Friday, January 28, 2011

Community Health Councils Opportunity

Policy Analyst

The Policy Analyst (PA) provides support in linking policy and systems change with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention. Responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and city levels.  The PA helps develop the project’s annual policy agenda as defined by CHC and community stakeholders; writes policy briefs; develops and implements action plans to advocate a policy agenda; coordinates and performs relevant stakeholder training; develops and disseminates policy updates; and participates in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter. 

The position requires the ability to multi-task; to follow-up on policy activities; prepare and maintain documentation of policy and advocacy actions; act as liaison or representative between CHC and a variety of local and statewide policy committees and workgroups. The successful candidate must be able to communicate with all sectors and levels of diverse communities. 

Requirements: a Master’s degree in public policy, public health, sociology, urban planning or a related field; a minimum of two years policy and/or research experience; knowledge of the legislative process, chronic disease disparities, and key healthcare policy issues.  Strong verbal and written skills, coalition experience, good presentation skills required; knowledge of South Los Angeles communities and organizations a plus.
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits. Send resume and cover letter to Mary Johnson or fax 323.295.9467.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peace Over Violence Opportunity

Title:                          Clinical Services Coordinator (60-100%)

Salary Range:           Dependent on Experience

Job Summary:           Peace Over Violence is currently seeking a LCSW for the position of Clinical Services Coordinator. The Clinical Services Coordinator works as an integral part of Peace Over Violence’s Intervention Division and ensures the integration of Counseling Services into the various aspects of Intervention programs. The CSC is responsible for the overall functioning, coordination, and development of the Counseling Services Department, which works with survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trauma. The CSC provides individual and group clinical supervision to Counseling Services personnel including paraprofessionals and professional staff, consultants, volunteers, and MSW interns and/or MFT trainees in our Metro Downtown office and our West San Gabriel Valley office.

The CSC will report to the Director of Intervention Services.

Duties:                       Client Services
·        Review Counseling Intakes, assign counselors and track client distribution
·        Complete forms required for client files
·        Functions as the Custodian of Records for client records and oversees requests for records and responds to Subpoenas
·        Review and monitor counseling files and progress reports
·        Conduct process groups and psycho-educational groups for clients
·        Provide individual counseling to client population

Clinical Internship
·        Conduct outreach and maintain relationships with social work, psychology, and counseling programs
·        Provide weekly clinical supervision to MSW and MFT interns/trainees
·        Complete paperwork as required by the Universities/Colleges and professional Boards such as the Board of Behavioral Sciences
·        Coordinate the clinical internship program and function as a Field Instructor and/or supervisor for the interns/trainees

·        Provide clinical supervision to paraprofessionals (peer-counselors) and professional counseling staff, interns, and volunteers
·        Supervise counseling staff (hourly and consultants)
·        Conduct counselor group supervision on a monthly basis
·        Interface with Peace Over Violence’s Social Work, SART/DART and Crisis line staff to ensure program cohesion at all sites.
·        Develop Counseling Services forms and tracking systems
·        Ensure appropriate training for all Counseling Services personnel
·        Develop Counseling Services policies, procedures, and protocols
·        Collects, records, reviews and maintains agency-wide records of Counseling Services
·        Prepares monthly and quarterly reports as needed
·        Provide professional development trainings agency-wide
·        Coordinate and implement Volunteer Counselor Training

·        Must have active LCSW for a minimum of two years
·        CalEMA certified crisis counselor/advocate and be current with the 12 hours of continuing education for current Fiscal year (will be required to complete POV’s 65 hour training if does not meet qualification)
·        Strong social, communication (written and verbal) and problem solving skills
·        Ability/experience in crisis counseling and long-term counseling
·        Ability to work as a team with other staff and volunteers
·        Demonstrates ability to get along well with a diverse group of people and to feel comfortable working with people from diverse communities
·        Supervisory skills and ability to work with both para-professionals and clinical staff/volunteers/interns
·        Must have completed or attend to complete Social Welfare Field Instructor Certification
·        Capacity to work some evenings and weekends
·        Have own car and valid California driver’s license and auto insurance
·        Computer literacy required

To apply
Send cover letter detailing experience and resume to Director of Intervention Services Yvette Lozano or by mail to Attn: Yvette Lozano 1015 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. If you have questions about this position please contact Yvette Lozano at 213.955.9090.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Assistance League of Southern California Opportunity


Assistance League of Southern California (ALSC) has been providing comprehensive social services in Los Angeles County for more than 90 years through its professional and volunteer run service agencies. With an annual operating budget of more than $14 million, ALSC services focus on families, children and seniors, with aim to create a more robust community through stronger families, resilient children, and healthy aging adults.

