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Join Our Team! We are building healthier 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. For The Child is a non-profit agency and qualifies for the stipend program. We offer excellent supervision and training.

By working at For The Child you may qualify for the MENTAL HEALTH LOAN ASSUMPTION PROGRAM (MHLAP). Information available upon request. We offer medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, vacation and employer matching retirement plans.

PCIT Therapist

For The Child has an opening for a Master Level Therapist in our PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) Program. Eligible candidate 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. We have a long history of providing Parent Child Interaction Therapy to families of young children who have behavioral concerns. We provide training and ongoing supervision in this Evidence Based Practice.

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.
  • Knowledge of PCIT and experience working with children.
  • Current registration with the Board of Behavioral Science as a Registered Marriage and Family Intern or Associate Clinical Social Work Intern.
  • Highly motivated to become a certified PCIT therapist.
  • Experience and training in Evidence Based Practices.

Duties:

  • 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, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Maintain a caseload of 18-22 clients, which includes a minimum of 10 PCIT clients per week.
  • 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 PCIT.
  • 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 PCIT preferred.
  • Experience with DMH documentation.
  • Strong documentation skills required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with experience providing therapy in Spanish preferred.

E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

Apply

Child Development Specialist (In Santa Monica)

For The Child, a non-profit agency has a position available in Chatsworth. We are looking for a child care worker to supervise and carefully care for children (2.5 to 13 years old). This exciting opportunity is a partnership with Los Angeles County Superior Courts. It is a fun, drop-in, child waiting room that provides free child care. Services are offered to children whose parents or caregivers have business with the court. You are responsible for organizing and implementing 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.

$13.25-$14.00 per hour

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 preferred
  • 1 year paid work experience in child care/preschool center.
  • Ability to carefully care for and nurture children in crisis.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to calm difficult situations, positive, team player, punctual, professional, organized, patient, and friendly.
  • English and Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Live Scan Finger-Print, DMV, TB Skin test clearance required after interview.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to adapt and excel in a continuously changing environment, and make the children’s needs their primary focus.
  • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Must be able to fully engage in physical activity.
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing and walking.
  • Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor the classroom to keep children safe at all times.

Benefits Offered:
For Full Time: medical, dental, vision, 401K

E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

Apply

Receptionist/Data Entry Clerk

Job Description:
For The Child, a non-profit agency has positions at a variety of locations. The Receptionist/Data Entry Clerk is a vital part of our team. You are the first person many of our clients will see. This position is in an outpatient office serving children and families.

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to For The Child’s mission, vision and values
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Minimum one year receptionist experience, preferable in a medical/mental health field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, with an ability to engage others in the work of helping children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Data Entry
  • Compassion for dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect a plus
  • Must clear background check (DOJ, FBI, DMV)

Responsibilities:

  • Greet clients and visitors, answers routine inquiries in person or by telephone
  • Notify appropriate staff of client/visitor arrivals
  • Answer incoming calls, directing them to appropriate staff, or take detailed message
  • Assists with monitoring safety and comfort of customers in treatment program lobby
  • Unlock chart room, chart file cabinets and set up chart room for therapist use
  • Pickup and deliver interoffice mail, process outgoing mail
  • Provide clerical support to staff
  • Performs data entry; input alpha-numeric information into computer system programs
  • Prepares agency functional time sheets for computer entry by compiling and sorting information, establishing entry priorities and following up on missing timesheets
  • Operate standard office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, desktop computer
  • Filing of progress notes and other relevant chart documentation
  • Provide support during clinical chart audits (pulling & transporting charts)
  • Assist with conference room set-up for agency and community meetings as needed
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and stoop, kneel and crouch. Often sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time inputting data. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision. While the work environment is often quiet, it can be quite noisy when there is a full lobby or other times of activity.

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Child Care Substitutes (On Call)

Job Description:
For The Child, a non-profit agency has positions at a variety of locations. We are looking for child care workers to supervise and carefully care for children (infant to 13 years old) in various programs. This exciting opportunity is a partnership with Los Angeles County Superior Courts. 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. Various locations throughout Los Angeles County.

*This is an On-Call position: $12.00 per hour.

  • Various shifts/locations available.

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 (Preferred)
  • 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.
  • Various locations such as: Long Beach, Pomona, Norwalk, Downtown L.A., Compton, Santa Monica, Van Nuys and Chatsworth.
  • English and Bilingual English/Spanish workers needed.
  • Live Scan Finger-Print, DMV report and TB Skin test clearance required after interview.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to adapt and excel in a continuously changing environment, and make the children’s needs their primary focus.
  • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Must be able to fully engage in physical activity.
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing and walking.
  • Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor the classroom to keep children safe at all times.

E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

Apply

Parent Support: On Call Child Care Worker

Job Description:
For The Child, a non-profit agency has positions at a variety of locations. We are looking for child care workers to supervise and carefully care for children (infant to 17 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.

*This is an On-Call position: $12.00 per hour.

  • Various shifts/locations available.

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:

  • 6 units in ECE/Child Development or related field preferred.
  • 6 months-1 year paid work and/or volunteer 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.
  • English and Bilingual English/Spanish workers preferred.
  • Live Scan Finger-Print, DMV, TB Skin test clearance required after interview.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to adapt and excel in a continuously changing environment, and make the children’s needs their primary focus.
  • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Must be able to fully engage in physical activity.
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing and walking.
  • Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor the classroom to keep children safe at all times.

E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

Apply

Early Childhood Therapist

Job Description:
For The Child has an opening for a Master Level Therapist in our Early Childhood (0-5) Mental Health Program. Eligible candidate 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.
  • Training in 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.
  • Trained and certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with experience providing therapy in Spanish required.

Duties:

  • Mental Health evaluation, treatment and case management of young children 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 Child Parent Psychotherapy required.
  • Experience with DMH documentation.
  • Strong documentation skills required.

E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

Apply

Development/Social Media Assistant

Job Description:
For 40 years For The Child has been assisting children and parents prevent child abuse and neglect, and helping child victims and their families heal when it has occurred. For The Child is seeking a well-rounded individual as Development/Social Media Assistant to be involved in all facets of For The Child’s fundraising operations. The Development Assistant reports to the Executive Director and will support the needs of the For The Child’s Board of Directors.

*This is an Part-Time position: 25 hours/week (Occasional nights/weekends for select events), Salary Range: $18-20

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors preferred, may be substituted by experience
  • At least 2 years prior administrative and social media experience, preferably in a fundraising/development office
  • Experience with posting to Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and other social media platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Photoshop and/or Publisher required
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to write donor letters and other communications
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Responsibilities Include:

    • Donor Relations
    • Establishing and managing social media sites
    • Data entry and donation processing
    • Mailings and mail list maintenance
    • Provide administrative support for special events

    For The Child offers a pleasant, fast-paced environment with dedicated professionals, volunteers and community members concerned about child abuse, child victims and their families.

    This is an hourly position – $18 to $20 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

    E-mail resumes with relevant education/units, work experience, and three professional references.

    Apply

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.