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Mental Health Clinical Coordinator Los Angeles

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at


Mental Health Clinical Coordinator oversees the MH Clinical Project to provide a broad spectrum of mental health services including: clinical assessment, clinical guidance and supervision. Strengthen trauma informed care framework. 


  • The key requirements, specific tasks, and job duties of the position that are required on a regular basis.
  • Ensure efficient system to ensure access to mental health services for all children, families and staff in the Children Services Division.
  • Provide clinical guidance and supervision to clinical staff and student interns. Receive clinical supervision from direct supervisor.
  • Determine the need for more extensive mental health follow-up and provide guidance on how to use mental health findings to address identified needs.
  • Provide mental health education to parents of children enrolled in the program by participating in parent meetings, workshops, home visits, Health Advisory and multi-disciplinary Meetings, or other methods determined effective.
  • Plan and prepare mental health and trauma informed care education trainings, for staff, or other appropriate topics as requested.
  • Stay current with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Accurately documents and reviews all work with clients ensuring compliance with program policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
  • Work with Program Managers and Coordinators formulate and administer corrective action plans addressing teacher supports as it pertains to the area of Mental Health.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement through monitoring and data analysis for informed decision-making.
  • Develop written policies and procedures and provide training and technical assistance to staff on how to implement program processes
  • Attends all meetings and trainings required by the funding source and agency management; prepares and submits required reports promptly and accurately.
  • Travel to all program sites to provide technical assistance.\
  • Other duties as required



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • What formal education, diplomas, degrees, licenses and/or certifications is needed.
  • MFT/MSW degree or related field from an accredited university.
  • Current license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as LMFT or LCSW - must maintain CA BBS license as a condition of employment.


  • 3 years of experience working with children and families in a clinical setting 
  • 1 year of experience as a clinical supervisor


  • Strong knowledge of case management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, client focused ideology. 
  • Knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy skills training (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), relapse prevention (RP), Seeking Safety.
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to work with issues related to child development, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma.
  • Head Start performance standards.
  • State licensing requirements.


  • Microsoft operating system navigation, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based applications 
  • Knowledge of social services database operations


  • Ability to instill lifelong learning practices
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to apply management skills and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.


  • Client- focused, Proven leadership qualities: Dependable, collaborative, prompt, positive mindset, flexible, organized, comfortable with conflict resolution/mediation.


  • Bilingual English and Spanish (written and verbal).
  • Read and analyze data from various sources. Electronic Records software (ChildPlus).
  • Understanding of population being served and knowledge of culturally responsive evaluation methodology.

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.