North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is a private, non-profit social service agency that provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our focus is on understanding and meeting our client’s needs, while helping them make independent choices. Join us in creating a positive difference in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
Thank you for your interest in employment with NLACRC. Welcome to NLACRC's employment page. You must complete an online application for any position(s) open or you can submit your application to HR@nlacrc.org. Your application will be retained for consideration for open positions. A Human Resources Representative will contact you if we are able to offer you an interview. If you have questions or encounter any difficulties completing your online application, please contact Human Resources at (818) 778-1900 for assistance.
The information below is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the NLACRC human resources department.
Resource Developer (Job #44)
1, Resource Developer, Van Nuys, English Only, Replace
Field phone inquiries from individuals/agencies seeking to be vendored. Generates, coordinates and screens, Request for Proposals for targeted Resource Development. Works with vendors on creating the development of resources that meets the needs of our consumers. Consults with Consumer Services staff, assists in resolution of complex service planning issues and resource identification for consumers. Investigates, documents, reviews, analyzes and tracks vendor applications and ensures compliance with vendorization requirements and time lines as outlined in Title 17. Receive and screen written requests, licenses, and certifications; verify qualifications of vendor applicants. Meet with prospective vendor applicants to discuss their qualifications and proposed program. Provide technical assistance regarding steps toward program development and vendorization. Make visits to review prospective facility sites in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley areas, and provide feedback to vendor applicants re: suitability of facility/site for proposed programs. Receive and review program designs. Request revisions if necessary and work with vendor to create a final program design which meets Title 17 requirements. Recommend approval or denial of vendor application and program design. Review and organize vendor file documents to ensure completeness. Enter new vendor information into electronic database systems. Write new program resource announcements and distribute to NLACRC staff. Write letters to vendors regarding vendor status and service delivery issues. Provide quality assurance support to service providers in this program, including program monitoring, problem identification and exploration, complaint investigation, and group and individual training. Conducts and provides technical assistance to providers for program issues and reviews program policy and procedures for risk mitigation. Assists QA staff and case management in performing investigations. Write detailed reports of evaluation findings, advises service providers on implementing corrective actions, follow-up on implementation. Conducts rate review and analysis on vendor cost statements. Assist team in review of audit materials. Provide input regarding new program development and new program costs, rate changes for the Sufficiency of Allocation Report (SOAR). Provide input and recommendations to service development agreements and other contracts as needed. Facilitate approval processes between all parties for service development agreements. Attend interagency meetings and represent NLACRC. Facilitate trainings, workshops and fairs in partnership with outside agencies, school districts, and vendors. Coordinate, conduct and/or participate in in-service trainings and/or orientation trainings for internal and external customers (staff and vendors). Maintain knowledge of current regulations affecting vendorization requirements, rate setting practices (Title 17, Title 22, Lanterman Act). Investigate and cite statute and regulation as needed. Completes all other assigned duties as needed. Knowledge of Developmental disabilities, service provision techniques, resource development, current values and best practices, current regulatory information. Skills in Decision making, collaborative problem resolution, comprehending and communicating complex information, professional written and verbal communications, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultures. Basic skills and experience in word processing, drafting professional correspondence, accounting, review sand analysis of written documents. Ability to facilitate trainings and conduct professional presentations. Proficiency in numerous standard MS Office Suite software programs and ability to learn new software applications for contracts and database tracking as needed. Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four (4) years of related experience. A Master’s degree in a related subject may be substituted for two years of general related experience. Reliable transportation, valid CDL and acceptable driving record (or acceptable substitute) required. Salary: $3,621 to $4,625 per month. Click here to apply for Resource Developer
Community Services Specialist (Job #43)
1, Community Services, Antelope Valley, English only, Replace
Under the supervision of a Community Services Supervisor, the Community Services Specialist provides consultation and monitoring of residential services for quality of services and accommodations, consumer satisfaction, effectiveness of the program in delivering outcomes to consumers, and conformance with regulation or other requirements. The position will have an emphasis on the provision of technical assistance and training to service providers in areas which relate to program requirements, provision of services, supports and training to consumers, promotion of consumer rights, health and safety, social and physical integration, the philosophy and implementation of Person Centered Plans for Consumers, behavior management techniques, documentation and record keeping, etc. Conducts regular facility monitoring & evaluation visits; Consults with, and conducts interviews with consumers, family members, day program providers and case management staff regarding service satisfaction and delivery; Prepares written reports containing commendations, recommendations, corrective action plans and other vendor actions identified as necessary and follows up on implementation and completion of those plans of action; Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts individual and group training programs for residential providers on issues that impact their ability to deliver quality services; Communicates with Community Care and Department of Health Licensing personnel regarding provider issues and adherence to regulation; Participates in meetings with licensing agencies, other regional centers and task forces as assigned; Investigates and follows up on Special Incident Reports, allegations of abuse, or general complaints regarding facility services; Educates NLACRC staff regarding quality assurance, residential regulations, options, and vendor requirements; Serves as an information resource regarding residential services and providers; Participates as speaker, and assists in the coordination of the RSO course; Maintains knowledge of current Title 17 and Title 22 regulations as they apply to the operation, administration, staffing, and delivery of services in community care and intermediate care facilities; Assists with additional assignments to meet the needs of the department and of residential providers; Coordinates or participates in other activities, training, special events and projects of the Community Services Unit as assigned, as they relate to the implementation of the Performance Based Contract and the pursuit of NLACRC’s Mission. Knowledge of Developmental Disabilities, service provision techniques, current values and best practices, current regulatory information, familiarity with management of residential homes and/or day programs. Skills include decision making, collaborative problem resolution, comprehending and communicating complex information, written and verbal communications, and the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultures. Ability to develop and facilitate trainings. Ability to conduct professional presentations. Ability to understand complex organizational systems and interdependencies with community resources. Exceptional ability to create rapport and manage collaborative relationships with numerous projects partners. Proficiency in numerous standard Office Suite software programs and ability to learn new software applications for contracts and database tracking as needed. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of related experience. A Master’s degree in a related subject may be substituted for two years of experience. Reliable transportation, valid CDL and acceptable driving record (or acceptable substitute) required. Salary: $3,621 to $4,625 per month. Click here to apply for Specialist
Consumer Services Director, New (Job# 476)
1, Consumer Services, Antelope Valley, English Only
The Consumer Services Director will work out of our Antelope Valley office and travel to our branch offices located in Santa Clarita, CA and Van Nuys, CA.
Plans, organizes and directs the overall work of a division of the Consumer Services Department. Participates in the development of department goals, establishes division-level programs, directs the implementation of the division’s goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work plans, in accordance with the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act and NLACRC policies. Formulates quality standards and outcomes to measure and evaluate productiveness of the division. Provides or arranges staff training to meet quality and productivity expectations. Provide oversight to Branch Office (Santa Clarita and Van Nuys). Management of Self Determination Program. Prepares and presents statistical and analytical reports on division activities. May represent the agency or serve as consumer services liaison to governmental and community agencies, boards and committees, outside groups. Selects, trains, directs and evaluates assigned staff. Participates in management and senior management groups. Provides technical assistance and staff support to Board committees and task forces. Serves as the Program Services Director, when assigned. A California Driver’s License and transportation, or acceptable substitute, required for this position.
• California developmental services system,
• Regional Center internal operations,
• Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the work of a large social service department or organization,
• Decision making in the administration of program and/or service standards,
• Interpretation of complex governmental (and other) regulatory information,
• Master’s Degree in Social Work or related subject (LCSW, ASCW or MFCC desirable).
• Minimum of 6 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a related setting, including at least 3 years as a manager or supervisor.
• Experience at Regional Center or Service Provider required.
• Developing and managing budgets.
• Ability to assess new and changing regulations and communicate the impact to senior management; develop recommendations for corresponding changes to the agency’s business practices
• Understands team dynamics which will lead to the successful development of an annual Resource Development plan created with input from supervisors, senior management and Board of Trustee committee members
• Senior manager who is skilled in strategic planning, influencing others, and supporting organizational change Click here to apply for Consumer Services Director
Early Start, English Only and Bilingual English/Spanish, New
Initiate and receive contacts with consumers and families. Work independently to provide information and/or training on service issues, develop service plans in collaboration with consumers and families, manage the funding approval process, follow through (or direct others in follow through) on service plan implementation and evaluation. Document work, maintain case records. May lead or staff support groups, represent the agency in dealings with other agencies or service providers. Requires excellent listening, communication, good writing skills, good customer service, and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people. Early childhood development of infant or toddler, identify and navigate generic services, and monitor the developmental progress of the infant or toddler experience is required. Most positions require regular local travel. A valid CDL and use of vehicle or acceptable substitute required. BA in a related subject plus two years of post-related experience or MA in a related subject required. (One year of post related experience after BA will be considered and if selected will have starting salary of $3,272 per month or Step A.) Regular Salary: $3,436 $4,387 per month, plus $150 bilingual payment, if applicable.
