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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 for Outpatient Services

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. 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 licensure and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. 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. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired.

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Clinical Therapist for MAT Assessor

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.

Qualifications

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.

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Clinical Therapist for Outpatient Services

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. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.

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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Communications and Marketing Intern

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) is looking for interns for the Fall semester in assisting the Communications and Marketing Associate.

The Development Department of LACGC creates and implements the organization's fundraising efforts. As an intern, you will be helping the four core team members in the Development Department with specific focus in events, marketing material creation, social media strategies, press releases and newsletters.

This internship position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, events planning, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of leading behavioral health organizations in Los Angeles.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the development department, depending on one's experience and hours of availability.

Responsibilities

Marketing/PR:

  • Research new marketing methods for campaigns
  • Create/design marketing material
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Develop strategy around projects
  • Drafting Press Releases and Media Advisories for key high profile events

Events:

  • Research event venues and caterers, and help to get quotes
  • Depending on availability, provide assistance at key high profile events

Social Media:

  • Help in researching potential successful methods around Facebook advertisements
  • Help in producing social media reports to enhance portals such as Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube
  • Provide support in submitting posts in real time/preparing social media calendars for future months ahead
  • Each internship position will also have its share of administrative duties.

Qualifications

Each intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday in our University office located on 3031 South Vermont Avenue.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students, graduate students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. The candidate should have an interest in Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's mission "to provide quality mental health services to a community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention." Equal rights to LGBT individuals and those living with HIV and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. This potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

Compensation

This is a volunteer unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college.

Application

If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. Within the cover letter please identify your strengths and past experiences with Social Media, Marketing, Sales, Communications and Public Relations.

Also, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and your availability.

Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Joy Hahn.
Email: jhahn@lacgc.org

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Consumer Partner

Under the guidance of the Life Learning Program Coordinator, the Consumer Partner will work as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the provision of mental health services to transition age youth and their families receiving services. The Consumer Partner must have personal experience being a mental health consumer. The Consumer Partner supports consumers by listening to them and working to develop communication between them and the treatment team; helps educate consumers to advocate for themselves; facilitates self-help consumer groups, attends court hearings, IEP meetings and other events at the consumer/parents/caregivers' request to provide support. The Consumer Partner assists in developing and implementing consumer support activities; model appropriate practices, maintain communication with consumers and families, attend and assist in the operation of the program; support and ensure the recruitment of consumers and families to participate in program related activities; help program staff enhance coordination and community services based on consumer/family concerns, needs, and priorities; assist consumers/families in making choices and accomplishing the program's consumer/family service goals; increase consumer/family awareness of mental health; support referrals; work with staff to coordinate needed resources for consumer/families (services, donations, discounts, and/or goods) and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The position requires a high school diploma. At least two years of experience supporting a community-based mental health services program and experience maintaining strict confidentiality is preferred. Candidates must have strong ability to communicate in a team and mobilize and motivate people, as well as organizational and interpersonal skills. In addition, strong verbal and written communication skills are required, preferably bilingual Spanish speaking. Commitment to FSP philosophy of service providers and community partners doing "whatever it takes" to achieve positive outcomes for transition age youth and families receiving services. Experience working with other service providers to "do whatever it takes" to achieve positive outcomes for clients is preferred. TB, fingerprint clearance from Department of Justice and clearance for Jail Security and Probation Background requirements must be met. Must drive own car, have valid CA driver license and insurable driving record.

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Development Intern

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) is looking for interns for the Fall semester in assisting the Development Department raise over $1.5 million of the organization's annual operating budget.

The Development Department of LACGC creates and implements the organization's fundraising efforts. As an intern, you will help four core team members in the Development Department with events, foundations, membership and major donors.

These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, event planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of leading behavioral health organizations in Los Angeles.

Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the development department, depending on one's experience and hours of availability. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities

Foundations:

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding
  • Conduct external research on Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's key program priorities to utilize when writing proposals
  • Help with copy editing of proposals and report
  • Help in writing minor proposals and reports
  • ress Releases and Media Advisories for key high profile events

Events:

  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
  • Research event venues and caterers, and help with obtaining quotes
  • Depending on availability, provide assistance at key high profile events

Membership / Major Donors:

  • Research potential donors
  • Conduct in-depth researching into new fundraising markets
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations.
  • Each internship position will also have its share of administrative duties including envelope stuffing and scanning

Qualifications

Each intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday in our University office located on 3031 South Vermont Avenue.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. The candidate should have an interest in Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's mission "to provide quality mental health services to a community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention." and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship as a volunteer opportunity to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college, if that is an option.

