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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Assistant Director will provide overall management and direction to the Early Intervention Outpatient Program. The Assistant Director oversees program supervisors as well as clinical and case management staff.  The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Early Intervention and Community Wellness and will practice with a strength based, solution focused and trauma informed approach. The Assistant Director will manage program requirements to ensure the adherence to contract obligations. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with outside community partners as well as other organization programs to ensure access to services and successful linkages.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Supervision

    • Provide ongoing supervision to licensed and unlicensed clinicians, as well as case managers
    • Support the team to provide strengths based, creative, and innovative interventions working with children birth to five and their families
    • Provide oversite and support to staff implementing evidence-based practices such as Child-Parent
    • Oversee the delivery of quality clinical services and support staff in meeting their Service Delivery Rate (SDR) requirement.
    • Oversee chart accuracy for audit purposes and supports documentation across all contracts.
    • Maintain client confidentiality at all times and ensure to follow agency, state and HIPAA laws
    • Lead and conduct case reviews at clinical meeting to ensure the coordination of proper client care.
    • Supervision including reflective supervision to a team of Clinical Supervisors in order to manage staff accountability, completion of job requirements, professional development, and ensure quality services
    • Manage staff caseloads in order to ensure meeting the needs of the community and program contracts

Program Management

    • Work collaborative with the Director of Early Intervention and Community Wellness to manage day-to-day operations of the program to ensure program and contract compliance
    • Assist with program planning and implementation of new ideas and improvements
    • Manage a variety of program quality improvements and development initiatives.
    • Support the development of program policies, procedures, and workflows.
    • Directly support the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of direct service staff.
    • Develop and maintain community relationships for the purpose of achieving the Wellnest mission.
    • Ensure that all services are delivered in compliance with agency standards, regulatory, accreditation and contractual requirements.
    • Communicate with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) & Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for purposes collaboration for referrals for programs as well as attending partner and community meetings
    • Participate and lead outreach efforts for Wellnest and the Early Intervention Outpatient Program
    • Coordinate and communicate with internal programs (i.e. Access) and external entities (i.e. Referral Sources, etc.) in order to manage case assignment and program enrollment (i.e. referrals)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
    • At least two (2) years of post-licensure experience in supervising licensed and unlicensed mental health clinicians providing services to children birth to five and their families is required AND
    • A minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience in implementing and supporting programs is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA driver’s license and insurable driving record.
    • Endorsement as an Infant-Family and Early Child Mental Health Specialist highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply trauma informed, healing centered services.
    • The ability to effectively work with children and families
    • Excellent assessment skills
    • Proficient with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) clinical paperwork
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Exemplify superior organizational skills and an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously. 
    • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems.
    • Excellent communication skills that are rooted in a customer-service focus and accurately and effectively conveying information.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook) and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications.
    • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team.

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PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The newest program to join the Wellnest trauma-informed, quality set of interventions and practice, the Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT) and the Outreach Triage Team (OTT) provides immediate intervention to assist Children (birth to 16 years old), Transition Aged Youth (TAY) (16 to 21 years old), and their parents/caregivers in de-escalating behaviors that impact life functioning.  The purpose of the COTT/OTT teams is to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, support and linkage to children and TAY assessed by Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) and/or Law Enforcement Team (LET) who have been evaluated for involuntary hospitalization or at risk of placement disruption BUT do not meet criteria and are in need of immediate crisis intervention and support.  The COTT/OTT teams will be deployed as referrals come in from PMRT and/or LET requesting services and supports to clients in the home, home-like setting, out in the field, or wherever those services may be needed in the community.  Adding Parent Partners (staff with lived experience) as members of each COTT/OTT team creates an additional level of trust for the parents/caregivers and will allow strong relationships to develop between the COTT/OTT staff, clients, and their families/caregivers.  If COTT/OTT teams are able to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, emergent crises and involuntary hospitalization can be averted, thus realizing decreased trauma for the clients and families. Service planning areas covered are SA (Service Area) 6 and SA 5. At any given time, the COTT/OTT teams will be connecting clients for ongoing linkage and supportive services that would generally last up to ninety (90) days, until a face-to-face connection is made to a mental health services team.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

