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Job Location: Life Learning Center – 5054 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90037

ROLE SUMMARY

Housing Integrated Services (HSI) is a specialized program that provides comprehensive and intensive field-based community mental health services designed to meet the unique needs of Transition Age Youth (TAY) in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) who are formerly homeless and have a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). HSI services are provided as part of an integrated model in which the Los Angeles County (LAC or County) Department of Mental Health (Department or DMH), Department of Health Services (DHS), and Department of Public Health (DPH) partner to respectively provide mental health services, intensive case management services (ICMS), and substance use services, as appropriate, to Clients who are in or have been matched to permanent supported housing.

Wellnest serves TAY at our five story 100% permanent supportive housing development. As a team member, therapist handles cases as assigned, performs interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan. Therapists conduct individual therapy sessions, run therapy groups for TAY & TAY families, plans and administers therapeutic treatments in a field-based setting at the Nest on Florence, or elsewhere. Therapists consult with the Clinical Supervisor, medical doctor, Wellnest peers or other specialists and ensures the timely completion of required progress notes and paperwork. Therapists must meet or exceed productivity and timely expectations. Other duties may be assigned in this program that includes providing emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES

    • Builds trust and rapport with individuals. Assesses individuals and completes assessments, re-assessments, and client treatment plans that are required by the agency and funders.
    • Implements client treatment plans, emphasizing coordinated strategies for addressing mental health/substance abuse issues, relapse prevention, medication management, and any other risk factors that could impede permanent housing and provide ongoing assessment of client progress in attaining goals.
    • Provides complete documentation, meeting medical necessity, of all services and plans provided to clients.
    • Keeps highly organized files for each client and enters appropriate data within agency and funder compliance.
    • Coordinates services and collaborates with other service providers involved in the clients’ care.
    • Links clients to psychiatry services and other supportive services internally or externally.
    • Provides skill building, rehabilitation and therapy services to individuals and groups.
    • Utilizes a harm reduction model when working with clients with chemical dependency or abuse issues.
    • Utilizes evidence-based practices and best practice models, when appropriate, to meet each client’s individual needs.
    • Participates in case conferencing meetings and other community meetings.
    • Coordinates and collaborates with community, law enforcement, and other service providers and programs.
    • Participates in individual clinical supervision, group clinical supervision, and administrative supervision.
    • Represents the company at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization.
    • Participates in trainings and meetings as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to adolescent counseling.
    • Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Current registration with licensing board is required. Supervision for clinical hours for master’s level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided.
    • An active license in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist (preferred).
    • 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.
    • Knowledge of 16 to 25-year-old young people and the social and economic dynamics of low-income urban and vulnerable communities is a must.
    • Knowledge of services for homeless individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating, and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • 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.
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with Company policy.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $63,024 – $79,439 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Exposition Park – 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY

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, Wellnest 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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES

    • Provides trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Performs intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plan
    • Works flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
    • Develops, administers, evaluates and modifies therapeutic or treatment plans
    • Facilitates attachment and supports children’s early developmental processes with parents or caregivers in their homes, school, community, or onsite at the organization
    • Collaborates and cooperates with outside child protective or family services workers assigned to children and their families
    • Advocates for parents and children when making outside referrals for services
    • Ensures the timely completion of documentation including progress notes using an Electronic Health Record System
    • Provides field-based services to high risk clients
    • Meets or exceeds service delivery requirements
    • Represents the company at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization
    • Participates in trainings and meetings as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to adolescent counseling.
    • Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Current registration with licensing board is required. Supervision for clinical hours for master’s level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided.
    • An active license in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist (preferred).
    • 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.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating, and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
    • 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 interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with Company policy.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range:  $63,024 to $79,439 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Exposition Park – 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY

The Clinical Therapist 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 on treatment planning 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 agencys 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 Wellnests 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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Performs intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plans
    • Develops, administers, evaluates and modifies therapeutic plans.
    • Facilitates attachment and supports childrens early developmental processes with parents or caregivers in their homes, school, community, or onsite at the organization
    • Collaborates and cooperates with outside child protective or family services workers assigned to children and their families
    • Advocates for parents and children when making outside referrals for services
    • Ensures timely completion of documentation including progress notes using an Electronic Health Record System
    • Meets or exceeds service delivery requirements
    • Represents Wellnest at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned .

