Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vista Del Mar Position

Family Service of Santa Monica, a service of Vista del Mar, is seeking a Case Manager for our Early Childhood Wellbeing Project (ECWP.)
The Case Manager is a key position in our outpatient mental health clinic and is the only one of its kind. This full time, benefitted position is perfect for someone who has a good grasp of clinical issues impacting young children and their families and would like to continue growing in this area. All candidates must possess a strong ability to multi-task as job duties will be varied from linking clients to resources to outreach to providing direct services.

v                Bilingual (English/Spanish) mandatory
v                Experience with children aged birth to five a must
v                Ability to manage requests and referrals efficiently
v                Assessment skills
v                Ability to work sensitively with parents
v                Knowledge of community referrals necessary, in Santa Monica preferred
v                Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills a must
v                MSW or MFTI preferred, MA required
v                Strong computer and tracking capability
v                Flexibile schedule to accommodate some evenings and client driven services

The preferred start date is July 1, 2015. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Laura Ornelas, LCSW at, subject line: Case Manager Position.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Senior Research Analyst @CA Hospital Medical Ctr

LOCATION: California Hospital Medical Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 90015
JOB ID: 1500008076

About this opportunity:
Under the direction of the Director of Programs, this position is responsible for the design and/or implementation of evaluation plans for the programs at LA Best Babies Network and provision of training and technical assistance on data collection and management, continuous quality improvement and evaluation to Network members. This position is also responsible for providing data to the Executive Management Team to enhance decision making processes; prepare program evaluation reports, annual report and other evaluation related documents. This position requires a working knowledge of project management, conducting needs and assets assessments, evaluation, research, and statistical analysis methodology, as well as, excellent written and verbal communication skills, teaching abilities, time management and project management skills.
Three to five years experience in program evaluation, data management and training on data management, of which 1 year to include working with community based organizations. Master's Degree in social services, public health, or equivalent. Strong computer skills in use of MS Word, Power point, Excel, MS Access and Outlook. Proficiency using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA) Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, including understanding of statistical methods and data management. Strong understanding of designing, planning, conducting, and evaluating public health programs. Ability to successfully organize and coordinate efforts of a project that involves multiple sources of information across multiple locations. Ability to identify national, state and local data sources that may useful in evaluating program effectiveness. Ability to apply logic model and utilization focused techniques to community programs. Valid California driver's license and current, full coverage auto insurance.


We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.
The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40+ hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .
Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to EOE.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Little Tokyo Service Center Opportunity

Resident Service Coordinator / Social Worker
Job Title: Resident Service Coordinator / Social Worker
Supervisor: Director of Senior Services, Little Tokyo Service Center
Employment Status: Full-time salaried
Salary: Depends on experience
Position Summary:
The Resident Service Coordinator / Social Worker primarily assists older adults to enhance the quality of their lives through integrated care management and/or service coordination so they can maintain their independence and live at home. He/she must be able to work with seniors and families in an empathetic and caring manner. He/she must possess a wide range of skills and attributes, and must be willing to learn. He/she must be able to speak and communicate in Japanese, but also work with diverse clients, staff and programs. He/she must be able to be flexible and take initiative when appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Service Coordination for residents of an ethnically diverse subsidized senior housing building. (50%)
  • work in conjunction with other Resident Service Coordinators, as well as the Property Supervisor and all other Property Management staff to ensure a safe and high quality living environment for residents
  • link residents to appropriate benefits and resources to help maintain healthy and independent living
  • perform assessments to identify residents’ existing support systems, and current and future needs
  • educate residents and families about available benefits, community resources, and application procedures - establish relationships with service providers and monitor the delivery of services to residents
  • create and maintain a directory of resources relevant to the needs of residents
  • advocate on behalf of residents so that they can access resources
  • document services in a web-based system and maintain individual resident files
  • organize regular educational and wellness activities for residents
    Provide case management and other social services in Japanese to all age groups. (30%)
    • conduct intake sessions, assess client needs, develop case plans, and deliver services accordingly
    • connect clients to relevant resources and assist them with accessing benefits and programs
    • record progress notes and keep appropriate back-up documentation and files current
    • liaise with other agencies and organizations that benefit clients
    • identify and outreach to at-risk populations, particularly low-income and ethnic minority communities
    • coordinate activities, events, workshops and seminars to educate and train community members
    • compile reports and performance goals as required by service contracts and/or by supervisor
    Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Social Services Department. (15%)
    • screen and respond to walk-in, phone, mail and email inquiries, and provide appropriate referrals
    • provide technical assistance to agencies and individuals seeking information regarding low-income and culturally diverse populations
    • work with volunteers who support LTSC’s programs and daily administrative tasks
    • perform administrative duties, research and translation of materials as assigned by supervisor
    • contribute to staff learning and staff meetings
    Participate in external collaboratives and coalitions. (4%)
    • attend meetings and participate in conferences, etc. to be trained and to train others
    • stay abreast of issues in the field and give input on matters related to the agency mission
    • advocate for the needs and concerns of elderly, low-income, limited English proficient, and ethnic minority populations
    Contribute, as deemed necessary and appropriate, to other activities related to the agency as a whole. (1%)
    Qualifications and Experiences:
    • Masters degree in Social Work or related field; OR
    • Bachelors degree AND two years of experience in social services, preferably working with older adults and with ethnic minority populations;
    • Fluent in Japanese;
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of community services in the area, with particular knowledge of services for older adults and ethnic minority populations, especially Japanese Americans;
    • Good problem-solving, writing and communication skills;
    • Ability to work both independently and in teams;
    • Working knowledge of computer programs;
    • California driver license and access to an insured automobile.
    Additional Qualifications:
    • Professional Service Coordinator certificate
    • Training and certification in Evidence-Based Practices, particularly related to the field of mental health
    • Supervisory experience
    To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to Amy Phillips at

