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Advancement Associate

About The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) has been a Los Angeles mainstay for more than nine decades. Since 1924, we have empowered children and young adults to get on the track to success, reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. The Clinic has both a local and national reputation for its leadership in establishing and implementing innovative service delivery models resulting in positive outcomes for children, their families, and communities. Children are surrounded by trauma and pitfalls. This is your opportunity to equip them with the tools they need to thrive and make a difference.

Role Summary

The Advancement Associate is integral to raising funds for LACGC 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.

Essential Responsibilities

Events & Fundraising

  • Create event opportunities to drive revenue, recruit and cultivate new donors, and build support.
  • Manage, execute and drive annual fundraising events, campaigns, and appeals.
  • Work closely with the Advancement Team to secure corporate and community sponsorships.
  • Recruit and engage both internal and external stakeholders through committees, volunteer programs, and in-kind support.
  • Coordinate logistics related to event planning, implementation, follow-up, and acknowledgement.
  • Oversee tasks associated with community engagement opportunities, campaigns and events.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors, including scopes of work, bidding, negotiations, follow-through, and payment.

Data Management

  • Serve as primary point person and manager for all projects associated with our donor database.
  • Train and manage staff members on all matters related to database management and data entry.
  • Conduct regular audits of the database’s records and gift entries.
  • Manage and oversee processing of gifts and acknowledgements, along with new contact information.
  • Responsible for creating, managing and running reports.
  • Stay current on best practices, emerging trends, and product updates.

Volunteers

  • Plan, direct, and implement the operation of the agency’s volunteer program.
  • Recommend, author, and execute policies and procedures for volunteers.
  • Oversee volunteer training, recruitment, and retention strategies.
  • Work closely with managers to ensure volunteers fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Maintain schedules, files, and evaluations of volunteers, and provide reports when needed.
  • Manage donor and volunteer recognition programs.

In Kind Donations

  • Implement and manage in-kind donation standards and receiving procedures.
  • Research, identify, and request in-kind donations to meet the agency’s needs.
  • Maintain and update accurate in-kind donation wish lists for the public.
  • Coordinate the delivery or pick-up of in-kind donations between the donor our Facilities staff.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate tracking, reporting and recognition of in-kind donations.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in business, communications, public policy, or a related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years of direct and relevant work experience, preferably in a not for profit organization.
  • Proven success in coordinating large-scale community events.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A strong commitment to advancing LACGC’s mission.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of development and communications activities.
  • Personally and effectively engage with key stakeholders, including volunteers, donors, corporations and community groups.
  • Strong advocacy and community mobilization skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies and individuals.
  • Execute advancement strategies, typically in cross-functional teams.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and donor databases (preferably DonorPerfect).
  • Work closely and effectively with the Vice President of Advancement and External Affairs and similarly engage cooperatively and collegially with other LACGC team members, including the LACGC executive management team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high level of organization, analysis, perspective, planning, creativity, and energy.
  • Remain flexible in the face of competing demands and effectively manage multiple projects at any given point in time.
  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems and remove barriers to the advancement revenue goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team.

Compensation And Benefits

  • LACGC prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary that places them at or above the market rate.
  • LACGC offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as a $10,000 life insurance policy and paid sick and vacation time benefits.
  • LACGC employees benefit from a 401(k) company match contribution and profit sharing benefit, as well as the opportunity to contribute to a 529 College Savings Plan.
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Behavioral Specialist

This is not a management level position. The Behavioral Specialist for the Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services Program (IFCCS) will work on a team providing services to either the child(ren)/ youth or caregivers/foster families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

In IFCCS, the goal is to meet the needs of the children/youth, in general and trauma-related necessities, specifically. IFCCS is designed to build the strengths of children, youths and their families and thereby preserve the family's integrity and minimize inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, out of home placement, in congregate settings, and /or placement in juvenile detention centers. IFCCS provides 24/7 on-call crisis intervention to ensure stability in the child (ren)/youth current placement. The Behavioral Specialist will work with the team to provide specific resources, linkage in the community, and referrals to ensure stability in the child(ren)/youths currently placement. The Behavioral Specialist will participate in the Child and Family Team (CFT) process which is based on the Share Core Practice Model.

The Behavioral Specialist will have 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 financial needs and goals.

