Types of Opportunities
Clinic Philosophy
Open Positions
Benefits
How to Apply

Open Positions


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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Case Manager – Access and Wellness Services (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred)

LOS ANGELES CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Los Angeles. We have an opening for a Case Manager in our Access and Wellness Services Program at the Exposition Park location.

The Access Case Manager will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing walk-in screenings and providing resources and referrals for all applicants seeking services for severely emotionally disturbed children and the family/caregivers who support them. Access Case Managers are also part of multi-disciplinary treatment teams assessing resource and skill- building needs of client and providing ongoing outpatient and school-based mental health and case management services.

The Case Manager works with various multi-disciplinary teams to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of a service 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, education history and other relevant data to the formulation of a service plan. Participates with staff in 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. 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 and mental health service, 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). Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency.Performs other duties as assigned.

The position requires 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; a valid CA driver license and insurable driving record to make home, school, job site/or other community-based visits to assist the client in living, learning and working successfully. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish ability highly preferred.

Salary

DOE (salary differential for Spanish speaking also available)

Hours

Full-time

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. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance.

Apply Now

Back To Top

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.

How To Apply

Back To Top

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.

Requirements

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 four 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.

How To Apply

Back To Top

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Clinical Therapist-Early Intervention Outpatient Services Early Intervention & Community Wellness

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 full-time Clinical Therapist in our University Park location.

Duties & Responsibilities

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. The Clinical Therapist will provide trauma-informed psychotherapy groups, family therapy, and collateral sessions. The Therapist will: perform intakes & assessments; 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 and at the Clinic; collaborate and cooperate with outside child protective or family services workers assigned to children and their families; and advocate for parents and children when making outside referrals for services. Timely completes required progress notes and paperwork. Meets or exceeds productivity requirements. 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.

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, 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.

In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Clinical Therapist for Intensive Services

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.

Requirements

The position requires a master’s degree (MSW, MA or MS), and at least 1,000 hours of clinical experience. Training directly related to children and child counseling is preferred. (Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered.) In keeping with Clinic 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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Early Intervention & Community Wellness Clinical Supervisor

The Clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health services provider with a 90-year history of service to the children of Central and South Central Los Angeles. We have an immediate opening for a full-time Clinical Supervisor in our Early Intervention & Community Wellness Division. In this division, experience providing services with children aged 0-5 is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a clinical supervisor, this position works as part of multidisciplinary team providing mental health services to children and their families/caregivers. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for ensuring staff has the knowledge, tools, and skills to be successful in their job including providing quality client care and completing documentation. 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. This position requires a great deal of tact and judgment while working according to the Clinic’s mission and Standards of Effective Care.

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the completion of required supervision notes, staff evaluations per agency requirements, assess clinical and job task judgment, perform electronic chart/note reviews, oversee supervisees’ client schedules to ensure appropriate services delivery according to model of service and caseloads, and model collaborate documentation practices. The Clinical supervisor is responsible for completion and submission of written reports addressing review of supervisees chart documentation and reviewing client records.

Requirements Summary

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent (MSW, MA, Ph.D., PsyD, or MS) and clinical experience and/or training directly related to working with children in the 0-5 age population. 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. A Clinical Supervisor in the Early Intervention and Community Wellness Division is required to have clinical experience working with children 0-5 years of age and their family. It is preferred that applicants are seeking endorsement through the CA Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Center. Prior supervisory experience in Early Childhood program is a plus. $3000 is awarded for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Endorsement. 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.

How To Apply

Back To Top

ISM Program Clinical Therapist (Bilingual Spanish Speaking Ability Required)

Duties & Responsibilities

The ISM Program Clinical Therapist will report to the ISM Program Manager who will work with the Clinic's Director of Outpatient Division to oversee centralized client scheduling, create immediate access to care, slot clients according to available funding streams, and maintain overview of efficacy of resource management by program, by service provider via data collection and management. The Clinical Therapist works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing mental health services to children, their families/caregivers, and adults. The therapist requires ongoing collaboration with clinical supervisors, management staff, and collegial work with other Clinic staff members.

The Clinical Therapist: handles a case load of clients, provides outreach 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 the Clinic’s service delivery expectation. May be assigned to school-based services at area schools. Represents the Clinic at community services, funder events and events related to outreach for clients and supporters of the agency. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Requirements

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 required. Fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and current TB clearance are also required.

Salary

FTE depending upon experience and licensure status. Benefits include a full flexible benefits package with 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/retirement savings plans. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Hours

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

Apply Now

Back To Top

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Receptionist Bilingual English/Spanish Required

The Receptionist will answer phone calls and route calls, take and deliver messages, greet clients and answer questions, collect client paperwork and update client information, check and schedule appointments, perform medical insurance/Medi-Cal verifications, follow-up by phone on future appointments, greet and assist Clinic visitors and vendors, provide light typing, filing, faxing, photocopying and similar tasks in connection with assigned job duties, keep reception/waiting area tidy, and other similar job duties.

Requirements

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, good 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. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB, and fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.

Apply Now

Back To Top

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top

Van Driver 15 Passenger

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 15 Passenger Van Driver.

The successful candidate must be familiar with the geography of South Los Angeles, have some knowledge of, or experiences working, with emotionally disturbed or special needs children and adolescents, and demonstrate a consistently calm and patient demeanor while transporting children and adolescents. Drivers act as part of the treatment team.

The position requires a valid California class B commercial driver license with Endorsement “P”, current Medical Examiner Certificate, and a driving record that is insurable by the Clinic; the ability to communicate in grammatically correct English and respond to written service requests. This position may also provide verbal & written reports to the Transportation & Facilities Coordinator. Other duties may be assigned. In keeping with Clinic policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance.

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.

Apply Now

Back To Top
  2005 @ LACGC - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED