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