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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.

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CURRENT LISTINGS: 

Community Placement Plan Specialist (Job #392)
1, Consumer Services – Adult 3, San Fernando Valley, English Only, Replace

Ensure successful community placement for developmental center (DC) residents.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Coordinate and conduct assessments for assigned DC consumers. Coordinate all aspects of community placement, transition medical and social security benefits with outside agencies identify and secure approval for all service requests, provide status updates to DC case manager for purposes of court reporting.

2. Provide case management duties, including initiating and responding to consumers and families about appropriate community based resources. Facilitate communication with outside agencies to provide information and work collaboratively with developmental center staff and those consumers identified for community placement, including their families. Identify appropriate resources while coordinating specific transition services to ensure successful placement.

3. Identify resource needs for assigned consumers, locate or assist in the development of service providers through collaboration with the Community Service department. Participate in RFP process along with the CPP team. Educate potential and current providers on best practices in service delivery as it pertains to the developmental center environment.

4. Maintain case documents, funding and billing records, IPP’s, POS, CDER’s, quarterly reports. Track activities and produce reports for presentation at the bi-monthly CPP meeting and other meetings as requested.

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Knowledge: Developmental disabilities, developmental centers service provision techniques, Titles 17 and 22, current values and best practices, current regulatory information.

Skills: Decision making, collaborative problem resolution, comprehending and communicating complex information, written and verbal communications, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultures and perspectives. Ability to work independently and yet collaboratively within a larger group.

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. 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. Regular in-state travel may necessitate overnight stays.

This position is non-exempt position. Salary: $3,621 - $4,402 per month.

Click here to apply for Community Placement Plan Specialist

Accounts Payable Clerk (Job #377)
1, Accounting, San Fernando Valley, English Only, Replace 

Processes general Accounting department documents.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Reviews and verifies vendor billing for accuracy. Reconciles billing discrepancies and processes payments to vendors.

2. Data entry of accounts payable transactions.

3. Assists vendors with billing and payment inquiries.

4. Maintains detailed records of transactions in multiple databases. Provides resource information to co-workers, vendors, consumers and families.

5. Performs general department support work including data entry, filing and general clerical tasks.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.


EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:
Knowledge: Basic accounting principles and procedures, general office practices. Computer spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) and database programs.

Skills: Computer operation, accurate typing. Good follow through and attention to detail. Good customer service skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must work effectively with people from a variety of 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: graduation from high school and one year of accounting experience.

This is a non-exempt position. Salary: $2,192 – $2,665 per month
Click here to apply for Fiscal Assistant II

Nurse Consultant (Job #500)
1, Clinical Services, San Fernando Valley, English Only, New

Provides clinical/nursing consultation to NLACRC consumers, their families, regional center staff and community agencies/organizations who serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Conducts in-person nursing assessments and/or chart reviews and makes recommendations based on referral requests and assessment findings; consults with consumers, families and service providers regarding consumer’s health related needs, placements and programming; visits consumers in their residences or community settings to ensure that special health care needs and safety/licensing criteria are met.

2. Provides clinical consultation and coordination of nursing/medical care through regular meetings with staff on consumer-related concerns. Participates in interdisciplinary staffing, with both with the clinical team and case management teams to assist in addressing nursing/medical needs of our consumers. Participates in administrative hearings when nursing consultation and expertise is required.

3. Serves as an advocate for consumers by confirming appropriateness of hospital discharges and placements, ensuring appropriate health care services are in place, documenting the utilization of applicable generic resources (EPSDT, Insurance, CCS, IHSS etc…) and in certain circumstances assisting with appeals.

4. Provides training for NLACRC staff, as well as for community based providers (e.g. New Staff Orientation, Safety and Prevention Topics, Licensing topics, etc...). Participates with the Quality Assurance and Risk Management teams to assist NLACRC in protecting the health and welfare of consumers. Participates in community outreach and education programs to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.


EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Knowledge: Must possess knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures. Prior experience working with a special needs population, as well as having a general understanding of resources available to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Skills: Ability to complete thorough nursing assessments, present cases accurately and provides concise written reports/summaries.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team oriented environment.

