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Do you have what it takes to combat homelessness?

New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) is seeking dedicated and committed individuals to join our team.  Since 1992, NDVets has been the leader in transitional and permanent supportive housing for veterans, regardless of their discharge status.  We continue to develop new programs and methods to address the needs of the men and women who have served our country.  If you have what it takes to combat homelessness, we want to meet you!

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including:

  • Employer contributed medical, dental, and vision
  • Supplemental insurance (life, disability, etc.) at competitive rates
  • Vacation, sick time, and 12 paid holidays annually
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Special events
  • Training opportunities
  • Discount pricing on meals from our kitchen

Current Openings

Please click on any of the job postings listed below for a full job description. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to resumes@ndvets.org with the job title in the subject line, or mail to New Directions for Veterans, P.O. Box 25536 11420 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, Attention: Human Resources. No phone calls, please.

Senior Accountant

How this Position Supports our Mission

The Senior Accountant is a vital team member of the finance staff who contributes to the maintenance and reconciliation of accounting and finance.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger, account analyses, cash and other balance sheet reconciliations. Prepares month supporting schedules.
  • Prepares all journal entries, monthly bank reconciliations and analyses for cash and other accounts.
  • Assists with the preparation and review of audit schedules and works with external auditors/tax consultants to assure complete and timely compliance for financial and regulatory reporting.
  • Preform additional projects as assigned by CFO or Accounting Manager including but not limited to, reviewing processes in place to improve efficiencies, maintaining a fixed asset tracking system, development of an AR sub ledger, reconciliation for multiple AR accounts, in-kind gift reconciliation, temporary restricted fund balance tracking.
  • Process check & cash deposits and post to the GL
  • Enter contract billings and payments to AR system
  • Prepare invoices for federal, state, city and private grants on a monthly basis, including processes like: entering billing data to excel spreadsheets; running reports; issuing invoices to payers
  • File paper copies of all invoices together with supporting documentation in the finance department contract folders
  • Review purchase orders for grant expenses with regard to completeness, accuracy and allowability after they are approved by Department heads
  • Update and maintain expense allocation system that ensures contract line items are appropriately billed
  • Attend all staff training and meetings and complies with established policies and procedures. Other duties as may be assigned in support of the goals of the department.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proficient in Blackbaud, Financial Edge & Raiser’s Edge for tasks such as GL, AR, AP, post JE & run reports.
  • Requires considerable accuracy and attention to details, strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, must be analytical and have the ability to identify variances, able to prepare a variety of financial reports, able to meet tight deadline and juggle priorities, able to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and work effectively in a fast pace environment.
  • Requires the exercise of independent discretion and judgment in performing accounting duties; requires meticulous, through detailed approach to work. Involves application of broad knowledge of finance, accounting and government funding principals.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. 4-5 years related work experience in accounting.
  • Prior general ledger and account reconciliation experience; cost allocations for a non-profit company.
  • Audit experience required.

Other Requirements

  • Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is sedentary work in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 25 lbs.

  • In this position you will be in contact with individuals in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, have mental illnesses, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and/or safety practices.
  • You may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and/or lack of personal hygiene.
  • As a result you must be prepared and able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with residents, individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions to others.
  • Ability to work independently, with others, around other, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.