The Behavioral Specialist makes regular home visits to the families, facilitates interventions as appropriate, provides teaching and guidance to the child (ren)/ youth or caregivers/foster parent to help them manage existing resources and access needed resources, develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships, acts as liaison for the team members, and models appropriate behavioral interventions. The Behavioral Specialist demonstrates a strong ability to communicate in a team and mobilize and motivate people.

Requirements

The Behavioral Specialist will have a minimum of a Bachelor in Psychology or related field, two years of experience with working with severely emotionally disturbed children and/or youths and possible knowledge of working with the Department of Children and Family Services. A valid California driver license and an insurable driving record are required. The Behavioral Specialist will be required to have a background clearance check including fingerprinting and TB clearance.

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Child Psychiatrists Independent Contractors

We have immediate openings for Psychiatrists to independently contract with the Clinic to provide psychiatric services, including. Early Intervention and Community Wellness Programs offer a range of specialized services for children ages 0-5, and their families, ensuring that very young children, who otherwise would not have been identified as needing mental health intervention until they reached school age, receive access to mental health services.

As an independent contractor, psychiatrists provide psychiatric services to children ranging in age from approximately 3-21 years old including psychiatric evaluations, consultations and medication support using an electronic health record system. As members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, you will also participate in case conferences meetings, trainings, etc. Psychiatrists comply with Clinic and/or Department of Mental Health policy regarding confidentiality, child abuse reporting, drug-free workplace, chart documentation & maintenance, documentation of units/service provided and Clinic productivity expectations. Psychiatrists may be assigned to satellite offices as necessary to provide client services.

Psychiatrists possess and provide updated documentation of current, valid licenses or certificates to perform the services described above, i.e. California physician's certificate and valid DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate. Ongoing TB and fingerprint clearance obtained through the Clinic's provider are also required.

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Clinical Supervisor for Intensive Services Various Departments Available

These members of a multidisciplinary team supervise mental health services staff completing clinical hours toward licensure with a California licensing board while working in the Clinic's Intensive Services programs. Supervisors must meet or exceed their respective licensing Board's requirements to supervise staff collecting hours. In this program division, experience in Wraparound, Full Service Partnership (FSP), and Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) models of child and family services is required. Division staff provide services via 24/7, on-call, "whatever it takes" models of service according to contract and program requirements.

Clinical Supervisors in every program division work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers. Active use of an electronic health record system and agency quality services measures reports with staff is required during in-person supervision, as is field supervision with staff in the community and/or client homes. Supervisors also oversee services to ensure timely staff completion of program outcome measures and other program-related tasks with a goal of providing quality services. These positions require a great deal of tact and judgment while working according to the Clinic's mission and Standards of Effective Care.

All Supervisors timely complete required supervision notes, staff evaluations per agency requirements, assess clinical and job task acumen, perform electronic chart/note reviews via laptop, oversee supervisees' client schedules to ensure appropriate services delivery according to intensive models of service and caseloads, and model concurrent documentation practices. Supervisors are responsible for completion and submission of written reports addressing review of supervisees chart documentation and reviewing client records. Supervisors may be assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health or other intensive programs. Other duties will be assigned.

Requirements

Minimum of a master's degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to intensive services models for children. Clinical Supervisors must have and maintain current, valid licensure and sufficient years of experience to provide supervision to staff obtaining hours, per their respective Board requirements, a valid CA driver license with own, reliable transportation and a driving record insurable by the Clinic. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements and community based services delivery highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired.

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Clinical Therapist for Outpatient

The Clinical Therapist: may serve a caseload of clients, provides walk-in clinic services and performs intakes; visits school and home, interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic or treatment plan with the treatment team, plans and administers therapeutic treatment within accepted professional guidelines, runs therapy groups for children & parents/caregivers, and provides family/group therapy on and off site. Also, consults with clinical supervisor, medical doctor, Clinic peers or other specialties. Timely completes required progress notes and paperwork. Meets or exceeds productivity requirements. May be assigned to school-based services at area schools, and performs other similar duties.

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. While at least 1000 completed hours toward licensure is preferred, applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered. Supervised clinical hours for master's level clinicians obtaining hours toward licensure is provided. Current registration with licensing board is required. A valid CA driver license and insurable driving record; own reliable transportation in order to travel to the community to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

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Communications and Marketing Intern

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) is looking for interns for the Fall semester in assisting the Communications and Marketing Associate.

