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16 Career Opportunities at Five Acres


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.

New Posting Research Assistant *
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.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Senior 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. Effectively partnering with other agency staff to ensure success of client’s individual plans.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Private Health Care Supervisor. Responsible for Leadership to the PHC Team to ensure clients receive appropriate case management and advocacy service in accordance with identified needs. Case management, counseling and advocacy services to assigned clients.

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 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.

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Manager. Responsible for managing and supervising staff including: 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 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.

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.

On-Call position under the general direction of the Social Work 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.