Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our House Posting

Camp & Children’s Programs Coordinator
Los Angeles.  OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center seeks a Full-time clinical professional to work in all aspects of Camp Erin and the Children’s Program, train & supervise volunteers, lead groups, conduct outreach and educational presentations in the community.  Qualifications: LCSW (license eligible too) or MFT, experience working with children and families, strong public speaking and writing skills required.  Competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualified Professionals can send letters of interest, resumes, & salary requirements to:

Lauren Schneider, LCSW
Clinical Director of Children’s Programs
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
1663 Sawtelle Blvd. #300
Los Angeles, CA  90025

No telephone inquiries please.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

VA Program Analyst Temp

This is a GS-9 term/termporary (13 mos with the possibility of renewal) position.  This person would work with me, VASH and other CC managers on data projects.

The Veteran preference policy is in place; in previous rounds, only Veterans have made the CERTS.

If you know anyone interested, please have them apply!  It closes next Wednesday,   November 28.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

UCI Medical Center Pediatrics Posting

Position Title:  Social Worker, Clinical II
Department:  Pediatrics
Req No.:  2012-0724
Location:  UCI Campus - Irvine
Job Summary: 
Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment based on a sound integration of theory and practice for children and families with the most complex disabilities and associated problems. This requires extensive clinical knowledge and intervention skills.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, works with children with complex developmental disabilities including
autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and their parents. Conducts clinical assessments and
provides psychosocial support. Utilizes professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social
work to counsel patients, parents and families to help them make optimal use of resources.

Salary: Monthly $5,003 - $5,415
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Career position.
Must have or be willing to obtain a License in Social Work.
May work occasional evenings and weekends.
May be required to drive on occasion in order to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities for the position.
Must possess a valid California driver license and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
Please attach your resume.

St. John's Health Center Posting

Early Child Assessment & Treatment Team


Staff Therapist
Licensed or registered mental health professional with specific training and experience working with children ages 0-5 years, including in-home services. Training in evidenced-based practices highly desired.  Spanish-speaking required.

Job responsibilities include providing therapy to children ages 0-5 and their families using evidence-based practices (i.e., CPP, MAP, TF-CBT, crisis intervention).  Therapist will be expected to provide a minimum of 50% of services in the community, including homes and preschools.  Reflective consultation is provided through biweekly team meetings.

Send inquiries and resume to
or contact Lara Sando, Ph.D. at 310-829-8487

The Child and Family Development Center is a community mental health center dedicated to providing high quality, culturally-competent services, as well as high quality professional development and training within our APA-accredited Psychology & Social Work Intern Training Programs.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CFY Postings

CFY is looking for Director of Programs and Family and Community Engagement Manager in Los Angeles.  There are also national opportunities in various cities.  Go to:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CRCD Posting


Services Coordinator – PRW Residences

Support Services

Report to Director of Support Services

Salary Commensurate with Experience

About the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD)
Founded in 2005, CRCD’s mission is to change lives and build neighborhoods responsibly. We work
to better sustain, coordinate, and improve local planning, development, and community services that
address the needs of low-income residents and small businesses in South Los Angeles. CRCD serves a
15 square-mile area immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. The Vernon-Central neighborhood
is generally located east of the 110 Harbor FWY to Alameda, and south of Washington Boulevard to
Slauson, in the southern portion of Los Angeles City Council District 9.

Summary of Responsibilities
Responsible for coordinating supportive services for formerly homeless individuals diagnosed with
a mental illness. On-site and off-site services shall be delivered to tenants who reside at multi-unit
permanent supportive housing complex. Linkages to services include but not limited to intensive case
management oversight, life skills workshops, money management, educational attainment, access to
health services, counseling, job training and placement opportunities, and resident activity coordination
just to name a few. This position requires extensive coordination within multiple CRCD Departments,
Property Management, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Los Angeles County Social Service
departments and South Los Angeles community organizations, to ensure housing stability and achieve
optimum outcomes for tenants at this building.