GPD Case Manager

How this position supports our Mission

The Case Manager works directly with participants in Clinical, Low Demand or Bridge Programs to provide services consistent with the program and the individual needs of their clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Single Fixed Point of Responsibility (SFPR) for the coordination of care for each veteran in their case load.
  • Provides recovery-based services, including assessment, case management, crisis intervention, group trainings and skills training to clients served by the program.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans, support and monitors progress in achieving goals. Provides ongoing support, crisis intervention and relapse prevention support through individual counseling, groups and seminars.
  • Oversees participant’s daily activities; coordinates medical, legal, dental and/or psychological services as needed. Provides services appropriate to the participant.
  • Assists residents in planning each phase of their development, including job training, education and money management, public benefits, housing, income and mental health resources and Medical.
  • For Clinical participants, assess level and degree of substance abuse problems and aids in determining course of treatment and recovery when assigned Clinical Program participants.
  • Work collaboratively with treatment team members, including supervisor, case managers, peer counselors, volunteers, and psychiatric consultants in a helpful and supportive manner to provide coordinated care that is consistent with the program philosophy or mental health recovery.
  • Responsible for conducting pre-placement screening in a manner that strives to achieve high probability for housing retention, appropriate supportive services and an enhanced living situations.
  • Completes all Charting and Documentation requirements as required in order to remain complaint with program and funding reimbursement guidelines. This includes completing all assigned Intake Documents, Discharge Paperwork and daily progress notes and Units of Service Logs within the specified timeframes.
  • Ensures data quality, accuracy of client files and records, complete paperwork and comprehensive outcomes tracking in the areas of housing, case management, savings, job attainment and retention, (if capable of working), goal setting and client progress, program intake and exit, meetings, support groups, referrals and other related activities and client interactions for internal and external purposes including: coordination of services, program impact evaluation, and compliance.
  • Maintains client files through the appropriate HMIS system and maintains ongoing files.
  • Communicates with Program Manager, NDVETs Senior management, VA Liaison, as appropriate on barriers or challenges to the effective delivery of services.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, special projects, staff training and other duties assigned

Require Skills:

  • Possess excellent organization skill, time management, ability to multi-task and demonstrate initiative and follow through. Be detail oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, maintain a professional attitude, conduct and appearance at all times.
  • Skilled in motivational interviewing, ability to effectively work in a harm reduction environment
  • Working knowledge of community resources as they relate to substance abuse as well as experience working with a multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • The ability to interact and support staff and clients with a diverse cultural, ethic and economic backgrounds.
  • Proficient in basic office software including word, excel, outlook and HMIS and other related social services data collection programs with the ability to write business correspondence and present information in one on one and small group settings.

Education & Experience:

  • BS or BA in related area of study for this position is preferred. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of educational background.
  • Possess a Drug and Alcohol Certification or be able to obtain a certification within six months of hire, if hired for Clinical caseloads.
  • Three years of experience working with social model recovery program and/or experience with a therapeutic community preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, current vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the ability to be insured by New Directions.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test. Complete bi-annual CPR Training

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In this position you will be in contact with individuals in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, have mental illnesses, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and/or safety practices. You may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and/or lack of personal hygiene. As a result you must be prepared and able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with residents, individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions to others.•Ability to work independently, with others, around other, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.
  • This is active work in a residential setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 25 lbs.

Residential Services Coordinator

How this position supports our Mission:

The Residential Services Coordinator provides a wide range of supportive services to Veterans in designated permanent supportive housing sites to meet the needs of residents and the goals of New Directions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting regular assessments of tenants which includes needs assessment and a plan for the retention of their permanent housing. Develops individualized service plans and monitors progress in achieving goals; assists residents in goals planning, money management, recreation, family support and providing ongoing support, crisis intervention and educational or community oriented groups.
  • Creates and maintains resident case files both in hard copy and in HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) in compliance with funding requirements and program guidelines. Collects and records documentation to connect residents with resources and additional program support.
  • Responsible for maintaining exceptional, thorough and timely communication between the Property Management Team and any other site based service providers to ensure the ability to effectively meet the needs of the clients and the contracted delivery of services as provided in the MOU.
  • Develops a budget for site based programs that include community-building and/or other enrichment activities for tenants such as tenant councils, outings, and community engagement. Plans and successfully conducts those events and other community building events working consultatively with other Program staff to ensure appropriate levels of program activities based on going individual assessments.
  • Identifies local resources to assist in the provision of services, developing and maintaining positive relationships between community resources and the organization.
  • Provides visually appealing monthly calendar and newsletter of activities on an ongoing and regular basis.
  • Responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and facilitating transportation planning for off-site services and events, including traveling with or transporting tenants to appointments when needed.
  • Utilizes evidence based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based Case Management and Trauma Inform Care to assist tenants with self-sufficiency and stabilization.
  • Participate in conference, workshops, special projects, staff meetings and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Be service oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, maintain a professional attitude, conduct and appearance at all times. Possess excellent organization skills, initiative and follow through.
  • Proficient in basic office software (Outlook, Word, Excel and Internet use) with the ability to generate correspondence and reports that support the documentation of site based duties and activities.
  • Able to effectively work with persons experiencing homelessness, physical and/or mental disabilities and/or active substance use.

