Friday, December 23, 2011

Harbor Regional Center Postings

Harbor Regional Center is seeking applicants for the position of Counselor.

Under direction of a Program Manager, the Counselor provides case management services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Counselor's major responsibilities include:
  • individual and family assessment and needs identification;
  • planning for provision of appropriate services and supports;
  • monitoring and evaluation of service delivery; and
  • advocacy;
  • Minimum Employment Standards:
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related human services field and 2 years post bachelor's experience. Master's degree, bilingual (English/Spanish) and experience with developmental disabilities preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of family systems and human dynamics, knowledge of developmental disabilities, familiarity with the prevailing philosophy in the field of developmental disabilities, demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team, good verbal and written communication skills and facility with word processing and related computer skills.

Salary: $3151 - $3507 Monthly

Harbor Developmental Disabilities Foundation, Inc.
Office of Human Resources
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, Ca 90503
Fax: (310) 316-5016
or e-mail:

Project director @ ucla tarjan center
annual salary range: $50,244-$80,000

The UCLA Tarjan Center is currently seeking a Project Director to coordinate and implement a new federally funded Project of National Significance, the California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of this project is to establish a state level interagency workgroup that fosters systems transformation through public policy, removal of systemic barriers, statewide training and professional development, local implementation of transition and employment strategies, and dissemination of best practices that lead to competitive integrated employment for youth and young adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Responsibilities: The Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day administration, leadership, coordination, and reporting for all aspects of the project. Responsibilities include the coordination of the work and activities of the state interagency team, planning for statewide professional development and training; administration, and oversight of selected local employment coalitions; development of a new web site; and research and evaluation activities. Ensures collaboration - builds collaboration amongst state team by establishing, communicating and reinforcing culture of collaboration and teamwork across organizational boundaries.

This position requires frequent meetings, teleconferences, presentations, workshops and travel. The Project Director will supervise and oversee the Program Representative and graduate student assistants. The Project Director reports to the Director of the Tarjan Center at UCLA.

  • Master's degree required, doctorate preferred in rehabilitation, special education, public administration, social work, or human services related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in the provision of technical assistance; process facilitation, consensus building, and implementing systems change initiatives in vocational services, transition or employment with individuals with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities;
  • Demonstrated experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution;
  • Staff supervision;
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team oriented,
  • collaborative environment is essential;
  • Makes sound decisions: recognizes the broad, systemic implications of problems and issues;
  • Grant writing and reviewer experience preferred;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Direct and manage project from beginning to end, including timelines, milestones and deliverables.
  • Effectively communicate project scope, goals, expectations and deliverables to state team and associated stakeholders.
  • Oversee any workgroups/subcommittees established to carry out project activities.
  • Work independently and manage a complex project with multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. 
  • Build, develop and grow relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Analyze and organize information.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited research or standardization exists.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Compose and deliver progress reports and other deliverables to requested agencies and funders.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to interact and build rapport, including the ability to engage and lead groups in training and consultative services.
  • Excellent written communication skills for developing technical assistance materials and report writing.
  • Work effectively with racially, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.
  • Travel regularly within California, and occasional travel outside of California.
  • Operate a personal computer and utilize Microsoft Office and variety of web-based software programs and internet technology (i.e., email, searches, webinars).
Send Resume and Cover Letter

Attn: Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., Director
Email: Fax: 310-794-1143
For more information about the Tarjan Center see

Friday, December 16, 2011

PACS Postings

POSITION:               CLINICIAN III – MAT Program Coordinator

ü      CA Board of Behavior Science licensed LCSW, LMFT
ü      LCSW 1 year clinical social work experience post licensed
ü      LMFT 2 year post licensure clinical work experience
ü      Completed or willing to complete clinical supervisor’s training
ü      Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and clients.
ü      Bi-lingual, English and Spanish or API Language

REPORT TO:                        Clinical Director

    • As SFPR for client, will provide mental health services; Assessments and evaluation; individual, group, adult, children, and family counseling, parent/child therapeutic activities,
    • Coordinate MAT program: case assignment and assessment and submission of final report to DCFS/DMH.  Attend program meetings, trainings and TDM meetings as required.
    • Provide training and supervision for registered BBSE ASW and MFT-I and MSW Interns and MA Clinical trainees, and review all client paperwork requirements related to the interns’ clinical work, chart reviews, QA, and staff utilization. 

