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Behavioral Specialist

This is not a management level position. The Behavioral Specialist for the Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services Program (IFCCS) will work on a team providing services to either the child(ren)/ youth or caregivers/foster families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

In IFCCS, the goal is to meet the needs of the children/youth, in general and trauma-related necessities, specifically. IFCCS is designed to build the strengths of children, youths and their families and thereby preserve the family’s integrity and minimize inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, out of home placement, in congregate settings, and /or placement in juvenile detention centers. IFCCS provides 24/7 on-call crisis intervention to ensure stability in the child (ren)/youth current placement. The Behavioral Specialist will work with the team to provide specific resources, linkage in the community, and referrals to ensure stability in the child(ren)/youths currently placement. The Behavioral Specialist will participate in the Child and Family Team (CFT) process which is based on the Share Core Practice Model.

The Behavioral Specialist will have assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service/treatment plan for each client that identifies the client’s personal, social, emotional, mental health, education, physical and/or financial needs and goals.

The Behavioral Specialist makes regular home visits to the families, facilitates interventions as appropriate, provides teaching and guidance to the child (ren)/ youth or caregivers/foster parent to help them manage existing resources and access needed resources, develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships, acts as liaison for the team members, and models appropriate behavioral interventions. The Behavioral Specialist demonstrates a strong ability to communicate in a team and mobilize and motivate people.

Requirements

The Behavioral Specialist will have a minimum of a Bachelor in Psychology or related field, two years of experience with working with severely emotionally disturbed children and/or youths and possible knowledge of working with the Department of Children and Family Services. A valid California driver license and an insurable driving record are required. The Behavioral Specialist will be required to have a background clearance check including fingerprinting and TB clearance.

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Case Manager – Access and Wellness Services (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred)

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an opening for a Case Manager in our Access and Wellness Services Program at the Exposition Park location.

The Access Case Manager will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing walk-in screenings and providing resources and referrals for all applicants seeking services for severely emotionally disturbed children and the family/caregivers who support them. Access Case Managers are also part of multi-disciplinary treatment teams assessing resource and skill- building needs of client and providing ongoing outpatient and school-based mental health and case management services.

The Case Manager works with various multi-disciplinary teams to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service plan for each client that identifies the client’s personal, social, emotional, mental health, education, physical and/or financial needs and goals. Reviews and collects information related to the client’s socio-economic history, treatment history, education history and other relevant data to the formulation of a service plan. Participates with staff in providing screening services to clients who attend the Clinic’s services, including completion of pay or financial information (PFI’s) forms and other needed/assigned documentation. Attends case conference meetings to assist and participate in case disposition and follow-up. Mediates and advocates on behalf of the client to help him/her obtain and keep suitable foster care/housing, health care and mental health service, education/school services, benefit entitlements, etc. Searches the community and presents options for additional needed or desired services (ei., emancipation services; sober living opportunities; education enrichment; scholarships, grants or job training programs; age-appropriate social opportunities; parenting classes). Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.Performs other duties as assigned.

The position requires a BA/BS in social work or related field OR a license as an LVN or LPT, with an emphasis in community mental health work; a valid CA driver license and insurable driving record to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred.

Salary

DOE (salary differential for Spanish speaking also available)

Hours

Full-time

Benefits

A choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of paid sick and holiday time, access to the USC Credit Union, and participation in two pension/retirements savings plans. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance.

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Case Manager for Life Learning University Park Location
Valid CA Driver License & Insurable Driving Record Required

A Case Manager works within a multi-disciplinary team to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service/treatment plan for each client that identifies the client’s personal, social, emotional, mental health, education, physical and/or financial needs and goals. Reviews and collects information related to the client’s socio-economic history, treatment history, educational history and other relevant data for the formulation of a distinct service plan. Participates with staff providing screening services to clients who attend the Clinic’s services, including completion of pay or financial information (PFI’s) forms and other needed/assigned documentation. Attends case conference meetings to assist and participate in case disposition and follow-up. Mediates and advocates on behalf of the client to help him/her obtain and keep suitable foster care/housing, health care, jobs and mental health services, education/school services, benefit entitlements, etc. Searches the community and presents options for additional needed or desired services (ei., emancipation services; sober living opportunities; education enrichment; scholarships, grants or job training programs; age-appropriate social opportunities; parenting classes). Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The position requires a BA/BS in social work or related field OR a license as an LVN or LPT, with an emphasis in community mental health work; a demonstrated history of presenting options for needed or desired services; a valid CA driver license and insurable driving record to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits in own vehicle to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance.