Case Manager provides an array of case coordination services and activities in support of the program’s goal of promoting client’s emotional well-being.  The Case Manager is responsible for Intensive Care Coordination services through the Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting.  Through the mobilization and facilitation of the CFT meeting, the case manager will ensure the assessing and planning for the client and parents/caregivers needs. The case manager will coordinate and provide strategies, support, and services that are family-centered, community based, individualized, strength-based, culturally relevant and easily accessible.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Works together with therapist to conduct comprehensive needs assessments with children, youth, adults, and families to assist them in obtaining needed resources such as health insurance, housing, and low cost child care through referral and linkage.
    • Provides individual and group rehabilitation services under Department of Mental Health contract or other agency funding.
    • Meets agency’s productivity standards for client service hours.
    • Completes and submits progress notes in a 24 hour timeframe utilizing the agency’s electronic health record system (EXYM) and collaborative documentation while serving clients; discusses and receives proof of insurance / Medi-Cal information in the field and submits to the QMET and/or IS Support Team.
    • Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing child’s behaviors successfully.
    • Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing familial stressors effectively and successfully.
    • Assists family with identifying internal resources to assist with multiple stressors such as extended family members, grandparents.
    • Develops and provide client rehabilitation services which assist in improving, maintaining, or restoring daily functioning at home, school, and community in accordance with treatment goals and in collaboration with treatment team (i.e., therapist, psychiatrist).
    • Provides interagency and intra-agency consultation, communication, coordination and referrals.
    • Identifies and communicates to therapist obstacles preventing families from connecting with program and/or referral services.
    • Takes initiative to represent the Clinic while supporting the mission by engaging actively in community events, including events related to recruitment of clients and funder activities and, on weekends.
    • Attends community meetings as requested by program director.
    • Represents the agency at community resource fairs.
    • Follows up with families that drop out of treatment.
    • Provides services in the communities, in homes, schools and other field-based settings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or other mental health related discipline.  Minimum of 2 years of work experience with clients from birth to adulthood and their families/caregivers providing case management or rehabilitative services in a mental health setting.  Valid California driver’s license and valid auto insurance. Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Clinical Supervisor works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other members of the Management Team. The Clinical Supervisor for Outpatient 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 some clinical coverage after-hours (24/7) in conjunction with other managers.

The 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 other stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Serve as a member of the management team
    • Provide individual and group supervision to all member of the Treatment Team
    • Maintain an open-door management style
    • Be comfortable with the use of electronics and multiple electronic based systems
    • Provide some on-call 24/7 phone coverage (approx. one month per year)
    • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
    • Other duties as required
 

REQUIRED QALIFICATIONS:

This position requires a LCSW. Must be post licensed 2 years and meet the all the requirements of the respective licensing board to provide clinical hours toward licensure. 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. Management 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 of at least 2 years 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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PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The newest program to join the Wellnest trauma-informed, quality set of interventions and practice, the Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT) and the Outreach Triage Team (OTT) provides immediate intervention to assist Children (birth to 16 years old), Transition Aged Youth (TAY) (16 to 21 years old), and their parents/caregivers in de-escalating behaviors that impact life functioning.  The purpose of the COTT/OTT teams is to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, support and linkage to children and TAY assessed by Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) and/or Law Enforcement Team (LET) who have been evaluated for involuntary hospitalization or at risk of placement disruption BUT do not meet criteria and are in need of immediate crisis intervention and support.  The COTT/OTT teams will be deployed as referrals come in from PMRT and/or LET requesting services and supports to clients in the home, home-like setting, out in the field, or wherever those services may be needed in the community.  Adding Parent Partners (staff with lived experience) as members of each COTT/OTT team creates an additional level of trust for the parents/caregivers and will allow strong relationships to develop between the COTT/OTT staff, clients, and their families/caregivers.  If COTT/OTT teams are able to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, emergent crises and involuntary hospitalization can be averted, thus realizing decreased trauma for the clients and families. Service planning areas covered are SA (Service Area) 6 and SA 5. At any given time, the COTT/OTT teams will be connecting clients for ongoing linkage and supportive services that would generally last up to ninety (90) days, until a face-to-face connection is made to a mental health services team.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