Ability to train and teach professionals, staff and community providers.

Ability to access and travel within the community to complete nursing assessments.

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:

1. A current valid California Registered Nurse License

AND

2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or completion of an educational program required by the California Board of Registered Nursing (ADN, BSN, ELM)

AND

3. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional experience, 2 of which were in general nursing, 1 year working with individuals with special needs and/or developmental disabilities, and some experience working with adults, children, and high risk infants.

A valid California Driver's License and transportation, or acceptable substitutes are required for this position.

This position is non-exempt. Salary $58,000 - $67,000

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Labor Relations Manager (Job #468)
1, Administration - Labor Relations, San Fernando Valley, English Only, New

Responsible for planning, directing, responding to and coordinating the labor relations activities of the Center. Analyzes and interprets the application of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) including participating and directing the employee grievance process. Advises the Executive Director and senior management in the developing, applying and interpreting of labor relations policies and practices.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Analyzes and interprets the intent, spirit and terms of the CBA.
2. Participates in the Center’s long-term planning and implementation of the CBA as it relates to labor relations.
3. Partners with Human Resources and other departments implementing in a proactive and positive manner employee and labor relations strategies and initiatives consistent with the Center’s mission, vision and values.
4. Directs the employee grievance and dispute resolution process under the CBA, and advises possible resolutions to issues. Responds on behalf of the Center in matters pertaining to labor relations.
5. Compiles information and develops statistical reports on all matters pertaining to the CBA. Develops recommendations consist with the CBA and current labor practices under regulations and statutes. Develops and writes policy based on approved recommendations.
6. Provides training and coaching to all levels of management on labor relations.
7. Advises collective bargaining unit members on new and proposed changes to the Center’s policies and practices.
8. Monitors implementation of policies concerning wages, hours and working conditions to ensure compliance to CBA terms.
9. Participates in labor contract negotiations and identifies bargaining issues.

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Knowledge, Requirements and Skills:

• Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations, to include employee/labor relations, negotiations and the collective bargaining process.
• Knowledge of policies, procedures and practices involved in personnel/human resource competencies
• Experience in conducting formal investigations and providing appropriate recommendations to senior management
• Ability to maintain objectivity, confidentiality and focus during complex and demanding investigations
• Knowledge of all state and federal employment laws
• Self-directed with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Possess strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Possess strong critical thinking skills. Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of different approaches
• Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with all levels of management and employees
• Ability to act timely and accurately in a fast paced environment
• Ability to identify downstream consequences and determine the long-term outcomes of change in the policy, procedure and/or practice
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with effective detail orientation and multi-tasking abilities
• Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial Relations or related field
• PHR Certification, preferred
• Minimum of 6 – 9 years’ progressive experience in human resources with particular focus on employee and labor relations preferred
• Proven record of excellent organizational, communication and time management abilities
• Experience in conflict resolution methods, including facilitation and mediation of agreements
• A valid CDL and transportation, or acceptable substitute required for this position

This position is exempt

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 Administrative Assistant(Job#385)
1, Contracts Administration I, Sand Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, Replace 
 

Performs complex administrative, secretarial and clerical work for Director-level staff.
Works under supervision of Director-level staff.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Organizes and manages work flow for assigned Director. Reviews incoming mail, calls and requests, directs as appropriate. Schedule and facilitates meetings and appointments and manage multiple calendars.

2. Independently composes and formats correspondence. Prepares technical documents, such as spreadsheets, exhibit binders and databases, creating complex reports.

3. Tracks division projects, performs specialized administrative projects, ensures that department deadline and commitments are met.

4. Communicate with consumers, authorized representatives and attorneys on a daily basis.

5. Provides back-up support for Executive Secretary and other staff.

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Knowledge: Advanced computer skills in word processing, and database management; English grammar, syntax and spelling.

