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Join Our Team!

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 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

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.