Specific Duties
1. Work with each tenants’ case manager to conduct initial housing intake and needs assessment
for each tenant assessing service needs.
2. Assist tenants in determining personal goals and plans to achieve such goals through the
development of the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
3. Conduct a minimum of one face-to-face contact with each tenant on a bi-monthly basis.
4. Conduct quarterly meetings with a designated representative of the primary service provider for
each tenant to discuss tenant’s progress.
5. Work with case manager to update the tenant’s service plan annually.
6. Act as a liaison among the Project Manager, the property management company, the tenant
and the primary mental health provider to facilitate the communication of concerns that could
jeopardize the tenant’s residency.
7. Provide information and instruction to clients regarding Fair Housing, tenant rights and
responsibilities, including observation of rental agreement and property rules.
8. Act as a liaison and coordinate linkage to services with numerous public social service agencies
and community providers, three categories in particular will assist them in achieving and
sustaining independence: employment and education/ training activities; money management
counseling; and legal and benefits counseling.
9. Assist clients in obtaining rental assistance: move-in and eviction prevention services.
10. Address tenant grievances, mediate resident disputes, and resolve any issues with property
management that might affect the client’s tenancy.
11. Enforce housing rules in collaboration with property management.
12. Development of workshop opportunities on relevant topics including housekeeping, money
management, parenting, daily living skills (including transportation, training in self advocacy/
community accessibility) needed to maintain housing and achieve independence.
13. Data collection/entry into database to assemble reports and evaluate program.
14. Organization and management of client files.
15. Monitor status of tenants who have moved into housing and prepare tenants who are deemed
ready to transition to mainstream non-supportive housing.
16. Comply with the necessary documentation and reporting requirements of the State Department
of Mental Health (SDMH) and DMH
17. Compile and submit monthly progress reports to DMH that track tenants’ residency status and
the supportive services which have been provided to them.


Position requires a minimum of five years experience delivering psychosocial rehab related
services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Experience obtained in Los Angeles
County public social services and/or housing related services is greatly desired.

Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the Mental Health, Education, Medical,
and Social Services fields, and Workforce Development
Knowledge of housing assistance programs
Tenant/landlord law and tenant/landlord/relations
Advocacy and negotiation skills
Creative problem-solving skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team and independently
Coordinating collaborative partnerships
Proven strong ability to navigate Los Angeles County public social services.
Data entry and administrative reporting
Must have valid CA driver’s license, as driving vehicle to various community meetings is required
Flexible work schedule to include some evenings or weekends, and on call cell phone services
when necessary

Bachelor’s Degree in social science field or related field preferred. Additional work experience
may be substituted for education


Exempt, Salary, Full-time

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Kathleen Tafur, Human Resource Coordinator
3101 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

LAMP Community Posting

Quality Assurance Clinician
Job Description

Job Title:        Quality Assurance Clinician
Dept:               Wellness Center
Status:             Half-time/Exempt

The Quality Assurance Clinician will provide review and oversight of Medi-Cal documentation and client records to ensure Lamp operates a high-quality Wellness Center that meets or exceeds DMH and Medi-Cal standards for documentation.  The Clinician will also provide Wellness Center staff consultation and trainings as it applies to meeting Medi-Cal and DMH documentation standards.

            Review all Medi-Cal documentation including weekly progress notes, Adult Initial Assessments, Annual Assessment Updates, Client Care Coordination Plans, Discharge Summaries, and all other clinical and administrative forms associated with the client record
            Track and monitor documentation due dates and annual cycle dates
            Track and reconcile SFPR function on paperwork, and collect signatures for documentation when needed
            Audit charts and reconcile findings to county and state requirements and ensure presence of required documentation
            Assists in the development and drafting of policies and procedures for the Quality Assurance function
            Gathers data and completes and submits monthly reports on quality assurance activities
            Identifies need for and provides documentation trainings
            Attends Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Quality Improvement Committee for respective service provider area to maintain a working knowledge of requirements

            LCSW or MSW (Supervision hours are not available for this position.)
            One year full-time, post-graduate experience working with Medi-Cal/DMH documentation, including both direct practice and review
            Leadership and training skills to effect change where needed in documentation functions.
            Ability to display sensitivity, tact, and responsiveness in various situations and needs.
            Outstanding clinical review and strong team-building skills
            Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and database applications
            Highly detail oriented with excellent time management, organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills
            Able to learn quickly and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and with minimal supervision

            Field ( may need to travel) and indoor office environment
            Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments
            Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
            May need to bend, stoop, twist , and sit throughout the day

               Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
               Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
               Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
               Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
               Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
               Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
               Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
               Work with minimum supervision
               Perform other duties as assigned

Contact:  Leah Carroll []

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Integrated Behavioral Health Program Coordinator        