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a masters degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Current registration with licensing board is required. Supervision for clinical hours for masters level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided.
    • An active license in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist (preferred).
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnests mission.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating, and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
    • 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 interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with Company policy.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $63,024 to $79,439

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Job Location: Leimert Park – 4401 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90043

ROLE SUMMARY

The Clinical Therapist 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 on treatment planning 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 agencys 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 Wellnests 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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 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 plans.
    • Facilitate attachment and support childrens 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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a masters degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Current registration with licensing board is required. Supervision for clinical hours for masters level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided.
    • An active license in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist (preferred).
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnests mission.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating, and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
    • 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 interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with Company policy.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $63,024 to $79,439 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: University Park – Admin Offices – 3031 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY:

The Custodian will maintain common areas such as cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting rooms, counters, tables, lobby, and reception areas. The Custodian will provide room set-ups, take-downs and clean-ups for meetings and seminars, and tend to basic maintenance and repair functions for Wellnest property, assist the site manager(s) performing in and/or contracting for routine, scheduled maintenance of building systems, and other similar tasks.

The Custodian may interact with emotionally disturbed or special needs children and adolescents, and will demonstrate a consistently calm and patient demeanor while interacting with children and adolescents. The successful candidate will be eager to effectively serve in cordial communication with all staff and community members at all times and motivated to learn Wellnest policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Supports in the maintenance and cleanliness of all assigned common areas
    • Ensures the tidiness and sanitization of all work spaces and areas
    • Greets and engages guests, consumers, and families of Wellnest when necessary
    • Delivers interoffice mail and USPS mail on an as needed basis
    • Delivers special couriers on as needed basis
    • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED required.
    • Basic knowledge related to the safe and effective handling and storage of various common cleaning compounds.
    • Basic knowledge related to proper general housekeeping, cleaning and sanitation practices is preferred but not required

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED required.
    • Basic knowledge related to the safe and effective handling and storage of various common cleaning compounds.
    • Basic knowledge related to proper general housekeeping, cleaning and sanitation practices is preferred but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $34,528 to $40,535.
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Exposition Park – 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY:

The Database Administrator’s role is to design, monitor, and maintain production databases, with various types of data relevant to Wellnest’s operations and its funding requirements such as Department of Mental Health client services data using authorized access to data sets, IS system reporting and Wellnest’s electronic health records system, Exym. The Database Administrator ensures high levels of data availability. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software. They will have an excellent understanding of relational databases such as Microsoft SQL. They will have working knowledge of programming script languages, such as, jscript, vbscript, javascript, .NET framework and ASP.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Works with the Director of Information Technology to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
    • Collaborates with IT staff and other business units/divisions of client program services in the conceptualization and development of new software programs and applications that ensure compliance with the agency’s contract requirements.
    • Researches, identifies, analyzes and fulfills requirements of all internal and external program users with varying levels of ability to use technology.
    • In conjunction with the Director of IT, develops models, procedures, and protocols for reporting in concert with the Wellnest’s goals.
    • Researches, reviews, and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing report procedures and develops strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes as management tools initiate communication with TQM and management for these projects.
    • Assists in developing custom reports and applications using reporting tools for managers in program divisions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field OR a minimum of four (4) of related experience serving as a Database Administrator for a mid-size company.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working in Dynamics CRM.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of experience programming visual studio.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with healthcare records and databases.

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.
    • Advanced proficiency with VMWare ESXi 7.0+ hypervisor and virtual machine environments; entire Power Platform (PowerApps, Power Automate, Power BI); Visual Studio, C# .NET, AzureDevOps, source control
    • Knowledge of the O365 platform as it pertains to feature sets that integrate with Dynamics CRM solutions
    • Strong documentation skills
    • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to efficiently meet deadlines.
    • Solid organizational skills and an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously. 
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion
    • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards.
    • Excellent communication skills that are rooted in accurately and effectively conveying information.
    • Skilled in engaging and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
  • In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $81,320 to $91,000
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3% and profit-sharing contribution benefit up to 5%.

