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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Program Manager position acts as a primary liaison between the Director and Access and Wellness Staff as well as ensures day-to-day operations of the Access and Wellness Program including but not limited to:

    • Maintains all directives set forth by the Director.
    • Provides Weekly supervision to staff conditional upon their role (Therapists, Case managers, LVN, Coordinator).  Supervisees licensed therapist as preceptors for interns.
    • Monitors therapist productivity, caseloads, case assignment, and professional development. Approves and edits all assessments.  Completes intake checklists and discharge checklists for Access assessments. Ensures proper billing to the appropriate funding bucket. 
    • Oversees case manager duties: Triages with potential clients, consultation with therapists, community outreach, fielding resource calls, tracking referrals/applicants through multiple tracking and feedback mechanisms (e.g., SRTS, SRL), assisting LVN with Med Services compliance and linkage, providing resources to applicants who may be seeking other services,  
    • Ensure that all Walk-In shifts are staffed a well as possible to ensure adequate coverage from 8am-2pm Mondays and Fridays and 8am-8pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, an Thursdays.
    • Responds to requests from SFC/FP social workers, IHOCs, and clients, caregivers, and other advocates. Responds to customer service concerns during application, triage, assessment and transfer phase.
    • Consults with Case Managers and Therapists about applicants presenting with higher acuity mental health issues (e.g., hospital discharges, suicidality) and completes risk assessments as needed.
    • Approves timesheets in Paycom including missed punches, overtime requests, and PTO requests.
    • Maintains Agency-wide case request spreadsheet weekly to expedite case assignment. Fosters good working relationships with all other agency programs and leadership including monitor all caseload needs with agency Supervisors and Assistant Directors, building case- loads for new therapists, and finding best fit for clients depending on their level of acuity and need.
    • Runs Weekly Access Staff meetings and weekly group supervision for all providers.
    • Responsible for overseeing specialized referral program including Specialized Foster Care, Family Preservation, and Prevention and Early Intervention. Attends all Family Preservation meetings, and works with SFC/FP Coordinator on monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
    • Oversees on-boarding Intake/Assessment training of new employees and interns including didactic training, workflows, and documentation required to successfully complete an initial assessment.  Once new employees/interns are ready, oversees ‘shadowing’ (i.e., observation of other therapists) then shadows new employee/intern (e..g, observes them completing intakes) until new employee/intern can function independently.
    • Participates in weekly/monthly leadership meetings including those with Division leadership, Outpatient Leadership, and Agency leadership as scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSThe position requires a minimum of 2 years post-licensure status as a Licensed MA/MS in social work (or related field) and at least 2 years of Supervisory experience.  Current satisfactory or better job performance.  Strong organization, communication, presentation, and teamwork skills as well as a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to furthering the Clinic’s mission are a must, as is the ability to maintain a calm demeanor while handling multiple tasks without losing productivity.  Experience in Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.  Continuing TB clearance and valid CA driver license and a driving record insurable by the Clinic are required.
 

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The LLC Program Manager works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other members of the clinical, management and housing teams. The LLC Program leads the Hope for Housing program that provides housing stability, education and employment services and connected therapeutic programs for Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 16-25. Working from a “whatever it takes” model, the LLC Program Manager oversees the Housing Outreach Specialist, who is responsible for building and maintaining landlord relationships, the Outreach/Intake Specialist, who is responsible for engaging new youth and community partners/referral sources, and case managers, who provide onsite support and resources to youth in housing. 

In addition, the LLC Program Manager ensures timely completion of documentation, program outcome measures, 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:

    • Responsible for day to day operations of the housing program.
    • Supervise and provide training and support for Housing Team, including crisis intervention strategies, trauma-informed care, mandated reporting, room inspections, and collaboration with other leadership.
    • Support Housing Case Manager’s achievement of SDR and team’s completion of Clarity/HMIS and Exym Notes
    • Conduct annual/ongoing performance review and feedback for direct reports
    • Provide individual and team supervision, support, and performance evaluations for assigned staff
Crisis Response
    • Provide field base and on call support, crisis response, after hours and on weekends when necessary.

