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.

Part-Time Work at a Dialysis Facility

I’m seeking a (new) MSW that could work directly with me at my dialysis facility at the corner of La Cienega and the 10 fwy.  I will provide all training.  

I need someone one day a week (8 hours, preferably early morning Saturdays so can still have a decent weekend but I’m very flexible in terms of days/time) to start with but with possibility of growing into more.  Span spkg (intermediate is fine).

This is medical social work and case management, but sharp clinical skills are necessary.  Start part-time and grow.  I need a serious, dedicated SW who is really into it.  I need a social work practitioner who strives for excellence and believes in providing world-class service as taught in grad school.

I need someone from an excellent MSW program such as UCLA b/c I demand excellence in my work and who will work with very complex cases with care and compassion.  The current healthcare system and economy have made it brutal for these chronic patients in terms of resources (financial, medical, concrete, clinical).  

Lots of face-time with patients (assessment, education, counseling) and lots of accompanying documentation.  Lots of education delivery and community resource linkage; lots of emotional support.  This clinic is demanding, stress-filled, noisy, busy and very tough – challenging to the max.  

If you know someone who wants experience where it is the hardest, then please have them contact me.  I will provide close guidance and supervision the entire experience.

Vernon Silva, LCSW, NSW-C 
Social Services 
Kidney Center, Inc. 
Kidney Dialysis Center of West Los Angeles 
1801 S. La Cienega Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90035 
(310) 840-5688 ext. 1506
(805) 433-7771 fax 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Family Services of Santa Monica

Clinical Social Worker I or II

Family Services of Santa Monica, a division of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is ready to hire a full time clinician for their outpatient facility (serving adults, children, couples, and families) and coordinating/seeing clients at several sites in their school-based services program. MSW or LMFT, Bilingual Spanish / English required. DMH paperwork experience a plus.

Reply subject: FSSM-SW
Fax 310-842-9529

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Valley Trauma Center Posting

Adoptions Counselor/ Case Manager

Counseling clients who have experienced trauma (esp. child maltreatment); providing case management including linkage; providing services in-home; interacting appropriately w/ other professionals; networking to create referral/linkage sources; empowering clients; advocating for clients; assessing client needs & creating case/treatment plans; maintaining comprehensive client files & data; relating to individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, lifestyles, SES.

Job Description:
Provides case management and counseling to families referred by the Department of Children and Family Services to our Adoption Promotion & Support Services program. Families are in the process of adopting children from the foster care system. Duties include providing family, individual, and group counseling; assessing families' and individuals' needs; facilitating support groups; mentoring (if candidate possesses personal foster/adoption experience); providing comprehensive case management, including linkage; maintaining comprehensive records and data. Some services are provided in-home. Helps clinical supervisor monitor volunteer staff.

Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred. MFT/MSW Graduate Preferred (MFT/MSW Grad Student Acceptable IF ALSO Bilingual English/Spanish). Professional Experience w/ Adoption and/or Foster System Necessary. Personal Experience w/ Adoption and/or Foster System a Plus. Must Pass Criminal Clearance Background Check. Must Possess Insured Car & Valid CA Driver's License to Perform In-Home Services.
Full Benefits.

Apply online:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Alzheimer's Association Posting-Filled

Position:   Clinical Manager

Provide individual and family consultation on clinical/family issue related to dementia. Implement all clinical aspects of the Administration on Aging grant for replication of the New York University Caregiver Intervention model of care.


Attend all trainings required by the grant in order to replicate the model
Conduct outreach to recruit ethnically diverse spousal caregivers for the project through development of network providers, including local Alzheimers Disease Centers, Adult Day Programs, Adult Day Health Centers, diagnostic centers and others
Conduct screening and assessment of potential caregivers who meet project criteria
Conduct two individual consultation sessions with caregivers who meet project criteria
Conduct four family consultation sessions with caregivers who meet project criteria
Provide on-going consultation, including encouragement of participation in support groups for caregivers who meet project criteria
Maintain client case files according to clinical and project standards
Maintain required client data as required by grant
Maintain fidelity of the original New York University Caregiver Intervention Model when providing service.
Collaborate with other California project sites as needed
Assist with the development of the California Replication Manual
Assist with the development of the Lessons Learned Report
Meet all program goals as outlined in the grant
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
Masters degree; licensed or license-eligible Psychologist, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist preferred
Two years experience working in the dementia care field
Excellent written and oral communication
Computer literate
Ability to work with diverse clients, staff and volunteers
Well organized
Professional appearance
Problem solving skills and good judgment
Successful background screening
California driver license, proof of auto insurance, reliable transportation
Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred


Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits package and generous paid time off included

Send cover letter        
and resume to:             
Alzheimer's Association
Attn: Human Resources CM/AOA-NYU
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
E-mail: (Word attachments onlyFax: 323-938-1036
No telephone calls please