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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 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

Bilingual In-Home Counselor

General Job Description:
For The Child has an opening for an In Home Counselor in our Child Abuse Prevention program. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in clinical assessment, cross agency collaboration and providing clinical services to children and families who are at high risk for abuse. Direct services including: assessment of family strengths and risks, case planning, advocacy, outreach, and home visitation activities for children and families in collaboration with a team. Eligible candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Social Work, Child Development or other Social Sciences. For The Child is an agency with a long history of providing child abuse prevention and treatment services. We offer a supportive environment, training opportunities and excellent clinical supervision.

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, child development or a related field. Board of Behavioral Sciences Registration is not required for this position.
  • Experience working with at-risk children and families in a mental health or social service setting.
  • Case management experience with children and families preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • A valid California driver’s license and state-required auto insurance.
  • Reliable transportation to support home visitation nature of clinical activities (greater than 50% of time spent in home visitation in the Greater Long Beach area). Mileage reimbursement at the IRS rate.
  • Strong ability to work with others towards a common goal.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Maintains client privacy, including protecting the confidentiality, safeguarding the integrity and availability, and limiting the use and disclosure of patient Protected Health Information (PHI) to authorized individuals and entities.
  • Sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.

Duties:

  • Conduct regular home visits to assess strengths and needs; provide guidance, support and linkage to services for families. Participate in and remains available to assist in crisis intervention and to provide support and assistance in resolving problems.
  • Provide casework and support services to the families and children, including referral for individual and/or family therapy; arranges contacts, visits and referrals and coordinates with community services, pediatric and dental care, and other services as needed.
  • Ensures all client files are accurately and completely maintained, meeting required deadlines for client contact efforts and documentation.
  • Duties will be performed under formal supervision by a licensed mental health provider in accordance with BBS guidelines.
  • Duties will include: developmental screening, assessment using a standardized tool, crisis intervention, short term counseling and case management. These services will be provided in the field. Travel will be required.
  • Facilitate Parent Groups for at-risk parents (Psychoeducational and group therapy models).
  • Provide support and training to our Child Abuse Response Team advocates as part of a team.
  • 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 Group Supervision, Staff Meetings, Team Meetings, Community Meetings and Training as assigned by Clinical Supervisor and in compliance with the BBS.
  • Actively collaborates with others.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with children and families and works effectively within For The Child and the social services community at large.
  • Identify client needs and provide community referrals to client and others.
  • Advocate on behalf of the client with other agencies, government programs and similar to help them receive needed services.
  • Ensures accurate and timely completion of outcome and evaluation testing and reports required by the program.
  • Develop and maintains effective working relations with other agencies, schools, community organizations, placement centers and other resources to improve services for clients.
  • As required, conducts intake interviews to gather information and completes required paperwork.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of service standards and policies as stipulated by contract, licensing, and/or other governing bodies.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Computer Skills

  • Must have intermediate knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and E-mail.
  • Ability to learn Electronic Health Records System charting if required.

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

Site Supervisor (In Compton)

General Job Description:
For The Child, a non-profit agency, has an open full time position in Compton for an experienced Site Supervisor to join our team, You’ll work directly with children (ages 2 ½ to 13 years old) and their parents, as well as supervise a team and the child care center. The Site Supervisor is responsible for supervising program staff and children, assisting with a broad range of assigned administrative tasks and reports, explaining the child care program policies to parents/caregivers, 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.

Position: Child Development Site Supervisor/Specialist is full time, M-F. $14.25/hr.

Qualifications, Required Education, Training, Experience or Skills:

  • 30+ college units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development.BA/AA preferred in Child Development/ECE.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years work experience in child care/preschool setting.
  • 1+ year previous supervisory experience (Preferred).
  • Ability to carefully care for and nurture children ages 2 ½ to 13 years old in crisis.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to calm difficult situations.
  • Ability to effectively create and implement plans for center activities and assist in supply inventory.
  • Ability to supervise program staff and work well with court personnel.
  • Ability to speak clearly and maintain positive communication with staff, parents and families.
  • Physical ability and strength to lift children and move play area objects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and oral).
  • Computer knowledge (word and excel).
  • Strong organizational skills, record-keeping and report preparation techniques to assist in a range of administrative and clerical functions in support of the program.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • TB Skin test, Live Scan Finger-Print and DMV clearance required (if contacted 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.
  • Must be able to fully engage in physical activity. They 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.
  • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor the classroom to keep children safe at all times.

Full time includes benefits: Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, 401K

E-mail resumes with copy(unofficial is ok) of transcripts/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 any characteristic protected by law.