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Nurse Consultant (CPP) (Job #269)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, English only
Assess consumers at State Developmental Centers (SDC) by reviewing all case records at SDC and RC, observation of consumers and consultation with DC and RC Clinicians and CPP staff. Attend IPP, Transition and Exit meetings at SDC for consumers planning to move to community settings. Works under supervision of Consumer Services Manager. Provide training and consultation for RC staff and CPP vendored service providers, training for families, circles of support and interested community members regarding best practices assessing and serving individuals with developmental disabilities moving out of SDC. Provide technical assistance and follow up to CPP service providers regarding medical care and follow-up for each individual consumer based on their individual medical needs. Provide assessment of available community services and screening/consultation with existing or prospective SDC CPP service providers for the development of needed services and supports to meet consumers’ needs. Provide on-going consultation to CPP providers regarding appropriate resources, training and emergency services in the community. Provide in-home health assessments for all SDC consumers six months after moving into community settings. Responsible to provide Regional Center nursing assessments, draft and write Individual Health Care Plans (IHCP) and follow up to all individuals identified and placed into “Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs” (ARFPSHN) from SDCs, as follows:
a. The individual health care plan shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
1. An evaluation of the consumer's current health.
2. A description of the consumer's ability to perform the activities of daily living.
3. A list of all current prescription and nonprescription medications the consumer is using.
4. A list of all health care and intensive support services the consumer is currently receiving or may need upon placement in the ARFPSHN.
5. A written statement from the consumer's primary care physician familiar with the health care needs of the consumer, or other physician as designated by the regional center, that the consumer's medical condition is predictable and stable, and that the consumer's level of care is appropriate for the ARFPSHN.
6. Provision for the consumer to be examined by his or her primary care physician at least once every 60 days, or more frequently if indicated.
7. A list of the appropriate professionals assigned to provide the health care as described in the plan.
8. A description of, and plan for providing, any training required for all direct care personnel to meet individuals' needs.
9. The name of the individual health care plan team member, and an alternate designee, who is responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the consumer's health care plan and ensuring its implementation as written.
10. Identification of the legally authorized representative to make health care decisions on the consumer's behalf, if the consumer lacks the capacity to give informed consent.
11. The name and telephone number of the person or persons to notify in case of an emergency.
12. The next meeting date of the individual health care plan team, which shall be at least every six months, to evaluate and update the individual health care plan.
b. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the consumer's IHCP objectives, including, but not limited to, the health care and intensive support service needs identified in the consumer's individual health care plan and the consumer's integration and participation in community life.
c. Visits, with or without prior notice, to the consumer, in person, at least monthly in the ARFPSHN, or more frequently if specified in the consumer's individual health care plan. At least four of these visits, annually, shall be unannounced.
Knowledge includes growth and development of normal and developmentally disabled individuals; etiology and prognosis; communicable disease control and laboratory findings related to laboratory tests; nursing assessment elements and interview techniques. Skills include reading and interpreting medical reports, working with groups, individuals and interpreters. Observing and evaluating adults in context of health care and/or nursing needs. Providing guidance and recommendations with professionals, clients, parents and care providers and their staff. Requires a California Registered Nurse License AND a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent demonstrating analytical and technical abilities AND a minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional experience, 2 of which were in general nursing, 1 in working with individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities, and some experience working with adults, children, and high risk infants. Reliable transportation, valid CDL and acceptable driving record (or acceptable substitute) required. Regular in-state travel may necessitate overnight stays. Frequent telephone and out-of-office meetings required. Salary: $4,751 - $6,067 per month. Click here to apply for Nurse Consultant
Vendor Coordinator (Job #50)
1, Community Services, Van Nuys, English only
Maintains Agency vendor records. Receives general supervision from the Community Services Manager. Receives and screens vendorization inquires, provides information in accordance with law and Agency policy. Receives and reviews completed applications, checks and routes. Verifies vendor licenses and credentials, maintains tickler systems for periodic review, as appropriate. Notifies vendors, concerned staff and DDS of approved vendorizations, rate actions and other changes. Assigns vendor numbers, establishes and maintains paper files and computer databases on all vendors. Provides analysis of vendor applications to ensure compliance with applicable statute, regulations, and Agency policy. Prepares memos, reports and correspondence as related to vendorization functions. Performs general clerical work, as assigned. Maintains and updates SANDIS, UFS and the rate table as needed. Creates, maintains and updates a report of all vendorization requests and projects. General office practices and procedures. Organization, detail-oriented, documentation/tracking, follow-through, computer database management, general computer skills, communication of complex information, accurate and rapid typing, ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people. Basic skills and experience in Accounting, Computer software MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel. Any combination equivalent to or likely to provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A high school education and three years of related experience required. Regular Salary: $2,688 $3,434 per month. Click here to apply for Vendor Coordinator
Consumer Services Supervisor
1, Adult, Van Nuys, English only (Job #365)
1, School Age, Van Nuys, English only (Job #134)
