Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alzheimer's Association: Clinical Manager, Los Angeles

Position: Clinical Manager

Provides individual and family consultation on clinical/family issue related to dementia. Implements all clinical aspects of the Administration on Aging grant for replication of the New York University Caregiver Intervention model of care.

  • Attend all trainings required by the grant in order to replicate the model
  • Conduct outreach to recruit ethnically diverse spousal caregivers for the project through development of network providers, including local Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, Adult Day Programs, Adult Day Health Centers, diagnostic centers and others
  • Conduct screening and assessment of potential caregivers who meet project criteria
  • Conduct two individual consultation sessions with caregivers who meet project criteria
  • Conduct four family consultation sessions with caregivers who meet project criteria
  • Provide on-going consultation, including encouragement of participation in support groups for caregivers who meet project criteria
  • Maintain client case files according to clinical and project standards
  • Maintain required client data as required by grant
  • Maintain fidelity of the original New York University Caregiver Intervention Model when providing service.
  • Collaborate with other California project sites as needed
  • Assist with the development of the California Replication Manual
  • Assist with the development of the Lessons Learned Report
  • Meet all program goals as outlined in the grant
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Master’s degree; licensed or license-eligible Psychologist, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist preferred
  • Two years experience working in the dementia care field
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work with diverse clients, staff and volunteers
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred
  • Well organized
  • Professional appearance
  • Problem solving skills and good judgment
  • California drivers license, proof of auto insurance, reliable transportation
Send cover letter Alzheimer's Association
and resume to: Attn: Human Resources – CM/AOA-NYU
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
E-mail: (Word attachments only)
Fax: 323-938-1036
No telephone calls

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Clinical Director of Domestic Violence Programs

PROTOTYPES - Domestic Violence Programs

Post Date: Jan 26, 2010 Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP Salary: TBD
Location: Los Angeles, California - United States  Job Reference: 

Educational Requirements: Masters required
Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):
Experience in treatment with co-occurring disorders, domestic violence and substance abuse. LCSW and supervisory experience required.

Job Description:
PROTOTYPES' is immediately hiring for the Domestic Violence Program's Clinical Director. This position will be responsible for clinically supporting three sites, two drop in centers and one residential facility.
This is a full time position.

Applicants must have experience in working with domestic violence survivors, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse. LCSW degree required and supervisory experience required.

Please submit applications to Jennifer Chen Speckman at

Website :

How To Apply:
6211 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States
Ph: 323 464 6281

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

City of Santa Monica Position

Human Resources Department

1685 Main Street, Room 101 , P.O. Box 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Main Phone:310-458-8246
Web Address:

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Summary

ANNUAL COMPENSATION: up to $96,828, which includes a base salary of $92,556 per year; and professional incentive pay (paid quarterly) + cashable leave days (paid at end of the fiscal year) equaling up to $4,272 per year. The City is a participating agency of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) with a 2.7%@55 retirement formula. Employees are required to reimburse the City for the cost of the enhanced retirement formula, with the reimbursement being 6.67% of the employee’s PERSable compensation. The City pays the employee contribution to PERS (8%). In addition, the City participates in the Medicare portion of FICA only, and therefore there is no deduction made for social security.

This position may be eligible for an annual performance bonus based on the employee’s performance as determined by the appointing authority. This position will accrue 12 days of sick leave per year, six (6) of which can be cashed out each fiscal year, starting with the end of the 2nd fiscal year (which is equivalent to 2.3% of base salary or up to $2,128 per year). The City has a compressed work week schedule (9/80) which results in the incumbent of this position receiving every other Friday off. In addition, there are 12 paid holidays per year and 12 days of vacation per year.

Job Summary: Monitors, develops and recommends policy in program areas relating to homelessness. Plans, organizes, conducts and implements complex administrative projects relating to the City’s continuum of homeless service delivery.

Major Duties

Assists in the administration of the City’s Community Development Grants Program specific to homelessness, including the establishment of funding priorities and recommendations with respect to homeless programs.

Monitors contract compliance for City-funded agencies. Reviews and assesses audited financial statements from City-funded agencies.

Ensures that the City remains in compliance with respect toits contracts with external funding agencies, e.g., state and federal agencies and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Plans, organizes and directs special programs and projects in the areas of human services, as related to homeless issues including funding applications to external funding agencies.

Provides technical assistance to non-profit organizations on program development, policies and procedures, project budget, documentation and data collection, program outcomes, and other administrative and fiscal areas.