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is a Community Health Center in downtown Los Angeles serving both the primary care medical and mental health needs of our community.  We currently have an opening for a bilingual (Spanish) LCSW to coordinate Eisner’s Integrated Behavioral Health Program.  This program consists of two parts: one, an innovative, cutting-edge program that provides behavioral health services to our patients by co-locating therapists in our medical departments and working closely with the physicians. The coordinator will have an opportunity to supervise MSW students in this program The other program is in coordinating our HealthyWayLA program which serves our adult population and is a collaboration between the physicians and clinicians.. The candidate must be highly flexible, able to work in a fast-paced atmosphere, and collaborative.  Our population is primarily low-income Latino patients who suffer from anxiety and depression and serious psychosocial factors.  This program does not serve the chronically mental ill.
Qualified candidates would have the following:

Licensed in the state of California as an LCSW
Bilingual in Spanish
Two years clinical supervisory experience
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience working with adults in the mental health system
Ability to utilize short-term, functional interventions conducive to providing integrated care.
Experience with an Integrated Behavioral Health Program highly desirable.
Experience with DMH paperwork desirable
Training in Problem-Solving Therapy desirable

If you are interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pico Youth and Family Center

Case Manager - Pico Youth and Family Center

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are establishing relationships with youth, providing case management, conducting street outreach, and maintaining a safe environment in the center. This includes assessing situations, developing individualized goals and plans, and providing appropriate referrals. One on one goal setting and tracking of all case managed youth through an outlined achievement plan centered around academics, employment, family, community and personal goals.  Integral to this position is the ability to motivate peek performance from at-risk, gang involved and probationary youth. The Case Manager must build and maintain working relationships with clients for youth serving programs and agencies in the community

The person in this position must be able to perform the duties outlined on this job description. A valid driver's license and current automobile insurance is required. Night driving may be necessary. Must be able to work under stress and be able to respond to emergencies. Mobility is required. Ability to prepare documentation and communicate reports. Evening hours, rotating Saturdays, and some holidays. In addition, must have set field hours and set office hours and must comply with these hours. Demonstrate a high level of respect for youth as individuals and as part of a community and culture, and an understanding of different cultural practices.

Responsible for building relationships with at-risk youth and their parents, to assist in their empowerment.  Encourages youth to give back to their community and to become leaders in their neighborhoods.  Provide intensive case management to a minimum of  25 cases per year. Participates as a member of the management/counseling team. Must also be able to perform any other duties provided by Executive Director and On-Site therapist.
·Interviews participants to assess their needs and goals.
·Performs comprehensive assessments on individual clients, develops and implements service plans, identifies programs, and involves client’s family when appropriate.
·Creates awareness of problems and situations that participants may not view as dangerous.
·Works as an advocate for the participant once contact has been established with the pertinent programs.
·Monitors the participant’s individual goals and motivates new goals.
·Creates and updates accurate files and maintains complete client chart notes which will reflect the progress of participants.
·Provides information and assistance, referral and advocacy on behalf of clients. And follows-up with service providers.
·Conduct outrach to attract new participants.

 Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and two year’s experience working in the field.
Must be Fluent in English/bilingual if applicable.
Must have a car, valid California driver’s license, and show evidence of insurability.
Must have excellent oral, written and organizational communication skills.
Must be effective in conflict resolution.
Must have computer skills, specifically in Excel and Word.
Must have good attention to detail

Send Cover Letter & Resume to:
Case Manager, Angel Villasenor
715 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ph: 310-396-7101/ Fax:310-396-7104

Monday, June 4, 2012

Community Health Councils Posting


Organization Summary
Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC, Inc.), is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to and the quality of health care for uninsured, underinsured, and under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and California. Our work is founded upon coalition-building, community partnership, and collaboration across multiple sectors.

Project Summary
The Access to Quality Healthcare Project at CHC works through local coalitions to eliminate health disparities, increase the number and quality of healthcare resources, and achieve health equity in South Los Angeles and LA County. The project’s specific objectives aim to: (1) build a comprehensive and sustainable system of care for South Los Angeles; and (2) Increase the knowledge and participation, and leadership role of consumers in policy and local resource development to address health disparities.

Research Associate Summary
The Research Associate is responsible for providing critical research, planning, analysis and administrative support for the South LA Healthcare Leadership Roundtable. The Roundtable coalition is comprised of top-level executives and officers working to build an integrated delivery system of care in South LA. This position requires a high level of strategic thinking, communication, leadership, and the ability to work and connect with community members, community-based organizations, public administrators and elected officials, researchers, and more. An in-depth knowledge of the safety net healthcare system in South LA is preferred. The RA is responsible for conducting examinations and study into specific areas of healthcare delivery, i.e. public and private financing mechanisms, public policies and procedures, access to care, current regulations and legislation, infrastructure analysis, and more. Under the direction of the Policy Director and the Executive Director, the RA will also assist in developing the Roundtable’s annual policy and project priorities, goals and objectives, and outreaching to appropriate organizations regarding participation and/or membership. Overall, the RA is also responsible for meeting the annual agency objectives, contributing to the mission and goals of Access and Quality policy area and CHC as an organization.


