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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Accountant I will work with a multidisciplinary staff providing accounting support services. This position is primarily responsible for accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and benefits tracking. The Accountant I will review invoices for accuracy and completeness, perform basic clerical and accounting duties, post transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records, accurately input and work with data in the Companys accounting and time keeping software systems, and perform other, similar duties as assigned for the Accounting Department. Travel between three sites within a six-mile radius and traveling to banks may be required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports
    • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
    • Documents financial transactions by entering account information
    • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options
    • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
    • Documents financial transactions by entering account information
    • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options
    • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of a High School Diploma is required. A Bachelors or masters degree in tax, accounting, or finance is preferred. Employee must maintain a valid California drivers license and clean driving record that meets Wellnest’s insurance carriers criteria for liability coverage. 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. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056

ROLE SUMMARY
The Administrative Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Director to: oversee the general set-up and smooth process of division operations (such as open, read and route mail, file, answer the telephone/email, greet visitors, take dictation, type reports, schedule meetings, manage the Director’s calendar, and other related tasks), draft, update and produce a wide variety of informational, statistical and other reports, track program management and program coordinators’ reports, calculate and track clinician/family advocate productivity reports, work with other managers to obtain program data, including but not limited to census reports, participant files, mailing lists, budget and supply reports, contract compliance and renewal documentation, client attendance reporting and other similar project reporting requirements.  Must drive to all company sites (within a six-mile radius) and work off-site with minimum of supervision.  May maintain daily attendance log and vacation/sick log for staff.  Attends meetings and takes, transcribes and maintains minutes of same.  Participates with other clerical and administrative support staff in routine and special tasks that support interdepartmental and general functioning.  May supervise lower level clerical personnel. Other duties will be assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Answers phone and gives information to callers, takes dictation and composes various program documents with little oversight/editing, types and proofreads correspondence, maintains all project files, reads and routes incoming mail, maintains master calendar for project; prepares and maintains a wide variety of reports, documents and files related to project functioning, including but not limited to census reports, participant files, mailing lists, budget and supply reports, contract compliance and renewal documentation, client attendance reporting, managing intranet for the program and other similar project reporting requirements. 
    • Helps create and maintain a supply of forms routinely used by project staff.  
    • May be asked to conduct research on topics relevant to current program needs and create tools for advertising and marketing things to young people and staff. 
    • Supports program in creating workflows, policies and procedures, and tools to support integration of contracts and services within the department.  
    • Communicates and maintains daily attendance log and vacation/sick log for project staff.  
    • Attends project meetings and takes, transcribes and maintains minutes of same. 
    • Participates with other clerical and administrative support staff in routine and special tasks that support interdepartmental and general company functioning. 
    • Performs other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) plus 1 – 2 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, or Associate’s degree (A.A) or equivalent number of units from a post-secondary school plus 3 – 4 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, or a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 6 years of increasingly responsible experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission.
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to accurately and effectively convey information.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook) and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications, including our Electronic Health Records System and virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
    • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a multidisciplinary team.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Wellnest offers a personalized benefits package built from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as employer-paid life insurance.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match of up to 3% and profit sharing contribution benefit up to 5%.