Outreach

    • Be present for outreach events on and off site.
    • Coordination with comprehensive multi-faceted LLC Team and community partners in support of a young person’s progress.
    • Support, plan, and implement community events that bring community members and supporters together to engage in meaningful relationships.
    • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with external stakeholders and potential community partners to enhance the opportunities available to Wellnest’s program participants.
    • Maintain an open-door management style
    • 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
    • Other duties as required

Program and Compliance

    • Support relationships with landlords and support finding new landlords to house youth.
    • Support driving occupancy expectations for multiple housing contracts.
    • Together with director, develop policies and procedures related to LLC and housing program. 
    • Conduct ongoing review of contract requirements related to outcomes track participant’s progress towards goals
    • Participate in Care Coordination Meetings and provide weekly updates on housing availability when necessary, including managing the roster(s) for housing locations
    • Oversee the screening, assessment, and enrollment of clients, and determining eligibility
    • Develop new curriculums and program activities to meet needs of participants
    • Provide input, evaluation, and updates regarding programs as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience working with TAY, homeless youth, and vulnerable populations
    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred
    • Prior experience in housing programs and/or management
    • 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
    • Prior experience supervising others in a community setting
    • Demonstrate ability to tolerate change
    • Knowledge of multiple countywide systems required
    • 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: 

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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DescriptionWellnest; formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is a non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. The Case Manager works as a part of a Multi-Disciplinary team providing community resources, behavioral interventions, and advocacy for children, youth and their family/caregivers who support them. As an integral member of the team, the Case Manager also shares responsibility for the wellness of the client by being on call for crisis with the Intensive Services Division. The Case Manager 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 linkage needs and goals. Participates with treatment team members in the provision of services to clients, families and/or caregivers. The Case Manager is an active participant in the teaming process and in the Child and Family Team meetings. Case Managers must display tact and be skillful when interacting with external entities such and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Probation, school personnel, etc. Case Managers will represent the organization at a community event.

QUALIFICATIONS:The position requires a minimum of a BA/BS in psychology or related field with at least 2 years of case management work; whether in a formal or non-formal setting such as volunteer work. Must have a valid CA driver license 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 Clinical Supervisor works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other members of the Management Team. The Clinical Supervisor for the COTT/OTT Program 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) in conjunction with other managers and work from a “whatever it takes” model. 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:

    • Hold direct reports accountable for documentation expectations including meeting minimum productivity expectations and submitting all documentation within contract and/or agency timeframes/deadlines
    • Gather and report information related to key program performance indicators, utilizing these tools to monitor and address areas of strength and for improvement
    • Serve as a member of the management team representative
    • Provide individual and group supervision to all member of the Treatment Team
    • Provide case consultation as needed to address client safety and stability
    • Conduct field supervision to ensure quality of care and provide feedback
    • Participate in community outreach as needed.
    • Carry a small caseload when needed
    • Maintain an open-door management style
    • 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
    • Share the on-call 24/7 after hours phone
    • 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: 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 2applicant will also complete TB and fingerprint clearance.

EDUCATION: Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent; MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS. Must be post licensed 2 years and meet the all the requirements of the respective licensing board to provide clinical hours toward licensure.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four years providing therapy to clients from birth to 21 years of age or older.  A minimum of two years of experience supervising a multidisciplinary mental health team. Previous crisis intervention, suicide assessment/prevention, or homicidal assessment/prevention training preferred.

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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 representative
    • 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
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employee may be asked to participate in cross-training programs or pursue additional education or training when it is determined to be in the best interest of the agency by a member of management. Must have knowledge of community resources. 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Employee regularly needs to work out in the field, in a variety of environments. Employee may be required to work flexible, evening and/or weekend hours.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manual and office documents
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public – in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
    • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
    • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
    • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
    • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
    • Ability to reach with hands and arms
    • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 25% of the day
    • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
    • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
    • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
    • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

This description is only intended to illustrate the duties, responsibilities and requirements for it.  It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted to describe each and every duty the employee may be required to perform.

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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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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.
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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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The Clinical Therapist will work as part of our Early Intervention Day Treatment Program providing mental health services to children ages 2.5-5 and their families/caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Utilize a relationship-based interventions in a therapeutic milieu-based program
    • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing therapeutic and psychoeducation services to children and families
    • 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
    • Ride Wellnest transportation vans as necessary to support children during transportation to and from the program.
    • Represents the Organization at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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. 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employee may be asked to participate in cross-training programs or pursue additional education or training when it is determined to be in the best interest of the agency by a member of management. Must have knowledge of community resources. 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Employee regularly needs to work out in the field, in a variety of environments. Employee will be responsible for providing hands on interventions per Handle with Care in order to manage safety issues within the milieu setting.