Education & Experience & Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or
  • 2-3 of experience working with non-profit social services agency.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License, reliable transportation, current vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the ability to be insured by New Directions.
  • Successfully complete a background check, drug screen and annual TB test.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with residents, individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Complex reading and writing skills with the ability to read, proof, and analyze complex documents.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions to others.
  • Ability to work independently, with others, around other, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.
  • In this position you will be in contact with individuals and/or families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, have mental illnesses, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. You may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. As a result you must be prepared and able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is sedentary work in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.

 

Resident Services Assistant

How this position supports our Mission:

Resident Services Assistants works directly with residents to help meet their daily needs in a safe and secure environment. You will be the welcoming face at our residential living facility dedicated to Veterans experiencing homelessness. We offer several levels of care, including those for patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed Mental health conditions. Resident Services Assistants engage with our residents to help ensure their daily needs are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote a calm, friendly and cooperative atmosphere within the facility and with the residents.
  • Encourage Resident participating in programs and activities; building rapports with residents in a professional manner.
  • Liaison between programs, case managers and other imperative departments
  • Observe and monitor resident’s behavior; advise clinical or case managers accordingly through proper protocol.
  • Assist, conduct and support the promotion of a clean, orderly and healthy environment at all times.
  • Maintain a clean, efficient, and professional work station at all times.
  • Conduct daily room inspections for cleanliness.
  • Conduct nightly bed checks to ensure all residents are accounted for.
  • Clean and turnover vacant rooms after residents discharge from program.
  • Report any damages to facility property in a timely manner using the Operation/IT reporting system.
  • Ensure transportation, and transportation safety for residents for appointments or program outings as required.
  • Maintain all care records in accordance with company policy and audit care records weekly to ensure accuracy.
  • Supervision of self-administration of resident medications per physician orders and maintain training in medication distribution per State guidelines.
  • Respond to any safety or medical issues and contact proper authorities when necessary.
  • Prepare Incident reports and notify appropriate management staff.
  • Conduct drug tests if required by program.
  • Attend staff trainings and department meetings as needed and other duties as assigned.
  • Perform mandatory security wand searches of all persons entering the building following the outlined Safety Protocols set forth.
  • Field all incoming phone calls.
  • Distribute program supplies to residents
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required. Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with residents of varying ethic, social and economic backgrounds, individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Experience working with the homeless population along with knowledge of veteran related issues.
  • Ability to use good judgement, effectively solve problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give empathetic, direct instructions while knowing and understanding your audience.
  • Ability to work independently, with others, around others, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.
  • Possess excellent organization skill, initiative and follow through. Ability to be detail oriented in completing documentation.
  • Be detail oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, maintain a professional attitude, conduct and appearance at all times.
  • Proficient in office software including: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet use.

Education & Experience & Other Requirements

  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum one year of experience working directly with participants within a therapeutic community or social model recovery program.

 Other Requirements

  • Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test.
  • Complete bi-annual CPR Training.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In this position you will be in contact with individuals in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, have mental illnesses, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and/or safety practices. You may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and/or lack of personal hygiene. As a result, you must be prepared and able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
  • This is active work in a residential setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 40 lbs.

Controller

How this Position Supports our Mission:

The Controller provides financial leadership, staff management and strategic vision for the overall financial direction for New Directions, Inc. The Controller is responsible for the transparent and ethical practices in all financial planning, accounting, asset management, grant management, federal awards programs and control systems designed to meet New Directions’ financial obligations, government funding requirements and financial programmatic obligations regarding all manner of funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a strategic business partner with the Executive Director and Executive level team, overseeing all aspects of finance and asset management. Collaborates with the Executive Leadership Team to develop strategic financial options that support New Directions’ mission and develops structures that effectively support programmatic work.
  • Works with program management to effectively monitor the allowability of usage of funds from government and private grants and reviews and ensures timing and accurate government and private grant billings. Prepares all grant close-out reports and involved in grant negotiations, as needed.
  • Leads the annual budgeting process and manages the timely development of an annual budget as well as grant budgets. Works directly with the Executive Leadership Team to prepare departmental budgets and provides support to Program Managers in the development of Program budgets.
  • Prepares the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive management, and the Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Manages and ensure accurate forecasting of cash flows.
  • Ensures that effective and verifiable internal controls are in place, ensures the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information. Manages New Directions internal audit, generation of financial statements and the timely submission of legally required filings and tax documents. Primary point of contact for all aspects of funding audits as they relate to financial matters. Collaborates with Program staff on finalizing all relevant data required for funding audits and reviews and approves prior to submittal.
  • Oversees the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all A-133 audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met. Also, oversees all grant auditors and ensures compliance with fiscal and program requirements.
  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the Finance team, including hiring appropriate personnel for the staffing needs of the department and the day-to day management of the department staff and performance reviews. Trains the Finance/Accounting unit and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
  • Provides leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long–term financial objectives. Develops actionable analysis for financial performance, trends and long-terms forecasts.
  • Serves on the Finance and Development committees. Supports the needs of the Board of Directors related to the financial management of the organization. Prepares reports and analysis as needed.
  • Represents New Directions at official functions and serves as liaison on banking matters.

 Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or related area required.
  • CPA or MBA required along with at least 5 years of experience managing the finance department of a Nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $8 million dollars.
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex and local governments grant funding. LAHSA grant experience preferred.
  • Proficient in the management and understanding of requirements for high volume government funding, restricted and non-restricted funding and private grant funding management.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations
  • Expert knowledge in the requirements for the reporting of Time and Effort timesheets relating to payroll.
  • Skilled in resolving complex financial issues and/or problems. Can effectively evaluate options, execute a plan of action and communicate resolution to appropriate parties.
  • Proficient with financial management software; Financial Edge preferred. • At least two years performing audits under the supervision of a CPA firm, preferably OMB 133 audits.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail. Strong work ethic with the ability to lead teams and accomplish goals and results.
  • Dedication and commitment to the mission of serving veterans. Flexibility and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines.

Other Requirements:

  • Capable of providing Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Thorough knowledge of general office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite; excellent Excel skills
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test.
  • Complete bi-annual CPR Training.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Complex reading and writing skills with the ability to read, proof, and analyze complex documents.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions to others.
  • Ability to work independently, with others, around other, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.
  • This is sedentary work in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 25 lbs.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally the employee will be required to perform work out of the office or other facilities.

Clinician II

How this position supports our Mission:

The Clinician will work directly with Veteran Residents at the office or in the field to address their mental health needs.

Responsibilities

  • Assists program manager, case managers, and resident managers to address the clinical issues which lie beyond the scope of practice of peer counselors.
  • Assists in screening/intake assessments with new clients into the clinical program.
  • Provides case consultation with program staff and supplemental treatment plans.
  • Acts as a liaison to other resources, making referrals where appropriate and coordinating with other referral sources.
  • Provides individual psychotherapy, group, and crisis intervention.
  • Facilitates specialized rehabilitation groups utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices such as Seeking Safety, Anger Management and Recovery rehabilitation groups.
  • Documents clinical notes in resident’s charts and electronic health records for compliance with required Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health policies and procedures.
  • Prepares for inspections and liaison with government agencies during routine clinical and fiscal audits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Skill in working with a diverse population, especially with those with co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience with mental health services, preferably in a Residential setting.
  • Must be knowledgeable with substance abuse issues, therapeutic interventions, and treatment planning.
  • Department of Mental Health documentation required.
  • May require some weekend and/or evening hours as needed.

Education & Experience

  • Masters level education in social work, psychology/counseling, and family therapy.
  • Licensed (LMFT, AMFT, LCSW, ASW, LPPC).
  • Experience and knowledge in working with veterans, trauma, and recovery.