Skills: Accurate rapid typing; excellent phone etiquette, detailed oriented, critical thinking skills, Customer service; Communicating complex policies and procedures; Researching, compiling and preparing reports; Work tracking; Working independently and cooperatively with a variety of in-house and community sources and representatives; ability to manage time effectively in fast paced environment, Working effectively with diverse groups of people. Experience in legal setting is preferred but not required. Bilingual English/Spanish required.

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:
High school graduation and four years of related experience.

This position is non-exempt.

Please, email your resume to HR@nlacrc.org

Consumer Services Supervisor - LCSW (Job #132)
1, Transition I, San Fernando Valley, English Only, Replace

Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality information and services in assigned unit. Receives supervision from the Consumer Services Director, provides general supervision to Service Coordinators, Service Coordinator Associates, Secretaries and other assigned staff.

(These are examples of the types of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Oversight and the coordination of practicum students participating in clinical activities.
2. Provide individual and/or group clinical supervision in accordance with Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) standards and guidelines to unlicensed staff in various environments and modalities.
3. Assigns, reviews and approves work of unit staff members. Advises staff on resolution of complex service issues.
4. Represents the unit and/or company in dealings with service providers, other community and governmental agencies, community groups.
5. Hires, trains, directs and evaluates unit staff.
6. 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.
7. Ensures compliance with Agency policies, California Code of Regulations (Title 17 and 22), Lanterman Act and all other applicable regulations, statutes and laws.

Knowledge: Developmental disabilities; Regional center (or related company) practices; Governing statutes and regulations; Computer usage; Management and supervisory principles and practices.

Skills: Decision making as it applies to all duties and responsibilities; Analysis of complex material; Oral and written presentation; Clear communication of complex material; Staff development and leadership; Working effectively with diverse groups of people.

Education & Experience: A Master’s in a related field, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), plus three years of related professional experience is required.

*Licensed Clinical Social Worker (“LCSW”) – LCSWs supervising an Associate Clinical Social Workers (“ASW”) must:
• possess a current and valid California license,
• be licensed in California or another state for at least two years prior to the commencement of supervision,
• complete a minimum 15 contact hours in supervision training,
and have practiced psychotherapy or directly supervised associates or marriage and family therapist interns or trainees who perform psychotherapy as part of their clinical practice in two of the past five years immediately preceding the commencement of supervision. NOTE: ASWs are required to obtain 1,700 hours of the total 3,200 hours of post-master's degree experience under a LCSW to qualify for licensure.

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 Consumer Services Supervisor

Placement Specialist (Job #499)
1, Consumer Services – Adult III, San Fernando Valley, English Only, New

Provides consultation to consumer services coordinators (CSCs) regarding urgent or difficult to serve consumer support needs. May be involved in interdepartmental staffing, consultation with vendors, community specialists and others to ensure a comprehensive plan addressing transition and community relocation, as well as stabilizaton of existing living arrangement. Provides information and advocacy, specifically related to consumers requiring placement and related support services due to medical and/or behavioral challenges.

(This is a summary list of duties that may be performed. Additional duties may be added.)

1. Coordinate placement services and supports for consumers that have urgent and/or challenging needs. Specifically those who have complex behavioral and/or medical needs, are difficult to serve and/or have unusual placement and other support needs. Ensure least restrictive, most appropriate fiscally responsible services are in place.

2. Work with and coordinate communication with Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), Medi-Cal, In Home Support Services (IHSS).

3. Co-chair Living Options Staffings (LOS) with assigned NLACRC Community Services (CS) staff.

4. Coordinate responses to statewide searches for placement.

5. Coordinate vacancy list for NLACRC with assigned CM residential liaisons Coordinate the maintenance of a data base which includes residential/other facilities in NLACRC and other RC catchment areas only for difficult to serve individuals in collaboration with CS.

6. Explore and network with CSCs and CS regarding placement resources not typically used by RC CSCs.

7. Explore resources and network with other RC Placement Coordinators.

8. Provide consultation to assist CSCs in finding placement and support resources for difficult to serve individuals. Ensure least restrictive, most appropriate fiscally responsible services are in place. Provide consultation as assigned by Manager.

