Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Openings

Director of Gramercy Place Shelter

To oversee and supervise the operations of a shelter for homeless families and to provide supervision to its staff  - Part Time 30 Hours/Week   

Advanced degree in social services or related field and state clinical license required. Experience in administration, program development and management.  Three years' staff supervision experience required. Knowledge and experience in dealing with issues related to poverty and homelessness; experience in residential shelter operations; interest in community based social work. Culturally sensitive and able to work with a multicultural client/customer population; ability to work in a non-judgmental manner and foster positive growth/outcomes; able to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries.

The Director of the Gramercy Place is responsible for the full operation of the program, including staff supervision, development of programs, and grant management Ongoing regular duties include, but are not limited to the following:
1.                  Provide supervision for all staff and oversight of program operations
2.                  Lead in development and implementation of policies and procedures
3.                  Work with the Director of Shelter Services to evaluate data and manage grants
4.                  Administer all grants and oversee grant compliance
5.                  Provide outreach and education to the Community regarding Shelter services activities.


Candidates Must Apply OnLine:


PURPOSE:             Program Manager HaMercaz Special Needs Project
Q                 To provide direction, oversight and staffing for the JFS one-stop program for families with special needs children - Part Time 31 Hours/Week. 

Master’s degree in social work or related field, experience with community outreach, strong clinical skills, counseling and background in special needs, including developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities,  and special needs resources required. LCSW preferred or license-eligible. Supervisory experience required; ability to provide training, oversee and supervise work of staff and volunteer paraprofessionals; understanding of program goals and ability to manage program budget. Ability to track program outcomes and create reports.  Must be able to develop, implement and run targeted support, psychoeducational, social/recreational groups if needed.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; excellent organizational, customer service, and communication skills; must be outgoing, caring, warm and comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment with professionals in the community as well as client families.  Must have knowledge of Jewish community and Jewish religion and customs. Must be flexible and have the ability to work autonomously. Culturally sensitive and able to work with a multi-cultural client/customer population; ability to work in a non-judgmental manner and foster positive growth/outcomes; ability to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries.   Some evening and Sunday hours required.

The Program Manager is responsible for setting and meeting program goals and objectives, managing and developing staff and volunteers, providing clinical training and supervision to staff and volunteers, budget management and oversight, and coordination of Warmline staffing. The Manager  will provide information and support to families and professionals as needed, case management for selected families, community education, consultation and training to community, synagogues and schools in the Los Angeles area, and facilitate family support groups; The Manager also will participate in the consortium of agencies providing special needs services in the Jewish community and other committees as appropriate. Supervision of graduate interns as needed. 

This position reports to the Senior Director of Jewish Community Programs and Special Needs Programs.


Candidates Must Apply On-Line:


Senior Grant Writer, Jewish Family Service

Purpose: The position supports the Grants Department efforts through the coordination and preparation of grant proposal submissions. The Senior Grant Writer assists the Director of Grant Development in meeting agency-wide resource development objectives.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years professional grant writing experience including government grant experience, required. Previous experience in the non-profit sector and an interest in the field of human services preferred. Candidate must possess the following qualifications: Outstanding writing, editing and organizational skills and ability to manage several complex writing and research projects simultaneously and adhere to all applicable deadlines;  ability to communicate well with other JFS staff to clarify needs and provide clear direction, to conduct internal grant meetings and coordinate staff assignments/responsibilities to meet deadlines; ability to communicate well with foundation program officers and grantmaker representatives; ability to work with a multicultural staff in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental manner to foster positive outcomes; ability to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries; ability to set priorities and shift priorities as necessary.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the Director of Grant Development,
  • Write, edit and format grant applications- both independently and in collaboration with program managers. Should have good understanding of JFS programs and be able to glean information from previous proposals to meet specific funder requirements. Must work quickly and be able to produce a polished piece of work needing little editing. 
  • Assist Director of Grant Development in the planning, preparation, organization and execution of grant proposals and applications. Represent the Director of Grant Development, when necessary, to staff Grants Committee and report to Program Committee.
  • Coordinate the development of government and large foundation applications including outlining grant requirements, setting deadlines and communicating with other staff to provide needed information.·     Research possible funders with good understanding of JFS programs and priorities to identify good match with JFS mission. Research grants and human service related topics on the Internet to build need statement.
  • Work with outside agencies, as contracted, to provide finished grant products for their programs.
  • Assist with the integration of grant development processes and fundraising efforts to meet agency-wide resource development objectives.

Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample are required as part of the application process.

Candidates must Apply On-line:

Downtown Women's Center Opportunities

DWC is looking for a licensed/license-eligible social worker and a program director.  More detail on:



LOS ANGELES – Trainer Jillian Michaels and professional athletes Troy Polamalu and
Marcus McNeill will join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’
Hines Ward and Sefa Aina and Assistant Secretary of the Interior Tony Babauta at the
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) intramural field on Saturday morning to exercise
with more than 500 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth from the Los Angeles area. The
event is designed to draw attention to the increasing rate of childhood obesity among Native
Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth and promote physical activity as a key element to


DATE: Saturday, April 2, 2011
TIME: 10 a.m.
Truck preset: 9 a.m.
Camera preset: 9:30 a.m.
Cable run: 300 feet

PLACE: UCLA Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles
Media entrance: North Athletic Field entrance
Truck parking: Wilson Plaza, Sunset Blvd. entrance
Tony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas
Sefa Aina, vice chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Hines Ward, member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and
professional athlete
Tana Lepule, member, California Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Marcus McNeill, professional athlete
Jillian Michaels, trainer and athlete
Troy Polamalu, professional athlete

CONTACT: Toby Chaudhuri at 978-884-8626 or

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Social Worker Position @ casey family Programs

Job Description:

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a national operating foundation that provides and improves—and ultimately prevents the need for—foster care. We value a diverse and culturally competent workplace.

Position: Social Worker
Location: All Field Offices
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Department: Child & Family Services – Field Office

Apply Here

Academic Coordinator, Center on Child Welfare @ UCLA

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We are currently seeking dynamic and motivated MSW’s to work with at risk/SED youth, to
provide individual and/or family treatment in the home, school, or wherever necessary to
accommodate the client and caregiver.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a cutting edge agency experiencing tremendous growth.
Therapists seeking hours towards licensure are welcome to apply.
Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):

*Registration with BBS (can complete immediately following employment).
*Strong clinical, verbal and written skills.
*Knowledge of EPSDT Medi‐Cal documentation is desirable.
*Experience providing mental health treatment to children and adolescents preferred.
*Bi‐lingual Spanish is a plus.

Job Description:

*Provide school and outpatient home‐based mental health treatment to children and
*Perform evaluations/assessments to determine medical necessity.
*Develop Coordination Plan with the child/adolescent and primary caregiver.
*Orient, support and mentor Rehab Specialists.
*Monitor client’s progress toward meeting personal milestones outlined on the Coordination
*Manage an average caseload of 5 to 25 clients.
*Provide individual and group therapy, as well as complete clinical assessments, treatment
plans, and discharge summaries.
TESSIE CLEVELAND COMMUNITY SERVICES offers a competitive benefit package including
medical, dental, vision, and life insurance and a 403b retirement plan.
All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to come by our agency to learn more about us
and our unique service delivery model!
To apply for this or other TCCSC positions, please fax or email your resume to:

Attn: Kebra Givens
18220 S. Broadway St.
Gardena, CA 90248

323‐586‐7333 ext. 7008
Fax: 424‐213‐4840