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Job Location: Life Learning Center-5054 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90037

ROLE SUMMARY

The Director of the Life Learning Center (LLC) is responsible for providing overall leadership, management, and oversight of all aspects of the Life Learning Program focused on supporting transition-age young people, ages 16 to 25. This includes hiring staff, ensuring contract compliance, overseeing the divisions budget, managing the divisions performance expectations, implementing policies and procedures, and representing the organization in the community. The Director of the LLC works closely with other leaders, including Executive Leadership, in managing a team-based model approach and serves as a collaborative partner with both internal and external stakeholders, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Rehabilitation, and the Department of Child and Family Services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the division, including contract requirements, supervisors oversight of provider caseloads, staff performance, and support of crisis situations.
    • Ensure the program consistently meets its contractual requirements and CARF accreditation standards within Intensive Services, which includes Full Service Partnership (FSP) and associated mental health services to TAY and caregivers in public mental/behavioral health services.
    • Manage a variety of funding sources (i.e., DMH, DOR), contractual requirements, and program budgets.
    • Collect, evaluate and utilize program data to monitor the divisions implementation of services and track program performance to make informed decisions.
    • Initiate and direct complex administrative and cost studies of departmental operations and procedures, direct the preparation of reports and recommend and implement new and revised policies and procedures based on study findings.
    • Oversee electronic systems, including the agencys Electronic Health Record System, to monitor the achievement of program deliverables.
    • Lead divisions staffing activities by actively participating in recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding new team members and managing staff performance and employee relations issues.
    • Directly supervise and develop the divisions leadership staff, and provide ongoing coaching and professional support.
    • Actively support and model Wellnest diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to ensure the integration of inclusion throughout all aspects of the program.
    • Establish and maintain a variety of communication methods to support the overall success of the team.
    • Identify staff training needs and suggest appropriate professional development opportunities.
    • Collaborate and coordinate services throughout the organization to ensure integration of services.
    • Partner with Housing Leadership to assess the housing needs of TAY population in Los Angeles/SPA 6, evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs; and within agency guidelines, develop and implement new programs or modify existing programs, i.e. mental health services, tutoring, nutrition, job training, and placement, etc.
    • Collaborate closely with Housing Leadership to lead and facilitate integrated Housing Board meetings to review and strategize outcomes for young people in Housing LA and The Nest on Florence.
    • Direct and implement services to ensure a seamless agency-wide continuum of a system of care.
    • Lead outreach efforts to ensure program services reach potential clients and families, as well as other external stakeholders.
    • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including other community organizations and collaborative partners, to create partnerships.
    • Seek and maintain relationships to augment services that provide culturally humble and non-traditional and alternative approaches to care for a young person and their community.
    • Promote a culture of innovation, by seeking the expansion and enhancement of clinical services, programming, external relationships, and funding for the LLC.
    • Assist in the writing of grants and establishing other funding sources, as needed.
    • Actively participate in providing clinical coverage during after-hours through the on-call rotation
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Masters degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or equivalent from an accredited college or university is required.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of management experience, in implementing and supporting treatment programs for youth in a field-based, community mental health setting is required.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or equivalent.
    • Must meet all BBS or appropriate licensing board requirements to provide clinical hours that qualify towards licensure.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest mission.
    • Knowledge of 16 to 25-year-old young people and the social and economic dynamics of low-income urban and vulnerable communities is a must.
    • Ability to utilize a healing-centered, client-centered, culturally humble, trauma-informed, harm reduction, and housing first approach.
    • Knowledge of challenges associated with homelessness, including chemical dependency, mental disorders, physical health concerns, violence, and isolation.
    • Ability to understand the needs of homeless young people to develop collaborative goals towards greater self-sufficiency and independence in the larger community.
    • Demonstrated experience in overseeing public-funded contracts with DMH and knowledge of associated rules and regulations.
    • Working knowledge of Short-Doyle Medi-Cal Rehabilitation Options.
    • Ability to conduct initial and quarterly psychosocial assessments with participants referred
    • Proficient with Los Angeles County DMH clinical documentation requirements.
    • Ability to learn multiple systems of mental health services.
    • Knowledge of services for homeless individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County.
    • 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.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in the following areas: chronic homelessness, outreach and engagement strategies, intensive case management services, best practice models, mental health and substance use disorder services, crisis intervention, suicide assessment and prevention, affordable housing, and public benefits applications, housing and landlord/tenant rights, eviction prevention, etc.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $105,000 to $117,978 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $100,000 life insurance and long-term disability policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: University Park – Admin Offices – 3031 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY:

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.    