SALARY:        DOE


Requirements:  CA Licensed LCSW, MFT; 3 years post- licensure experience, completion of clinical supervisory training, 1 year experience in clinical and administrative supervision of ASW, MFT-I, MSW Interns and MFT Trainees. Applicant must have knowledge and experience with DMH services, procedures and documentation requirements. Multi-culture competency preferred.

Report to:                  Clinical Director

Scope of Responsibilities:  Provide training, supervision and guidance to ASW and MFT-I and Master’s level interns and trainees in MSW, MFT programs; and review all client documentation and to ensure program and QA compliance. Will provide administrative and clinical supervision of assigned staff; coordinate and direct the clinical and case management activities; provide culturally competent clinical/therapeutic counseling and mental health services, clinical intake/evaluation, crisis intervention, parent/child therapeutic activities, community presentations and other therapeutic services.  Involved with Clinical Services management to implement and facilitate new programs and transformations as required.

Description of Agency: Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) is a private, non-profit agency located in the LA/Westchester, Van Nuys and Long Beach.  Services specialize in service to the Asian Pacific Islander population. 

Salary:  DOE

Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) is a private, non-profit community based organization, enriching the lives of children and families through counseling and caring.   Services are provided to diverse multi-ethnic clientele, by cultural and linguistic competent professional staff.  We provide services in Los Angeles, West side, San Fernando Valley and Long Beach. Our headquarters is located in Westchester/LAX area.

If interested in the above position, please mail resume to:
 J. Manzano, Dir. Of HR or e-mail:  Website:

Pacific Asian Counseling Services (formerly WRAP Family Services)
8616 La Tijera Blvd. Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 337-1550  (310) 337-2805 fax

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Labor United for Universal Healthcare Posting

Definition:    Under general direction of the designated Co-chair or Steering Committee member of Labor United for Universal Healthcare, the Administrator & Projects Coordinator will be responsible for regular communications with affiliates/liaisons & activists, other labor and community organizations, and individuals seeking information and/or support; will coordinate projects including events & fundraisers; assist and help build organizational capacity; provide staff support to Steering Committee members & Committee Coordinators in carrying out their duties; and perform other related tasks.  The ideal candidate is a competent office professional with organizing experience, in either labor or community settings, or both.  Candidates must provide a brief writing sample, preferably something that has been published or disseminated (e.g., flyer, brochure, persuasive piece). 
Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate Speakers Program & trainings
  • Coordinate mobilization efforts
  • Coordinate volunteer activists
  • Coordinate special events
  • Coordinate outreach efforts
  • Coordinator fundraising efforts
  • Maintain database
  • Update website & Facebook page
  • Respond to inquiries and requests
  • Provide staff support to officers, coordinators and sub-committees
  • Develop educational materials (and coordinate their production)
  • Liaison to labor and community organizations, elected officials, also: State Strategy Group & Labor Campaign for Single-Payer (as needed)
  • Work with affiliates for timely annual re-affiliations
  • Bi-lingual (particularly Spanish) a plus 

Nature of Position:            This is currently a part-time position to begin in January 2012 or as soon as filled.  The position requires 24 hours per week, days to be scheduled after discussion with the Co-Chairs.  The position is salaried and therefore exempt from overtime provisions.  The position is based in Los Angeles.
 Salary and Benefits
  • Negotiable salary based on experience, salary history.
  • Two weeks of vacation per year.
  • Sick leave, for personal/family use, is accrued at one day/month and can be carried over but not cashed out.
  • Paid holidays will be the same as for the Union in whose building the office is located.
  • A supplemental health care fund to help cover health insurance premium costs will be paid monthly.