Overview: The Clinical Coordinator provides clinical supervision and direction to Family Service Agency staff and interns in all of Family Service Agency service locations; conducts individual and group supervision. Supports the overall work of Family Service Agency by acting as a back-up for the agency Clinical Director.

Job Responsibilities Include: The Clinical Coordinator provides clinical supervision to interns and staff; provides individual and group supervision to In-Home Counselor and Interns at four office sites; provides monthly reports to the Clinical Director; attends meetings including MCPC, TDM and DCFS agency meetings; reviews, approves and signs-off on appropriate clinical documentation; provides direct support as necessary; assists with recruitment of interns at local colleges and universities; facilitates group sessions e.g. Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence; and may act as back-up for the Clinical Director as needed.

Applicants should have a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or PsyD. with two years post licensure.
Minimum 5 years experience working with at-risk families.
Minimum 2 years experience supervising; management experience a plus.
Bilingual oral and written Spanish skills strongly preferred.
Must pass all pre-employment background checks.
Must have valid CA driver’s license, automobile transportation and must provide proof of automobile insurance.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and a resume. The salary range for this position is $50k – 68k + benefits. Applications may be mailed, or emailed to, R. Sommerstein, Director of Human Resources, Assistance League of Southern California, 1370 N. St. Andrews, Los Angeles, 90028. Fax # 323 978-0019. Women and minorities encouraged to apply, EEO.

Salary: $50K - $68K

Contact Name R. Sommerstein
Fax 323-978-0019

Alternative Living for the Aging Opportunity

Alternative Living for the Aging
JOB DESCRIPTION: Alternative Living for the Aging (ALA) is seeking a case manager to be part of a professional team that will develop consumer-directed Individualized Services Plans for very low-income and formerly homeless seniors with mental health disorders, in a new permanent, supportive housing development. Service plans will address the psychosocial needs of senior residents to support them in maintaining housing and independence. The salary is $33,000 annually plus benefits. This includes the opportunity to receive supervised hours from a certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


•At least two years experience with homeless older adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.
•A four year degree from an accredited university in a human services related field or three years of equivalent experience.
•Personal commitment and sensitivity to working with the homeless population, many of whom have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, as well as chronic health conditions.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to working with culturally diverse populations.
•Knowledgeable of community supportive services including, but not limited to, health care, alcohol and other substance abuse treatment, public income benefits, education and employment services (including volunteer services), self-help, peer support, and caregiver support groups.
•Ability to develop and direct a life skills training curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, health education, money management, housekeeping, menu planning, meal preparation, and being a good neighbor toward the goal of preventing the loss of housing (eviction).
•Well-organized and able to comply with the necessary documentation and the reporting requirements, including HIPAA.
•Ability to be a self-starter and manage time effectively. Spanish speaking proficiency is preferred.

ALA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1978, that provides affordable housing and coordinated services to low-income seniors in Los Angeles County. ALA’s team has over 30 years of combined experience providing housing and services to the special needs and aging populations. The Case Manager position is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in supervising and implementing service delivery at the first permanent supportive housing project to target homeless older adults in the City of Los Angeles. ALA encourages individuals in recovery who have had shared experiences with homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance abuse to apply.
Salary: 33,000

Contact Name Rachel Caraviello

CSULB Foundation Opportunity

Employment Opportunity - AmeriCorps Planning Coordinator

Full-Time Temporary Position (through August 2011). This is a non-benefitted, non-exempt position.

Starting Salary Range: $24.71-$28.80 per hour based on experience.

Application Deadline: Until Filled.

In conjunction with the Central Long Beach Building Healthy Communities  (BHC) Hub Host Team, the BHC AmeriCorps Planning Coordinator will convene and lead an AmeriCorps Planning Team in the development of the infrastructure, guidelines, policies and procedures to establish and implement  a Long Beach BHC AmeriCorps program; and provide technical assistance in developing agency-level program structure and to support capacity building for agencies seeking to serve as AmeriCorps placement sites.