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    My Friend's Place Opportunity

    Application Closing Date: When filled                             Position Start Date:  May 11, 2015 (or until filled)
    Job Hours:  40 hours weekly M-F                                      Benefits: Paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave,
                                                                                        group medical, dental, retirement, life insurance and                                                                                                      ASW supervision. 
    Compensation:  Entry Level MSW

    Organizational Background:  My Friend’s Place is a nonprofit organization working to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.  Over the past twenty seven years, My Friend's Place has grown to become one of the most visited drop-in crisis resource centers for homeless and runaway youth ages 12-24 and their children in Southern California and provides emergency, health, mental health, creative arts, and education & employment services to more than 1,600 homeless youth annually. 

    Job Description:  Working from a trauma informed, strengths based, and harm reduction approach, the Clinical Social Worker will address urgent basic need and psychosocial issues facing homeless and runaway youth.  Under the direct supervision of the Health and Well-Being Manager, the Clinical Social Worker’s primary responsibilities include short and long-term case management with diverse youth, milieu mental health support, wellness group facilitation, and extensive crisis intervention. The Clinical Social Worker will have extensive daily milieu interactions with all youth and will assist multidisciplinary program staff in meeting all Safe Haven needs.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:
    Assessments and Referrals:
    • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments in order to identify the presenting issues of the youth including: substance abuse, individual and family dynamics, medical and mental health issues, educational issues, legal issues, and other needs
    • Determine what services are immediately needed to resolve presenting situation
    • Provide appropriate referrals arising from the assessment process and advocacy as needed to meet needs
    • Provide referrals requested from community members and other service providers
    • Explore possible referral resources as needed
    • Maintain communication with referral agency so as to monitor progress, provide, and obtain necessary information

    Case Planning and Crisis Intervention:
    • Establish short- term and long-term intervention/life planning goals with each youth
    • Establish agreements (contracts) with the youth clearly outlining behavioral expectations when necessary for success
    • Provide intensive  case coordination of services to each case managed youth
    • Provide case plan based incentives and financial support as needed and appropriate
    • Provide crisis intervention, including suicide, homicide, and child abuse assessments using tenants of Psychological First Aide

    Group Facilitation:
    • Plan, recruit, and facilitate wellness groups (parenting/bonding skills, stress management, housing readiness, mindfulness training, Seeking Safety, etc.)
    • Maintain records on group content, activity and participation

    Safe Haven Function Assistance:
    • In partnership with all program staff, provide hospitality  and ensure consistent supervision of youth in the Safe Haven
    • Ensure a safe, clean, and productive Safe Haven environment

    Meeting Participation:
    • Participate in weekly individual supervision with Director of Programs
    • Participate in weekly cross-domain staff meetings and domain team meetings and agency-wide trainings
    • Participate in applicable community meetings

    Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,  and ability desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

    1.      Education and Experience:  Master’s in Social Work required with a minimum of one year of professional experience working with homeless or high-risk youth. 

    1. Computer/Office Equipment Skills:  Proficient in PC computer environment (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). 

    1. Language Skills: Fluency in spoken and written English is required; bilingual fluency in English/Spanish strongly preferred.

    1. Other skills/requirements:
    • Keen assessment and crisis intervention skills are critical
    • Solid understanding of adolescent development and the impact of trauma on high-risk behavior
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills and ability to work with people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to internal and external documentation standards including thorough, accurate, and timely
    • Participation in agency fundraising events and efforts to educate about youth homelessness

    To apply send your cover letter
    and resume to:

    Erin Casey, LCSW, Director of Programs
    My Friend’s Place
    PO Box 3867
    Los Angeles, CA  90078

    PDF submissions via e-mail are encouraged.  We are unable to accept phone inquiries regarding this position.
    My Friend’s Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

    Please visit for more information.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    WERC Opportunity for traning Community Health Workers