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CASE Coordinator / Manager - Medication Support Services Bilingual - Biliterate English/Spanish Abilities Highly Preferred

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) has been a Los Angeles mainstay for more than nine decades. Since 1924 we have empowered children and young adults to get on the track to success, to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. The Clinic has both a local and national reputation for its leadership in establishing and implementing innovative service delivery models resulting in in positive mental health outcomes for children and their families. Our communities are full of trauma and pitfalls. Help us equip children with the tools they need to thrive.

LACGC has a wide range of employment opportunities available for dynamic people looking to work in a dynamic environment. You can make a difference in the lives of children and families while improving our communities in our Access Services department by coordinating and providing medication support services. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide, track and manage utilization of the Clinic’s medication support services as you engage with clients, families, psychiatrists, mental health providers and insurance companies.

A primary responsibility is ensuring proper, timely onboarding of clients into medication services, maintaining communication about treatment between the medication services team which includes psychiatrists and mental health clinicians/case managers, tracking clients’ utilization of medication services, and discharge planning for clients when appropriate. Ensuring to link client in order to continue medication services outside the Clinic; and determining client/family need for and scheduling consultations with Clinic Nurse. The Case Manager also collects and reviews information related to the client’s treatment history, medical history, education history, socio-economic history, and other relevant data essential to the formulation of a medical service plan. Case Managers participate with staff in providing screening services to clients who attend the Clinic’s services, including completion of pay or financial information (PFI’s) forms and other needed/assigned documentation; attends case conference meetings to assist and participate in case disposition and follow-up; mediates and advocates on behalf of the client to help him/her obtain and keep suitable health care and medication services. This job may also work with other case managers and clients/families in searching the community for additional needed or desired services (e.g.., housing, emancipation services; sober living opportunities; education enrichment; scholarships, grants or job training programs; age-appropriate social opportunities; parenting classes). Performs other duties as assigned while coordinating medication services.

Required to qualify are a BA/BS in nursing, social work or directly related field OR a license as an LVN/RN and at least one year of experience in community mental health; medication management, and/or psychiatric services support, a valid CA driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic and own, reliable transportation. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred.

Salary: DOA/DOE Hours: Full-time Benefits

A choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of paid sick and holiday time, access to the USC Credit Union, and participation in two pension/retirements savings plans. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance.

Join our team of compassionate professionals. We have positions providing behavioral counseling and support to individuals and families, in addition to clinical supervision and administration careers. LACGC is a fun, exciting, mission-driven and results oriented organization. Generous benefits package and salary differentials for bilingual Spanish speakers. Access to the USC Credit Union, medical, dental, vision and life insurance is available. EOE/ADA.

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Child Psychiatrists Independent Contractors

We have immediate openings for Psychiatrists to independently contract with the Clinic to provide psychiatric services, including. Early Intervention and Community Wellness Programs offer a range of specialized services for children ages 0-5, and their families, ensuring that very young children, who otherwise would not have been identified as needing mental health intervention until they reached school age, receive access to mental health services.

As an independent contractor, psychiatrists provide psychiatric services to children ranging in age from approximately 3-21 years old including psychiatric evaluations, consultations and medication support using an electronic health record system. As members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, you will also participate in case conferences meetings, trainings, etc. Psychiatrists comply with Clinic and/or Department of Mental Health policy regarding confidentiality, child abuse reporting, drug-free workplace, chart documentation & maintenance, documentation of units/service provided and Clinic productivity expectations. Psychiatrists may be assigned to satellite offices as necessary to provide client services.