Send cover letter, résumé and writing sample to:

Labor United For Universal Healthcare
2130 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

OR E-mail to:
 Labor United for Universal Healthcare is a group of unions and individual workers in Southern California working to establish a sustainable, secure, and just single-payer healthcare system through education, mobilization, and advocacy within the Labor Movement and beyond. 
For more information visit our website:  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Family Services of Santa Monica Posting

Clinical Social Worker I or II

Family Services of Santa Monica is looking for a clinician who is BBS registered or licensed. Responsibilities include services to children and adults.  Primary services will be delivered at agency site however some community based services will be required.  FSSM is looking for a dynamic, clinician who is able to work independently and enjoys community outreach.   

Persons of color or diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions.

The successful candidate will provide short and long term mental health services to a diverse population of children, youth, families, and adults.  You will also have the opportunity to be involved in community networking and collaboration, teacher consultation and to lead groups.  For licensed staff, depending on experience, you may have the opportunity to supervise trainees and interns.

High quality clinical supervision for licensure as well as ongoing professional development is provided. 

Family Service of Santa Monica, a division of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services,  is a private, non-profit mental health agency which has been serving the Santa Monica and nearby communities for the past 80 years. We offer flexible scheduling and excellent benefits.

Bilingual - Spanish / English required
Reply subject: FSSM-SW
Fax 310-842-9529

Wednesday, November 30, 2011



Job Title:                           Director of Social Services Department

Reports To:                         Executive Director

Status/Salary Grade:      Exempt

Department:                      Management

Position Summary:          This position is responsible for the management, administration and      implementation of all the Society’s programs and services related to homelessness, social services, and housing programs.  The incumbent will provide overall leadership for the Society and the Advisory Committee on all homelessness, social services, and housing issues.

Position Functions:         

1.       Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Society’s goals and objectives in regards to homelessness, housing, and social service issues.

2.       Ensures the department is operating efficiently and its programs and services are effectively meeting the needs of clients and the community.

3.       Recruits, trains, and supervises the department’s senior administrative staff.

4.       Recommends, advises and administers the Society’s and the department’s policies, procedures, plans and objectives relating to the Center’s programs and staff.

5.       Works with the Chairperson of the Center Advisory Committee and the Director of Shelter Services on recruitment of new members and developing short and long term recommendations for the department.

6.       Teams with other Los Angeles Council Directors on issues relating to the department’s finances, fund raising, communications, personnel and the Advisory Committee.

7.       Collaborates with officials from federal, state and local government, academic institutions and social service agencies on issues relating to homelessness, housing, and social services.

8.       With the support of the Shelter Director, prepares and manages the fiscal budget for the Social Services Department.

9.       Supervises overall strategic plan of the entire Social Services Department.

10.   Directs Shelter Director, Residential Assistants, and Clinical Staff on HR issues related to hiring, termination and employee discipline. Works in coordination with the Shelter Director to develop bimonthly staff trainings and completes performance evaluations for managers and clerical staff.

Project Management
Manages the development, expansion, and enhancement of new and current client based programs
1.       Directs the development, expansion, and enhancement of homelessness, housing, and social service operation including: Emergency Family Shelter, Men’s Advanced Program, Case Management, collaboration with other agencies,  IT development, databases, and communication systems between residential/clinical staff. Responsible for development of client databases for all program clients.
2.       Develops and manages new programs to expand the services provided by the department.
3.       With input from the Director of Human Resources, conducts or delegates safety team meetings and emergency/disaster preparedness programs within the Social Services Department.  In addition, assists the Human Resource Department in the Master Disaster Plan for the Society.

4.       Manages or delegates “Hike for the Homeless” fundraiser and serves as point of contact for all logistical details. Liaisons with City officials at Griffith Park and works to identify type of donors and participants for the hike 
5.       Manages SVDP Housing development and off-site housing programs. Develops social services, housing plans, and budgets. Researches best practices in affordable and sheltered housing and maintains SVDP National Housing Directory. 
6.       Manages various special projects and grants that arise.  Works with the Development Department to seek funding via foundations, grants and individual donors. 
7.       Manages or delegates volunteers and coordinates when volunteer or tour groups come to the shelter. Coordinates bi-annual volunteer appreciation events. Manages and expands Urban Plunge Program. Maintains the master calendar of student groups staying at the Center. Provide orientations and logistics to ensure groups have adequate food, and sleeping arrangements. 
8.       Responsible for MSW Internship Program and Skid Row Seminar Series.  Provide at least one hour of supervision per week for each student.
9.       Coordinate bi-weekly speakers for MSW Skid Row Seminar Series, which runs from September to May.

