ends homelessness improves the health and builds self-sufficiency among homeless men and women living with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Full-time. MSW or MA.

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group counseling services to Lamp Community members; complete biopsychosocial assessments; Evaluate needs of members and develop care plans according to member needs and goals; Develop effective, trusting relationships with members- with a focus on facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health; Document meetings with members according to DMH and MediCal standards ; Assist in providing clinical information and support to staff members in Lamp Community’s programs; Work cooperatively and cohesively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including participation in weekly staff meetings and staff trainings; Help to ensure that mental health services reflective of Lamp Community’s model which emphasizes: customer choice, harm reduction and psycho-social rehabilitation.

Qualifications: MSW or LCSW or MFT. Supervision hours are available for this position. Minimum 2 years related post-graduate experience. Prior experience with working with persons who are homeless, have a mental illness and substance use issues preferred. Outstanding clinical skills. Strong team-building, inter-personal and organizational skills. Downtown Skid Row location. Highly competitive salary.

Clinical Consultant (LCSW or MFT)
(10 to 20 hours a week)

 Assist in the oversite and delivery of training and support to interdisciplinary staff on issues relating to psychiatric symptomology, mental health treatment, medication support, documentation and Medi-Cal compliance.
 Review staff members’ progress notes, care plans and assessments and provide appropriate feedback and assistance to them.
 Assist in Quality Assurance reviews.
 Provide clinical supervision to an MSW level therapists.
 Work with Director of Programs to ensure that mental health services reflective of Lamp Community’s model which emphasizes: customer choice, harm reduction and psycho-social rehabilitation.
 As needed, complete intakes with Lamp Community Wellness Center participants.
 Downtown Skid Row location. Hours Flexible. Competitive salary.

Qualifications: LCSW or MFT. Min. 5 years related post-graduate experience, at least 2 of which are in a supervisory capacity. Extensive experience with mental illness and substance use population as well as DMH documentation. Outstanding clinical skills. Prior experience in community setting preferred. Strong team-building, inter-personal and organizational skills.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to:
Lamp Community, Human Resources, 510 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Email: Fax: 213.327.0557