Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homeboy Industry Posting

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.   
POSITION TITLE: Director of Curriculum and Training 
REPORTS TO: Director of Re-Entry Services 
The Director of Curriculum and Training is responsible for the overall design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the educational component for Homeboy Industries, which serves an average of 500 community clients, trainees, and part-time workers monthly.  The Director of Curriculum and Training manages the day to day operations of the Education department, including student services, educational outcomes and the supervision of volunteer teachers, facilitators, and trainees that participate in the 45 classes offered within the agency.  Additionally, the Director takes the lead in initiating partnerships with educational institutions to strengthen the educational philosophy and goals set for men and women re-directing their lives. 
  • Develop, implement, and communicate the goals of the education department, and align them with the mission of the agency.
  • Build a strong team of staff with varying skill sets and capacities to execute the goals of the department.
  • Organize existing educational courses offered in six areas: Academic, Life Skills, Substance Abuse, Support Groups, Work Readiness, and Extracurricular to best serve three client populations: community-based, trainees, and part-time youth.
  • Strengthen and mange data/systems to improve student services, including the following requests: enrollment, attendance, letters, certificates, progress reports, and communication with DCFS, DPO’s, and courts.
  • Design core curriculum tailored to the needs of trainees employed full-time in our 18-month program.
  • Train and manage volunteer teachers and facilitators who provide classroom instruction.
  • Implement a service-learning component to our 18-month model.
  • Collaborate with other departments and partner agencies to address the issues at stake for former gang-members and youth re-integrating into the community.  
  • Review all proposals and ensure that new programs and opportunities supplement the overall vision and goals of the department.
  • Oversee and maintain important partnerships related to education (Learning Works @ Homeboy; Peace Over Violence; Children’s Institute).
  • Initiate relationships with educational institutions to strengthen the training offered in our social enterprises and access to post-secondary education.
  • Strong organizational and management skills required and a proven track record in leadership and team building.
  • Mission driven individual with strong work ethic; challenge seeker and problem solver; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation
  • Experience with pedagogies of empowerment, strength-based approaches is a strong plus.
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
Master’s in Public Administration, Education, Social Work, or related field preferred, or B.A. in Sociology or related field plus 5+ years experience working with gang-population and high-risk youth.                                                                 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
Salary to be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time exempt position with a benefits package including health, dental, vision and retirement account.   

To Apply: All resumes must be emailed to Jennifer ( 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

USC Hybrid High School Posting

USC Hybrid High School (USC HHS) is an open-enrollment college preparatory charter high school located in downtown Los Angeles. In the 2013-14 school year, USC HHS will serve approximately 240 ninth and tenth graders and will expand to twelfth grade by Fall 2015. USC Hybrid High School’s mission is to prepare students from traditionally underserved communities to use their talents, college degrees and careers to make a positive multigenerational change. USC Hybrid High is seeking a Counselor (MSWs with PPSC are encouraged to apply) to serve as a member of the student support team and advise the school’s administrative team. S/he will provide therapeutic counseling to students and/or their families and consult with and provide professional development in the area of student social-emotional growth and development to USC Hybrid High School teachers and advisors. High school experience preferred. For a full job description or to submit an application, please visit

Friday, September 6, 2013

Child Abuse Prevention Center - Orange County

The Child Abuse Prevention Center is seeking a Full-Time Program Director to grow its new School Readiness Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) program. The program identifies children ages 0-6 experiencing developmental/behavioral issues in order to intervene at the earliest age possible and prepare children for attending school. It is estimated that as many of 50% of children with developmental delays or behavioral issues are missed prior to reaching school age. The new program will be the first of its kind in South Orange County, significantly advancing the health and well being of young children in this region. 

The Program Director will market the School Readiness Program to families and to community stakeholders, creating lasting positive change in the families we serve while meeting the goals outlined in the contract.   Responsibilities include: 1) Ensure program quality; 2) Increase and expand program awareness, reputation of integrity within the community and use of services; 3) Ensure the success of a dedicated team of direct service professionals. The Program Director will develop successful working relationships with ECE providers, pediatricians, community based organizations, and leaders in the fields of early identification and early childhood mental health.

Comprehensive benefits and competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Qualified interested candidates should submit salary history, cover letter and resume to

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Sociology or related degree
  • Minimum of four years of experience in the mental health field
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a supervisor and in development and administration of social services
  • Experience with early childhood mental health preferred
  • Valid California Driver’s license
  • Live scan fingerprinting

Torrance Unified School District Posting


Must have a valid Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Psychology, School Counseling, School Social Work or School Child Welfare and Attendance with Licensed Psychologist, MFT or LCSW. Masters degree in job-related area. Any combination of training, experience, and/or education equivalent to a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work.
Letter of Introduction, current resume, completed EDJOIN application, college transcripts, CBEST card (or other basic skills exam), valid PPS credential & License, CSET results (if applicable), NCLB (if available), two letters of recommendation that have been written within the past year (one of these letters should be from your current supervisor or immediate preceding supervisor).
Apply online:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Social Model Recovery Systems Posting

The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Program Director in the operations of the PCADD/Mid Valley Outpatient programs. The Clinical Coordinator will assist in the delivery of behavioral health services to participants with substance use/abuse and other vulnerabilities in a safe and sober environment.
1.        Assist Program Director in all program activities.
2.        Facilitate the delivery of treatment services to participants through individual counseling, group process, multi-family sessions and educational groups.
3.        Provide clinical oversight and supervision of master and bachelor level student interns.
4.        Monitor Chart Reviews and completion of follow-ups.
5.        Attend quarterly Chart Reviews and Internal Quality Improvement Committee (IQIC) meetings.
6.         Maintain constructive relationships with family members, human service agencies and other professionals.
7.         Facilitate groups for participants and families and document interaction.
8.         Assist agency staff with grant writing ventures and other funding opportunities. 
9.       Attend program and agency meetings as assigned.
10.      Familiarization with all licensing regulations and the Welfare and Institution Code.
11.       Uphold principles and philosophy of Social Rehabilitation; uphold all agency policies and procedures.
12.        Ensure an alcohol and other drug free environment.
13.        Answer the phones as necessary and fill out referral forms completely and fully.
14.        Perform all other duties as assigned.
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.         MSW/LCSW with a minimum of two years experience working in a behavioral health care setting.
2.         The ability and experience to supervise student interns and volunteers.
3.         Knowledge of 12-Step programs and/or philosophy.          

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from participants, families, regulatory agencies, and/or members of the public.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.

Ability to utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to find solutions and effectively deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

1.         Have valid California Class II driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within 60days of employment.)
2.         Have own vehicle and vehicle insurance (including liability insurance).
3.         Have CPR and First Aid certifications.

4.         Must be certified or registered in accordance with California State Certification Regulations 

Felipe A. Kaiser, BS, CADCII
Regional Program Director
Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence /
Mid Valley Outpatient
Programs of Social Model Recovery Systems
(626) 795-9127   (626)795-0979 fax

(626)453-3432   (626) 453-3431fax