Careers at Wellnest

Founded in 1924, Wellnest has been treating children with serious emotional and behavior problems for over 98 years. Wellnest has both a local and national reputation for its leadership in establishing and implementing innovative service delivery models, which result in positive mental health outcomes for children and their families. A wide range of employment opportunities are available for competent individuals seeking to be part of a dynamic team that is committed to helping children, and their families, in Los Angeles.

Would you like to make a difference in our community?

Join Our Team! If you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and an interest in working with children and families, visit our Jobs Table and check our open positions at Wellnest.

Wellness Benefits

At Wellnest, our employees are encouraged to practice self-care and are offered benefits to help support their individual needs, including but not limited to:

  • An accrual of up to ten days of Paid Time Off (PTO) in their first year, a total of twelve paid holidays, up to five paid days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, three paid days off for external training, and one Wellnest Day (paid floating holiday).
  • Wellnest offers $10,000 annually to cover the cost of a personalized benefits package built from available medical, dental, and vision plans; an employer-paid life insurance policy valued at $50,000; and access to supplemental coverage plans and benefits, like a Flexible Spending Account for dependent care and medical expenses, accident and critical illness insurance, disability coverage, and other benefits.
  • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer-sponsored 401(k) company match of up to 4% and profit-sharing contribution benefit of up to 5% to invest towards their future.
  • Relocation expense reimbursement of up to $3,600 for select positions.

Training

Every staff at Wellnest, regardless of position or tenure, has access to various professional development opportunities to enhance their skills. Our internal program, Training Corners, offers live training, recorded webinars, and support materials tailored to meet the professional development needs of our clinicians and support staff so that they can better serve our communities. Many of the clinical training opportunities offered as part of this internal program are eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEU) for our mental health providers, which are offered free of cost to our staff. In addition, as a company-sponsored benefit, every employee is offered up to three paid days off to participate in external training to augment their learning.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

At Wellnest, we are committed to being intentional about creating programs, systems, and opportunities that value the unique contributions of our staff. Together with our staff, we are diligently working on developing a clear structure that defines and guides how we will embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles into our organizational culture and clinical practices.

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Career Opportunities

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Advancement Associate

Annualized Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000

The Advancement Associate is integral to raising funds for Wellnest and growing its base of supporters.

This position is responsible for driving specific fundraising outcomes, departmental administration, database management, external affairs activities including special events, and community engagement. The Advancement Associate is responsible for the development, implementation and management of volunteer programs, in-kind donations, and additional advancement activities as needed.

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Assistant Director - Intensive Services

Annualized Salary Range: $95,024 to $106,770

The Assistant Director for Intensive Services will provide overall management and direction to one or more social service or mental health programs of the organization, including but not limited to: management of treatment team; development and control of program budgets; ensuring program activities comply with contracts; development and implementation of policies and procedures; coordinating or integrating the program within the organization; representing and furthering the program and the organization to the community by attending community and other events including on weekends and regularly scheduled holidays; provide supervision to supervisors/managers in the respective programs.

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Case Manager - Intensive Services

Annualized Salary Range: $22.64 – $25.44 Hourly

The Case Manager works as a part of a Multi-Disciplinary team providing community resources, behavioral interventions, and advocacy for children, youth and their family/caregivers who support them.  As an integral member of the team, the Case Manager also shares responsibility for the wellness of the client by being on call for crisis with the Intensive Services Division.

The Case Manager assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service/treatment plan for each client that identifies the client’s personal, social, emotional, mental health, education, physical and/or linkage needs and goals.  Participates with treatment team members in the provision of services to clients, families and/or caregivers.  The Case Manager is an active participant in the teaming process and in the Child and Family Team meetings.  Case Managers must display tact and be skillful when interacting with external entities such and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Probation, school personnel, etc. Case Managers will represent the organization at community events.

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Case Manager - Outpatient Services

Annualized Salary Range: $47,098 to $52,919

Case Managers provide an array of services and activities in support of the program’s goal of promoting children’s emotional well-being. The Case Manager conducts groups for children, high-risk teens and adult parents of young children. These groups focus on building healthy relationships and promoting positive parenting. The Case Manager promotes a strengths based approach to service that empowers families, supports a community based philosophy of service, and ensures that all services and community events case managers attend while representing Wellnest are aligned with our mission, vision, and core values.

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Classroom Assistant

Annualized Salary Range: Nonprofit – Social Services

As part of the Adult Work Experience program at Wellnest, the Classroom Assistant will support Day Treatment Intervention staff in prepping for classroom activities, meals and outreach events. In this position, the Classroom Assistant will also support with office organization, light clerical duties, maintaining cleanliness of common areas, and effectively serve in cordial communication with all staff and community members at all times. The successful candidate will be motivated and eager to learn Wellnest policies and procedures.

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Clinical Therapist - Access and Wellness

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

The Clinical Therapist promotes a strengths-based approach to treatment that empowers families, supports a community based philosophy of service, and ensures that all clinical services are aligned with Wellnest’s mission, vision, and core values. Performs a wide variety of professional, doctoral/master level clinical services for children and families in a community based mental health setting. Assists clients and their families in understanding and finding solutions to complex problems that lead to and/or result from mental illness and severe emotional health needs. Within company guidelines and professional standards, individuals in this position function independently.