Under the supervision of the Consumer Services Director, the Consumer Services Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring delivery of quality information and services in assigned unit. Assigns, reviews and approves work of unit staff members. Advises staff on resolution of complex service issues. Represents the unit and/or company in dealings with service providers, other community and governmental agencies, community groups. Hires, trains, directs and evaluates unit staff. Provides intra- and inter-departmental leadership in service planning and provision, participates in company management team, may serve as staff support for Board of Trustees’ committees and may be assigned to serve as senior staff in supervisor’s absence. Knowledge of Developmental disabilities; Regional center (or related company) practices; Computer usage; Management and supervisory principles and practices required. Skills include decision making; Analysis of complex material; Oral and written presentation; Clear communication of complex material; Staff development and leadership; Working effectively with diverse groups of people. Receives supervision from the Consumer Services Director, provides general supervision to Service Coordinators, Service Coordinator Associates, Secretaries and other assigned staff. Requires a Master’s in a related field plus three years of related professional experience is required. A valid CDL and transportation, or acceptable substitute, required for this position. Click here to apply for Supervisor
1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #80)
1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #489)
1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #490)
1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only, New (#484)
1, School Age, Antelope Valley, Spanish Preferred, New (#483)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#481)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, Spanish Preferred, New (#482)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, English only, Lateral Transfer (Job #83)
1, School Age, Santa Clarita, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#49)
1, Transition, Santa Clarita, English only, New (Job #231)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/ Spanish, New (Job #184)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, English Only, Replace (Job #244)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, Replace (Job #462)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred, New (Job #172)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, Replace (Job #32)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Vietnamese, New (Job #158)
1, Adult, Van Nuys, English only, Replace (Job #207)
1, Adult IV, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#480)
1, Early Start I, Van Nuys, English only, New (Job #487)
1, Early Start III, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (Job #488)
1, School Age, Van Nuys, English only, Replace (Job #461)
1, School Age, Van Nuys, Spanish Preferred, New (Job #485)
1, School Age, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (Job #486)
Initiate and receive contacts with consumers and families. Work independently to provide information and/or training on service issues, develop service plans in collaboration with consumers and families, manage the funding approval process, follow through (or direct others in follow through) on service plan implementation and evaluation. Document work, maintain case records. May lead or staff support groups, represent the agency in dealings with other agencies or service providers. Requires excellent listening, communication, good writing skills, good customer service, and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people. Most positions require regular local travel. A valid CDL and use of vehicle or acceptable substitute required. BA in a related subject plus two years of post-related experience or MA in a related subject required. (One year of post related experience after BA will be considered and if selected will have starting salary of $3,272 per month or Step A.) Regular Salary: $3,436 $4,387 per month, plus $150 bilingual payment, if applicable.
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North Los Angeles County Regional Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
NLACRC OTHER LISTINGS
Intake - Contract/Vendor
We have immediate opportunities for licenced ASW, MSW, LCSW or MFT as independent contractors (“vendors”) to perform initial assessments for children and adults who are applying for services from the center. Although applicants will be considered from all areas, there is a specific need in the Antelope Valley and for bilingual (English/ Spanish).
Individual will performs initial social assessments for applicants requesting services from NLACRC to assess in multi-disciplinary eligibility determination process. An applicant is eligible for services if they have a developmental disability, defined in California law and regulation as handicapping mental retardation, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, conditions similar to mental retardation. Meets with pediatric or adult applicants for regional center services at NLACRC offices or, if needed, at other locations such as hospitals, facilities, forensic facilities. Conducts comprehensive assessment of an applicant’s, social, medical, family, developmental, behavioral, psychological, psychiatric and educational history including clinical observation of behavioral, psychological condition and assessment of adaptive functioning. May answer questions about developmental disabilities, regional center services and eligibility process. May provide referral information for applicable outside community agencies if indicated. Provides written report in a timely fashion. The report will be used to determine eligibility for services as part of interdisciplinary evaluation. Collaboration with Regional Center staff, including physicians, psychologists, social workers. Knowledge of developmental or related disabilities including autism, social service provision, Regional Center (or related agency) practices; basic knowledge of medical, psychological, psychiatric and developmental diagnosis. Skills includes decision making; ability to interpret and communicate complex clinical material; pediatric and adult assessment, , customer service, strong verbal and written communication/ presentation skills. Must work effectively with diverse groups of people. Requires a Master’s degree in a related subject and three years of related professional experience. A current California license, as an Associate clinical social worker (ASW), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed educational psychologist (LEP), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). Travel is required. Valid CDL and reliable transportation, or acceptable substitute, required. Position is an independent contractor, and schedule is variable. Referrals are not guaranteed. No employee benefits are provided. Contractor required having their own professional liability insurance. Mileage for travel is not reimbursed. Contractor is provided a flat fee per assessment. All contract positions are open until filled, unless otherwise noted.
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Attention: Psychological Services
North Los Angeles County Regional Center
15400 Sherman Way, Suite 170
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Fax: (818) 756-6461
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