Monday, August 26, 2013

CAST Postings

Shelter Program Manager

PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Director of Empowerment Programs (DOE) the Shelter Program Manager (SPM) provides the day-to-day management of the CAST shelter program, a program specifically designed for female survivors of human trafficking and their small children.  This highly responsible position supervises shelter staff and manages the overall development of the program. The SPM will oversee both house and residential management and will work to further enhance the shelter-based educational programs to support service provision for its residents.  In collaboration with the DOE, the SPM will also lend support in resource development for the program. This is a Full time, exempt position.
Program & Resource Development
§  Build CAST housing network of potential partners and resources for CAST’s Social Services Program, particularly those regarding housing. 
§  Collaborate with team in evaluating and developing effective policies and procedures.
§  Secure donated services and goods to support shelter program
§  Support Emergency Response Coordinator with breaking cases as needed.

Staff Supervision/Human Resources
§  Supervise shelter Case Manager and interns as needed.
§  Recruit and supervise shelter staff & volunteers who facilitate onsite psychosocial activities such as yoga, health, or gardening workshops.

Resident Management
§  Manage application and orientation process for shelter residents. 
§  Oversee resident intakes & discharges.
§  Make final decisions related to resident admission & discharge in consultation with Social Services team.
§  Provide crisis intervention and supportive counseling for shelter residents as needed.
§  Provide or coordinate client accompaniment as needed.
§  Facilitate conflict resolution between residents as needed.
§  Monitor residents’ adherence to mandatory savings plan and shelter guidelines.
§  Keep records and daily log of shelter activity and resident concerns.
§  Participate in monthly case conferences with each resident’s assigned Case Manager/Social Worker to assess progress towards goals and objectives for program participation.
§  Ensure adequate psychosocial support is available to residents through onsite schedule of activities.
§  Implement resident satisfaction survey and evaluation procedures to assess program success.
§  Respond to after-hours emergencies.

House Management
§  Draft residents’ chores schedule.
§  Ensure timely repairs and maintenance. 
§  Supervise maintenance staff.
§  Ensure adequate provision of food and other supplies.
§  Monitor adherence to program budget for food, supplies, and maintenance costs.

Safety and Security Monitoring
§  Assess and manage emergencies according to CAST’s emergency protocol.
§  Assess when external assistance is needed and contact appropriate party, i.e. supervisor, law enforcement, medical assistance, etc.
§  Monitor safety and security of house and participate in shelter safety trainings.
§  Manage law enforcement/emergency personnel response when called to house. 
§  Respond to client concerns regarding house safety and work with team to address them.
§  Participate in the ongoing development and evaluation of shelter safety and emergency protocols.
§  Provide training and technical assistance to shelter volunteers and partners to ensure appropriate response to emergencies.

Additional Duties:
§  Work closely with the Social Services Team in strategic development and meeting the goals and objectives of the program.
§  Attend monthly staff meetings and Social Services team meetings. 
§  Attend community meetings as requested.
§  Assist in grants management and contribute to program reports.
§  Contribute to the professional tone and approach of the department and the organization within the perimeters of the agency mission and philosophy.
§  Other duties as assigned.

1. BA/BS with demonstrated experience in residential setting. BSW/MSW preferred. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 
2. Previous shelter experience absolutely required.
3. Bilingual (English/Spanish, SE Asian language preferred). Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and/or with individuals who have limited English proficiency.
4. 2+ years work experience in the social services field.
5. Willingness and ability to learn about the complex issues of human trafficking and modern-day slavery and to abide by the mission and philosophy of CAST. Knowledge and understanding of immigrant and refugee rights and trafficking issues. Willingness to complete a CAST Freedom Network Institute on Human Trafficking Training.
6. Demonstrated ability in coordinating creative, responsive, culturally-appropriate programs. Strong aptitude in effectively managing and supervising interns/ volunteers.
7. Knowledge of and experience in supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution techniques. Ability and willingness to work with individuals who may have a history of traumatic experiences. Ability and willingness to effectively intervene in and resolve resident disputes. Awareness of and strong commitment to confidentiality issues with demonstrated commitment to strengths-based, client-centered practice.
8. Familiarity with social service delivery system in Los Angeles.
9. Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative, and professional demeanor with clients, CAST staff/board, partner organizations, donors, consultants, volunteers/interns, and members of the public.
10. Sincere commitment to working independently and responsibly. Must be a self-starter, able to work in a team environment, and manage time effectively.
11. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
12. Ability to operate computer systems, including internet, email, databases, and word processing software (Microsoft Office Suite).
13. CA driver’s license with access to insured and registered vehicle.
14. Physical demands are typical for an office environment, including sitting, reaching, lifting, speaking, hearing, and seeing. Reasonable accommodations will be made.       
15.Public speaking experience with ability to provide technical assistance in training to community and international partners on shelter model development.

