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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 Therapist Various Departments Available

Duties & Responsibilities

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. Various positions available with various departments.


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, as is a valid, CA driver license and insurable driving record. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is highly desired. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

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Clinical Supervisor Various Departments Available

Clinical Supervisors work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers by providing clinical supervision to staff obtaining hours towards licensure in their respective disciplines, within Clinic and Board standards and performing related duties. Some positions may include a client case load and/or part-time status and/or contractor status, depending on duties performed. Supervisors also timely complete required notes, paperwork, supervision logs, attend meetings, provide staff trainings, may evaluate staff clinical skills and may meet productivity requirements, again depending on actual duties performed. Supervisors are responsible for reviewing supervisees chart documentation, and reviewing charts for timeliness and appropriateness of services. Supervisors may be assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health or other programs. Other duties will be assigned.


Minimum of a master's degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) plus licensure and clinical experience and/or training directly related to children and child counseling. 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. Demonstrated knowledge of Board and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requirements highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also highly desired. In keeping with Clinic policy, successful applicants must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice. A current, valid CA driver license and insurable driving record is required.

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Division Director for Transition-Age Youth (TAY)

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit, community based mental health clinic with over 90-year history of outstanding services to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. The Division Director is responsible for daily operations of the Life Learning outpatient mental health services provided at the University Park site ages 15 to 25 years of age. Provides oversight of FSP Intensive Services, the department of rehabilitation contract for youth employment, and associated mental health services to transitional TAY youth and caregivers in the public mental health services. Ensures compliance with funding sources and CARF accreditation standards; tracks services delivery and billing; participates in grant writing for program expansion through public and private funders. Oversees all aspects of program(s) operations including ensuring successful delivery of program services at each clinic site , assuring the quality of program service delivery in accordance with best practices; budgetary and contract compliance; quality assurance and overall successful program(s) development and implementation. The Division Director directly manages his or her leadership team members including Clinical Supervisors, as well as master level and bachelor level clinical staff and consumer partners. Responsibility encompasses the entire Life Learning outpatient division with the expectation to provide thoughtful, professional leadership. Ensure successful performance of staff including meeting performance goals in accordance with the Standards of Effective Care. Work closely and collaborate with DMH, community service providers and the community at large. Represent the Clinic and its program(s) in meetings with outside supporters, professional associations and other agencies. Models positivity with a consistently calm demeanor and supports a culture which continuously seeks ways to improve current practices and procedures, both clinically and organizationally. Report directly to the Vice President of Programs and work closely with Projects Team and the Clinic's Executive leadership: the CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and the Vice President of Advancement.

Primary Duties

In this leadership position, other duties will be assigned.

Program Leadership

  • Directs Life Learning outpatient Clinical services and programs ensuring compliance to program standards, contracts, and the policies and procedures and guidelines and in accordance with the Standards of Effective Care.
  • Develops, implements and regularly reviews the Life Learning services operations plans to ensure successful program operations and quality of clinical services.
  • Provides leadership and direction to programs ensuring these meet or exceed contractual performance goals; ensures the quality and quantity of all outpatient services being provided including delivery of services in accordance with contracted timeframes and funding (budget) parameters and the Standards of Effective Care.
  • Directs and implements services to ensure a seamless Agency-wide continuum of care system.
  • Develops and installs procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow; promotes effective communication between program staff.
  • Works with all service providers and consumer partner(s) to develop realistic and measurable objectives for each mental health outpatient program; establishes and assigns work plans; reviews status and progress of plans to ensure progress is on schedule; modifies schedules or plans as needed.
  • Coaches and directs Clinical Supervisor in the development and accomplishment of their work plans and assigned duties, responsibilities and scope of authority as needed.
  • Takes a leadership role in coordination of services throughout the Clinic to ensure the coordination and integration of intra-agency programs and clinical services.

