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17 Career Opportunities at Five Acres


Responsible for: Supervising the cottage-based programming functions of assigned residential cottages, including the care and supervision of the children, performance of staff, budget monitoring and care of the cottages’ physical and therapeutic environments. Creating a therapeutic atmosphere for children and ensuring all cottage activities comply with the treatment philosophy of Five Acres. Effectively partnering with other agency staff to ensure success of clients’ individual plans.

New Posting Research Assistant
Responsible for performing various research support duties including program review support; maintaining computer files/database and tracking system; administering assessments, surveys and interviews; and other activities.

On-Call position under the general direction of the Program Manager. Responsible for working with clients and their families in the home to implement treatment techniques designed to resolve behavioral and related issues identified in the treatment plan. Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years' full-time paid experience, or Associates degree plus four (4) years full-time paid experience, working in a social services setting.

New Posting LVN - On Call
Responsible for providing medication, treatment, support and rehabilitation services to all residents. Completed an accredited nursing program and maintain an active LVN from the State of California.

New Posting LVN
Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Health Service Supervisor. Responsible for providing medication, treatment, support and rehabilitation services to all residents.

Responsible for performing foster care placement planning and implementation for assigned client caseload, and ensuring that children achieve their placement goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.

This position is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual and family counseling; advocacy services to children, young adults, and families in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs. MA Degree; Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to be license eligible as an MFT or LCSW.

Full-time (40 hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Mental Health services; working with children, young adults and families to implement treatment techniques to resolve issues identified in the treatment plan.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Unit Program Coordinator Responsible for working as part of the treatment team to: Assist in the implementation of individual treatment plans for children/youth focusing on vital areas such as therapeutic interaction, crisis intervention, education, and activities. Provide supervision, counseling, and direct care for children/youth living in the group home setting, serving as a surrogate parent, to teach values, life skills, and problem-solving skills. Ensuring safety and security of children/youth while also maintaining a therapeutic environment. Effectively partnering with families so that they feel empowered as a vital member of a team. Collaborating with co-located DCFS staff to complete intake process and orientations for children being admitted to Transitional Shelter Care Program. (applicable to Transitional Shelter Care program only)

Performs a wide variety of skilled duties related to human resources, including employee relations, leaves of absence, workers compensation policies and practices. As a key member of the human resources department this position supports the department’s ability to maintain efficient day-to-day and strategic business operations.

Responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs. Please designate hours wanted on your application.

Responsible for providing appropriate case management and advocacy services for assigned clients in accordance with their treatment plan and needs.

This position is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual and family counseling; advocacy services to children, young adults, and families in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs. MA Degree; Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to be license eligible as an LMFT or LCSW.

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Mental Health services; working with children, young adults and families to implement treatment techniques to resolve issues identified in the treatment plan. Bachelor's degree plus four years' full-time paid experience, or Associates degree plus six years full-time paid experience, working in a mental or behavior health setting.

Responsible for performing foster care placement planning and implementation for assigned client caseload, and ensuring that children achieve their placement goals in as expeditious a manner as possible. MSW, MFT, or Master's degree in a related field (LMFT or LCSW preferred).

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Clinical Supervisor. Responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.

On-Call Receptionist positions are available to cover scheduled and unscheduled absences of regular staff at all Five Acres' locations. Hours may vary, depending upon the shift covered. The Altadena (main campus) location is open seven (7) days a week and has a Monday through Friday day shift, swing shift, and a weekend day shift. All other locations are Monday through Friday day shift.