As a team member, therapist conducts assessments/intakes as assigned.  During the assessment/intake, the therapist interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic/treatment plan. Therapist performs duties in the field/community, in client’s home, or in the environment in which services are needed. Therapist provides crisis intervention and short-term treatment as needed to stabilize clients and prepare them for linkage to longer term treatment. Therapist facilitates collateral sessions and groups as needed.  Also consults with clinical supervisor, medical doctor, clinic peers or other specialists as needed. Therapist completes required progress notes and paperwork in a timely manner. This position meets or exceeds productivity and timely expectations. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Serve as a member of Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT)/Adult Outreach Triage Team (OTT).
    • Conduct assessments/intakes of clients from birth to 21 years of age and older.
    • Provide crisis intervention and short-term therapy services as needed.
    • Participate in case consultation as needed to address client safety and stability.
    • Maintain required caseload and facilitate the execution of the client’s treatment plan.
    • Participate in community outreach as needed.
    • Be comfortable providing field-based services to high risk clients.
    • Be comfortable with the use of electronics and multiple electronic based systems
    • Be willing to work flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
    • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
    • Be a productive partnership to ensure stabilization and family wellness.
    • Be LPS or become LPS within 6 months of hire date.
    • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Training directly related to children, youth, and adult 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.

EDUCATION:

The position requires a master’s degree (MSW, MA or MS). Applicant must be a registered mental health provider with the Board of Behavioral Science.

EXPERIENCE:

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of experience conducting assessments in addition to a minimum of one year providing therapy to clients birth to adulthood and their families/caregivers.  Previous crisis intervention, suicide assessment/prevention, or homicidal assessment/prevention preferred.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The Clinical Therapist ISM provides a variety of mental health services to the community in the South Los Angeles and Boyle Heights areas. As an ISM therapist, services will be provided to children, their families and adults with chronic health conditions. Services may include individual, group, and family psychotherapy; initial assessments and intakes; treatment planning; collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment teams within and outside the Agency. The ISM program also offers Outreach and Engagement services to enroll potential Latino clients in mental health services or to help reduce the stigma of mental health in the Latino community by means of community presentations or workshops.

This position is currently temporary, with the potential to become full-time. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties and responsibilities reflect Wellnest’s Core Values including Excellence and Integrity, Integrated and Accessible care, Life-Long Wellness, Empowerment and Respect, a Family-Focused Approach, and Productive Partnerships with other community institutions. Clinical activities include but may not be limited to:

    • Assessment and diagnosis using DSM 5 and ICD-10 manuals,
    • Collaboration with clients and caregivers to develop treatment plans focused on reducing impairment, improve resiliency and family functioning, and connecting families with supportive community resources
    • Providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the office, at home, in schools, in the community, and virtually through HIPAA-secured telehealth platforms (e.g., Doxy, Zoom)
    • Working with a multidisciplinary team within and outside the agency which can include caregivers/parents, school staff, DCFS, Case Managers, medical staff and non-traditional providers. 
    • Demonstrating an ability to relate to a diverse Latino community and staff.   
    • Providing community outreach as a way to engage the Latino community in life-long wellness and support of the agency. 
    • Timely completion of clinical documents using the agency’s Electronic Health Record including Treatment plans, Progress notes, Assessments, Outcome Measures, and other clinical documentation.
    • Complying with state and LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) guidelines and timeframes.
    • Consulting with medical providers to ensure improvement in overall health of clients.
    • Responsible for being on call 24/7 to provide after-hours support to clients who call the ISM emergency number.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and 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 clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure are provided.  Current registration with licensing board is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is desired.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides a variety of mental health services to culturally diverse population in the South Los Angeles Community.  Services may include individual, group, and family psychotherapy; initial assessments and intakes; treatment planning; and collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment teams within and outside the Agency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties and responsibilities reflect Wellnest’s Core Values including Excellence and Integrity, Integrated and Accessible care, Life-Long Wellness, Empowerment and Respect, a Family-Focused Approach, and Productive Partnerships with other community institutions.  Clinical activities include but may not be limited to:

    • Assessment and diagnosis using DSM 5 and ICD-10 manuals,
    • Collaboration with clients and caregivers to develop treatment plans focused on reducing impairment, improve resiliency and family functioning, and connecting families with supportive community resources
    • Providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the office, at home, in schools, in the community, and virtually through HIPAA-secured telehealth platforms (e.g., Doxy, Zoom)
    • Working with a multidisciplinary team within and outside the agency which can include caregivers/parents, school staff, DCFS, Case Managers, and medical staff. 
    • Demonstrating an ability to relate to a culturally diverse population and staff.   
    • Providing community outreach as a way to engage the community in life-long wellness and support of the agency. 
    • Timely completion of clinical documents using the agency’s Electronic Health Record including Treatment plans, Progress notes, Assessments, Outcome Measures, and other clinical documentation.
    • Complying with state and LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) guidelines and timeframes. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and 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 clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure are provided.  Current registration with licensing board is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is desired.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Perform intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plan
    • 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, school, community, or onsite at the organization
    • Collaborate and cooperate with outside child protective or family services workers assigned to children and their families
    • Advocate for parents and children when making outside referrals for services
    • Timely completion of documentation including progress notes using an Electronic Health Record System
    • Meets or exceeds service delivery requirements
    • Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned 