REASONING ABILITY:

    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manual and office documents
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public – in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
    • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
    • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
    • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
    • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
    • Ability to reach with hands and arms
    • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 25% of the day
    • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
    • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
    • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
    • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

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

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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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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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.  We have an immediate opening for a full-time Clinical Therapist in our Exposition Park location.  The Clinical Therapist works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing mental health services to children or adults and their families/caregivers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides a variety of mental health services to culturally diverse population in the 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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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The Human Resources Generalist is on the front lines in making Wellnest a great place to work, by providing a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services, including researching, writing and implementing policies and procedures, developing and planning, organizing and administering human resources services (e.g. onboarding and off-boarding, compensation and benefits administration) and leading customer service functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
HR Operations

    • Partners with management to interpret and implement human resources policies and procedures to address departmental and organization-wide HR related needs.
    • Provides ongoing direction and support to all Wellnest employees regarding a variety of human resources plans and procedures and supports the implementation of programs that help achieve and maintain employee satisfaction.
    • Researches, writes and implements policies and procedures according to changes in state and federal law, contract requirements (e.g. DMH) and best practices.
    • Manages the employee on-boarding and off-boarding process; partners with management to ensure an understanding of related requirements and procedures.
    • Responsbile for data entry in the Human Resourecs Information System (HRIS) and other HR data systems (e.g. VBAS), and conducts ongoing audits to ensure the highest level of accuracy of the data entered.
    • Manages the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records for all employees in the HRIS and coordinates the implementation of new functions or modules.
    • Assists with all aspects of Human Resources as it relates to data requests, including but not limited to data availability, ad-hoc reports, and technical support.

Benefits Administration

    • Provides customer service support to employees about Wellnest’s Health and Welfare plans, Retirement Plans and Worker’s Compensation benefits.
    • Assists employees with benefits enrollment; providing explanation of benefit eligibility, waiting periods and key program features.
    • Supports employees undergoing life event changes by explaining the options available as well as the impact of such changes on their current benefits.
    • Examines enrollment forms for completeness and accuracy, collecting and reviewing all required information and documentation necessary for enrolling employees and their dependents.
    • Plays an active role in our annual Open Enrollment process to ensure that employees across the network receive the support necessary to secure their and their dependents’ health benefits coverage. 
    • Supports with the management of leave of absences.

Recruitment

    • Works closely with other Human Resources team members to develop and implement best-in-class approaches to recruiting top talent.
    • Conducts proactive outreach and cultivation of prospects throughout Southern California.
    • Supports high-leverage partnerships to build pipelines of candidates and conducts extensive outreach and networking with university programs, service organizations, and affinity groups to build Wellnest visibility and attract candidates.
    • Supports hiring managers with building candidate relationships from recruitment through hire.
    • Supports with the development and implementation of high-quality leadership selection tools based on best practices.
    • Supports with preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, public administration, public policy or a related field from an accredited college or university. Graduate degree preferred. Minimum of four years of progressive and related work experience. Experience using employee information, payroll, and applicant tracking software/systems is required.

REASONING ABILITY:

    • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies, labor laws and regulations.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Ability to adapt to the needs of the agency and employees.
    • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints.
    • Ability to consistently produce high quality work in a dynamic environment.
    • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems and remove barriers to the advancement of HR goals and initiatives.
    • Ability to work effectively in emotionally charged and difficult situations that involve confidential or sensitive matters.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
    • Maintain a high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time.
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency policy.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook) and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions.
    • Ability to reach with hands and arms.
    • Ability to sit for prolonged periods at a desk and use a computer.
    • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment.
    • Lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
    • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required.

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Wellnest is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a Home Visitor in our Early Intervention and Community Wellness Division. The Home Visitor will provide services to caregivers and their newborns until the child reaches the age of 5. This program offered by Wellnest 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  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 Wellnest are required. In keeping Wellnest’s 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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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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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. We are looking for a Licensed, Registered or Psychology Assistant to provide direct services to the Central and South Los Angeles Community

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, 3) providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the office, at home, in schools, and in the community, and 4) opportunity to provide psychological assessments and testing. Psychologists work with a multidisciplinary team within and outside the agency which can include caregivers/parents, school staff, DCFS, Case Managers, and medical staff. Psychologist must demonstrate an ability to relate to a culturally diverse population and staff. Psychologists provide community outreach as a way to engage the community in life-long wellness and support of the agency. Psychologists 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: Licensed or completed predoctoral hours with Ph.D. or PsyD awarded plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Supervised clinical hours clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. Current registration with licensing board is required, as is a valid, CA driver’s 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.

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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