Other Requirements

  • Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test.
  • Complete bi-annual CPR Training.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In this position you will be in contact with individuals in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, have mental illnesses, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and/or safety practices. You may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. As a result, you must be prepared and able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including all crisis situations.
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using all methods of communication with residents, individuals in the organization at all levels, outside agencies, partner organizations and consultants.
  • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Complex reading and writing skills with the ability to read, proof, and analyze complex documents.
  • Ability to see, hear, and talk clearly in order to receive instruction and to give instructions to others.
  • Ability to work independently, with others, around other, have verbal contact with others, face-to-face contact with others and prioritize work and make decisions.
  • This is sedentary work in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 25 lbs.

FSP Clinician

How this position supports our Mission:

The Clinician will provide behavior health services to our Veteran Residents at the office or in the field to address their mental health needs. The behavior health services for Veterans will aim to promote recovery and community living.

Responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic services to clients in Full Service Partnership (FSP) program in a field-based setting.
  • Triage individual cases to determine appropriateness for agency services
  • Perform Clinical Evaluations
  • Compassion for clients and dedicated to making a difference.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population, including clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort working with clients referred from the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment both in the office and in the community.
  • Ability to perform after hours on-call responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain productivity and documentation standards.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, organize and prioritize tasks, demonstrate sound judgment, give attention to detail, be flexible, self-driven and motivated.
  • Possess excellent organization skill, time management, ability to multi-task and demonstrate initiative and follow through.
  • Be detail oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, maintain a professional attitude, conduct and appearance at all times.
  • Provide Individual, family and/or group therapy to clients
  • Provide rehabilitation, collateral and case management services as clinically appropriate.
  • Attend clinical and administrative supervision meetings as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in all in-service training as necessary
  • Responsible for timely completion of documentation in the client’s clinical record per EHRS, DMH and Legal requirements.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Two years of clinical experience in treating mental health individuals.
  • Experience with mental health services, preferably in a Residential setting.
  • Must be knowledgeable with substance abuse issues, therapeutic interventions, and treatment planning.
  • Department of Mental Health documentation required.
  • May require some weekend and/or evening hours as needed.

Education & Experience

  • Masters level training in social work, psychology/counseling, and family therapy.
  • License or License Eligible required (AMFT, IMF, LCSW, ASW, APPC).
  • Experience and knowledge in working with trauma and PTSD.

Other Requirements

  • Provide Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Complete a background screen and drug test.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Provide annual evidence of tuberculosis test.
  • This position requires *extensive* traveling within Los Angeles County
  • Complete bi-annual CPR Training.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • **This is active work in a field, residential, and/or office setting** While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasionally the employee will be required to perform work out of the office meeting clients at apartment buildings or other facilities.

Line Cook & Food Service Worker

How this Position Supports our Mission

Responsible for maintaining to a high standard of safety, cleanliness, & efficiency in the food service department.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for food preparation & serving residents 3 meals a day depending on shift.
  • Deliver food to additional building(s) & handle breakdowns & ensure ServSafe Standard of cleaning.
  • Sweep, mop & ensure overall kitchen sanitation based on ServSafe Compliance & state regulations.
  • Deliver & pick up donations as needed.
  • Duties will include dish-washing, food prep, & cooking.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 1 year experience working in a restaurant or institutional kitchen setting
  • Knowledge of quality food & safety standards & ability to build new skills & adsorb new information.
  • Knowledge of health & safety codes & basic sanitation requirements.
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Basic Math Skills & ability to read instructions & computer documents.
  • Physical agility to lift up to 50 pounds to shoulder height; & to bend, to stoop, to walk on uneven terrain, to climb ladders.
  • Ability to reach overhead, above the shoulders & horizontally, to store & retrieve food, kitchen equipment & supplies.
  • Ability to stand and walk short distances most of the working day; stoop, reach for, & lift supplies & equipment; moderate exposure to hot/cold temperatures; exposure to chemicals used in cleaning, sanitizing & pest control; hazards include cuts from utensil, burns from hot food & equipment as well as falls due to wet floors; ability to lift 50 pounds.

Education & Experience

  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License & evidence of insurance coverage.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Employee are subject wet floors, hot surfaces, odors & other conditions associated with food preparation, throughout the workday & subject to exposure to wastes, & other unpleasant conditions, etc. Must meet all local health regulations & pass employment physical exam. Works beyond normal hours, on weekends & holidays, when necessary.