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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.

Bilingual Masters Level Therapist

Bilingual Masters Level Therapist, Child & Adolescent Trauma-Focused Mental Health

General Job Description:
For The Child is seeking a Master Level therapist to provide Trauma Focused/Trauma Specialized treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced, abuse, neglect or other trauma exposure.

Duties:

  • Crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnosis, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Maintain a caseload of 20-22 clients.
  • 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 group supervision.
  • Participate in Staff Meetings, School Team Meetings, Community Meetings and Training as assigned by Clinical Supervisor and in compliance with the BBS.

Skills/Requirements

  • Must be able to speak, read and write in both English and Spanish. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience and a strong desire to work with children and families who have experienced trauma. Experience with using Evidence Based Practices for traumatized children is strongly desired. You must be registered or licensed MFT or MSW with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Commitment to For The Child’s mission, vision and values (www.forthechild.org)

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

School-Based Therapist

General Job Description:
For The Child has an opening for 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 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.

Skills:

  • Training in Evidence Based Practices preferred (PCIT, TFCBT, MAP, Seeking Safety).
  • Experience with DMH documentation.
  • Strong documentation skills required.
  • Experience providing Mental Health services to children and families.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred but not required.

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 preferred.

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, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management.
  • Services will be provided at schools and in the field. Some travel will be required.

  • 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.

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

Apply

Child Development Specialist (In LA)

For The Child, a non-profit agency has a position available in Los Angeles. We are looking for a child care worker to supervise and carefully care for children (infant 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.

$12.00 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

Child Development Specialist (In Chatsworth)

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.

$12.00 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

Infant-Toddler Specialist (In LA)

For The Child, a non-profit agency has a position available in Downtown Los Angeles (Close to Metro Access). We are looking for a child care worker to supervise and carefully care for children (infant 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.

$14.00-$15.00 per hour (Based on experience)

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:

  • 18 units in ECE/Child Development, including at least 3 units in infant care related courses.
  • 2 years experience working directly with infants and toddlers in a paid or supervised setting.
  • Ability to change diapers and bottle feed infants.
  • 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.
  • 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 required to care for children.

    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

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.