Required 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. Employee must have the ability to use a personal vehicle with the required insurance coverage to complete the essential duties of their job and conduct agency business. Employee must maintain a valid California driver’s license and clean driving record that meets Wellnest’s insurance carrier’s criteria for liability coverage. Supervision for 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 Wellnest 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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Description:  The Clinical Therapist for the Avis and Mark Ridley Thomas Life Learning Center works with a comprehensive field based team that includes clinicians, case managers, employment specialists, and housing case managers. 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 in the community and timely complete required progress notes and paperwork using a computerized system. Therapist provides support on call and after hours to clients who call stabilization line. Other duties will be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: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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Wellnest 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. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides a variety of mental health services to culturally diverse population in Central and South Los Angeles Community. Clinical activities include but may not be limited to 1) assessment and diagnosis using DSM 5 and ICD-10 manuals, 2) collaboration with clients and caregivers to develop treatment plans focused on reducing impairment, improve resiliency and family functioning, and connecting families with supportive community resources, and 3) providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the office, at home, in schools, and in the community. Therapists work with a multidisciplinary team within and outside the agency which can include caregivers/parents, school staff, DCFS, Case Managers, and medical staff. Therapist must demonstrate an ability to relate to a culturally diverse population and staff. Therapists provide community outreach as a way to engage the community in life-long wellness and support of the agency. Therapist are responsible for timely completion of clinical documents using the agency’s Electronic Health Record including Treatment plans, Progress notes, Assessments, and other clinical documentation. These are expected to be compliant with state and LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) guidelines and timeframes. Duties and responsibilities reflect Wellnest’s Core Values including Excellence and Integrity, Integrated and Accessible care, Life-Long Wellness, Empowerment and Respect, a Family-Focused Approach, and Productive Partnerships with other community institutions.

 

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. 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.
Salary: Depending upon experience and licensure status. Bilingual Spanish-speaking stipend is available. 
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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Experienced
 
Exposition Park – 3787 – Los Angeles, CA
 
Temporary
 
B.A./B.S.
 
                SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Facilitators will work on a team providing services to children and their families/caregivers involved in the Los Angeles County foster care system using a Wraparound services delivery model.  In Wraparound, the team does “whatever it takes” to assist high need children to be successful in school, home and their communities with the goal being to maintain children in community settings.  Facilitators will lead the Child and Family teams to work directly with the children and family/caregivers per the Plan of Care in their respective environments, including but not limited to in homes, out-of-home placement(s), schools and/or in the community to help achieve permanent placement for the child(ren).  Facilitators are responsible for: 1) convening the team and ensuring the continuity of care and that all identified services in the Plan of Care are provided, 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, in accordance with the Child and Family Plan of Care, Facilitators will provide mental health assessments, crisis intervention and case management services through a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services contract.  Use of own car, and timely completion of 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. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Maintains standards of confidentiality.
    • Demonstrates safe work practices and exhibits understanding of Individual Family Safety Plans
    • Ability to effectively facilitate child and family team meetings.
    • Focuses on understanding and meeting family needs.
    • Maintains positive work relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.
    • Maintains good communication with others ensuring others have necessary information.
    • Actively works toward organizational improvement and professional growth.
    • Maturity and experience in successfully working with children, youth and their families.

Demonstrate motivation and ability to learn and practice the following skills:

    • Facilitation, Case Management and family support
    • Teamwork
    • Parent/child relationships
    • Personal and program boundaries
    • Community Resource Awareness.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals whose value systems and behaviors may differ from members.
    • Ability and willingness to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
    • Demonstrate good writing and organizational skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two years experience with severely emotionally disturbed youth and DCFS/Probation consumers is preferred. Applicants must understand and demonstrate independent initiative to perform in a team environment that endorses the family-driven, group decision-making process at the heart of this model. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly preferred. A valid California driver license and an insurable driving record are required.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The Home Visitor will provide services to caregivers and their newborns until the child reaches the age of 5. Home Visitation services are offered to at-risk families to support parent-child attachment, child development, and linkage of families to resources. This program offered by the Clinic is based on the Healthy Families America model of home visiting.  This model supports new parents at the time their new babies are born, and provides additional support and ongoing home visitation services during the important early years of a child’s life.    