Works with City divisions, non-profit service providers, other community organizations and members of the public to ensure the effective coordination of homeless services within the continuum of care, consistent with policies adopted by the City.

Works with regional homeless organizations and coalitions to ensure the coordination of homeless services across the region.

Oversees the implementation of the City’s homeless information management system (computerized client tracking and case management system), ensuring database updates.

Procures and manages consultants engaged by the City to work on homeless issues.

Participates in the preparation of a variety of reports including staff reports, fiscal and/or budgetary reports and required federal, state and local plans and reports.

Conducts complex and/or administrative research, studies and surveys. Prepares reports on sensitive topics recommending appropriate courses of action for solutions and/or advocacy.

Acts as a resource to the public, City Departments, commissions and other organizations on homeless issues.

Makes presentations to boards and commissions, public and non-profit agencies and other community groups on issues relating to homelessness.

Provides staff support to City Commissions, including the Social Services Commission, as assigned.

Provides administration support to division through participation in team meetings and provides input regarding division programs, policies and procedures.

Researches, analyses and interprets data and other information related to homeless programs and policies.

Coordinates the responses and follow-up for public complaints, inquiries, requests and suggestions. Ensures that complaints are dealt with in a timely and effective manner. Disseminates accurate information regarding homelessness and homeless programs to the public.

Keeps abreast of new legislation, regulation and policies relevant to division’s operations and recommends and/or makes adjustments to division’s procedures to ensure compliance.

Assigns, monitors and reviews work of support staff, as assigned.

Performs related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:

The homeless population, including subpopulations, predominant issues and barriers to stable housing and income.
Homeless service needs, programs and related community issues.
Program and project development, implementation and evaluation.
Report and grant writing techniques.        
Budget development and management.
Supervisory principles and practices. 
Service delivery models, funding sources and other resources relating to homeless populations.
Effective customer service techniques.
Effective supervisory techniques.
Principles of staff training and supervision.

Ability to:

Develop, implement and administer human services/homeless projects and programs.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Analyze and solve administrative and budgeting problems.  
Prepare analytical reports. 
Review and analyze program budgets and fiscal reports. 
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.
Provide effective customer service.            
Interpret and apply relevant laws and regulations.
Maintain accurate records and files.
Supervise, train and evaluate the work of staff.

Skill in:

The use of computers and related word processing and spreadsheet application software.

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Social Welfare or a related field.

Three years of recent, paid, administrative work experience which has included the development, management and evaluation of human service programs preferably in homeless programs, in a social services organization.

NOTE: To receive consideration, you must submit a copy of your college diploma/transcript.   Applicants who indicated receipt of degree from a foreign institution must provide United States degree and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcript. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. You may send a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to or fax a copy to the attention of Mia Jensen at (310) 656-5705. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

Application Review:  All applicants must submit clear, concise, and complete information regarding their qualifications, in addition to a special supplemental application, for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Testing may consist of any or all of the following components:

Writing Project:  to evaluate writing skills and technical knowledge.

Oral Interview: to evaluate education, training and experience; technical knowledge; communication skills; and interpersonal skills.

NOTES:  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials.
Postmarks will not be accepted.
All employees of the City of Santa Monica are designated by both State and City ordinance to be "Disaster Service Workers".  In the event of a declared emergency or any undeclared emergency or natural disaster that threatens the
life, health and/or safety of the public, employees may be assigned to assist rescue and relief workers.  Such assignments may be in locations, during hours and performing work significantly different from the employees' normal work assignments and may continue through the recovery phase of the emergency.

Job Title:Sr. Admin Analyst-Homeless Services
Exam #:100837-01     Mia Jensen 310-458-8246

Cedars-Sinai Per-Diem Position

Job title:

Mental Health Clinician - Per Diem

Job location:

Los Angeles, CA  90048 United States

Requisition code:


Date posted:


Job type:



Competitive compensation and benefits package.

Job Description

Job description:

In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ranked among the top 50 hospitals in America in 11 specialty areas. With precious few hospitals even ranking in one specialty area, that places us in exceptional company. If you consider yourself among the leaders in your field, we invite you to contribute to a healthcare provider who shares your passion for quality and excellence.

Mental Health Clinician - Per Diem

As a key member of the treatment team, you will be responsible for assessing patients, participating in treatment planning, and conducting individual, couple, family, and group interventions. Through your self motivation and creativity, you will serve as a catalyst for effective changes within patient care units. The position requires that you apply a high level of competency in providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. You will also be called on to identify the ability of patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

To qualify, you will have a Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work or Psychology, current California licensure (LCSW or MFT) and a minimum of two years experience. You must have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy preferred.