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • 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 to establish 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 and providing linkage as needed.
    • Takes initiative to represent Wellnest 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 Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, and Santa Fe.
    • Completes required documentation in order to meet organizations guidelines and standards for client charts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social Work or other related field with; at least two years of case management whether in a formal or non-formal setting such as volunteer work is preferred. Home Visiting experience is highly preferred.

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.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $43,992 to $49,429 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Life Learning Center-5054 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90037

ROLE SUMMARY

The ICMS Case Manager works within a multi-disciplinary field-based team of clinicians, case managers, employment specialists and community partners to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service/treatment plan for residents living at the Nest on Florence, a 51-unit housing development and/or scattered site apartment sites in the South Los Angeles area offering permanent housing to the Transition Age Youth Population ages 18-25.
The ICMS Case Manager practices with a healing centered, trauma informed approach that focuses on harm reduction and housing first to offer quality support to young people. In addition, the ICMS Case Manager balances accountability with life skill building so that young people can sustain and maintain their housing.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Formulates individualized service plans that identify the young person’s personal, social, emotional, mental health, educational, medical, housing, physical and/or financial needs and goals in collaboration with the ICMS program participants.
    • Mediates and advocates on behalf of clients to help them obtain and keep suitable housing, health care, jobs and mental health services, education/school services, benefit entitlements, etc.
    • Searches the community and presents options for additional needed or desired services (e.g. emancipation services; sober living opportunities; education enrichment; scholarships, grants or job training programs; age-appropriate social opportunities; parenting classes).
    • Connects to resources such as health insurance, housing, low-cost childcare, chemical dependency, education, mental health, medical care, housing, income (SSI, GR) and employment, depending on specific service needs. Provides linkage to participants to health, mental health, and substance use services as needed and assist participants in maintaining treatment regimens.
    • Collaborates with participants (and other service providers) to maintain housing stability goals.
      Works with Property Management to Assist participants in lease signing, adhering to the lease requirements and understanding tenant rights and responsibilities.
    • Provides field-based support to young people including transporting them to resources and appointments, empowering them to access different layers of support.
    • Provides outreach, housing navigation and housing location services.
    • Attends and participates in Care Coordination Meetings for SA 6 and various other community meetings, and documents services in multiple electronic online databases (Exym, HMIS, CHAMP).
    • Attends case conference meetings to assist and participate in case disposition and follow-up.
    • Provides interagency and intra-agency consultation, communication, coordination and referrals.
    • Completes and submits progress notes in a 24-hour timeframe utilizing the agency’s electronic health record system (EXYM, Clarity/HMIS, CHAMP) 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.
    • Maintains a caseload of 20 participants and sees them one time per week at minimum.
    • Meets agency’s productivity standards for client service hours, if applicable.
    • Represents Wellnest at community resource events as needed.
    • Provides 24 hour on call care to residents of the Nest on Florence, and after care support to previous residents as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, with an emphasis in community mental health work.
    • One year of experience working with homeless individuals, OR a minimum of two years of experience providing direct mental health or intensive case management services, unless otherwise approved by DHS.
    • Experience working with clients with mental illness, chronic health issues, and substance use disorders.
    • Have expertise in the following areas: chronic homelessness, outreach and engagement strategies, intensive case management services, best practice models, mental health and substance use disorder services, crisis intervention, suicide assessment and prevention, affordable housing and public benefits applications, housing and landlord/tenant rights, eviction prevention, etc.

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.
    • Ability to utilize a healing centered, harm reduction, and housing first approach.
    • Ability to conduct initial and quarterly psychosocial assessments with participants referred by the Department of Health Services (DHS).
    • Knowledge of surrounding poverty, homelessness, substance use, and social factors related to each dynamic, preferred.
    • Knowledge about services for homeless individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County.
    • Knowledge of challenges associated with homelessness, including chemical dependency, mental disorders, physical health concerns, violence, and isolation.
    • Ability to understand the needs of homeless young people to develop collaborative goals towards greater self-sufficiency and independence in the larger community.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annualized Salary Range: $48,000 to $56,640 plus incentive compensation opportunities
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Exposition Park – 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ROLE SUMMARY

