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20 Career Opportunities at Five Acres


New Posting Grant Writer On-Call
Up to 30 hours/week position in Five Acres' Advancement Department responsible for coordinating the successful solicitation of foundation grants under the direction of the Chief Advancement Officer.

The Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS) Case Manager is responsible for clients in the therapeutic behavioral services program in accordance with Five Acres policies and the clients' treatment plans.

New Posting Program Supervisor 2
Support of Five Acres’ strategic goals, mission, & values; ensuring quality service, audit, and fiscal performance.Clinical supervision to ensure provision of clinical, case management, advocacy, and related services to assigned clients in accordance with treatment goals, licensing requirements and professional standards. Individual/group supervision to ensure development, implementation and coordination of program services in accordance with Agency goals and quality standards. Responsible for managing and supervising staff

New Posting Case Specialist
Responsible for supporting program staff by monitoring the accuracy and completeness of client records, and to strive for compliance with Five Acres policies and contract requirements, Agency-wide.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for providing clinical and direct supervision to foster care social workers ensuring that children achieve their placement goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.

The DIVISION DIRECTOR of PERMANENCY PLACEMENT is a management position requiring minimal supervision with latitude for the use of initiative, independent judgment, decision making, systems/strategic thinking and professionalism. Within the authority limits delegated by the Chief Program Officer, the Division Director is expected to be capable of assuming complete responsibility of all essential division functions. Each designated division is comprised of multiple programs and the director will make decisions and recommendations for the division that can impact: Client Care and Services Financial Performance and Viability Program Development and Future Growth of Programs

Full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt position ensuring completeness, accuracy and security of all client records maintained electronically in accordance with Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) requirements. Provide statistical analysis of agency’s contract compliance.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Director of Research and Clinical Training. This position is designed for a clinically licensed mental health professional who has had experience in training staff on Mental Health topics such as assessment, clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and evidence-based practices. This person will be responsible for the development, implementation, and sustainment of infrastructural systems and processes related to supporting clinical staffs’ ability to effectively provide coordinated evidence-based mental health care to youths and adults.

Conserves chief's time and promotes the agency image by representing the chief internally and externally; providing liaison between the chief, key directors, executives, board, donors and employees; ensuring adequate agency communication from the chief.

The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for the ongoing development, design, and administration of all educational and training initiatives. Provide the vision, inspiration and leadership to enable continuous learning and develop programs which are inclusive and effective. This position will also be tasked with coordinating agency projects in a project manager/coach capacity. This role will have responsibility managing scope, planning, monitoring, and other aspects of a project through completion. Ensure compliance with Agency policies, mission and strategic plan.

Support of Five Acres' strategic goals, mission, & values; ensuring quality service, audit, and fiscal performance. Clinical supervision to ensure provision of clinical, case management, advocacy, and related services to assigned clients in accordance with treatment goals, licensing requirements and professional standards. Individual/group supervision to ensure development, implementation and coordination of program services in accordance with Agency goals and quality standards.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Chief Program Officer. 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.

Full-time position available in the Residential Treatment Program working under the general direction of the Program Manager. 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., and effectively partnering with other agency staff to ensure success of clients individual plans.

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.

Part-time (16-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Facilities and Safety Supervisor. Responsible for Receiving visitors and clients, determining nature of their visit and notifying appropriate staff, answering and transferring telephone calls, providing general office and clerical support to a program/department and representing Five Acres to callers, clients and visitors in a friendly, professional manner.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for: Support of Five Acres' strategic goals, mission, & values; ensuring quality service, audit, and fiscal performance. Clinical supervision to ensure provision of clinical, case management, advocacy, and related services to assigned clients in accordance with treatment goals, licensing requirements and professional standards. Individual/group supervision to ensure development, implementation and coordination of program services in accordance with Agency goals and quality standards.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Director of Information Technology. Responsible for: Leading a Team of Data Architects to ensure the effective installation, operation, maintenance, data integrity, performance of the Agency's databases and supporting infrastructure, including: Microsoft SQL Report Server, Back Office and Internal Information Servers, Electronic Health Record (EHR) System, Financial and Fundraising Systems, Executive Dashboards, and Help Desk software

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)

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.

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.