You can view the full job description and application guidelines at: under the "Job Listings" link.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Aegis Opportunity

Aegis Medical Systems is currently recruiting Experienced Master’s Level Social Workers for the positions of Clinic Manager and Supervising Counselor for our West and Central L.A. area facilities.  Priority will be given to experienced healthcare professionals with extensive management and clinical backgrounds. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership, maturity, organizational skills, clinical discretion, critical thinking and result orientation.
• Possess a Masters in Social Work
• Possess over 5 years of management experience with a minimum of 10 subordinates
• Possess over 5 years of experience in a clinical setting, or within the mental health and social services field
• Demonstrate a stable work history, with 3-5 years tenure in each position
The appointed Clinic Manager will be entitled to:
• An attractive compensation and benefits package
• Extensive training in clinical, regulatory and administrative topics on paid time
• Opportunity to work in a proactive, holistic and multi-disciplinary environment
You are also invited to visit us
If you are interested in applying for the position or would like to obtain more information, please forward your resume or questions to:
or fax to: Clinical Services
(818) 206-0386
Arron S. Hightower
Director of Clinical Services
Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.
818-206-0360 extension 310

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Alliance for a Better Community: EDUCATION POLICY COORDINATOR


The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) is seeking a dynamic and intelligent individual to serve as its Education Policy Coordinator. The individual will be responsible for developing and managing ABC’s education initiatives and policies that advance quality education for all students. The Alliance for a Better Community is a coalition of organizations and civic leaders promoting equity for Latinos in education, health, economic development and civic participation throughout the Los Angeles region.
Major responsibilities:
  1. Coordinate and staff the Communities for Educational Equity (CEE), a coalition of community based organizations, education practitioners and researchers advocating that public schools graduate all students ready for college and 21st century careers;
  2. Develop and implement a CEE action plan to achieve established goals and objectives;
  3. Work with partners to set and meet advocacy priorities in secondary and higher education;
  4. Work with community partners to design and implement community engagement campaigns to inform and engage the community in the state and local policy process that affects education outcomes;
  5. Monitor and analyze public education policies that impact ABC’s areas of focus;
  6. Communicate pertinent education policy information to partners, community and stakeholders;
  7. Coordinate with media consultants to celebrate and promote accomplishments;
  8. Maintain ongoing log of tasks and accomplishments for evaluation purposes;
  9. Complete timely updates to funding organizations;
  10. Coordinate with and support ABC peers on interdisciplinary efforts;
  11. Work with federal, state and local legislators and staff to fulfill ABC’s legislative agenda
  12. Support ABC fundraising efforts through ongoing relationship building with existing funders and networking with potential funders.
  1. Education: Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferred master’s degree in public policy, education or related field
  2. Community Knowledge: Priority will be given to applicants with experience working with Los Angeles County, city, school districts, and state organizations and agencies
  3. Technical Knowledge: Substantial knowledge of research, practice and public policy issues. Strong ability to analyze federal, state and local policy, develop advocacy strategies and realize solutions.
  4. Leadership Skills: Effectiveness in working with broad-based, multicultural coalitions
  5. Team Building Skills: Able to work independently, within a team environment and lead collaborative efforts to accomplish goals and objectives
  6. Organizational Skills: Excellent project management (attention to detail, creating project budgets and time lines) and multi-tasking skills (prioritizing work effectively)
  7. Communications Skills: Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Preference for bilingual candidates (Spanish & English)

Salary: Based on Qualifications. Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in education and/or policy.

Send resumes and cover letter to or Alliance for a Better Community, 350 Bixel Street, Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA90017.FAX (213) 250-0105.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

St. Joseph Center-Manager of Venice Chronic Homeless Intervention Projects

Manager of Venice Chronic Homeless Intervention Projects
Homeless Service Center
Full Time: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Hilton Foundation has awarded St. Joseph Center a grant to provide expanded intensive case management services to individuals involved in the Venice Service Registry in combination with funding through the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. The purpose of the Venice Chronic Homeless Assertive Case Management Team is to move chronically homeless individuals living on the streets in the Venice community into permanent, supportive housing.