    Instructor and Curriculum Developer

    The Worker Education and Resource Center Inc. is a non-profit organization located on the fifth floor of the Service Employees International Union Local 721’s office building just west of downtown Los Angeles works in partnership with the Los Angeles County health-related departments and community health clinics. 
    The Worker Education and Resource Center provides educational and training opportunities for workers in the healthcare safety net sector.  As Los Angeles County prepares to serve the thousands of newly medically insured residents under Obamacare, workers need skills to improve health services, innovate new care delivery models, and enhance culturally competent care.
    WERC has a staff of 20, and is committed to providing dynamic, innovative education and training opportunities in a pro-worker, learner-centered, supportive environment.  It is a high performance program that produces dramatic results – pioneering a large-scale health care workforce development program, including preparing Community Health Workers, improving the patient experience, and training workers for opportunities for employment in the healthcare safety net sector.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:  This is a full-time position reporting to the Director.  Instructors work closely as a team to conduct and develop learner-centered, action-oriented, participatory courses for healthcare workers.  For this position applicants should have a background in healthcare quality improvement as a clinician or educator.  The position requires the ability to develop and adapt curricula, use innovative teaching methods, and provide support and feedback to instructors and students.  Candidates who are bi-lingual in Spanish language and can teach and create curriculum in Spanish are preferred.
    Sample duties will include:
    ·      Meeting with clinical teams and leadership to design the educational programs that are strategic to the desired change in delivery models. 
    ·      Developing and teaching worker-centered curricula, customized for the particular workplace. 
    ·      Support students with ongoing education to strengthen their health coaching, customer service, team participation skills, etc.

    Qualified individuals will have at least two years of experience in teaching or facilitating healthcare educational programs; be knowledgeable of practices and techniques used in adult and worker education; be able to work using a team approach in a joint labor/management setting; ability to travel to sites within Los Angeles County, and work within flexible hours which may at times include weekends and evenings.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Excellent salary, and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time position.  Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to Diane Factor:, or FAX: 213-483-1460.  

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Clinical Supervisor, Part Time, United Friends of the Children

    Job Title: Clinical Supervisor

    About the Organization

    United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care. By building relationships with youth over an extended period, UFC’s programs focus on commitment and consistency.  UFC has two programmatic departments: Transitional Housing and Education.  Our Pathways Housing Program provides students with housing and support services as they seek to obtain permanent housing and employment.  Our Education Programs consist of the College Readiness Program and the College Sponsorship Program. 

    About the Education Programs

    The College Readiness Program (CRP) helps 7th-12th grade foster youth throughout Los Angeles County become competitive applicants to four-year colleges/universities.  This service-enriched program offers: individual college counseling, tutoring, workshops, college tours, special events, and summer programs.  CRP’s goal is to instill our foster youth scholars with the belief that they are college bound and then provide the necessary support to help them get to college.

    The College Sponsorship Program (CSP) helps LA County former foster youth who are attending four-year colleges obtain their bachelor’s degree.  This service-enriched program offers: financial assistance, academic monitoring and support, career planning, community events, post-graduate planning, summer internships, and enrichment opportunities.  CSP’s goal is to provide the support and encouragement necessary to help former foster youth reach greater levels of self-sufficiency through earning a four-year college degree.


    Reporting to the Director of Education Programs, the Clinical Supervisor provides clinical supervision to the Education Department staff.

    Work Location and Schedule

    As an independent contractor, the Clinical Supervisor will be based out of the downtown UFC office on a part-time basis between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm during the Monday-Friday workweek.  While work is primarily based in the UFC office, the Clinical Supervisor may work remotely on projects as needed.  Typical schedule will require between 10-20 hours per week. Clinical Supervisor should be available between the hours of 9:00am – 8:00pm should their support be required during a student crisis.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Clinical Supervision
    ·       Provide bi-weekly group supervision to three teams of College Counselors (with groups averaging between 3-8 people).
    ·       Provide individual clinical supervision as needed to the Education Department.
    ·       Provide expertise and support to staff when students are in crisis.
    ·       Inform staff of possible external resources to support students.
    ·       Assist with the training of the Education Department.

    ·       Attend management meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
    ·       Additional duties as assigned.
    General UFC Responsibilities
    ·       Act as a role model within the organization to uphold and implement UFC’s organizational values:
    o   Embrace program evaluation that leads to excellence and impact
    o   Build effective and empowering partnerships with the youth, community and each other
    o   Create a fun and exciting environment that inspires learning and innovation
    o   Communicate openly, honestly and with humility across all groups
    o   Work together as one organization
    Experience and Skills

    Required/Preferred Experience
    ·       Must be a LCSW/LMFT or other related licensed professional with three or more years post-graduate experience in appropriate and relevant setting.
    ·       Knowledge of and experience with motivational interviewing in practice preferred.
    ·       Extensive knowledge of substance abuse and mental health issues preferred.
    ·       Experience working with transition-aged foster youth population preferred.

    Required Skills
    ·       Manages complex projects and balances multiple competing priorities.
    ·       Establishes and cultivates respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
    ·       Holds self accountable, sets high expectations for self and others, works both independently and collaboratively and relates tasks to organizational values.
    ·       Conveys thoughts and ideas clearly, listens well, communicates in a solution-oriented manner and incorporates others’ views into work.
    ·       Ability to maintain professional competency and skills required for professional practice.
    ·       Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
    ·       Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.

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