10.   Develop and evaluate existing social service, homeless, and housing programs to include computer learning center, movie social groups, and legal clinics.

11.   Represent the Society at various collaborative meetings

12.   Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.  Master’s Degree in Social Work required.  Ten  or more years related work experience with at least five of those years in administrative, management or supervisory positions.  Excellent oral and written communications skills.  Thorough knowledge of homelessness, housing, and social service issues.  Knowledge of individual and group counseling techniques and psycho-social development and resources.

Physical Requirements of the Job: Requires ability to sit at computer for long periods of time. Job position requires significant time sitting, some standing and some travel time between offices.

This position description generally describes the principal functions of the position and the level of knowledge, skills and experience typically required.  It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Family Services of Santa Monica Posting

Family Services of Santa Monica is seeking a Program Director.  This position has primary responsibility for the administrative function and the delivery of clinical service programs both at agency and in community.  This candidate will be familiar with a wide variety of effective clinical treatment options and be able to develop, implement and monitor those options in collaboration with agency leadership and supervisors.  This candidate will excel in organizational management and demonstrate the ability to manage staff, develop strategic objectives, manage the agency budget understand funding resources, contracts and development opportunities. This position requires the ability to market and team with community partners on behalf of the agency and its’ programs. This candidate will be an external local presence to build partnerships and establish relationships with the funders, political constituents and community leaders. 

The successful candidate will be a L.C.S.W., MFT or Licensed Psychologist with a minimum of 10 years’ experience; 4 of which have been in administration.  This candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills; have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, have experience with public relations, and fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. FSSM is looking for an administrator who is mission-driven, and self-directed with a passion, idealism to engage the community and support the agency.

Persons of color or diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Family Service of Santa Monica, a division of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services,  is a private, non-profit mental health agency which has been serving the Santa Monica and nearby communities for the past 85 years. We offer flexible scheduling and excellent benefits.

Interested candidates should send their resume to For questions, please call (310) 836-1223, ext. 230. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Public Counsel Posting--Filled!

Children’s Rights Project

Foster Youth Advocate

Job Opportunity

Public Counsel Law Center is proud to announce an opening in the Transition-Age Foster Youth (TAFY) team  of the Children’s Rights Project for a full-time foster youth advocate. 

Who We Are
Public Counsel Law Center is the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the world.  Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is dedicated to advancing equal justice under law by delivering free legal and social services to the most vulnerable members of our community, including abused and abandoned children, homeless families and veterans, senior citizens, victims of consumer fraud and nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities.  Our staff of thirty-three attorneys and five social workers along with thousands of volunteer lawyers, law students and legal professionals assist over 26,000 low income children, youth, adults, and families, as well as eligible community organizations each year. 

Transition-Age Foster Youth Advocate, Children’s Rights Project

Project Description
Through a combination of education advocacy, legal representation, transition support, and case management, the Transition-Age  Foster Youth program strives to ensure that foster youth in grades 9-12 graduate from high school, have access to post-secondary education options, and receive the necessary resources to achieve success.  