Under the supervision of the Director of Mental Health & Intervention Services the Manager of Venice Chronic Homeless Intervention Projects will lead a team of 6 FTE’s to conduct assertive outreach to chronically homeless individuals. Assertive case-management will ensure linkage to mental health and substance abuse treatment, other supportive services, emergency and permanent housing. Once housed, this team will be responsible for providing ongoing services to assist clients to retain housing and be good tenants and neighbors. The total case load for this team will be 70 individuals. Each member, including this position will be assigned a caseload of 10-15 clients dependant on other responsibilities.

1. Work with individuals assigned through the service registry process.
2. Conduct initial mental health/substance abuse screenings.
3. Work closely with the Addiction Medicine Consultant, the on-site psychiatrist (Edelman Mental Health Center) and medical personnel assigned from Venice Family Clinic to assure coordinated services to project clients.
4. When indicated, provide a complete Adult Initial Assessment required for individuals’ enrollment in Department of Mental Health services. Compile and complete all other required documentation required for enrollment.
5. Coordinate schedule of community based psychiatric services for Edelman MHC psychiatrist.
6. In conjunction with the Department of Mental Health representative, develop and implement a service/treatment plan that emphasizes coordinated strategies for addressing short and long-term housing needs, mental health/substance abuse issues, relapse prevention, medication management and any other risk factors that could impede permanent housing. Provide crisis management, case management, and other related substance abuse/mental health services to clients on the streets, in service venues, in housing placements, or other locations as appropriate.
7. Provide ongoing assessments of client progress in obtaining their individual goals.
8. Work closely with other team member to assure that the philosophy of harm reduction underlies all client interactions and service plans.
9. Assist clients in the application/reinstatement of all public benefits for which they are eligible, and complete the SSA 1002 form necessary for the establishment of Social Security benefits.
10. Assist clients to establish eligibility for housing subsidies, locate appropriate housing and successfully lease a unit. Support clients in the development of independent living skills including money management and budgeting, housekeeping, nutrition and food preparation and social/recreational activities and job training/placement (when appropriate) that will help them maintain independent living.

11. Provide ongoing clinical supervision hours for MSW/MFT BBS interns working on this project.
12. Oversee the deployment and operation of the team on a day to day basis including clinical and administrative supervision of team members. Provide comprehensive, intervention focused supervision to other team members. Provide on-going training and implement strategies to support team cohesiveness.
13. As requested, communicate details of team daily activities to the Director of Mental Health & Intervention Services.
14. Oversee all file management and documentation, oversee data management in Service Point (agency data management system), prepare reports as directed.
15. Provide oversight of client progress, track client outcomes and prepare all written reports.
16. Participate in meetings with collaborative agencies and in other community meetings as needed.


LCSW with two years’ post licensure experience required. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of the DSM-IVR and have experience working with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Knowledge of mainstream benefits programs, case management principles and intervention techniques appropriate for hard-to-reach, difficult to serve populations are essential. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of harm reduction principles. A bilingual/bicultural background is a plus

For inquiry:

Monday, January 3, 2011

InnerCity Struggle Opportunities

Development Director
Job Posting

In 1994, InnerCity Struggle (ICS) became an independent center to meet the Eastside’s long-standing need for an organization through which the community could demand increased public resources, equity, and justice. ICS’s work is centered in four communities: Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights. For 17 years, ICS has worked to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth, families and community residents in LA’s Eastside communities to work toward economic and social justice. Early in our history, we recognized public education on the Eastside has historically failed to serve as a vehicle for improving the quality of life of individuals and families. As a result, ICS sees educational justice as key to our mission of working with the community for economic and social justice. The core work of ICS is developing engaged and informed youth and parent leaders who can act as agents for creating quality schools and improving their community. ICS provides the leadership training, knowledge and skills necessary for residents to win public policy changes through collective civic action. Through these efforts, ICS has secured policy changes that have increased opportunities for young people to access a quality education.