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Conducts surveys/assessments of parents and caregivers to determine eiligibilty for the program.
    • Responsible for providing program participants regular home visits for up to five years.
    • Provides 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.
    • Follows guidelines for delivering research based curriculum.
    • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to successfully implement the model’s family-centered strategies.
    • Build rapport with families toestablish a trusting relationship with participants; strengthen the parent-child relationship; improve parenting skills; and serve as an advocate for child and family.
    • Assists families in referrals and linkage to other supportive agencies
    • Supports the family with setting goals and develop a plan for achieving these goals. 
    • Conducts standardized, periodic screenings to identify potential developmental delays or health challenges facing the child.
    • Completes screenings for maternal depression for pregnant/parenting women.
    • Engages in Targeted Case Management and demonstrate strong time management skills to track and complete time surveys.
    • Takes initiative to represent the Clinic while supporting the mission by engaging actively in community events, including events related to recruitment of clients and funder activities and, on weekends.
    • Works 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.
    • Completes required documentation in order to meet organizations guidelines and standards for client charts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Psychology,  Social Work or other related field with at least 2 years of case management work; whether in a formal or non-formal setting such as volunteer work. Home Visiting experience is highly preferred. Valid California driver’s license and valid auto insurance with at least 2 years of driving and be insurable by the organization. Applicant is required to drive in order to make home, school, job site and other community based visits. Bilingual Spanish ability highly preferred, but not required. In keeping with the organization’s policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a TB test and have fingerprint clearance.

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PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The newest program to join the Wellnest trauma-informed, quality set of interventions and practice, the Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT) and the Outreach Triage Team (OTT) provides immediate intervention to assist Children (birth to 16 years old), Transition Aged Youth (TAY) (16 to 21 years old), and their parents/caregivers in de-escalating behaviors that impact life functioning.  The purpose of the COTT/OTT teams is to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, support and linkage to children and TAY assessed by Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) and/or Law Enforcement Team (LET) who have been evaluated for involuntary hospitalization or at risk of placement disruption BUT do not meet criteria and are in need of immediate crisis intervention and support.  The COTT/OTT teams will be deployed as referrals come in from PMRT and/or LET requesting services and supports to clients in the home, home-like setting, out in the field, or wherever those services may be needed in the community.  Adding Parent Partners (staff with lived experience) as members of each COTT/OTT team creates an additional level of trust for the parents/caregivers and will allow strong relationships to develop between the COTT/OTT staff, clients, and their families/caregivers.  If COTT/OTT teams are able to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, emergent crises and involuntary hospitalization can be averted, thus realizing decreased trauma for the clients and families. Service planning areas covered are SA (Service Area) 6 and SA 5. At any given time, the COTT/OTT teams will be connecting clients for ongoing linkage and supportive services that would generally last up to ninety (90) days, until a face-to-face connection is made to a mental health services team.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Parent/Peer Partner will work as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the provision of services to children, youth, adults and their families/caregivers. The Parent/Peer Partner works closely with assigned child(ren)’s parent and/or caregiver(s) to represent their best interests and participate as a member in the Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting, IEPs, and other external meetings as needed.  The Parent/Peer Partner provides services in the field and in office as needed.  The Parent/Peer Partner demonstrates a strong ability to communicate in a team, mobilize and motivate people.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Provide peer/parent support to children, youth, adults and their families/caregivers to promote stability and improve functioning.

Support and facilitate community linkages for children, youth, adults and their families/caregivers.