Psychiatrists possess and provide updated documentation of current, valid licenses or certificates to perform the services described above, i.e. California physician's certificate and valid DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate. Ongoing TB and fingerprint clearance obtained through the Clinic's provider are also required.

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Clinical Supervisor Various Departments Available

Clinical Supervisors work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers by providing clinical supervision to staff obtaining hours towards licensure in their respective disciplines, within Clinic and Board standards and performing related duties. Some positions may include a client case load and/or part-time status and/or contractor status, depending on duties performed. Supervisors also timely complete required notes, paperwork, supervision logs, attend meetings, provide staff trainings, may evaluate staff clinical skills and may meet productivity requirements, again depending on actual duties performed. Supervisors are responsible for reviewing supervisees chart documentation, and reviewing charts for timeliness and appropriateness of services. Supervisors may be assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health or other programs. Other duties will be assigned.

Requirements

Minimum of a master's degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus licensure and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Clinical Supervisors must have and maintain current, valid licensure and four years of experience to provide supervision to staff obtaining hours, per their respective Board requirements. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired. In keeping with Clinic policy, successful applicants must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. A current, valid CA driver license and insurable driving record is required.

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Clinical Supervisor for Intensive Services Various Departments Available

These members of a multidisciplinary team supervise mental health services staff completing clinical hours toward licensure with a California licensing board while working in the Clinic’s Intensive Services programs. Supervisors must meet or exceed their respective licensing Board's requirements to supervise staff collecting hours. In this program division, experience in Wraparound, Full Service Partnership (FSP), and Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) models of child and family services is required. Division staff provide services via 24/7, on-call, “whatever it takes” models of service according to contract and program requirements.

Clinical Supervisors in every program division work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers. Active use of an electronic health record system and agency quality services measures reports with staff is required during in-person supervision, as is field supervision with staff in the community and/or client homes. Supervisors also oversee services to ensure timely staff completion of program outcome measures and other program-related tasks with a goal of providing quality services. These positions require a great deal of tact and judgment while working according to the Clinic’s mission and Standards of Effective Care.

All Supervisors timely complete required supervision notes, staff evaluations per agency requirements, assess clinical and job task acumen, perform electronic chart/note reviews via laptop, oversee supervisees’ client schedules to ensure appropriate services delivery according to intensive models of service and caseloads, and model concurrent documentation practices. Supervisors are responsible for completion and submission of written reports addressing review of supervisees chart documentation and reviewing client records. Supervisors may be assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health or other intensive programs. Other duties will be assigned.

Requirements

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to intensive services models for children. Clinical Supervisors must have and maintain current, valid licensure and sufficient years of experience to provide supervision to staff obtaining hours, per their respective Board requirements, a valid CA driver license with own, reliable transportation and a driving record insurable by the Clinic. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements and community based services delivery highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired.

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Clinical Therapist-Early Intervention Outpatient Services Early Intervention & Community Wellness

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over 90-years of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a full-time Clinical Therapist in our University Park location.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Clinical Therapist will work as part of our Early Intervention Outpatient Program providing mental health services to children ages 0-5 and their families/caregivers. The Clinical Therapist will provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions. The Therapist will: perform intakes & assessments; develop, administer, evaluate and modify therapeutic or treatment plans; facilitate attachment and support children’s early developmental processes with parents or caregivers in their homes and at the Clinic; collaborate and cooperate with outside child protective or family services workers assigned to children and their families; and advocate for parents and children when making outside referrals for services. Timely completes required progress notes and paperwork. Meets or exceeds productivity requirements. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. Other duties will be assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. While at least 1000 completed hours toward licensure is preferred, applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered. Supervised clinical hours for master’s level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. Current registration with licensing board is required, as is a valid, CA driver license and insurable driving record. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Hours

Full-time, actual scheduled hours to be determined by program need.

Benefits

A choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of sick, vacation and holiday pay, access to the USC Credit Union, and 2 pension/retirement savings plans.

