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.
Contract Administrator (Job #298)
1, Contract Administration, Van Nuys, English Only
This position is exempt. Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises the Administrative Hearing process. Directs management of the Risk Assessment and Educational Advocacy programs. Receives direction from the Executive Director. Provides general supervision to the Risk Assessment Supervisor, Contract Officer, and support staff.
1. Supervises and responds to Fair Hearing and Due Process Hearing requests, including research informal decisions, representation in mediation, preparing hearing materials, communicating with outside legal counsel, and representing NLACRC at hearings. May recommend service policy or procedure modifications, trains appropriate staff on approved changes.
2. Proposes policy on Administrative Hearing process, develops and disseminates procedures for implementation of approved policies.
3. Ensures delivery of an effective Risk Assessment program, in compliance with contract and regulatory provisions. Oversees the functions of the Center’s Risk Management, Assessment and Planning Committee. Ensures provision of Educational Advocacy services.
4. Responds to consumer rights complaints (W&I Code, Section 4731), Early Start Complaints and Citizens Complaints, as assigned by the Executive Director.
5. Responds to fiscal audit, vendor and facility appeals, and legal actions involving the regional center, as assigned by the Executive Director.
6. Provides New Staff Orientation regarding the fair hearing procedure, 4731 complaint process, educational advocacy, and the Lanterman Act. Provides staff/unit-specific training regarding application of the Lanterman Act and/or governing regulations to case management issues.
7. Analyzes hearing/appeal results, prepares and presents statistical and analytical reports on activities. May represent the agency or serve as liaison to governmental and community agencies, boards and committees, outside groups.
8. Participates in leadership groups, as assigned. May serve as or represent other management level staff, when assigned. California developmental services system, Regional Center internal operations (particularly in the area of eligibility and service delivery), administrative principles and practices, management and supervisory principles and practices. Computer usage. Research, critical analysis, conflict mediation and resolution. Decision making in the administration of program and/or service standards. Interpretation and application of complex governmental directives, including California statute and regulation. Strong oral and written communications. Employee training. Education & Experience: A Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience (after graduation) in a related setting (experience in administrative hearings preferred) OR A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and a minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience (after graduation) in a closely related human services setting. Click here to apply for Contract Administrator
Autism Clinical Specialist (Job #442)
1, Clinical, Van Nuys, English– Replace
Coordinate with families and professionals seeking information, guidance, and resources for individuals with autism and assist in enhancing existing autism resources. Provide educational training and outreach for parents, schools, professionals, and vendor agencies regarding evidence based effective services, best practice diagnostic services, and best practice service delivery strategies. Provide information and education to families recently diagnosed with autism. Track individuals receiving autism services from the regional center to assure effective service delivery and to collect appropriate data to quantify the effectiveness of the treatment modality. Provide technical assistance to qualified providers and programs that serve consumers and families with autism. Train regional center service coordinators in the most recent scientific advancements in the field of autism. Participate in multidisciplinary case staff meetings, such as, exception and intensive services consultation [ISC] committee meetings. Assist in problem resolution with outside service providers. Knowledge of: Autism specialization in graduate studies and familiarity with developmental disabilities; Applied Behavior Analysis including behavioral assessment, intervention, and treatment options; laws, ethical standards, and regulations pertaining to service delivery and the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis. Skills: All aspects of behavioral assessment including direct observation strategies, reinforcement surveys, functional analysis of behavior, behavioral and developmental checklists. The position requires experience in the design of instructional programs for individuals with autism using motivation systems, behavioral interventions, and evaluation of program efficacy. The successful candidate must have effective communication skills, ease with public speaking to community groups, parents, and other professionals. The successful candidate must have the ability to work under time pressure and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Education & Experience: Any combination equivalent to or likely to provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: A Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in behavior analysis, behavioral psychology, educational psychology, psychology, special education or a related field from an accredited College or University is preferred. Certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst is required. A valid California Driver's License and transportation, or acceptable substitute, is required. This position is non- exempt. Salary: $4,751- $6,067 per month. Click here to apply for Autism Clinical Specialist
Public Information and Training Specialist (Job #322)
1, Public Information and Training, Van Nuys, English Only, Replace
Coordinates New Staff Orientation (NSO) training program which includes scheduling classes, providing support to new employees and trainers, provision of training materials and technical assistance and tracking completion of courses; assists with administration of the Learning Management System (LMS) and development of online learning modules; provides support for other training-related projects and assists with other agency activities and projects as needed. Receives general supervision from the Public Information and Training Supervisor. Works intra-departmentally to coordinate New Staff Orientation (NSO) and other types of training, prepares training-related materials and resources, tracks attendance of staff and other participants at trainings, provides assistance in coordinating trainings for consumers, families, and service providers, and participates as a trainer. Assists with administration of the Learning Management System (LMS) to make training courses available to staff, vendors and others, as well as to schedule courses and track completion of courses. Develops online learning modules utilizing Articulate software. Facilitates various types of events including assistance with event publicity, arranging supplies and materials deploying and/or operating audio-visual equipment. Assists in web site maintenance and development. Assists in development and production of flyers, signs, forms, and other collateral materials. Knowledge: Training presentation design and development, training presentation design software, video production and editing, special event production, desktop publishing, general computer usage, and familiarity with developmental disabilities and the Regional Center System. Skills: Previous experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS) and knowledge of Articulate software required. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines is essential. Web site maintenance, video production and knowledge of Adobe programs highly desirable. Knowledge of developmental disabilities and regional centers helpful. Education & Experience: Any combination equivalent to or likely to provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: a Bachelor's degree in a related field, and four years of related experience. Reliable transportation and valid CDL (or substitute) required. Salary: $3,621 to $4,625 per month. Click here to apply for Public Information and Training Specialist
Resource Developer (Job #44)
1, Resource Developer, Van Nuys, English Only
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
1, Adult VI, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, Replace (Job #32)
1, School Age, Santa Clarita, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#49)
1, Transition/Adult, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #72)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #87)
1, Adult V, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Vietnamese, New (Job #158)
1, Adult V, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (Job #172)
1, Adult II, Van Nuys, English only, Replace (Job #207)
1, Early Start III, Van Nuys, English Only, New (Job #225)
1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #274)
1, Adult, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #278)
1, School Age, Santa Clarita, English Only, Replace (Job #381)
1, Adult I, Van Nuys, English Only, Replace (Job #419)
1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #464)
1, Transition/Adult, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#481)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#482)
1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #489)
1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #490)
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. Click here to apply for Service Coordinator - Van Nuys
Click here to apply for Service Coordinator - Antellope Valley
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, Adult, Antelope Valley, English Only (#278)
-1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, New (Job #489)
-1, Early Start, Antelope Valley, English Only, New (Job #490)
-1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only (#274)
-1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only (#464)
-1, Transition, Antelope Valley, English Only (#87)
-1, Transition, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish (#406)
-1, Transition, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#482)
-1, Transition/ Adult, Antelope Valley, English Only (#72)
-1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish (Job #32)
-1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#480)
-1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/ Spanish (Job #172)
-1, Adult, Van Nuys, Bilingual English/Vietnamese, New (Job #158)
-1, School Age, Santa Clarita, Bilingual English/Spanish, New (#49)
-1, School Age, Santa Clarita, English Only (Job #381)
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. Click here to apply for Service Coordinator - Van Nuys
Click here to apply for Service Coordinator - Santa Clarita
Click here to apply for Service Coordinator - Lancaster
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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