Program Quality, Compliance and Reporting

  • Monitors program standards ensuring the quality assurance and quality improvement goals are operational and effective.
  • Monitors all outpatient services in terms of contractual requirements and provides necessary reports to regulatory agencies. Ensures program-wide compliance with all documentation requirements and ensures program activities, operations and polices comply with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing mental health business operations.
  • Develops and assists the QMET Division Director with program evaluation including a system to report, track, measure and evaluate program outcome data.
  • Captures, reviews and analyzes program service statically and outcome data to provide useful information for assessing performance.
  • Implements and enforces appropriate disciplinary mechanisms when violations are detected, establishes reasonable steps to respond appropriately to the violation and to prevent similar violations in the future.
  • Evaluates the results of overall outpatient services regularly and systematically, and reports results to Vice President of Programs.
  • Manages and collaboratively works with the Vice President of Programs to develop the program budgets and ensures expenditures comply with approved budgets, monitors and evaluates budget issues and recommends corrective action.

Management Duties

  • Identifies staff training needs and ensures development and implementation of programs that address those needs; participate in delivering training sessions to meet the needs of staff related to clinical/program needs, and licensing and supervision requirements; monitors results of training to ensure these are meeting Clinic goals.
  • Performs managerial duties including interviewing applicants for employment in program management and service delivery positions, sets, assigns and reviews progress of goals; conducts performance appraisals and recommends salary increases; and develops higher levels of expertise in staff by encouraging further professional development and participation in agency trainings and providing learning opportunities within programs.
  • Ensures hiring throughout the programs occurs within acceptable timeframes and adheres to human resources recruitment and hiring practices and procedures.
  • Ensures staff is trained in, and compliant with, Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Actively cooperates with other divisions in support of Clinic goals.

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in an environment where priorities regularly and customarily change to meet the needs of the community and Clinic.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain accurate and productive results in an often stressful environment.
  • Current, valid licensure as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Counselor, demonstrate high level clinical skill with related client populations,
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in both administrative and clinical supervisory roles. Must have advanced level knowledge of: 1) strength-based, family-centered treatment planning and intervention (i.e., evidence-based or best practices); 2) the social dynamics and economics in low-income, historically underserved urban communities, and 3) a commitment of service to an ethnically diverse population of children and families.
  • Must have strong clinical understanding of and experience with transitional age youth and adult family members with significant mental health and /or co-occurring needs/disorders.
  • Must exhibit and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships with staff of varying skills and abilities, including management, other division directors, site directors, support service staff, and clients in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Current, valid licensure and a CA driver license with insurable driving record required throughout employment.
  • Ability to enforce and lead change management including readiness for healthcare reform.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills sufficient to mange a staff of up to 40 -50 employees.
  • Ability to work independently and make mature business decisions.
  • Work effectively as a member of the management team.
  • Personal computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software, and working with the billing division especially in terms of tracking outcomes.
  • Ability to make use of electronic health records/data systems.
  • A working knowledge of Short-Doyle Medi-Cal Rehabilitation Options.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing public funded contracts with Department of Mental Health and knowledge of associated rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrates an open, calm demeanor with staff of various cultures, education and abilities; demonstrated knowledge of the social dynamics and economics of low-income urban communities and ability to work collegially in a multiethnic environment.
  • Very effective oral and written communication skills sufficient to write comprehensive reports.
  • Direct public mental health experience.

This position is placed on the Management Salary Plan; actual salary depends upon qualifications and experience.

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Clinical Training and Intern Development Director

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over 90 years of service to the children and families of Central and South Central Los Angeles. This role works as part of the clinical programs leadership team, reporting to the Vice President of Programs.

Responsible for establishing and continuing relationships between the Clinic and master level social work/counseling psychology graduate school programs for recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, and evaluation of interns, externs, and other trainees who after graduation will/are registering with California's Board of Behavioral Sciences, and/or the Board of Psychology. Establishes supervision plans according to agreements with various schools, assesses job performance, runs supervision groups/individual supervision meetings, prepares and presents trainings/seminars in clinical and developmental psychology and family systems in collaboration with an established training plan led by the Quality, Management, Evaluation and Training Director who also reports to the VP. This position acts as the point of responsibility for ensuring training plans for each trainee/supervisee meet Clinic and school of origin requirements. Other duties will be assigned.