Job Description
The Foster Youth Advocate works closely with a Staff Attorney partner and with the TAFY team, and has the following general responsibilities: 

  • Conduct outreach, intake and assessment with foster youth who are students at an on-site clinic at Fremont High School.
  • Advocate for individualized and effective transition and education plans with foster youth and monitor the progress of foster youth
  • Provide case management to foster youth with a specific focus on grade promotion, enrollment in the “A-G” curriculum and access to post-secondary education in the form of two-year or four-year colleges;
  • Work collaboratively with foster youth’s Children’s Law Center attorneys, caretakers, social workers and others involved in providing care, support to the youth.
  • Provide foster youth and their caretakers with “Know Your Rights” trainings on Transition Independent Living Plans (TILP) and Individualized Transition Plans (ITP);
  • Conduct outreach and training presentations for teachers, counselors, administrators and other school staff at Fremont High School and for other agencies working with transition-age foster youth.  ;
  • Meet regularly with the supervising Staff Attorney and with the TAFY team to identify issues that require legal interventions including systemic barriers to TILP and ITP development and implementation and assist in devising strategies to remove those barriers.
  • Develop and maintain complete and accurate case files and notes for all youth; obtain and review all relevant education, mental health, health and other records; enter case information into computerized case management system; and work with TAFY team to collect, analyze, and report on outcome data.
Skills Required/Preferred: 
  • A Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) (preferred);
  • Proficiency in the Spanish language;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and phone skills;
  • Public speaking experience;
  • An interest and/or experience in juvenile court proceedings, including the dependency and delinquency systems,; and
  • Knowledge of the special education, college access, and transition planning processes and experience with advocacy in these areas.
Salary:  DOE
Availability:  Immediately
Application Deadline:  Continuous until the position is filled.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references by email to:

Martha Matthews and Laura Faer.
Children’s Rights Project
610 South Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

No telephone inquiries please.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

South Central Family Health Center Opportunity

Seeking MSW/LCSW candidates for per deim clinical position at the South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles. Must be Spanish speaking; license eligible MSW candidates welcome; supervision provided.

Hourly rate for MSW $30.00-$35.00 per hour based on experience.
Hourly rate for LCSW $35.00-$40.00 per hour based on experience.

16 to 24 hours per week with potential for full-time employment offer if interested. Will be working with families and individuals of all ages. Warm supportive clinic setting. Must be able to work collaboratively with medical providers and maintain independent caseload.

Interested candidates should reply to Lorraine Tafoya, LCSW ( Please attach resume.

Monday, October 24, 2011

UCLA Dept. of Social Welfare Opportunity--On Hold

Field Work Consultant
Specializing in Gerontology

POSITIONField Work Consultant, Academic Year, 50% time.
OVERVIEW:  The Field Work Consultant will serve as liaison to Older Adult Service Agencies participating in the MSW Field Education Program at UCLAThe consultant will be expected to engage in outreach to students to stimulate interest in the Gero Specialization and serve as the Departments representative to the Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC).

Participates in the recruitment, screening, development, and evaluation of prospective agency field practicum sites, field instructors, and preceptorsIncludes conducting introductory practicum site visits, processing practicum applications, contracts, field
instructor profiles, etc.
Works and collaborates with the Director of Field Education and other Field Education Faculty to plan and implement educational experiences and activities for the field education program.
Facilitates and functions as field faculty in assigned field practicum seminar.
Interprets school policies and requirements; monitors and evaluates students
progress; evaluates field instructors and agency’s performance; mediates problems
and/or disputes.
Consultant to specified agencies and field instructors, including implementation of student field education experiences as required.
Assists in the development of student orientations, field coursework, and field instructor trainings.
Contributes to relevant written materials as needed, e.g. field manual, learning agreements, school policies that impact the field education curriculum and support
the internships.
Monitoring and evaluating liability, malpractice, and risk management issues for students and agenciesProvide due process, input, and feedback for agencies, field instructors, and students.
Participates in county-wide planning committees and coordination efforts related to
MSW field education, as needed.

Incumbent must possess a Master's Degree in Social Work
Demonstrated success in agency based social work practice with older adults
Supervisory experience of both staff and students in the role of field instructor
Incumbent must have excellent communication skills written and oral
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Teaching/training experience/field instruction of social work students
SALARY:   Determined by experience and qualifications.
CLOSING DATENovember 22, 2011

APPLICATIONS Send CV and the names of three references addressed to:
Steve Clark, Director of Field Education
University of California, Los Angeles
Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs
Department of Social Welfare
3250 Public Affairs Building
Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656

UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.