Application

If you are interested, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter, you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas of fundraising listed in the internship description above you are most interested in. For example, "I am interested in working with foundations and events," or "just foundations." Also in the cover letter, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and the estimated days and times you will be available.

Please email your resume and cover letter, to Erika Durazo, Grants Associate at edurazo@lacgc.org. When using email, attach your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

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Employment Specialist

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. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.

Qualifications

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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IFCCS Behavioral Specialist

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. The specialist will represent the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. 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. The specialist will represent the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.

Qualifications

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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IFCCS Intensive Care Coordinator

The Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) for the Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services (IFCCS) will work on a team providing services to children, youths and their families/caregivers 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 Intensive Care Coordinator will lead the team and family through the Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting process which is based on the Share Core Practice Model and will assist with providing community resource to stabilize and ensure the child’s/youth’s placement is stable.

The ICC will 1) convene the team including the County Social Worker (CSW) and ensure the continuity of care and that all identified needs are documented through the CFT process 2) ensuring the application of family-centered practice by the entire team, 3) serving as the contact point for children, families, service providers and the community, and 4) ensuring there is continuous input and feedback from the family and service providers. In addition, the ICC will target behaviors that interfere with the child’s/youth’s functioning and identify alternative community resource that will ensure stabilization of placement, will provide crisis intervention (24/7) and case management services through a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services contract. The ICC will complete program required outcome measures to ensure client outcomes and in compliance with the IFCCS contract. Services are to be provided out in the field and in the child’s/youth’s natural environment without service area restrictions. The ICC will timely complete their duties including but not limited to paperwork, keeping records, and performing other, similar paraprofessional job duties are required. Other duties will be assigned, in keeping with the program's model to serve children in the most effective manner along with attending necessary meetings and being part of case presentations.

Qualifications

The ICC will have a minimum of a Bachelors 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 ICC will be required to have a background clearance check including fingerprinting and TB clearance.

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IS Support Clerk (Bilingual English/Spanish Required)

Reporting to the IS Support Team Lead, the IS Support Clerk provides numerous support functions in a Clinic office environment which requires demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality, such as: access computer and paper records regarding mental health services to verify previous services and confirm current services; Obtain client billing/record numbers for new services and input, update, verify, correct, track, print and distribute as necessary client profile and other information. Compile, update, sort, verify, correct, print and track computer reports. Type, file, photocopy, fax, share in answering the department or Clinic telephones, and perform other similar clerical duties. Clerks attend meetings as necessary or required to stay current with data entry requirements and job protocols, which will change based on health services and funding sources.

The support staff will be part of a team managing client and clinic data on both the Clinic's EHR - Clinic Management Software System and through a Clinic computer connected to funding sources such as the LA County Department of Mental Health Information System (DMH-IS). As a team member, the Receptionist/Support Clerk is assigned to complete scheduling and support tasks using the e-hrs for clinician's assignments billing and clients' data. The Support Clerk will access the computerized record system regarding clients to verify previous services, confirm current services; obtain MIS numbers for new services; input, update, verify, correct, track, print and distribute as necessary client profile (PFI) and other confidential information. This position works at one of three sites or rotates between all three sites depending on the need for coverage. 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, including possible receptionist coverage.

Requirements

The position requires the following: 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, correct 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 and excellent computer skills to complete daily tasks. This position is required to travel in own personal vehicle between all sites, within a six-mile radius; must have own reliable transportation, valid California driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic.

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ISM Clinical Therapist

The ISM Program Clinical Therapist will report to the ISM Program Manager who will work with the Clinic's Director of Outpatient Division to oversee centralized client scheduling, create immediate access to care, slot clients according to available funding streams, and maintain overview of efficacy of resource management by program, by service provider via data collection and management. The Clinical Therapist works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing mental health services to children, their families/caregivers, and adults. The therapist requires ongoing collaboration with clinical supervisors, management staff, and collegial work with other Clinic staff members. The Clinical Therapist: handles a case load of clients, provides outreach 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 the Clinic’s service delivery expectation. May be assigned to school-based services at area schools. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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 required. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

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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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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.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in a mental health, health or related field is required. At least 2 years of previous work experience is preferred. 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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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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Clinical Supervisor for Intensive Services

The role of the Clinical Supervisor for Intensive Service is to assure that services to clients and families are provided consistent with the Clinic’s Standards of Effective Care. The Clinical Supervisor works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other members of the Management Team. Clinical Supervisor also oversees services to ensure timely completion of documentation, program outcome measures, ensure staff meets their service delivery rate, complete staff evaluations, and other program-related tasks with the goal of providing quality services. This position requires a great deal of tact and judgment as it requires ongoing interactions with the Department of Mental Health, Department of Child and Family Services, Probation, and internal stakeholders.