  • The Research Associate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Data collection, management and analysis
  • Retrieve, organize, synthesize, and produce information from a variety of mediums
  • Assist with management of coalition tasks including, but not limited to: facilitating coalition meetings, outreach to new organizations to join coalitions and campaign activities, and serving as a liaison between the coalitions, elected officials and other decision-makers, and representatives of the major stakeholder organizations. 
  • Provide administrative support such as coordinating meeting logistics, including notices, minutes, photocopying and collating relevant materials, food, room reservations, informational updates, and more.
  • Provide program and administrative support in the following areas: program planning and implementation; project deliverables development; project tracking to ensure deadlines are met and project deliverables are completed on time; and anticipate and problem-solve for unforeseen project issues.
  • Coordinate monthly coalition meetings, workgroups, and any other project activities as needed.
  • Effectively communicate with coalition members and decision-makers regarding coalition work including: any policy recommendations, advocacy efforts, community-based issues, and any other work that advances the mission and goals of CHC.
  • Manage the coalition campaign and member databases.
  • Research DHS and relevant policy implementation and impact by using on-line resources, attending meetings, contacting DHS staff, and providing summary reports to management and coalition members.
  • Attend and represent the coalition and CHC at all relevant external meetings, conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Assist with other tasks as requested by the Policy Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field is required, Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and health care issues and/or community-based organizations.
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities, legislatures and government, etc.
  • Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the local area.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English (preferred).

Salary is DOE. This position is classified as exempt.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter & resume to Annie Park at

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Children's Bureau Posting

Father Engagement Training Specialist
Job Description
May 2012

TITLE:           Father Engagement Training Specialist
HOURS:        Full Time
STATUS:       Exempt

JOB OVERVIEW:     This position is for an experienced trainer or consultant who has knowledge of father engagement strategies and family strengthening practice and/or family resources centers.  Experience in working with fathers preferred. Familiarity with strength based approaches, organizational sustainability, and case management is desired.  This position will focus on the Father Engagement Project within Strategies, which is a research based approach to engaging fathers in order to achieve positive outcomes for children. The person in this position will provide technical assistance and training to family strengthening organizations and network around agency outreach, recruitment, engagement, and retention.  Experience with Internet technologies, website development and maintenance and significant experience with Microsoft Office Suite all preferred.  Extensive traveling in California is required.  Reports to the Regional Director and Father Engagement Project Manager.

1.       Provide regional and statewide promotion, training and technical assistance to agencies and networks involved with the Father Engagement Project.
2.       Develop and maintain strong working relationships with potential and engaged Father Engagement sites throughout California, utilizing a variety of approaches including site visits, e-mail and telephone contact.
3.       Maintain and develop content for the web page in order to promote a learning community.
4.       Participate in Father Engagement Project conference planning, training and workshop development.
5.       Promote general as well as specific benefits, and systemic solutions to recruitment, engagement, retention of fathers as a resource to family strengthening
6.       Track and respond to technical assistance requests via fax, telephone and e-mail
7.       Work with Strategies team throughout the state in meeting goals of Strategies Father Engagement related scope of work.
8.       Contribute to the developing strategic planning to increase resources in support of the Father Engagement Project.
9.       Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:            Requires demonstrated experience in social service field with strong computer and internet skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills. Training experience – specific to adult learning principles - is required, including the ability to work with groups such as front-line staff, community members and management staff.  Ability to handle complex tasks, and relate to a wide range of professionals is a must.  Demonstrated knowledge & experience of specific social service programs falling into the category of family support, family resource, or family strengthening models.  Must have the ability to work independently while also comfortable working in a group setting.  Ability to travel extensively is required. Masters level education, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

Strategies is looking for a dynamic and highly experienced professional ready to jump in and support agencies who are looking to engage fathers in their good work.  Must love travel! Please forward this job description to all qualified candidates.   We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated team player!   Thanks for passing along to your networks and professional connections!  

Magdalena Benitez, MSW
Training Specialist
Strategies, a Project of Children’s Bureau 
50 S. Anaheim Blvd., Ste. 241
Anaheim, CA 92805
Toll Free: 888-505-0597
Tel.: 714-517-1900 ext. 220
Fax: 714-517-1911


Requires proof of valid California driver’s license, insurance and driving record acceptable to Interface’s insurance provider.  Criminal clearance required.