For consideration, please submit your resume to:
(Requisition # 2366)

Cedars-Sinai welcomes and encourages diversity and is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. EOE.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Social Work Westside Happy Hour

Social Worker Westside
Happy Hour Networking Evening

Sponsored by NASW-CA Region H
Thursday, January 28, 2010
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Busby’s West
3110 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 828-4567
Appetizers compliments of Region H
Drinks on your own
Professionals and students welcome!
Come join us for a relaxing evening.
Find out what your colleagues are doing.

Meet new colleagues living/working
on the Westside and adjacent area.
Learn about Region H activities and membership.

For RSVPs & Questions
Contact Julie or Jené at:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Volunteer for Santa Monica’s 2010 Homeless Count!

In late January 2009 Santa Monica partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) on a complete, city-wide count of homeless people. The 2009 effort was part of LAHSA’s biannual project, which is required by the Federal government. Data from the 2009 Santa Monica Homeless Count has helped us demonstrate a reduction in homelessness (8% from 2007 to 2009) and the tangible effects of our Action Plan to Address Homelessness, local programs and initiatives. Beyond demonstrating a reduction in homelessness, last year’s effort was a such a success in terms of volunteer engagement, community education and community building, that we’re doing it again! 

Join the Santa Monica Police Chief, the Santa Monica Fire Chief and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in supporting this effort.

We will need 200 plus volunteers to conduct the Count.
This is a great opportunity to become more hands-on and engaged in local efforts to address homelessness.  

Please volunteer!
Spread the word and encourage your friends, family members and colleagues to join in.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Teams of 2-3 people will survey Santa Monica’s streets and note homeless individuals.
Security will be provided and all volunteers will receive training.  
 Volunteers will be deployed from western and mid-city locations, on foot and in cars. Please indicate any preferences. 
We will do our best to accommodate.

For more information or to RSVP, see the attached flyer, call (310) 458-8701 or e-mail .  
To learn more about the City’s efforts to address homelessness, go to

Monday, January 4, 2010

Spark Position

Job Description: Managing Director, Los Angeles

Spark seeks an entrepreneurial leader with strong connections to the Los Angeles education and
philanthropic community to head up the launch of our Los Angeles office. Interviews begin immediately
for an expected start date in May 2010.

Position Overview:
The Managing Director will lead Spark’s Los Angeles programs, building and managing relationships with
key middle schools, creating a sustainable fundraising base, and forging new partnerships with
corporations and community organizations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Managing Director
will be Spark’s leader in Los Angeles, responsible for creating a vibrant and impactful apprenticeship
program that impacts the high‐school dropout crisis. To support this goal, the MD will draw upon Spark’s
staff at the headquarters office, notably the National Growth Director and Development Director, as
well as on the credibility, relationships, and training materials provided by the headquarters office. Key
responsibilities of this role include creating partnerships for volunteer recruitment, supporting partner
charter schools’ program operations, fundraising, and gradually building a team to take on specialized
roles within these areas. This role will be based in downtown Los Angeles, with 10‐15 days per year
spent at Spark’s San Francisco office for trainings, staff development, and key events.

Spark ( is an award‐winning, growing youth apprenticeship program. Spark
works to reduce the high‐school dropout rate with a unique apprenticeship program, focused on at‐risk
middle‐school students. In partnership with California public schools, Spark creates one‐on‐one
apprenticeships in real workplaces, where youth explore careers and develop the skills and motivation
to succeed academically. Funded by a number of major California foundations, including the Packard
Foundation, Cowell Foundation, as well as leading California companies like Genentech and Gap, Spark is
demonstrating a powerful new approach to the high‐school dropout crisis, one that draws in new
resources by turning workplaces into learning places.
Spark’s 2009 budget is approximately $1 million, with 2010 growth to $1.2 million. Spark has managed
rapid growth in the past two years, moving from a local to regional organization in the Bay Area, and
now building statewide operations. Spark’s programs served 210 students in 2009, with significant
increases in enrollment expected in 2010 and 2011. This growth is guided by a core management team
and an experienced Board of Directors, drawing together leaders from the business, education, and
philanthropic communities.
Spark was awarded the prestigious Draper Richards Fellowship in 2008, given to five early‐stage nonprofits
from around the world with the highest potential for “broad social impact.” With this and other
support, Spark is building a foundation for national scale. Spark’s programs have been operating in the
San Francisco Bay Area since 2005, and will begin their broader growth with a launch in Los Angeles in
Spring 2010.