Services are delivered at Wellnest’s existing walk-in clinic that operates every Monday through Friday, but may at times be delivered in client homes, schools, and other community settings. In this position. Therapists are required to be available for at least one evening shift per week. This position requires excellent computer skills and timely completion of clinical documentation in an electronic health record system using collaborative documentation.

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Clinical Therapist - Early Intervention

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

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

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Clinical Therapist - Housing

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 $83,410

Housing Integrated Services (HSI) is a specialized program that provides comprehensive and intensive field-based community mental health services designed to meet the unique needs of youth, ages 18-25, in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) who are formerly homeless and have a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). HSI services are provided as part of an integrated model in which the Los Angeles County (LAC or County) Department of Mental Health (Department or DMH), Department of Health Services (DHS), and Department of Public Health (DPH) partner to respectively provide mental health services, intensive case management services (ICMS), and substance use services, as appropriate, to Clients who are in or have been matched to permanent supported housing.

 Wellnest serves Transition Age Youth (TAY) at our five story100%permanent supportive housing development. As a team member, therapists handle cases as assigned, performs interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan. Therapists conduct individual therapy sessions, run therapy groups for TAY & TAY families, plan and administer therapeutic treatment in a field-based setting at the Nest on Florence or elsewhere. Therapists consult with the clinical supervisor, medical doctor, Wellnest peers or other specialists and timely complete required progress notes and paperwork. Therapists must meet or exceeds productivity and timely expectations. Other duties may be assigned in this program that includes providing emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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Clinical Therapist - Intensive Services

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

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

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Clinical Therapist - ISM

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

Provides a variety of mental health services to the Latino community in the South Los Angeles and Boyle Heights. 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.

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Clinical Therapist - Life Learning Center

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704.00 – $83,410.00

The Clinical Therapist for the Life Learning Center works with a comprehensive field based team that includes clinicians, case managers, employment specialists, and housing case managers. As a team member working with adolescents and young adults and their families/caregivers, handles cases as assigned, or performs intakes, for which the therapist interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan, runs therapy groups for children, adults &/or families/caregivers, plans and administers therapeutic treatment within accepted professional guidelines, performs & teaches behavioral interventions, social skills and anger management techniques, makes home, community & work site visits and counsels clients with creative culturally humble, healing centered interventions. The Clinical Therapist also consults with clinical supervisors, psychiatrists, internal and external peers or other specialists in the community and timely completes required progress notes and paperwork using a computerized system. Provides support on call and after hours to clients who call the stabilization line.  Other duties will be assigned.

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Clinical Therapist - Outpatient Services (Exposition Park)

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

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.

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Clinical Therapist - Outpatient Services (Leimert Park)

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

The Clinical Therapist provides a variety of mental health services to culturally diverse population in Central and South Los Angeles Community. Clinical activities include but may not be limited to 1) assessment and diagnosis using DSM 5 and ICD-10 manuals, 2) collaboration with clients and caregivers 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.

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Clinical Therapist (Remote)

Annualized Salary Range: $67,704 to $83,410

The Clinical Therapist provides a variety of mental health services to culturally diverse population in Central and South Los Angeles Community. Clinical activities include but may not be limited to

Assessment and diagnosis using DSM 5 and ICD-10 manuals
Collaboration with clients and caregivers on treatment planning 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, 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.

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Director of Clinical Training and Intern Development

Annualized Salary Range: $108,675.00 – $122,107.00

The Director of Clinical Training and Intern Development is responsible for establishing and strengthening relationships with university partners for the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, and evaluation of social work and psychology graduate students completing their internship/training. 

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Facilitator

Annualized Salary Range: $23.78 – $28.49 Hourly

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 child’s involvement in community settings. Using information regarding the family’s 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 youth’s 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.

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Parent Partner

Salary Range: $17.84 – $21.64 Hourly

The Parent Partner will work as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the provision of services to children, youth, adults and their families/caregivers. The Parent 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 Partner provides services in the field and in office as needed and demonstrates a strong ability to communicate in a team, mobilize and motivate people.

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Program Manager - Housing

Annualized Salary Range: $88,243.00 – $99,150.00

The housing program manager works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other members of the clinical, management, and housing teams. The program manager leads the housing programs that provides housing stability for Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-26). Housing programs include permanent supportive housing for project-based and scattered site housing programs as well as transitional housing programs. The program manager works with several different funders and stakeholders including but not limited to Department of Mental Health, Department of Health Services, Department of Probation, and Department of Children and Family Services. The program manager needs to work well with interdisciplinary teams, coordinate with external stakeholders, and be able to manage crisis and urgent situations calmly.

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Psychology Training Coordinator

Annualized Salary Range: $81,907.00 to $91,731.00

The Psychology Training Coordinator is responsible for the annual recruiting, training, and evaluation of pre-doctoral students.

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Sr. Financial Analyst

Annualized Salary Range: $81,172.00 – $93,347.00

The Senior Financial Analyst position will assist in monitoring LA County DMH contract revenue & reporting. This position will also work on balance sheet reconciliations, assist in the monthly close, complete depreciation and prepaid schedules, conduct budget variance analysis, and support the Controller in various duties and Ad-hoc assignments.

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