Foster support and trust with children, youth, adults and their families/caregivers to create strong relationship through which clients and their families/caregivers receive the services and resources they need.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A Parent/Peer Partner shall have a minimum of a high school diploma and be the parent and/or caregiver of a child/adult who has received services from one of the following entities: Department of Mental Health (DMH) or any other mental health services.  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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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Parent Partner works closely with assigned child(ren)’s parent and/or caregiver(s) to represent their best interests and participate as a team member in the Child and Family Team Meeting, IEPs, and other external meetings as needed. This position is the primary contact for parents and/or caregivers receiving mental health services through the Intensive Service Division which may include Wraparound, Full Service Partnership (FSP)-Child and/or Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services (IFCCS). The Parent Partner provides services in the field and will be part of the Intensive Services Division Team in sharing the on-call 24/7 after hour’s phone. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Serve as a parent/caregiver representative and support throughout the process
    • Assist families in accessing and utilizing formal and informal supports
    • Link the families to appropriate job related community resources and services
    • Model and coach in areas such as communication skills, problem solving, healthy advocacy, etc
    • Develop and maintain accurate clinical records
    • Be willing to work flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
    • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
    • Share the on-call 24/7 after hours  phone
    • Be a productive partnership to ensure stabilization and family wellness
    • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Must be a parent and/or caregiver of a child who were involved with DCFS, Probation or Mental Health Services or a parent or relative caregiver of a special-needs child. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desirable.

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ROLE SUMMARY

The Public Affairs Strategist will be responsible for building and maintaining a positive image for Wellnest. They will be in charge of establishing and maintaining relationships with consumers, community members, employees, businesses, elected officials, external stakeholders and public interest groups to develop partnerships and long-term relationships that support Wellnest’s mission. The Public Affairs Strategist will work directly with executive team and department leaders, engaging with them on a regular basis to proactively identify communications and public engagement opportunities to develop strategies that support their department’s work.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and execute communications strategies to support Wellnest’s mission and vision.
    • Lead the development and implementation of an integrated, organization-­wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of mental health and housing issues, and strengthen Wellnest’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences.
    • Create innovative and comprehensive communications plans that incorporate strategies to communicate program goals, services, initiatives, and projects.
    • Develop a brand/marketing/public relations strategy that will allow Wellnest’s executive and board leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-­level external audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers.
    • Maintain ongoing constructive two-way communication with elected officials at all levels within designated service areas. Monitor legislative and judicial activities relating to mental health and housing, organizing responses when appropriate.
    • Provide leadership and actively participate in appropriate politically effective community partnerships with diverse religious, business, civic and social organizations to broaden support for issues of concern to Wellnest and identify future funding sources.
    • Along with the VP of Advancement & External Affairs, lead and direct Wellnest’s media and public relations functions, including cultivation of relationships with writers, reporters, editors, and influencers; maintain media lists; develop stories and op-ed pitches; conduct media monitoring and track philanthropic and social change themes, etc.  Serve as the lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.
    • Cultivate and maintain media contacts on a local, regional, and national level. Support media relations, including responding to reporters, crafting statements, drafting press releases on behalf of departments and monitor media sentiment.
    • Plan all media and promotional appearances, including on-camera interviews. Prepare talking points and presentations, and other supporting materials, for interaction with externally facing audiences.
    • Facilitate public outreach and engagement for public meetings and hearings.
    • Facilitate organizational visibility through education/awareness campaigns and onsite press events.
    • Place thought pieces in high-profile media for the leadership team, and develop content to position the organization as a leader in trauma informed mental health and housing services.
    • Integrate strategic public relations perspective to support current and prospective clients, donors, and community leaders.
    • Facilitate the development and implementation of Wellnest’s crisis communication plans.
    • Assist staff in developing high quality digital content and setting measurable digital goals.
    • Contribute to various organization-wide initiatives and projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, business, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

    • A minimum of five (5) years of communications experience with a private or public federal, state, or local government agency/jurisdiction, managing high-profile projects and/or clients.

    • Proven success in managing multiple projects at one time and project management experience of external consultants.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission and a demonstrated passion for mission-driven, meaningful work and familiarity with issues in the non-profit sector.

    • Solid understanding and experience in managing communications strategic practices, concepts and dynamics.

    • Superior writing and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.

    • Adept at taking creative approaches to sourcing, identifying, and creating compelling earned local and national narratives that get covered by traditional and digital media.

    • Exemplify superior organizational skills and an ability to articulate and execute clear strategies and tactics while having the flexibility to pivot when circumstances dictate.

    • Superior communication skills with an ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm and persuade diverse stakeholder audiences.

    • Ability to conduct complex analysis and present data in a way that is easy to understand.

    • Experience in managing integrated communications programs utilizing multiple channels, including traditional media outreach, digital and social media platforms.

    • Strong creative, analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

    • Self-starter, with a proven ability to work independently and well under pressure.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and solve problems while exercising sound judgment and discretion.

    • Customer service oriented with a strong desire to provide quality products and services to internal and external stakeholders.

    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, and Outlook). General ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications,

    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

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