CAST is an equal opportunity employer.

The Compensation:
CAST offers a highly competitive and generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, life, disability, sick/vacation leave, and a 403(b) plan.
CAST is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.  Principals only.
Send resume, cover letter to

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking at:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Green Dot Posting

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for monitoring, assisting with, and enhancing the clinical work of MFT, MSW, and Psychology interns and trainees and promoting the conceptual, intuitive, and personal skills necessary for their professional development. Supervision also includes monitoring the quality of work of interns and trainees at Green Dot campuses. Group and individual supervision, intern training, professional development, and establishing/maintaining school relations are key responsibilities of the position.

This is a year-round position, requiring work both during and after school hours.

> Provide direct individual and group clinical supervision to interns and trainees
> Manage and respond to day-to-day concerns related to intern and trainee performance and needs
> Work with Clinical Services and Mental Health Team to ensure that the counseling program is meeting goals and objectives of Green Dot Schools
> Collaborate with the Clinical Services Supervisor regarding intern training, documentation, and additional Clinical Services related activities
> Assist in the assessment of the psychosocial needs of clients and families
> Assist in the development and facilitation of orientation training and professional development trainings for interns and trainees
> Assist in the development of program educational material and training manuals as appropriate to the training program
> Provide ongoing crisis intervention and case management services to all sites and required personnel
> Work closely with school support staff to meet the psychosocial needs of clients and families
> Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, and other meetings and trainings as directed
> Serve as a liaison between clients, clinical staff, and school support staff
> Complete periodic evaluations of interns and trainees for graduate schools

> Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or Social Work
> Current CA MFT, LCSW or Clinical Psychologist license required
> Meet CA BBSE and/or BOP eligibility to supervise MFT, MSW, and/or Psychology interns/trainees
> Supervisory and/or therapy experience in a school-based setting desired
> Current CA Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Psychology, School Counseling, or School Social Work is preferred
> Bilingual – Spanish : fluency in both written and oral language desired
> Ability to work independently at a high level or professionalism
> Valid CA driver’s license: job requires work at multiple sites

This employer strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential.

Salary is competitive and based on experience.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of Los Angeles students.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Alliance for a Better Community Posting



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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Masada Homes Posting-Part Time

POSITION:       Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) Assessor

A MAT Assessor is responsible for timely, comprehensive and strength-based assessments of children placed in out-of-home care and their families.  A MAT Assessor is responsible for timely, comprehensive and strength-based clinical assessments of children placed in out-of-home care.  A MAT Assessor works collaboratively with the MAT Team (includes Dept. of Children and Family Services Staff, DMH, foster parents, biological parents, Medical professionals, Teachers, Regional Center, etc.) to determine what services are most needed by the child(ren) and family.  Part-time assessors can work up to 30 hours per week.

A MAT Assessor works designated shifts under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.


1) Strength Based Approach
     a)   Capable of accurately identifying and building on the strengths of clients to better reach their potential.
     b)   Demonstrates a sound knowledge of resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.
     c)    Demonstrates a good understanding and use of clinical theory, interventions, treatment concepts, interference and resistance.
     d)    Able to produce quality documentation and Summary of Findings (SOF).

2) Communication/Collaboration
     a)    Demonstrates sound written and oral skills.
     b)    Able to work with inter- and intra-agency staff and utilize the clinical “team” concept.
     c)    Appropriately utilizes Supervisor for clinical and case management issues.
     d)    Able to work with community and referring agencies.

3) Integrity
     a)    Understands and is able to uphold legal and ethical standards as they pertain to mental health services.
     b)    Maintains strict confidentiality over all records and information related to clients.
     c)    Applies self to tasks and follow through without prompting.
     d)    Willing to accept a variety of cases.

4) Respect
     a)    Demonstrates respect for the intrinsic value of each person, their individual differences and culture.
     b)    Able to build rapport with clients and caregivers.
     c)    Ensures the safety of youths.

5) Accountability
     a)    Is rarely absent or late.
     b)    Able to meet and maintain productivity standards (as applicable).
     c)    Able to complete and submit documentation and paperwork within established timelines.
     d)    Attends and participates in meetings, group supervision, case presentations, and in-services training opportunities.
     e)    Able to solve problems independently with minimal supervisory direction.
     f)    Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.


Valid California license as a LCSW, MFT, PhD, or PsyD; or master’s degree and current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate MSW or MFT Intern.
Work experience in a comparable mental health setting.
Valid California Drivers License and a good driving record.

Fax or email resumes to:  Naomi Arellano, LCSW
Fax: 310-715-1592 or n.arellano@,

Office: 310-715-2020 ext. 215