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Works together with LLC Teammates including the therapist to conduct comprehensive needs assessments with young people and those who support them, to assist them in obtaining needed resources such as health insurance, housing, and low-cost childcare through referral and linkage.
    • Provides field based services through course of time that client is in care.
    • At time of screening/intake assess and address emergent/immediate needs of client including need for medical care, shelter, food and clothing.
    • Assess client need in regard to chemical dependency, mental health, medical care, housing and employment to determine specific service needs.
    • Provides individual and group rehabilitation services under Department of Mental Health contract or other agency funding if applicable.
    • Meets agency’s productivity standards for client service hours, if applicable.
    • Completes and submits progress notes in a 24-hour timeframe utilizing the agency’s electronic health record system (such EXYM, Clarity or HMIS) 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 young people on managing stressors effectively and successfully.
    • Develops and provides services which assist in improving, maintaining, or restoring daily functioning 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 young people from connecting with program and/or referral services.
    • Attends community meetings as requested by program director when needed.
    • Represents the agency at community resource fairs, when needed.
    • Follows up with young people that drop out of treatment.
    • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A BA/BS in social work or related field OR a license as an LVN or LPT, with an emphasis in community mental health work. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Ahe Child and Family Specialist will work on a team providing services to children and their families/caregivers involved in the Los Angeles County foster care system using a Wraparound services delivery model. In Wraparound, the team assists high need children to be successful in school, home and their communities with the goal being to maintain children in community settings. Specialists work together with Facilitators and participate on the Child and Family Team, work directly with the children and family/caregivers per the Plan of Care in their respective environments, including but not limited to in homes, out-of-home placement(s), schools and/or in the community to help achieve permanent placement for the child(ren). Services provided will include but are not limited to mental health, crisis intervention and case management per requirements of a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services contract. Specialists who understand and demonstrate independent initiative to perform in a team environment that endorses the family-driven, group decision making process at the heart of this model are preferred. Use of own car, and timely completion of duties including but not limited to paperwork, keeping records, and performing other, similar paraprofessional job duties are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • provides community linkages and resources for the child or youth
    • Encourages the child or youth to utilize their formal and informal supports appropriately.
    • Promotes functional skills building and teaches coping skills that will allow the child or youth to participate in CFT meetings and reduce functional impairments (academic, social, emotional, medical, and occupational).
    • Collaborates in gathering information regarding the youth or familys past trauma experiences.
    • Consults with the clinician on the child or youths underlying needs and trauma and collaborates with the clinician on improving the symptoms and behaviors of the child or youth.
    • Works with school personnel to recognize signs of trauma that may be causing behavioral issues at school.
    • Assists formal and informal supports with re-labeling behaviors associated with trauma and provides increased awareness of the emotional needs of children and youth.
    • Advocates for positive behavior interventions such as support, guidance, social and emotional learning, mediation, and conflict resolution.
    • Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology from an accredited college or university is required. A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children or adolescents and their families is required. Employee must maintain a valid California drivers license and clean driving record that meets Wellnest’s insurance carriers criteria for liability coverage. Must have the ability to use a personal vehicle with the required insurance coverage to complete the essential duties of their job. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

ROLE SUMMARY

The Clinical Supervisor serves as an essential member of the programs leadership team by providing clinical oversight and field-based supervision. The Clinical Supervisor oversees direct program services to ensure client quality care, including monitoring the programs outcome measures and timely completion of documentation, ensuring providers meet their service delivery rate, and other program-related objectives. This position requires regular interaction with the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Child and Family Services, and other community agencies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversees a team of providers to ensure the high-quality care of all clients under their assigned caseload.
    • Provides high-quality and rigorous individual and group supervision to unlicensed clinical providers, on a weekly basis, in alignment with the standards set forth by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • Supervises, coaches, and develops clinical and non-clinical staff by using a variety of supervisory techniques.
    • Communicates program, administrative, and clinical expectations to team members and ensures compliance with state and federal mandates.
    • Consults with team members to review and discuss client treatment plans for assigned cases. May provide direct support with more complex cases.
    • Reviews case records for completeness, consistency, and quality of mental health services provided including the application of proper techniques.
    • Conducts monthly audits of case files to ensure completeness and quality of progress notes and treatment plans.
    • Assists in planning, developing, and implementing mandatory and discretionary mental health programs following applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations by determining type and level of services to be provided; measures of quality assurance to be employed, and formulating and carrying out policies and procedures.
    • Regularly monitors staff performance expectations and completes their annual performance evaluation.
    • Confers with program manager concerning employee relation matters.
    • Keeps informed of new developments in the field of psychiatric social work or marriage and family therapy. Attends and actively participates in required training and meetings.
    • Identifies staff training and development requirements and provides training and guidance to administrative and clinical staff to ensure mental health services delivery effectiveness.
    • May carry a caseload that includes the more complex or emergency casework assignments as required.
    • May review and/or approve treatment authorization requests from hospitals, contracted network and/or legal entity community-based providers/programs and recommend approval or denial of requests per specified state and Department of Mental Health contract compliance requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Masters degree in social work, counseling or psychology from an accredited college or university is required.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of post-licensure experience is required. Must meet all BBS or appropriate licensing board requirements to provide clinical hours that qualify towards licensure.
    • A Minimum of 1-2 years of clinical supervisory experience in a community setting is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • Must possess an active license in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (preferred), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CA drivers license and insurable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnests mission.
    • Strong clinical, administrative and leadership skills to effectively manage a team.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply trauma informed, healing centered services for children and families.
    • Demonstrate excellent assessment skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Ability to foster an environment of accountability and continuous improvement.
    • Skilled in engaging, motivating and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established performance goals.
    • Exemplify strong organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to accurately and effectively convey information.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.
    • Knowledge of Department of Mental Health (DMH) clinical documentation requirements.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook) and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications, including our Electronic Health Records System and virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
    • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a multidisciplinary team.

Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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: $74,427 to $83,358 (plus $7,000 annual differential)
    • Wellnest offers a personalized benefits package built from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as employer-paid life insurance.
    • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match of up to 3% and profit sharing contribution benefit up to 5%.

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056
 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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. Training directly related to children, youth, and adult counseling is preferred (Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered). 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 is required.  Previous crisis intervention, suicide assessment/prevention, or homicidal assessment/prevention preferred. In keeping with company 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.  LSW or LMFT preferred. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

ROLE SUMMARY

The Clinical Therapist will work as part of our Early Intervention Outpatient Program providing mental health services to children ages 0-5 and their families/caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Performs intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plan
    • 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 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 assigne

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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. Supervision for clinical hours for masters 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. . 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 against COVID-19 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. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • 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
    • Other duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS

A masters degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. Current registration with licensing board is required. Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered. A valid CA driver’s license and an insurable driving record are required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is preferredIn 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 against COVID-19 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.

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Leimert Park (4401) – Los Angeles, CA
Temporary
 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling.  While at least 1000 completed hours toward licensure is preferred, applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered.  Supervised clinical hours for clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure are provided.  Current registration with licensing board is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is desired. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Clinical Therapist for the Avis and Mark Ridley Thomas Life Learning Center works with a comprehensive on call field based team that includes clinicians, case managers, employment specialists, and housing case managers. As a team member working with adolescents and young adults (aged 16-25) 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Perform intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plan
    • Be willing to work flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
    • 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, cooperate with, and advocate to outside child protective or family services workers, probation, and other providers assigned to young people and their families as needed
    • Advocate for parents and children when making outside referrals for services
    • Timely completion of documentation including progress notes using an Electronic Health Record System (EXYM)
    • Provides 24 hour on call care on Stabilization Line
    • Be comfortable providing field-based services to high risk clients
    • Meets or exceeds service delivery requirements and documentation requirements
    • Completes documentation as related to outcomes
    • Represents the company at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the organization
    • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. Supervised clinical hours for clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. 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 Spanish speaking ability is preferred. Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. 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. 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. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. 

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology (e.g., MFT, MSW) 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. 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. Current registration with licensing board is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is preferred. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. 

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions
    • Perform intakes & assessments in order to determine need for services as well as treatment plan
    • Be willing to work flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
    • 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
    • Be comfortable providing 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
    • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. (Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered.) In keeping with 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. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • 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 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 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
    • Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A  masters degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. Current registration with licensing board is required. Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered. A valid CA driver’s license and an insurable driving record are required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is preferredIn 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

ROLE SUMMARY: 

The Facilitator of the Wraparound Program will work on a team providing services to children and their families/caregivers involved in the Los Angeles County foster care system using a Wraparound services delivery model. This model maintains that team members assist high need children, and ensure their success in school, home, and other communities with the ideal goal of maintaining the childs involvement in community settings. Using information regarding the familys strengths, needs, history, cultural identity, and past traumatic experiences, the Facilitator empowers the family and child (or youth) by highlighting their strengths, assets, cultural background and discussing the youths identification with cultural norms, values, beliefs and practices.