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Clinical Therapist for Intensive Services

As a team member, handles cases as assigned, or performs intakes, for which the Therapist interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan, runs therapy groups for children & families, plans and administers therapeutic treatment within accepted professional guidelines, makes home visits and counsels clients with accepted methods to assist client. Also consults with clinical supervisor, medical doctor, Clinic peers or other specialists and timely completes required progress notes and paperwork. Meets or exceeds productivity and timely expectations. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Requirements

The position requires a master’s degree (MSW, MA or MS), and at least 1,000 hours of clinical experience. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. (Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered.) In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the US Department of Justice. A valid CA driver license and an insurable driving record are required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is preferred. Current registration with licensing board is required.

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Clinical Therapist for Life Learning

As a team member working with adolescents and young adults and their families/caregivers, handles cases as assigned, or performs intakes, for which the Therapist interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan, runs therapy groups for children, adults &/or families/caregivers, plans and administers therapeutic treatment within accepted professional guidelines, performs & teaches milieu and/or behavioral interventions, teaches social skills and anger management techniques, makes home, community & work site visits and counsels clients with accepted methods. Therapists also consult with clinical supervisors, psychiatrists, Clinic peers or other specialists and timely complete required progress notes and paperwork using a computerized system. Other duties will be assigned.

Requirements

The position requires a master’s degree or “equivalent” (Ph.D., Psy.D., MSW, MA or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Supervised clinical hours for clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability and licensure are highly desired. Current registration with a licensing board is required. Valid CA driver license and insurable driving record to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits in own vehicle to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred.

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Clinical Therapists – MAT Assessors

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have immediate openings for Clinical Therapists in our Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) program that will assess children identified by the MAT program, focusing on their functioning, development, history, and family issues. Assessors will write comprehensive Summary of Findings reports, and present findings to DCFS staff

Duties

The MAT Service Team is comprised of therapists/assessors and a family advocate who provide an array of services within the scope of practice of each team member. These services include comprehensive assessment, crisis intervention, case management, and consultation. It is expected that the MAT Team works together with the family and DCFS to determine the most appropriate treatment and linkage to reduce functional impairments, incorporating the family’s strengths and desires, and create a permanent plan for the child.

Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) service providers are required to:

  • Engage with clients and caregivers within a week of case assignment, and make at least two home visits prior to completion of assessment.
  • Link the client and family to appropriate services through collaboration with family advocate.
  • Maintain ongoing communication and cooperation with DCFS staff and other involved agents (teacher, Regional Center, doctor, etc...).
  • Complete DMH Assessment and MAT Summary of Findings forms within 45 days, including MAT Team Meeting with family and DCFS staff.
  • Maintain caseload as determined by MAT Program Coordinator.
  • Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.

The position requires a master’s degree or “equivalent” (MSW, MA or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability and licensure are highly desired. Current registration with a licensing board is required. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Knowledge of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health procedures and bilingual Spanish speaking ability are highly preferred.

Salary/Benefits

Depends upon experience and licensure status. Bilingual Spanish speakers receive additional compensation. These positions are placed on the Clinic’s Non-Management Salary Plan. A generous benefits package that includes sick/vacation accruals and access to the USC credit union, and health benefits is available.

Hours

Full Time, predominately Mon-Fri. Some positions must work every weekday and be present during program hours, which may include riding Clinic vans.

Mail or fax resume to 323/373-1946 attention Human Resources, OR complete an Application for Employment in person at the main lobby desk, M-F 8 am to 6pm at 3031 So. Vermont Avenue, LA 90007, just north of the corner of Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider, and strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. EOE/ADA

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Clinical Therapist for Outpatient

The Clinical Therapist: may serve a caseload of clients, provides walk-in clinic services and performs intakes; visits school and home, interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan with the treatment team, plans and administers therapeutic treatment within accepted professional guidelines, runs therapy groups for children & parents/caregivers, and provides family/group therapy on and off site. Also, consults with clinical supervisor, medical doctor, Clinic peers or other specialties. Timely completes required progress notes and paperwork. Meets or exceeds productivity requirements. May be assigned to school-based services at area schools, and performs other similar duties.