The focus of this position is to identify and deepen long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions, and values. Act as the primary relationship manager for individual donors to reach or exceed Wellnest’s annual funding goals; play a role in soliciting and closing major gifts.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work collaboratively with the VP of Advancement & External Affairs and the President & CEO to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective major gift donors, in expanding their financial support of the work at Wellnest.
    • Manage a portfolio of major donor prospects.
    • Communicate with portfolio prospects through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship meetings, as well as written strategies.
    • Assist with creating customized solicitation strategies based on Wellnest’s strategic objectives and donor interests.
    • Ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship utilizing a moves management protocol that includes tracking in the donor database.
    • Responsible for meeting minimum annual fundraising goals.
    • Create reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.
    • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct fundraising efforts that focus on major gifts.
    • Manage and help to design and implement strategies for various campaign activities.
    • Develop strategies to share our gratitude with donors, and develop and implement meaningful recognition and other stewardship for major gifts, in collaboration and coordination with key staff and volunteers.
    • Assist with developing and refining needed campaign materials, including the case for support, campaign updates, and reports via print, website, and social media.
    • Support department activities, such as capital campaigns, donor appreciation events, and other external events.
    • Represent Wellnest at fundraising events, committee meetings, and other external events as required.
    • Be accountable to personal goals, strategies and metrics, participating in ongoing and regular assessment of progress toward goals.
    • Proactively seek professional growth and development opportunities to maintain up-to-date best practices.
    • Other appropriate duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university is required.
    • Minimum 5 years of successful major gifts leadership experience for a non-profit organization. Demonstrated success in securing major gifts is required.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission.
    • Knowledge of effective private fundraising techniques and practices, including annual fund, solicitation techniques and planned giving programs.
    • Proven success in strategic planning and execution of major gifts campaigns.
    • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to efficiently meet competing deadlines.
    • Exemplify superior organizational skills and an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
    • Superior communication skills that are rooted in accurately and effectively conveying information, specifically regarding Wellnests donor projects and goals.
    • Strong public speaking skills, and the ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences.
    • Proven ability to work independently and well under pressure.
    • Ability to solve problems while exercising sound judgment and discretion.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Skilled in engaging and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy
    • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
    • Database management and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, and Outlook). General ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications, including fundraising platforms.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Annual Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer-paid $100,000 life insurance and long-term disability policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3%, and a profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5%.

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Job Location: Exposition Park – 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Reconciliation Specialist reconciles claims submitted to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) for Specialty Mental Health Services. The Reconciliation Specialist analyzes claims to ensure accuracy of claim submission, and audits compliance in evaluation with DMH guidelines.

The Reconciliation Specialist generates reports to research and resolve billing discrepancies in the clients Electronic Health Record (EHR). This position may work with more than one type of EHR system, and requires excellent computer and interpersonal skills, the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, a strong attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to monitor, review and correct errors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Generates reports to research and resolve billing discrepancies in the clients electronic health record, which also includes Claims Preventing Inventory and Activities Needing Attention reports
    • Researches and retrieves client information with the ability to maintain a high level of productivity while handling a high volume of paper, hard copy and electronic charts, as well as confidential Mental Health information.
    • Is responsible for communicating billing issues in evaluation with compliance standards. Provides recommendations to clinicians for corrective action as well as assists with DMH Audits
    • Provides guidance and clarification related to the EHR Claims Preventing Invoicing, Claims Needing Attention and EDI billing to support accurate billing
    • Verifies clients State Medi-Cal Eligibility, reviews written reports and confirms accuracy of any unbilled services, generates monthly status reports on reconciliation errors, and corrects claims billed in error
    • Tracks and maintains weekly Reconciliation Reports and monitors any pending discrepancies to ensure all pending and submitted billing claims are processed in a timely manner
    • Works collaboratively with the Finance department, TQM, Clinical Staff, Program Directors and Executive Leadership.
    • Attends and actively participates in all team and staff meetings
    • Completes all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, emphasis on Mental Health or related field preferred.
    • Minimum of one-year mental health care-related experience or commensurate health care experience preferred.
    • Previous DMH experience, Patient Financial Services and/or Revenue Cycle experience with clinical health care background and claims data inquiry preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record. Use of personal vehicle is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
    • Proficient in the use of technology, including experience with an Electronic Health Record, Word, and Excel.

In keeping with Company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice, and provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per eligibility guidance by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

    • Annual Salary Range: $40,809 to $46,455
    • Wellnest offers $10,000/year to build a personalized health benefits package from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as an employer paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer sponsored 401(k) company match, dollar for dollar, up to 3% and profit-sharing contribution benefit up to 5%.

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