The Development Department of LACGC creates and implements the organization's fundraising efforts. As an intern, you will be helping the four core team members in the Development Department with specific focus in events, marketing material creation, social media strategies, press releases and newsletters.

This internship position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, events planning, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of leading behavioral health organizations in Los Angeles.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the development department, depending on one's experience and hours of availability.

Responsibilities

Marketing/PR:

  • Research new marketing methods for campaigns
  • Create/design marketing material
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Develop strategy around projects
  • Drafting Press Releases and Media Advisories for key high profile events

Events:

  • Research event venues and caterers, and help to get quotes
  • Depending on availability, provide assistance at key high profile events

Social Media:

  • Help in researching potential successful methods around Facebook advertisements
  • Help in producing social media reports to enhance portals such as Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube
  • Provide support in submitting posts in real time/preparing social media calendars for future months ahead
  • Each internship position will also have its share of administrative duties.

Qualifications

Each intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday in our University office located on 3031 South Vermont Avenue.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students, graduate students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. The candidate should have an interest in Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's mission "to provide quality mental health services to a community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention." Equal rights to LGBT individuals and those living with HIV and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. This potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

Compensation

This is a volunteer unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college.

Application

If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. Within the cover letter please identify your strengths and past experiences with Social Media, Marketing, Sales, Communications and Public Relations.

Also, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and your availability.

Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Joy Hahn.
Email: jhahn@lacgc.org

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Custodian

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with 90-years of service to the children of Central and South Central Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a Custodian.

The Custodian will keep Clinic grounds, offices, meeting rooms, etc. clean and in orderly condition, provide room set-ups, take-downs and clean-ups for meetings and seminars, tend to basic maintenance and repair functions for Clinic property, assist the site manager(s) performing in and/or contracting for routine, scheduled maintenance of building systems, and other similar tasks. This position travels between all Clinic sites, in an approximate six mile area.

The position requires basic knowledge related to the safe and effective handling and storage of various common cleaning compounds, and basic knowledge related to proper general housekeeping, cleaning and sanitation practices. The successful candidate must also know or very quickly acquire basic knowledge related to the proper use of repair tools, and basic repair procedures. The position further requires an individual with good physical stamina, including the ability to lift and move boxes and other heavy loads up to 75 lbs., as well as the ability to maintain a pleasant and service-oriented demeanor in the face of on-going requests for housekeeping services from multiple individuals including vendors. A valid California driver license and a driving record that is insurable by the Clinic are required, as is the ability to communicate in grammatically correct English and respond to written service requests. This position may also provide verbal & written reports to the Facility Coordinator. Other duties may be assigned.

Benefits

a choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of paid sick and holiday time, access to the USC Credit Union, and participation in two pension/retirements savings plans.

Hours

Full time, actual hours to be determined by need of program.

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Development Intern

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC) is looking for interns for the Fall semester in assisting the Development Department raise over $1.5 million of the organization's annual operating budget.

The Development Department of LACGC creates and implements the organization's fundraising efforts. As an intern, you will help four core team members in the Development Department with events, foundations, membership and major donors.

These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, event planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of leading behavioral health organizations in Los Angeles.

Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the development department, depending on one's experience and hours of availability. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities

Foundations:

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding
  • Conduct external research on Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's key program priorities to utilize when writing proposals
  • Help with copy editing of proposals and report
  • Help in writing minor proposals and reports
  • ress Releases and Media Advisories for key high profile events

Events:

  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
  • Research event venues and caterers, and help with obtaining quotes
  • Depending on availability, provide assistance at key high profile events

Membership / Major Donors:

  • Research potential donors
  • Conduct in-depth researching into new fundraising markets
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations.
  • Each internship position will also have its share of administrative duties including envelope stuffing and scanning

Qualifications

Each intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday in our University office located on 3031 South Vermont Avenue.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. The candidate should have an interest in Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic's mission "to provide quality mental health services to a community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention." and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship as a volunteer opportunity to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college, if that is an option.

Application

If you are interested, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter, you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas of fundraising listed in the internship description above you are most interested in. For example, "I am interested in working with foundations and events," or "just foundations." Also in the cover letter, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and the estimated days and times you will be available.

