Employment Opportunities:

El Centro de Amistad, Inc., is a multilingual, cross cultural organization providing a comprehensive range of mental health services, anticipating the ever-changing needs of families and individuals in the San Fernando Valley. El Centro de Amistad, Inc. is committed to assisting children, adults and families.

Employment opportunities: emails can be sent to : Lizz.d@ecda.org

Currently Available:


Title: SAMHSA Child Therapist

Description:

The Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Child Therapist will report to the SAMHSA Program Manager and provide mental health therapy to children aged birth to 12 and supportive services to their caretakers.  The staff will provide assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, psycho-education and parenting services on a weekly basis to a minimum of 20 clients.  The staff will coordinate linkage and referral services as necessary and provide training to educators and mental health professionals.

Requirements

  • Ensure the physical safety and well-being of the children and families in the SAMHSA Program.
  • Provide predominately field-based clinical services.
  • Will work with children to assist with increasing verbal and positive communication and social skills and in decreasing symptomology and disruptive behaviors.
  • Will work with caretakers to learn effective parenting skills.
  • Collaborate and consult with other professionals, organizations and staff.
  • Coordinate linkage and referrals to needed resources/services and follow-up to ensure successful outcomes of identified needs.

Qualifications

  • Registered, Licensed Waivered Marriage & Family Therapist or Therapy Intern, LCSW or ASW.
  • Candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish). Candidates must be computer literate and have excellent verbal and written clinical skills.
  • Must be able to manage the Agency’s electronic record keeping system.
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention. Home visitation experience desired.
  • Must have reliable automobile, valid California driver’s license and insurance.
  • Must clear the Department of Justice, TB and HIPAA
  • At least one year of experience with the community mental health paperwork and standards preferred.

**Full job description may be provided during pre-interview**


Title: Development Manager

Description:

The Development Manager creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources and special events.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
  • Fundraising goal is $300k in the 1st year and will increase by 15% on the second year.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree
  • 3 to 5 years of fund raising experience
  • A certificate in Fundraising Management is an asset
  • Knowledge of fundraising management, special events planning and management
  • Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources
  • Computer proficiency in fund raising software, Word processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet

**Full job description may be provided during pre-interview upon request**


Title: On-Call Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Description:

Job Summary

The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support to ensure services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. The Receptionist must be personable and work in a professional manner at all times. This position is a part-time “as needed” position for the San Fernando and Canoga Park locations. The position will provide coverage for when our permanent reception staff is out of the office.

Requirements

  • Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the front desk and reception area, as well as assisting management, staff and psychiatry with administrative tasks.
  • Ensure clients are screened and transferred to the appropriate staff for services, or referred out to appropriate services
  • Responsible for handling multiple phone lines with inbound and outbound calls from the office and the community.
  • In charge of ongoing Agency paperwork, uploading documents and maintaining the Agency’s psychiatry program.
  • TB, Live Scan and HIPAA clearance to be taken upon acceptance of position.

Qualifications

  • High school degree or its equivalent.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Must have great organizational skills, be detail oriented and a self-starter with the ability to multi task.
  • Ability to operate all standard office equipment and have knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel, and Adobe (PDF).
  • Must have reliable vehicle, California Driver License and vehicle insurance

**Full job description may be provided during pre-interview**


Title: Mental Health Clinician

Description:

Seeking a creative, flexible, motivated, and team-oriented Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) therapist to provide mental health services to clients. The position requires a current MFT Associate number and the ability to provide effective therapeutic services to a diverse and chronically mentally ill population. Sessions would be provided either in the office or field setting. Candidates must have excellent time management, computer, written and oral communication, and documentation skills. Candidates must be able to handle a multiple priorities, work cohesively with other team members, adhere to deadlines and quality assurance reviews, and to follow the procedures and protocols of the Agency and the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Attendance at Agency meetings and supervision are required.

Job Requirements:

  • One year or more of mental health experience, working with child and family clients, is required.
  • Must be able to conduct therapy sessions in the field (client’s school, home, etc.) and in an office setting.
  • Must manage time and cases effectively and turn in paperwork by deadlines and/or according to Supervisor’s directives.
  • One year or more of experience with the Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) paperwork and standards is preferred.
  • This position is required to learn and comply with Agency & DMH policies, procedures and ethical standards, HIPAA laws and guidelines, and the Professional Code of Ethics of the BBSE of the State of California.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Registered, Licensed and/or Licensed Waivered MFT, LCSW, MFT Associate or ASW
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Strong administrative skills with 1 year + hands on administrative support experience preferred.
  • Must be computer savvy; and proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook.
  • Require HIPAA, DOJ and TB clearance.
  • Must have reliable automobile, valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance.

**Full job description may be provided during pre-interview upon request**


Title: Clinical Supervisor- Part Time

Description:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Part-Time Clinical Supervisor provides clinical and administrative supervision to licensed and unlicensed staff. The applicant ensures sound clinical direction, management, and coordination of mental health, rehab, case management, community outreach and medication support services within the Agency’s mental health programs to ensure quality of care to consumers.

Requirements:

  • The candidate reinforces the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) and El Centro de Amistad’s (ECDA’s) policies and procedures and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Professional Code of Law & Ethics.
  • The applicant maintains ongoing contact and collaboration with community partners, oversees implementation of programs, reviews and monitors services, billing requirements, deadlines, meets regularly with management, and attends meetings as required.
  • The applicant mediates challenges and/or concerns between staff, conducts staff reviews, manages performance issues, training and provides support and coaching to staff as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed for a minimum of 2 years as a LMFT or LCSW.
  • Have experience in DMH, working with severely and chronically mentally ill children, adults and families.
  • Have knowledge of Evidence Based Practices.
  • Computer and management of Electronic Health Records skills are required. Previous management skills preferred.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle a California Driver’s License and vehicle’s insurance.
  • Strong Computer literate including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Adobe PDF and Internet.

**Full job description may be provided during pre-interview upon request**