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: Intake Specialist


The Intake Specialist is responsible for referring clients to appropriate resource(s) in order to meet their mental health and psychosocial needs and ensure efficient and effective mental health services. The main task of the Intake Specialist is to enroll clients for services by scheduling the initial intake with designated staff and processing the initial and ongoing paperwork in order to initiate and continue to qualify for services. This position is Part-Time.


  • Screen and begin process of admission for potential clients
  • Provide referral and follow-up for other needed services.
  • Monitoring of wait list clients to ensure that mental health services are provided within a timely manner.
  • Responsible for checking Medi-Cal eligibility before client admission to program.
  • Responsible for Pre-Intake & Intake process of clients and forms.
  • Maintain contact with school personnel as necessary.


  • Have a HS diploma or above
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be capable of managing regular business travel and heavy work schedules to meet program deadlines.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle a California Driver’s License and vehicle’s insurance.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Windows and Adobe and familiar with Electronic Record Keeping systems.
  • Must be able to travel to field locations as needed to network with other agencies.

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

Title: Family Preservation In Home Outreach Counselor


The Family Preservation In-Home Outreach Counselor (IHOC) will provide counseling and assessment services to families referred to the Agency’s Family Preservation Program. The IHOC will assess clients utilizing the Family Assessment Form (FAF) and provide IHOC sessions, case coordination, linkage and advocacy and supplemental services such as parenting, child follow-up visits, and referrals for emergency housing and assistance with transportation.

Job Requirements:

  • Ensure the physical safety and well-being of the children in the Family Preservation Program.
  • Provide in-home clinical and case management services.
  • Collaborate with other professionals on the case including DCFS, Probation, and mental health providers.
  • Document and communicate clients’ progress, strengths and needs in a timely and accurate manner through all necessary reports.
  • Attend and participate in MCPS’s (Multidisciplinary Case Planning Conference) and coordinate client’s attendance.
  • Provide client linkage to needed resources/services and follow up to ensure successful outcome of identified needs.


  • Registered, Licensed Waivered Marriage & Family Therapist or Therapy Intern, LCSW or ASW.
  • Candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention. At least one year of experience with the community mental health paperwork and standards preferred.
  • 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**