In this role, Facilitators are responsible for: 1) convening the team and ensuring the continuity of care and that all identified services in the Plan of Care are provided, 2) ensuring the application of family-centered practice by the entire team, 3) serving as the contact point for children, families, service providers and the community, and 4) ensuring there is continuous input and feedback from the family and service providers.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides mental health assessments, crisis intervention and case management services through a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services contract.
    • Develops CFT meeting agendas, facilitates meetings with the family and child (or youth), and encourages the respective youth and family to lead scheduled meetings.
    • Provides support and coaching as the child and family take lead on facilitating their own meetings.
    • Coordinates and schedules staff and family engagement meetings. Outreaches and engages formal and informal supports.
    • Facilitates debrief meetings with Wraparound team members, including the CSW and/or DPO. Uses the Integrated Core Practice Model when navigating the CFT Meeting.
    • Leads the child and family teams to work directly with the children and family/caregivers per the Plan of Care in their respective environments, including but not limited to in homes, out-of-home placement(s), schools and/or in the community to help achieve permanent placement for the child.
    • Ensures timey completion of required paperwork, record keeping, and performs other, similar paraprofessional job duties as required.
    • Completes other duties as assigned.
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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree in Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university is required. Two years of experience working with severely emotionally disturbed youth and DCFS/Probation consumers is preferred. 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 drivers license and clean driving record that meets Wellnests insurance carriers criteria for liability coverage. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Housing Transition Coordinator works within a multi-disciplinary field-based team of clinicians, case managers, employment specialists, community partners and housing teams, and is part of a growing team that is offering housing to young people in Service Areas 4 and 6.

The Housing Transition Coordinator supports efforts that the Hope for Housing LA program provides housing stability, education, employment services and connected therapeutic programs for Transition Age Youth (TAY), specifically housing participants, ages 18-25. This position fosters Wellnest’s access to housing and maintaining units for the program by communicating with landlords and coordinating/tracking the transitions between housing programs.

The Housing Transition Coordinator upholds the leases established by Wellnest with landlords and secures more housing opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Implements and consistently practices harm reduction, trauma informed, housing first, and integrated care interventions.
    • Serves a diverse vulnerable client population and communicates effectively in a culturally competent manner.
    • Establishes and maintains a positive and effective working relationship with property management and landlords, community partners, and program staff to promote seamless delivery of services to housing program participants.
    • Creates a network of maintenance teams to support repairs when needed to be addressed by Wellnest and coordinate repairs for units as needed.
    • Builds relationships with landlords to negotiate and uphold leases in an effort to build unit capacity.
    • Serves as a liaison between Wellnest and landlords.
    • Prepares documentation and units and coordinates move-ins and exits of housing program participants with the LLC Team.
    • Provides regular (weekly, monthly, as needed) inspections of units.
    • Provides support interventions with case managers to ensure young people are able to maintain and sustain housing,
    • Works with the Program Manager to create Occupancy Reports.
    • Is responsible for the day to day operations of the housing program.
    • Documents interventions and efforts made in property management notes.
    • In coordination with the Hope for Housing LA Program, mediates conflicts between housing program participants and property management and/or private landlords to promote a smooth match-to-lease-up process and success for participants in program.
    • Maintains a current, thorough knowledge of Housing Resources and various subsidy types inclusive of Permanent Supportive Housing providers in our community.
    • Works with the Intake Specialist to maintain and track occupancies and client housing database information, and maintain RMS and Bed daily count in HMIS.

Crisis Response

    • Provides field-based, on-call support, crisis response, after hours and on weekends when necessary.
    • Works flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis.