9. Attend meetings as needed (and assigned by Manager) with: CSCs, NLACRC Clinical/Nursing, Service Providers, DMH, DCFS etc.

10. Attend monthly DMH collaboration meetings as needed.

11. Track and document status of each consumer referred for placement consultation. This would include outcome of referral, placement outcome etc.

12. Document case management by providing emails to assigned CSC detailing activities. Assigned CSC can then transfer information in email to a “C” ID Note.

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:
Knowledge: Developmental or related disabilities, social service provision. Must be knowledgeable about community resources, have a sound understanding of NLACRC Service Standards and applicable laws and regulations. Familiar with procedures related to Court commitments and LPS/Probate conservatorships.

Skills: Assessment, program planning, customer service, strong organization and documentation management, strong verbal and written communication, and ability to communicate complex material. Must work successfully with a diverse population. Intermediate knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) preferred.

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 subject and two years of related experience. A Master’s degree in a related subject may be substituted for experience.

Frequent telephone and out-of-office meetings required. Valid CDL and reliable and transportation, or acceptable substitute, required.

This is a non-exempt position. Salary: $3,621 to $4,402 per month.

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Secretary
Job #344
, 1, Consumer Services Support, School Age VI, San Fernando Valley, English only – Replace
Job #95, 1, Consumer Services Support, Antelope Valley, English only – Replace
Job #201, 1, Consumer Services Support, Adult V, San Fernando Valley, English only - Replace

Performs routine and complex clerical and support work. Receives calls from consumers, families, others, obtains and records pertinent information, refers or responds to requests. Provides support to service coordinators and management staff. Types/inputs documents and records. Maintains a variety of records, including files, computer databases and activity logs. Performs a variety of clerical and support tasks, including filing, copying, telephone or reception coverage, meeting set-up and coordination, scheduling appointments, preparing and obtaining case materials and communicating with consumers, families, service providers and other agencies. Provides support to other Secretaries, as needed. Receives general supervision from supervisor. Knowledge of intermediate proficiency utilizing MS Word (to include mail merge), Excel, PowerPoint and various databases. Usage of appropriate grammar, and syntax and standard office practices. Some positions require knowledge of medical and psychological terminology. Skills include accurate and rapid typing, computer usage, (transcription may be required for some positions), customer service on telephone and/or in person, organization, meeting deadlines, following written and verbal instructions. Must be able to adapt to new technologies in support of their duties and responsibilities. Requires a graduation from high school and two years of related clerical experience. Salary: $2,192 to $2,665 per month. Click here to apply for Secretary - Van Nuys

Service Coordinator 
1, Adult V, San Fernando Valley, English/Vietnamese Required, Replace (Job#158)
1, Adult I, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, Replace (Job#447)
1, Adult II, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, Replace (Job#256)
1, Adult I, San Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Armenian Required, New (Job#249)
1, Transition, Antelope Valley, English Only, Replace (Job#357)
1, Adult I, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, Replace (Job#88)
1, Adult, Santa Clarita Valley, English Only, Replace (Job#314)
1, School Age V, San Fernando Valley, English Only, New (Job#497)
1, Transition I, San Fernando Valley, English Only, Replace (Job#152)
1, School Age, Santa Clarita Valley, English Only, Replace (Job#102)
1, School Age V, San Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, New (Job#502)
1, Transition I, San Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, New (Job#503)
1, Transition II, San Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred, New (Job#504)
2, School Age, Antelope Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, New (Job#505 and Job#506)
1, School Age, Antelope Valley, English Only, New (Job#507)
1, School Age, Santa Clarita Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, New (Job#508)
1, Early Start I, San Fernando Valley, English Only, Replace (Job #143)
1, Early Start II, San Fernando Valley, Bilingual English/Spanish Required, Replace (Job #118) 

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 - $4,076 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.
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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 San Fernando Valley and for bilingual (English/ Spanish).

Job Description:
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.

Application:
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
Email: hballmaier@nlacrc.org
Fax: (818) 756-6461

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Last updated: 1/26/2016 3:20:53 PM