Qualifications

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. While at least 1000 completed hours toward licensure is preferred, applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered. Supervised clinical hours for master’s level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. Current registration with licensing board is required. A valid CA driver license and insurable driving record; own reliable transportation in order to travel to the community to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

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Early Intervention & Community Wellness Clinical Supervisor

The Clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health services provider with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Central Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a full-time Clinical Supervisor in our Early Intervention & Community Wellness Division. In this division, experience providing services with children aged 0-5 is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a clinical supervisor, this position works as part of multidisciplinary team providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for ensuring staff has the knowledge, tools, and skills to be successful in their job including providing quality client care and completing documentation. Active use of an electronic health record system and agency quality services measures reports with staff is required during in-person supervision, as is field supervision with staff in the community and/or client homes. Supervisors also oversee services to ensure timely staff completion of program outcome measures and other program-related tasks with a goal of providing quality services. This position requires a great deal of tact and judgment while working according to the Clinic’s mission and Standards of Effective Care.

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the completion of required supervision notes, staff evaluations per agency requirements, assess clinical and job task judgment, perform electronic chart/note reviews, oversee supervisees’ client schedules to ensure appropriate services delivery according to model of service and caseloads, and model collaborate documentation practices. The Clinical supervisor is responsible for completion and submission of written reports addressing review of supervisees chart documentation and reviewing client records.

Requirements Summary

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to working with children in the 0-5 age population. Clinical Supervisors must have and maintain current, valid licensure and sufficient years of experience to provide supervision to staff obtaining hours, per their respective Board requirements, a valid CA driver license with own, reliable transportation and a driving record insurable by the Clinic. A Clinical Supervisor in the Early Intervention and Community Wellness Division is required to have clinical experience working with children 0-5 years of age and their family. It is preferred that applicants are seeking endorsement through the CA Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Center. Prior supervisory experience in Early Childhood program is a plus. $3000 is awarded for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Endorsement. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements and community based services delivery highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired.

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SEIPS Employment Specialist & Supervisor

Statement of Purpose

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) has been a Los Angeles mainstay for more than nine decades. Since 1924 we have empowered children and young adults to get on the track to success, to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. The Clinic has both a local and national reputation for its leadership in establishing and implementing innovative service delivery models resulting in in positive mental health outcomes for children and their families. Our communities are full of trauma and pitfalls. Help us equip children with the tools they need to thrive.

Scope of Responsibility

The SEIPS Employment Specialist & Supervisor shall provide oversight of the Employment Specialists on a half time schedule and perform Employment Specialist duties half- time in a full time position that will consist of the following and related duties:

  • Ensures good program outcomes by providing supervision and field mentoring for staff, monitoring outcomes, and implementing quality improvement plans based on the fidelity scales. Monitoring outcomes requires collaborating with the QMET Division Director, while maintaining direct responsibility for review of SEIPS program data, collection and reporting per funder requirements.
  • Conducts supported employment supervision with the Employment Specialists on a weekly basis in order to review cases and help identify new ideas in client’s work search.
  • Attends the LLP mental health treatment team meetings on a quarterly basis and regularly collaborates with mental health treatment team leaders to ensure that any programmatic issues are resolved and services are integrated.
  • Assists Employment Specialists in improving their skills by accompanying them in the field monthly and, as needed.
  • Performs quarterly reviews of client outcomes with Employment Specialists to improve program performance and reviews fidelity review reports to ensure program fidelity.
  • Performs program services in an Employment Specialist role half time which includes finding employment locations/employers, working directly with employers and providing direct client services to TAY youth to include providing access to community resources, building job skills, and other activities relevant to SEIPS program goals and deliverables.
  • Takes initiative to engage in supporting the Clinic’s mission by engaging actively in community events and recruitment of consumers/children into activities and for Clinic programs.