Strong management, organizational, written, communication and teamwork skills are a must, as is the ability to maintain a calm demeanor while handling multiple tasks without losing productivity. Knowledge/experience in training processes for mental health professionals and ccompletion of an MSW or APA accredited graduate program in clinical psychology and pre-doctoral internship. At least two years post licensure, experience in providing direct service and supervision is preferred. Demonstrated ability to start and lead programs, tolerate change & learn multiple LA County systems of mental health services. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and data tracking with experience in an electronic health record system, Welligent, preferred. A valid California driver license and insurable driving record are required. This position travels between all sites, within a six-mile radius and other meetings/venues. The successful applicant will also complete TB and fingerprint clearance. Bilingual Spanish speaking skills desired.

Hours, Rate & Benefits

This position works full-time on a to-be-arranged schedule. Annual salary range depends upon licensure and experience level. 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 2 pension/retirement savings plans.

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Home Visitor Bilingual Spanish Speaking Ability Preferred

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with about a 90 year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a Home Visitor in our Early Intervention and Community Wellness Division. The Home Visitor will provide services to caregivers and their newborns until the child reaches the age of 5. This new program offered by the Clinic is based on the Healthy Families America model of home visiting. This model supports new parents at the time their new babies are born, and provides additional support and ongoing home visitation services during the important early years of a child’s life.

Duties & Responsibilities

Home Visitors are responsible for providing program participants regular home visits for up to five years. The Home Visitor will provide weekly home visits for at least the first six months after the child’s birth and possibly less frequently after the first six months depending the family’s progress and challenges. The Home Visitor will be required to follow guidelines for delivering research based curriculum. Desired candidates are required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to successfully implement the model’s family-centered strategies. Strategies include using home visits to establish a trusting relationship with participants; strengthen the parent-child relationship; improve parenting skills; and serve as an advocate for child and family. The Home Visitor will make referrals to other supportive agencies, assist the family with setting goals and develop a plan for achieving these goals. Conduction of standardized, periodic screenings to identify potential developmental delays or health challenges facing the child will be required. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills/Education & Requirements

The position requires at least a BA/BS in psychology, child development or related field; A minimum of 1 year working in case management, with culturally diverse communities, and/or with families that have children aged 0 to 5 years old. Home visitation experience is highly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of infant and child development, community resources, and social service programs. The applicant must have the ability to maintain boundaries between personal and professional life. Bilingual Spanish ability is highly preferred. Own reliable transportation, a valid California driver license and 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.

Hours, Rate & Benefits

This position is placed on the Non Management Salary Plan and works 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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QMET Associate

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic – a private, nonprofit community- based mental health clinic – is a leading provider of mental health services to children and youth, ages 0 to 25, and their families with a 90 year history of service to the Central and South Los Angeles community. We have an opportunity for an energetic Quality Management &Evaluation Associate to join our QMET division.


For this full-time position, the QMET Associate will: work under the direct supervision of the Director of Quality Management Evaluation & Training and in collegial consultation with the V.P. of Programs, other executive managers, various program managers, the other QMET Team to assist with the implementation and documentation of the annual Quality Management & Evaluation Plan, coordinate the collection, aggregation and dissemination of client satisfaction and program outcome data, assist in assuring continuing quality mental health records (chart compliance),develop an annual training plan for direct provider staff, coordinate a schedule of on-site trainings, develop and oversee a database to track enrollment in and completion of on and off-site trainings, network with potential trainers, oversee acquisition of appropriate training materials, plus perform other, similar duties.


Strong organization, communication and teamwork skills plus a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to furthering the Clinic’s mission are a must, as is the ability to maintain a calm demeanor while handling multiple tasks without losing productivity. Experience in program evaluation, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health billing & charting requirements, computerized data tracking and providing staff training in a community mental health agency that serves children and families is preferred. Successful candidates must be knowledgeable of family centered, consumer-focused work on a strengths-based model. A Master’s in psychology, social work or related field is required. Current, valid registration with the appropriate licensing board and experience in a non profit mental health clinic or similar setting preferred. A valid CA driver license and insurable driving record are required.

Hours, Rate & Benefits

This position works full-time on a to-be- arranged schedule. This position is placed on a Professional band of the Clinic’s Non-Management Salary Plan; actual salary range depends upon experience, licensure status and qualifications.

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