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20 Career Opportunities at Five Acres


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 with experience in training staff on Evidence-Based Practices (in particular MAP) as well as Mental Health topics such as assessment, clinical diagnosis, and treatment planning. This individual is 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.

Private Health Care is an intensive team-based program providing community-based mental health services to clients and families. Candidates working within the Private Health Care program have the opportunity to collaborate with Psychiatrists, Therapists, Case Managers, and Rehab Specialists as part of their treatment team. Candidates with experience working as part of teams and providing community-based mental health services are encouraged to apply!

Private Health Care is an intensive team-based program providing community-based mental health services to clients and families. Candidates working within the Private Health Care program have the opportunity to collaborate with Psychiatrists, Therapists, Case Managers, and Rehab Specialists as part of their treatment team. Candidates with experience working as part of teams and providing community-based mental health services are encouraged to apply!

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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.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Residential Treatment Supervisor. Responsible for ensuring the safety and security of Agency facility and the safety and well-being of children and staff, including directly supports cottage staff in the absence of the executives and managers (e.g. nights, weekends and holidays), responding to emergency situations where children are in crisis to de-escalate the situation and ensure the safety and health of clients, families, caregivers and Five Acres staff, providing support to enhance the effectiveness of staff performance and program functions.

On-Call position under the general direction of the Director of Information Technology. Responsible for ensuring system availability and internal customer satisfaction by maintaining network performance and security.

Part-time (20-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Social Worker Supervisor. Working within the Foster Care/Intensive Treatment Foster Care program, providing social work services to foster children and families. The Foster Care Social Worker provides foster care placement, planning and implementation for assigned client caseloads, and ensures that children achieve their placement goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.

Full-time (40 hours/week) position under the general direction of the Director of Research and Clinical Training. 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.

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.

On-Call position under the general direction of the Program 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.

Private Health Care is an intensive team-based program providing community-based mental health services to clients and families. Candidates working within the Private Health Care program have the opportunity to collaborate with Psychiatrists, Therapists, Case Managers, and Rehab Specialists as part of their treatment team. Candidates with experience working as part of teams and providing community-based mental health services are encouraged to apply!

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Controller. Responsible for: Performing and supporting decision support services, budgeting, financial reporting, analytics, cost accounting, forecasting, projections, predictive and fiscal modeling for the Agency. Developing reports, information and provide analysis that supports organizational decision making through high-level analysis, reporting, research and effective use of data generated from various sources. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Directors as with Executive level staff.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Chief Advancement Office. Responsible for coordinating minor events, supporting the Agency’s two major fundraisers and providing support for the successful solicitation of donors through direct mail and digital marketing. 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.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program 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 position under the general direction of the Permanency Program Division Director. Responsible for conducting home studies on prospective foster parents as well as matched home studies for prospective adoptive parents. Responsible for providing consultation to parents and professionals during the matching process while adhering to county and state licensing requirements

Part-time (20-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Health Services Supervisor. Responsible for providing medication, treatment, support and rehabilitation services to all residents.

Full-time (40 hours/week) position under the general direction of the Permanency Program Division Director. Responsible for conducting home studies on prospective foster parents as well as matched home studies for prospective adoptive parents. Responsible for providing consultation to parents and professionals during the matching process while adhering to county and state licensing requirements

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for working with the treatment team to ensure the provision of case management services for severely disturbed children and adolescents in the Deaf Services Community Based Specialty Program at Five Acres in accordance with policies and the clients’ treatment plans.

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.