Required Licenses, Certificates, Education, Experience or Training

The SEIPS Employment Specialist / Supervisor preferably will hold a Master’s degree and have five years of experience as a mental health clinician, case manager, or employment specialist, or will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitative counseling and have two years of direct client case management/employment services experience; in order to oversee and evaluate service provision and outcomes data, review cases with Employment Specialists, and maintain accountability of Employment Specialists, the Supervisor will master and ensure that practice maintains fidelity to the SEIPS model by completing SEIPS / IPS Training. Employment Specialist duties and Supervisor duties are directly overseen by the Director of LLP and Housing Services.

A valid CA driver license and an insurable driving record by the Clinic, current TB clearance and fingerprint clearance appropriate to a children and family services agency are required. Own, reliable transportation to perform field based services, supervise Employment Specialists in the field and travel to trainings, and other work locations are also required. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish language skills preferred.

Join our team of compassionate professionals. We have positions providing behavioral counseling and support to individuals and families, in addition to clinical supervision and administration careers. LACGC is a fun, exciting, mission-driven and results oriented organization. Generous benefits package and salary differentials for bilingual Spanish speakers. Access to the USC Credit Union, medical, dental, vision and life insurance is available. EOE/ADA.

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Network Administrator

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health services provider with an over 90 year history of service to the children of Central and South Central Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for full-time Network Administrator.

The Network Administrator works under the supervision of the Information Technology Coordinator. The job responsibilities of the Network Administrator are:

  • Performs monitoring & maintenance of servers and other computer network components
  • Install, support and maintain network hardware and software
  • Evaluate, support and maintain system performance
  • Configure and update firewall including QOS specifications
  • Manage and configure network Group Policy
  • Administer the virtual server environment (VMWare, Windows Server, Linux)
  • Design and deploy networks and subnets
  • Assign and maintain routing table configurations
  • Configure, maintain and support website environment, including Apache services and provide website programming
  • Configure and maintain content management system (CMS) such as Joomla and WordPress
  • Ensure timely system patches to network equipment and software

Requirements

Excellent communication and problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technical network issues. Candidates must possess a valid CA driver license with an insurable driving record, BS in Computer Science (or related field) and at least ten years of experience in a networking support and management environment. The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of PowerScript, Active Directory, routing table configuration, LAN and WAN support, and VMWare. Skill and experience in Apache, Linux, Jira, content management systems (CMS), and backup and recovery methodologies. The candidate must have a demonstrated history of maintaining a calm demeanor while handling several assignments.

Hours

40 hours per week. RATE: TBD, DOE/DOQ. BENEFITS: a choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of sick, vacation and holiday pay, access to the USC Credit Union, and 2 pension/retirement savings plans.

Mail or fax resume to (323) 373-1946 attention Human Resources, OR complete an Application for Employment in person at the main lobby desk, M-F, 8 am to 5pm. Administrative offices are located at 3031 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90007. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider, and strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. EOE/ADA

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Parent PartnerVarious departments available

Under the guidance of the Therapist, a Parent Partner works as a member of the program's Child and Family Team. A parent partner shall have personal experience with navigating one of the public agencies: DCFS, Probation, DMH intensive mental health services or the special education system. Referring Departments may include the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Mental Health, or the Probation Department. Parent Partners work closely with assigned FSP child(ren)'s parent/caregivers to represent their best interests and participate as members of the Child and Family team. This position is the primary contact for parents involved with the program and works according to the Clinic’s Standards of Effective Care. Makes regular home visits to families, facilitates interventions as appropriate, provides teaching and guidance to parents and caregivers to help them manage existing resources and access needed resources, develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships with parents and acts as liaison, models appropriate behavioral interventions, helps plan program events, participates in staff and other meetings; and completes paperwork in a timely and thorough manner. Other, similar duties will be assigned.

Requirements

Parent Partners demonstrate a strong ability to communicate in a team and mobilize and motivate people. A demonstrated knowledge of child welfare and allied health services provided by the referring Departments is required, including experience with having a child involved in the system, as is experience maintaining strict confidentiality. The successful applicant possesses verbal, bilingual Spanish speaking, written, organization and interpersonal skills. TB and fingerprint clearance requirements must also be met, per Clinic policy. Must drive own car, have valid CA driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic at hire and throughout employment.

