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We are building healthy lives for children and families, free of abuse, neglect and violence. For over 40 years For The Child has strengthened families, prevented the trauma of child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence, and helped low-income children and families heal when it has occurred.

By working at For The Child you may qualify for the MENTAL HEALTH LOAN ASSUMPTION PROGRAM (MHLAP). We offer medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, vacation and employer matching retirement plans, plus a Bilingual English/Spanish stipend.

Child Care Substitutes (On Call)

Job Description:
For The Child, a non-profit, has positions at a variety of locations. We are looking for child care workers to supervise children (infant to 13 years old) in various programs. You are responsible for explaining the childcare rules to parents and children, organizing and implementing program and enrichment activities with children from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as monitoring the children’s behaviors to ensure a pleasant and safe environment. Must have the ability to travel to various locations throughout Los Angeles County.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak clearly and maintain positive communication with parents and families.
  • Physical ability and strength to lift children and move play area objects.

Required Education, Training, Experience or Skills:

  • 12 units in ECE/Child Development
  • 1 year paid work experience in child care/preschool center.
  • Ability to carefully care for and nurture infants and children in crisis.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to calm difficult situations.
  • Must have the ability to travel to various locations throughout Los Angeles County.
  • English and Bilingual English/Spanish workers needed.
  • Live Scan Finger-Print , DMV, TB Skin test clearance required after interview.

*This is an on-call position with no benefits: $11.50 per hour.
– Various shifts/locations available.

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Bilingual Masters Level Therapist

Job Description:
Full time therapist needed to join a team providing Trauma Focused Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English, able to deliver clinical services, read & write in both languages.
  • 1 year of experience with children and adolescents recovering from Trauma.
  • Current registration with the BBS as a Registered MFTI or ACSW Intern.
  • Experience with DMH documentation, Evidence Based Practices and Exym Electronic Health Records System preferred.

Duties will include:

  • Mental Health evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and case management of children and adolescents with mental health problems that impair functioning in home, school or community, many with trauma and Child Welfare System involvement.
  • Mental health duties will include crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Treatment will be provided at the agency site, school site or client home, as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor, depending upon client and program needs.
  • Participate in one hour of individual face to face clinical supervision weekly, and two hours of group supervision weekly with a licensed mental health provider (Psychologist, LCSW or LMFT).

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Early Childhood Therapist

Job Description:
For The Child seeks a Master Level Therapist to join our Early Childhood (0-5) Mental Health Program. For The Child has 41 years providing child abuse prevention and treatment services. We offer a supportive environment with wonderful training opportunities and excellent clinical supervision toward successful BBS Licensure. Eligible candidate must be currently registered with the BBS as an ACSW or MFT intern.

Qualifications:

  • A qualifying Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.
  • One year of clinical field training or related work experience with children.
  • Training Early Childhood Development and Mental Health; two plus years’ experience working with infants and toddlers in a Mental Health setting.
  • Current registration with the Board of Behavioral Science as a Registered Marriage and Family Intern or
  • Associate Clinical Social Work Intern.
  • Experience and training in Evidence Based Practices.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with experience providing therapy in Spanish.

Duties will include:

  • Mental Health evaluation, treatment and case management of children and adolescents referred to this agency with a history of trauma, mental health diagnosis or are at high risk and have impaired functioning in home, school or community. Duties will be performed under formal supervision by a licensed mental health provider in accordance with BBS guidelines.
  • Mental health duties will include crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, DSM-IV diagnosis, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Participate in one hour of individual face to face clinical supervision weekly, and two hours of group supervision weekly with a licensed mental health provider (Psychologist, LCSW or LMFT) as required by the Board of Behavioral Science. Participate in specialized Evidenced Based focused supervision.
  • Participate in ongoing training and case consultation specific to Evidence Based Practices.
  • Participate in Group Supervision, Staff Meetings, School Team Meetings, Community Meetings and Training as assigned by Clinical Supervisor and in compliance with the BBS.

Skills:

  • Strong assessment skills required.
  • Training in Evidence Based Practices preferred (PCIT, CPP).
  • Experience with DMH documentation preferred.
  • Strong documentation skills required.

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Field Capable Clinical Services Therapist

Job Description:
For The Child seeks a Master Level Therapist in our Field Capable Clinical Services Program. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in clinical assessment, cross agency collaboration and providing quality clinical services to children and families. Eligible candidates must be currently registered with the BBS as an ACSW or MFT intern. For The Child is an agency with a long history of providing trauma specialized child and adolescent mental health services. We offer a supportive environment with wonderful training opportunities and excellent clinical supervision toward successful BBS Licensure.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English & able to deliver clinical services, read & write in both languages.
  • One year of clinical field training or related work experience with children and adolescents.
  • Current registration with the BBS as Registered MFTI or ACSWI.
  • Previous Field Capable Therapist experience desirable.
  • Strong assessment and report writing skills.
  • Experience working with families at high risk or recovering from trauma.
  • Child welfare system experience preferred.
  • Experience with DMH documentation and Exym preferred.

Duties will include:

  • Mental Health evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and case management of children and adolescents with mental health problems that impair functioning in home, school or community, many with trauma and Child Welfare System involvement.
  • Crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Treatment will be provided at the agency site, school site or client home, as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor, depending upon client and program needs.
  • Participate in one hour of individual face to face clinical supervision weekly, and two hours of group supervision weekly with a licensed mental health provider (Psychologist, LCSW or LMFT).

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School Based Therapist

Job Description:
For The Child seeks a Master Level Therapist in our School Based Mental Health Program. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in clinical assessment, cross agency collaboration and providing quality clinical services to children and families. Eligible candidates must be currently registered with the BBS as an ACSW or MFT intern. For The Child is an agency with a long history of providing child abuse prevention and treatment services. We offer a supportive environment with wonderful training opportunities and excellent clinical supervision toward successful BBS Licensure.

Qualifications:

  • A qualifying Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.
  • One year of clinical field training or related work experience with children and adolescents.
  • Experience working with families at high risk or recovering from trauma.
  • Current registration with the Board of Behavioral Science as a Registered Marriage and Family Intern or Associate Clinical Social Work Intern.
  • Experience and training in Evidence Based Practices.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with experience providing therapy in Spanish.

Duties will include:

  • Mental Health evaluation, treatment and case management of children and adolescents referred to this agency with a history of trauma, mental health diagnosis or are at high risk and have impaired functioning in home, school or community. Duties will be performed under formal supervision by a licensed mental health provider in accordance with BBS guidelines.
  • Mental health duties will include crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, DSM-IV diagnosis, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Participate in one hour of individual face to face clinical supervision weekly, and two hours of group supervision weekly with a licensed mental health provider (Psychologist, LCSW or LMFT) as required by the Board of Behavioral Science. Participate in specialized Evidenced Based focused supervision.
  • Participate in ongoing training and case consultation specific to Evidence Based Practices.
  • Participate in Group Supervision, Staff Meetings, School Team Meetings, Community Meetings and Training as assigned by Clinical Supervisor and in compliance with the BBS.

Skills:

  • Strong assessment skills required.
  • Training in Evidence Based Practices preferred (PCIT, TFCBT, MAP, Seeking Safety)
  • Experience with DMH documentation.
  • Strong documentation skills required.

Please send send your resume using the Apply button below:

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.