Outreach

    • Is present for outreach events on and off site.
    • Coordinates with comprehensive multi-faceted LLC Team and community partners in support of a young persons progress.
    • Supports, plans, and implements community events that bring community members and supporters together to engage in meaningful relationships.
    • Builds and maintains strategic partnerships with external stakeholders and potential community partners to enhance the opportunities available to Wellnest’s program participants.
    • Uses electronics and multiple electronic based systems.
    • Participates in trainings and meetings as assigned.
    • Ensures stabilization and family wellness by providing producing partnership to clients and teams.

Program and Compliance

    • Supports relationships with landlords and supports finding new landlords to house youth.
    • Supports driving occupancy expectations for multiple housing contracts.
    • Together with the director, develops policies and procedures related to the LLC and housing program.
    • Conducts ongoing review of contract requirements related to outcomes, and tracks participants progress towards set goals.
    • Participates in housing program best practice meetings and provides weekly updates on housing availability as necessary, including managing the roster(s) for housing locations.
    • Tracks and enrolls participants into housing program and determines eligibility.
    • Develops new curriculums and program activities to meet needs of participants.
    • Provides input, evaluation, and updates regarding programs as requested.
    • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred, minimum of 2 years relevant experience required.
    • Experience working with Transition Age Youth, homeless youth, and vulnerable populations. Experience in property management 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:

    • Knowledge of multiple countywide systems required and policies and laws related to housing such as fair housing, Housing first Model, Harm Reduction etc..
    • Knowledge of community resources.
    • Strong organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills.
    • Able to maintain a calm demeanor while handling multiple tasks without losing productivity.
    • Demonstrated ability to tolerate change.
    • Proficient in the use of technology, including experience with an Electronic Health Record, Word, and Excel.

Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

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 FUNCTIONS:

    • 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:

    • BA/BS in social work or related field with an emphasis in community mental health work, and one year of experience working with homeless individuals, OR have 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.

Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056

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.

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 Wellnest at hire and throughout employment. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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ROLE SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, business, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of communications experience with a private or public federal, state, or local government agency/jurisdiction, managing high-profile projects and/or clients.
    • Proven success in managing multiple projects at one time and project management experience of external consultants.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A strong commitment to advancing Wellnest’s mission and a demonstrated passion for mission-driven, meaningful work and familiarity with issues in the non-profit sector.
    • Solid understanding and experience in managing communications strategic practices, concepts and dynamics.
    • Superior writing and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.
    • Adept at taking creative approaches to sourcing, identifying, and creating compelling earned local and national narratives that get covered by traditional and digital media.
    • Exemplify superior organizational skills and an ability to articulate and execute clear strategies and tactics while having the flexibility to pivot when circumstances dictate.
    • Superior communication skills with an ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm and persuade diverse stakeholder audiences.
    • Ability to conduct complex analysis and present data in a way that is easy to understand.
    • Experience in managing integrated communications programs utilizing multiple channels, including traditional media outreach, digital and social media platforms.
    • Strong creative, analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Self-starter, with a proven ability to work independently and well under pressure.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and solve problems while exercising sound judgment and discretion.
    • Customer service oriented with a strong desire to provide quality products and services to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, and Outlook). General ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Receptionist is responsible for providing general office and clerical support to a program/department, by receiving visitors and members, determining nature of their visit and notifying appropriate staff. Other responsibilities included answering and transferring telephone calls; representing the Agency to callers, members and visitors in a friendly, professional manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Provides reception services, greets visitors, ascertains nature of business, signs-in visitors and directs visitors to appropriate person.
    • Operates telephone console to receive incoming calls; provides information to caller or routes caller to appropriate staff; places outgoing phone calls as needed.
    • Records accurate phone messages including name, time of call, nature of business and person called upon. (When needed, for example if the providers phone is not available)
    • Maintains general reception area and work area in a clean and professional business manner.
    • Performs receptionist duties, which include routine typing, filing, copying, faxing, completing and submitting Agency forms, data entry and distributing Agency communications.
    • Assists in assuring all safety and health standards are followed and responds to safety issues within the facility in a timely manner. 
    • Develops and maintains Department of Mental Health forms, trainings and materials.
    • Attends and actively participates in all team and staff meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 2 years receptionist experience in a customer service environment
    • Minimum 2 years of proven experience in the area of mental health services
    • Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and general office practices and procedures
    • Demonstrated customer service skills with ability to provide prompt, friendly courteous service to callers, visitors, clients and staff
    • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
    • Effective verbal communication skills – bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English required
    • Effective work organization skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Basic math skills to calculate routine data.
    • Support the values and mission of Wellnest as related to employment.
    • Know and comply with DMH and Wellnest policies and procedures.
    • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
    • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
    • Mental Health experience required
    • Spanish speaking required

Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. 

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:   

The Receptionist is responsible for providing general office and clerical support to a program/department, by receiving visitors and members, determining nature of their visit and notifying appropriate staff. Other responsibilities included answering and transferring telephone calls; representing the Agency to callers, members and visitors in a friendly, professional manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Provides reception services, greets visitors, ascertains nature of business, signs-in visitors and directs visitors to appropriate person.
    • Operates telephone console to receive incoming calls; provides information to caller or routes caller to appropriate staff; places outgoing phone calls as needed.
    • Records accurate phone messages including name, time of call, nature of business and person called upon. (When needed, for example if the providers phone is not available)
    • Maintains general reception area and work area in a clean and professional business manner.
    • Performs receptionist duties, which include routine typing, filing, copying, faxing, completing and submitting Agency forms, data entry and distributing Agency communications.
    • Assists in assuring all safety and health standards are followed and responds to safety issues within the facility in a timely manner. 
    • Develops and maintains Department of Mental Health forms, trainings and materials.
    • Attends and actively participates in all team and staff meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2 years receptionist experience in a customer service environment
    • Minimum 2 years of proven experience in the area of mental health services
    • Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and general office practices and procedures
    • Demonstrated customer service skills with ability to provide prompt, friendly courteous service to callers, visitors, clients and staff
    • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
    • Effective verbal communication skills – bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English required
    • Effective work organization skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Basic math skills to calculate routine data.
    • Support the values and mission of Wellnest as related to employment.
    • Know and comply with DMH and Wellnest policies and procedures.
    • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
    • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
    • Mental Health experience required
    • Spanish speaking required
Must provide proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. 

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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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a High School diploma required. BA/BS degree with 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 against COVID-19 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.

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Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:   

The Substance Abuse Counselor works within a multi-disciplinary field-based team of clinicians, case managers, employment specialists and community partners to ensure Wellnest youth clients address individual substance abuse issues, and collaborates with professionals to ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of client service and treatment plans. The Substance Abuse Counselor also provides preventative drug education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides one-to-one substance abuse counseling, and conducts group counseling sessions
    • Conducts assessments of all new program participants
    • Creates treatment plans in collaboration with clients, and regularly reviews and revises plans on an ongoing and intentional basis to ensure their viability and validity
    • Runs educational groups discussing substance abuse issues at multiple Wellnest locations
    • Produces, maintains, protects, and stores client documentation required per federal and state laws and rules, and organizational policies
    • Provides emotional and physical well-being coping skills to Wellnest residents
    • Familiarizes self with the principles of behavioral dynamics and group therapy and assists participants in handling their problems and working effectively with others
    • Charts the daily progress of Wellnest residents and maintains log notations and communications with client social workers
    • Completes all required documentation, and bills for services as needed
    • Regularly communicates with adolescents, and is responsive to their needs and crises on a regular basis
    • Completes all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a High School diploma required. BA/BS degree in psychology, social work, or human services and one to two years of similar or same work experience are preferred.
    • CADAC or 5 years of experience in substance abuse counseling is required.
    • Substance Abuse Counselor registration or certification required
    • Knowledgeable of housing services and supports for transitional age youth preferred
    • Must be comfortable presenting to multiple parties and upholding the values of Wellnest and the Hope for Housing LA Program.
    • Must be knowledgeable of the systems that have impacted a young person experiencing homelessness
    • Must be experienced in trauma informed, client centered, and strengths-based care.

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:

    • Knowledge of 16-25 year old young people, social and economic dynamics of low-income urban and vulnerable communities is a must.
    • Strong organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills.
    • 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Substance Abuse Counselor works within a multi-disciplinary field-based team of clinicians, case managers, employment specialists and community partners to ensure Wellnest youth clients address individual substance abuse issues, and collaborates with professionals to ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of client service and treatment plans. The Substance Abuse Counselor also provides preventative drug education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides one-to-one substance abuse counseling, and conducts group counseling sessions
    • Conducts assessments of all new program participants
    • Creates treatment plans in collaboration with clients, and regularly reviews and revises plans on an ongoing and intentional basis to ensure their viability and validity
    • Runs educational groups discussing substance abuse issues at multiple Wellnest locations
    • Produces, maintains, protects, and stores client documentation required per federal and state laws and rules, and organizational policies
    • Provides emotional and physical well-being coping skills to Wellnest residents
    • Familiarizes self with the principles of behavioral dynamics and group therapy and assists participants in handling their problems and working effectively with others
    • Charts the daily progress of Wellnest residents and maintains log notations and communications with client social workers
    • Completes all required documentation, and bills for services as needed
    • Regularly communicates with adolescents, and is responsive to their needs and crises on a regular basis
    • Completes all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a High School diploma required. BA/BS degree in psychology, social work, or human services and one to two years of similar or same work experience are preferred.
    • CADAC or 5 years of experience in substance abuse counseling is required.
    • Substance Abuse Counselor registration or certification required
    • Knowledgeable of housing services and supports for transitional age youth preferred
    • Must be comfortable presenting to multiple parties and upholding the values of Wellnest and the Hope for Housing LA Program.
    • Must be knowledgeable of the systems that have impacted a young person experiencing homelessness
    • Must be experienced in trauma informed, client centered, and strengths-based care.

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:

    • Knowledge of 16-25 year old young people, social and economic dynamics of low-income urban and vulnerable communities is a must.
    • Strong organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills.
    • 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 against COVID-19 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.

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

ROLE SUMMARY:

The Youth Outreach Specialist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the provision of services to children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers supported at Wellnest’s Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center (LLC). The Youth Outreach Specialist works closely with assigned young people to represent their best interests and participate as a member in team support activities and interventions for individuals at the LLC.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides peer support to young people and their families and caregivers to promote stability and improve functioning
    • Supports and facilitates community linkages for LLC young people their families/caregivers
    • Document services and supports offered to LLC young people
    • Fosters support and trust with children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers to create strong relationships through which clients receive the services and resources they need
    • Builds relationships with young people and community partners through outreach and engagement opportunities
    • Conducts individual supportive sessions and group supportive sessions
    • Creates and conducts life skill building lessons for LLC young people
    • Provides linkage and access to resources to LLC young people
    • Co-facilitates recruitment of young people to LLC and to Youth Advisory Board
    • Co-facilitates Youth Advisory Board Meetings and assists with structure development
    • Practices with a trauma informed, healing centered approach providing services in the field and in office as needed
    • Demonstrates a strong ability to communicate in a team, and provides creative interventions that support, mobilize and motivate young people
    • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of a high school diploma is required. Must have received services from one of the following entities: Department of Mental Health (DMH) or any other mental health services, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), Department of Children Family Services (DCFS) Department of Probation (DPO), and/or Department of Public Health (DPH). The successful applicant will have lived experience of being diagnosed with a mental illness or having a family member diagnosed with a mental illness and/or have received support from one of the above-mentioned departments in addition to a minimum of one-year experience in providing peer/parent support and community linkage. 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 drivers license and clean driving record that meets Wellnest’s insurance carriers criteria for liability coverage. 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 against COVID-19 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.

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