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Receptionist Bilingual English/Spanish Required

The Receptionist will answer phone calls and route calls, take and deliver messages, greet clients and answer questions, collect client paperwork and update client information, check and schedule appointments, perform medical insurance/Medi-Cal verifications, follow-up by phone on future appointments, greet and assist Clinic visitors and vendors, provide light typing, filing, faxing, photocopying and similar tasks in connection with assigned job duties, keep reception/waiting area tidy, and other similar job duties.

Requirements

The ability to speak correct English and Spanish; dependability to work all assigned hours; a pleasant and professional demeanor in dealing with clients and telephone callers; good basic knowledge of all general office machines including a multi-line phone system; neat handwriting, good spelling, and the ability to take clear, accurate messages; the ability to remain calm and helpful while juggling multiple tasks in a busy medical-type office reception area. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

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Reconciliation Specialist

Reporting to the IS Support Team Manager; the Reconciliation Specialist reconciles claims submitted for specialty mental health services provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Analyze results to ensure accuracy in coding and compliance with the Department of Mental Health guidelines. Generate electronic health records reports for the purpose of reconciling to actual data submitted, reconcile progress notes and other mental health service documentation. Provide recommendations to clinicians for corrective action and assist with audits. Verify Medi-Cal or other payer source eligibility, review written reports and verify accuracy of any unbilled units, generate monthly status reports on reconciliation errors, resubmit/void/delete claims billed in error. Attend and participate in meetings as assigned and complete other similar duties. This position works with more than one type of electronic health records system and works with teams of mental health service support staff and professionals. Other duties will be assigned.

The position requires excellent computer and interpersonal skills, the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, an extremely high accuracy rate in reconciliation, a very high level of attention to the details of record keeping, demonstrated ability to spot, assess and self-correct errors, calmly manage researching and retrieving client information and the ability to maintain a high level of personal productivity in a very busy office environment handling a high volume of paper, hard copy and electronic charts as well as confidential mental health information.

Verified associates degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school, or three years of directly equivalent experience and/or training required. This position drives between three locations within a six mile radius; a reliable, valid California driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic are required.

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Employment Specialist SEIPS Program TAY youth

Join our expanding transition age youth team for ages 18 up to 25 years old In the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Program! The Supported Employment: Individualized Placement and Support program has two full time positions to work at least 60% time in the field using own, reliable transportation as job developers to support transition age youth in gaining employment. Identify and work with employers to provide job opportunities for SEIPS participants; support SEIPS clients in gaining skills to obtain their jobs; coordinate services with mental health services team members and youths’ mental health services plans. Valid, CA driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or human services and one to two years of similar or same work experience are required. Experience using an electronic health record to timely complete mental health services/job placement client services documentation and Spanish speaking ability are preferred. Employment Specialists are provided laptops and other supports to collaboratively document services/job site information with youth and employers while working in the field.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over 90 years of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Substance Abuse Counselor performs primary co-occurring substance abuse services and duties to clients and their families in the office and at client homes/offsite venues including screening and; development of co-occurring service plans; group and individual services regarding co-occurring services; discharge summary and planning; case management and coordination of services. The Counselor is responsible for timely and accurate completion of client notes and other documentation related to the services and progress of clients in the program using an electronic records system. The Substance Abuse Counselor will work with the Life Learning Program, part of the Life Learning and Housing Division.

Skills/Education & Requirements

Current Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor issued by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Registered Addiction Specialist, Certified Addiction Specialist, CAADE required. BA/BS in psychology, sociology or related field is required. A minimum of 2 years experience in substance abuse, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment and service delivery. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. Experience working with at-risk adolescents and substance dependency. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Own reliable transportation, a valid California driver license and a driving record insurable by the Clinic are required. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB prior to beginning work, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Salary/Hours

Full time on a to-be arranged schedule. Benefits include a choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of sick, vacation and holiday pay, access to the USC Credit Union, and two pension/retirement savings plans.

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