The Clinical Supervisor for Intensive Services provides clinical oversight, clinical hours toward licensure, and field based supervision to all members of the treatment team including master, bachelors and paraprofessionals. The Clinical Supervisor must meet or exceed their respective licensing Board's requirements to supervise staff collecting hours, provide clinical coverage after-hours (24/7) and work from a “whatever it takes” model.

Qualifications

License post 2 years and meet the all the requirements of the licensing board. This position requires being on call; along with the other members of the management team. Strong organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills are a must, and is able to maintain a calm demeanor while handling multiple tasks without losing productivity. Licensure as a mental health professional, clinical supervision experience, and experience providing mental health services in a community setting are a plus but not required. Demonstrate ability to tolerate change and learn multiple countywide systems is a plus. The candidate must be proficient in the use of technology including experience with an Electronic Health Record, Word, and Excel. A valid California driver license and insurable driving record are required. This position travels so use of personal vehicle is a must. The successful applicant will also complete TB and fingerprint clearance.

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Home Visitor

Home Visitors are responsible for providing program participants regular home visits for up to five years. The Home Visitor will provide weekly home visits for at least the first six months after the child’s birth and possibly less frequently after the first six months depending the family’s progress and challenges. The Home Visitor will be required to follow guidelines for delivering research based curriculum. Desired candidates are required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to successfully implement the model’s family-centered strategies. Strategies include using home visits to establish a trusting relationship with participants; strengthen the parent-child relationship; improve parenting skills; and serve as an advocate for child and family. The Home Visitor will make referrals to other supportive agencies, assist the family with setting goals and develop a plan for achieving these goals. Conduction of standardized, periodic screenings to identify potential developmental delays or health challenges facing the child will be required; screenings for maternal depression for pregnant/parenting women are also required. The Home Visitor will be required to participate in Targeted Case Management and demonstrate strong time management skills to track and complete time surveys. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The position requires at least a BA/BS in psychology, child development or related field; A minimum of 1 year working in case management, with culturally diverse communities, and/or with families that have children aged 0 to 5 years old. Home visitation experience is highly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of infant and child development, community resources, and social service programs. The applicant must be open to reflective practice and have the ability to maintain boundaries between personal and professional life. The applicant must be willing to work with culturally diverse populations which may include the communities of Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood and Westlake. The applicant must be willing to attend outreach events on weekends as assigned. Bilingual Spanish ability is highly preferred. Own reliable transportation, a valid California driver license and 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.

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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. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Qualifications

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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TQM Administrative Assistant

Provide administrative support for the TQM team. This team oversees compliance, data collection, training, quality improvement and quality management for the Clinic. This position will provide standard administrative support such as: tracking and ordering supplies, filing, scheduling meetings, tracking provider credentials per contract requirements, and managing team calendar. In addition, provide administrative support for all trainings that are coordinated through the TQM department (including: preparing contracts, printing materials, managing attendance and certificates, developing reports based on training evaluations, and facility scheduling and arrangement). All members of TQM must adhere to strict confidentiality standards.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) with 1-2 years increasingly responsible secretarial experience; or Associate’s degree (A.A.) with 3-4 years increasingly responsible experience; or a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 6 years increasingly responsible experience. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, comfort working with various teams and stakeholders, and solid communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate strong organization and time management skills. This position requires excellent computer skills, including intermediate to expert working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro and Office 2013 (Outlook, Excel, and Word). Individual must show initiative to work with minimal supervision.
The TQM Administrative Assistant demonstrates understanding of and commitment to furthering the Clinic’s mission. This position is primarily assigned to one Clinic location, but will work at all three sites as needed. A valid CA driver license and insurable driving record are required. Successful applicants will satisfy the fingerprint and TB clearance prior to beginning duties.

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