InnerCity Struggle is seeking an energetic, committed and resourceful individual for the position of Development Director. The Development Director will work with the Executive Director, ICS Accountant and Grassroots Fundraiser to support the fundraising and resource development for ICS. This is a perfect position for a creative, flexible, highly motivated and detail-oriented individual who is interested in working in a fast-paced grassroots organization.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Provide support to the Executive Director and to the Board Fundraising Committee on all fundraising and grant related activities.
Set-up, manage and update funder database, including grant invoicing activities.
Manage administrative aspects of fundraising efforts such as arranging meetings and site visits, producing mailings, Board follow-up, scheduling appointments, etc. as appropriate and needed.
Participate in funder outreach efforts.
Develop fundraising and PR materials, as needed.
Coordinate communications to funders and wider community on development-related matters.
Directly support efforts of community fundraisers and special events.
Prepare and lead writing for grant applications and foundation proposals and reports.
In partnership with the Executive Director, develop strategic resource development plan and yearly fundraising accountability plans.
Work with ICS Accountant to track and manage grant accounts, expenses and fundraising revenues.
Support agency-wide activities and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least 2 years prior fundraising and development experience.
Word processing and database management skills, experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor databases.
Excellent written and oral communications, organizational and time management skills a definite must.
Strong ability to follow-through.
Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
Experience working in a fast-paced community centered environment.
Enthusiasm to work in a highly demanding organization.
Passion for social justice.
Knowledge of East Los Angeles communities a definite plus.
Experience with managing and establishing local, state and federal grant contracts a plus.
Interested in someone committed to remaining in position for at least 3 years.

The position is a full-time position (FTE)
Salary range starting at $45,000, DOE
Medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits


Please submit a cover letter and resume, with references and salary history by January 30, 2011 to the following email address:

Or you can mail your information to the following address:

ATTN: ICS Development Director Hire
2811 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023

You can also Fax your information to:

ATTN: ICS Development Director Hire
Director of Operations
Job Posting

InnerCity Struggle is also seeking an energetic, committed and resourceful individual for the position of Director of Operations. The Director of Operations will work directly with the Executive Director, the Program Directors and the organizational development consultants to implement organizational policies and procedures reflective of the organization’s values and abiding with federal and state laws. The Director of Operations must be able to manage multiple organizational areas and effectively lead the organization in implementing policies in the areas of human resources, accounting procedures, administrative systems and other infrastructure organizational needs. This is a perfect position for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and self-starter individual who is able to work independently.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide support to the Executive Director and Program Directors on the oversight and development of organizational infrastructure needs.
Manage and direct operations in areas of administration, finance and human resources.
Oversee organizational infrastructure development, including forecasting and tracking future infrastructure needs.
Manage and coordinate personnel operations - including but not limited to establishing and tracking employee benefits, supporting the hiring process, establishing performance measures for the organization and processing new employee hiring packets.
Implement human resources procedures by establishing organizational processes and policies in the areas of employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and professional development.
Manage the day-to-day operations and functions of the office.
Manage all organizational contracts with vendors and consultants.
Work with accountant to process and coordinate accounting transactions for the organization - including billing and invoicing transactions.
Develop quarterly finance reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Initiate a process for managing and updating program budgets and assist in the development of the organization’s budget.
Serve as the primary organizational liaison with outside vendors and consultants.
Update and draft internal human resource and operational policies.
Provide direction to and supervise administrative staff.
Support Program Directors in conducting staff evaluations.
Maintain and update all organizational and employee files.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least 3 years prior experience managing the operations of an organization.
Prior experience in drafting and establishing operational policies for a non-profit organization.
Current knowledge and understanding of California and federal labor laws, human resource policies and employee well-being benefits.
At least 2 years prior experience managing and supervising administrative staff.
Experience in managing and developing budgets.
Ability to manage and gain buy-in and support from a diverse staff.
Experience in managing multiple and complex projects.
Word processing and database management skills, experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks a definite must.
Strong written and oral communications, organizational and time management skills.
Ability to think strategically, identify organizational needs, self manage, multi-task, and work collaboratively with co-workers.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or administration - or comparable experience a definite must.
Interested in someone committed to remaining in position for at least 3 years.

The position is a full-time position (FTE)
Salary range starting at $45,000, DOE
Medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits

Please submit a cover letter and resume, with references and salary history by January 30, 2011 to the following email address:

Or you can mail your information to the following address:

ATTN: ICS Director of Operations Hire
2811 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023

You can also Fax your information to:

ATTN: ICS Director of Operations Hire