Spark’s Core Values:
• Self‐Actualization: Empowering people to confidently pursue their interests and live their
values, driven by intrinsic motivation.
• Community: Fostering connections among people and organizations to meet individual and
shared goals.
• Democracy: Collaboratively involving all stakeholders in decision‐making.
• Transparency: Encouraging honest communication and actively seeking feedback for
understanding and growth.
• Positivity: Planning for and expecting the best from every situation and person, and finding the
opportunities in each challenge.
Provide leadership to ensure overall success in Los Angeles:
• Build, manage and develop an exceptional local team to accomplish three core goals: (1)
successfully manage relationships with Spark’s schools partners, including training and ongoing
support, (2) build a sustainable LA fundraising base, and (3) cultivate a network of
corporate/organizational partners for apprenticeship placements.
• Develop and leverage a local board to support fundraising initiatives, guide strategic planning,
enhance local networks of supporters, and contribute to overall external communications and
publicity for Spark LA.
Oversee Successful Programming & School Partnerships
• Work closely with Spark’s Bay Area program team, and with Spark’s initial 4 LA school partners
(all well‐established charter management organizations) to support implementation and growth
of Spark’s Los Angeles apprenticeship program.
• Leverage and build alliances in the private, government, and non‐profit sectors to establish a
network of individuals in diverse fields of work to draw upon for Apprenticeship creation.
• Prospect and cultivate new middle school, after school, and summer program providers to meet
established program growth goals.
Lead Los Angeles Fundraising & Financial Management
• Create and lead a local fundraising strategy for Los Angeles, in collaboration with Spark’s
Development Director and Development team in San Francisco. Ensure that Los Angeles
programs meet a 2010 fundraising goal of approximately $200,000.
• Effectively utilize and manage the local site budget to implement the program and sustain the
Los Angeles office.

All candidates should have a passion for Spark’s mission, demonstrated effectiveness as a leader, and
excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Entrepreneurial skills are critical: while
Spark’s resources, knowledge, and credibility are available, the Managing Director’s role is similar to
launching a new non‐profit organization. Additional qualifications include:
• Relevant graduate degree preferred;
• Minimum three years of management‐level experience in a in a fast‐paced, growth‐oriented
organization; for‐profit experience is welcomed;
• Knowledge of local Los Angeles issues and dynamics;
• Comfort and demonstrated success in fundraising and/or sales;
• Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex projects involving many personnel;
• Mature judgment, with a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
• Independent, results‐focused, highly organized self‐starter;
• Fully computer and internet literate, with experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people;
• Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided;
• Comfortable giving and receiving honest, constructive feedback, and acting as a coach or mentor
to staff.
Compensation & Benefits:
• Salary: Starting salary of $68,000 ‐ $74,000 depending on experience.
• Health Benefits: Full health coverage is provided, including medical, dental, vision, and life
insurance, with Spark covering 100% of monthly premiums. Spark also covers a portion of the
monthly premiums for dependents.
• Learning Benefits: Spark staff and students are fellow learners, and the organization highly
values the staff’s personal learning pursuits. To that end, there are several opportunities for
staff to “walk the talk” and experience the excitement of being a Spark student:
o Annual Paid Sabbatical: Seven paid working days off each year, in addition to other paid
time off, for the pursuit of a personal learning opportunity. Learning stipend included.
Professional Training Account: To pursue your choice of professional training
opportunities, including workshops, conferences, books, etc
• Retirement Benefits: For all contributions through Spark’s SIMPLE IRA plan, Spark will match
retirement contributions dollar‐for‐dollar up to 3% of total salary.
• Paid Time Off: Spark has a unique flexible time‐off policy , which empowers staff to
collaboratively determine and schedule time off as needed. Rather than setting and tracking
specific numbers of days off, Spark staff may take time off based on the status of their workrelated
goals and results within the organization. This policy is part of Spark’s focus on a
balanced and healthy life for staff.
• Non‐monetary compensation: The opportunity to be an integral member of an energetic,
innovative, hard‐working and rapidly growing team, within an organization that has the
potential to significantly change American middle‐school education.

Application Timeline:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Target start date is May 2010.
To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter, to Jon Spack, National Growth Director, at Please put “Managing Director, Los Angeles” in the subject line.