Please email your resume and cover letter, to Erika Durazo, Grants Associate at edurazo@lacgc.org. When using email, attach your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

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IS Support Clerk (Bilingual English/Spanish Required)

Reporting to the IS Support Team Lead, the IS Support Clerk provides numerous support functions in a Clinic office environment which requires demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality, such as: access computer and paper records regarding mental health services to verify previous services and confirm current services; Obtain client billing/record numbers for new services and input, update, verify, correct, track, print and distribute as necessary client profile and other information. Compile, update, sort, verify, correct, print and track computer reports. Type, file, photocopy, fax, share in answering the department or Clinic telephones, and perform other similar clerical duties. Clerks attend meetings as necessary or required to stay current with data entry requirements and job protocols, which will change based on health services and funding sources.

The support staff will be part of a team managing client and clinic data on both the Clinic's EHR - Clinic Management Software System and through a Clinic computer connected to funding sources such as the LA County Department of Mental Health Information System (DMH-IS). As a team member, the Receptionist/Support Clerk is assigned to complete scheduling and support tasks using the e-hrs for clinician's assignments billing and clients' data. The Support Clerk will access the computerized record system regarding clients to verify previous services, confirm current services; obtain MIS numbers for new services; input, update, verify, correct, track, print and distribute as necessary client profile (PFI) and other confidential information. This position works at one of three sites or rotates between all three sites depending on the need for coverage. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. Other duties will be assigned, including possible receptionist coverage.

Requirements

The position requires the following: the ability to speak correct English and Spanish; dependability to work all assigned hours; a pleasant and professional demeanor in dealing with clients and telephone callers; good basic knowledge of all general office machines including a multi-line phone system; neat handwriting, correct spelling, and the ability to take clear, accurate messages; the ability to remain calm and helpful while juggling multiple tasks in a busy medical-type office reception area and excellent computer skills to complete daily tasks. This position is required to travel in own personal vehicle between all sites, within a six-mile radius; must have own reliable transportation, valid California driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic.

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Parent PartnerVarious departments available

Under the guidance of the Therapist, a Parent Partner works as a member of the program's Child and Family Team. A parent partner shall have personal experience with navigating one of the public agencies: DCFS, Probation, DMH intensive mental health services or the special education system. Referring Departments may include the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Mental Health, or the Probation Department. Parent Partners work closely with assigned FSP child(ren)'s parent/caregivers to represent their best interests and participate as members of the Child and Family team. This position is the primary contact for parents involved with the program and works according to the Clinic's Standards of Effective Care. Makes regular home visits to families, facilitates interventions as appropriate, provides teaching and guidance to parents and caregivers to help them manage existing resources and access needed resources, develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships with parents and acts as liaison, models appropriate behavioral interventions, helps plan program events, participates in staff and other meetings; and completes paperwork in a timely and thorough manner. Other, similar duties will be assigned.

Requirements

Parent Partners demonstrate a strong ability to communicate in a team and mobilize and motivate people. A demonstrated knowledge of child welfare and allied health services provided by the referring Departments is required, including experience with having a child involved in the system, as is experience maintaining strict confidentiality. The successful applicant possesses verbal, bilingual Spanish speaking, written, organization and interpersonal skills. TB and fingerprint clearance requirements must also be met, per Clinic policy. Must drive own car, have valid CA driver license and driving record insurable by the Clinic at hire and throughout employment.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over 90 years of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Substance Abuse Counselor performs primary co-occurring substance abuse services and duties to clients and their families in the office and at client homes/offsite venues including screening and; development of co-occurring service plans; group and individual services regarding co-occurring services; discharge summary and planning; case management and coordination of services. The Counselor is responsible for timely and accurate completion of client notes and other documentation related to the services and progress of clients in the program using an electronic records system. The Substance Abuse Counselor will work with the Life Learning Program, part of the Life Learning and Housing Division.

Skills/Education & Requirements

Current Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor issued by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Registered Addiction Specialist, Certified Addiction Specialist, CAADE required. BA/BS in psychology, sociology or related field is required. A minimum of 2 years experience in substance abuse, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment and service delivery. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. Experience working with at-risk adolescents and substance dependency. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Own reliable transportation, a valid California driver license and a driving record insurable by the Clinic are required. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB prior to beginning work, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Salary/Hours

Full time on a to-be arranged schedule. Benefits include a choice of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a program of sick, vacation and holiday pay, access to the USC Credit Union, and two pension/retirement savings plans.

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