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Current Opportunities at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center


2017-2019 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The application is now open. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by January 23, 2017.

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) offers clinical research post-doctoral training in family-centered care for families facing adversity. The NFRC uses innovative, science-driven approaches to support families in building upon their strengths to overcome a variety of challenges. By bridging the gap between research and practice, the center promotes healthy child and family development and addresses long-standing disparities in access to high-quality prevention and intervention programs.

Fellows will have the opportunity to train in one of the specialty tracks described below, as well as develop their own research interests while receiving mentored experience from NFRC faculty in conducting clinical research.

Requirements include: A Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology from an APA-accredited program, with an APA-approved internship (child specialization is required). This two-year fellowship is renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. Annual stipend is $48,216 and fringe benefits are very competitive. 

The specialty tracks for the 2017-2019 Fellowship are centered around Family Prevention and Integrated Care Models.

The School/Foster Care/Medical Systems track focuses on the integration of preventive and family-centered care into school, foster care, and medical systems. The fellow will provide interventions to families involved in the foster care system and in the UCLA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The fellow will also facilitate outreach, training, and support for providers working within all three of these systems. There are opportunities for curriculum development and program evaluation.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Catherine Mogil at CMogil@mednet.ucla.edu

The Veteran Family track focuses on the unique needs of Veteran Families, including children and spouses. This track provides a unique opportunity for direct service delivery while also developing creative preventive programming for the UCLA–VA Family Resource and Wellbeing Center.  As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the fellow will learn outreach and community engagement skills, as well as all four of the FOCUS adaptations (families, couples, parenting, and early childhood). The fellow will also assist with program evaluation and data analysis.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Catherine Mogil and Ms. Terri Morgan at TMorgan@mednet.ucla.edu.  

Location: UCLA Campus – Semel Institute and West Los Angeles VA 


Lead Trainer

Under the direction of the NFRC Associate Director of Training, the Lead Trainer will develop, conduct, and assist in the evaluation of trainings for fellows, medical students, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health profes1sionals on evidence-based treatment approaches for children with histories of trauma, or family-centered prevention and intervention for at-risk families, including training in the FOCUS model. The incumbent will utilize their mastery and thorough knowledge of the FOCUS suite of services, clinical skills, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The Lead Trainer will be responsible for providing technical assistance and model (clinical) supervision via telephone or teleconference to community providers trained in the FOCUS model. The Lead Trainer will supervise the scheduling and quality improvement of all training provided by NFRC staff, and will assist in the development of a variety of training materials.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H85302)

 


Trainer

Under the direction of the NFRC Assistant Director of Training, the Trainer will to provide training to mental health professionals, educators, medical teams, and other child/family-serving professionals at contract, collaborator, and partner organizations locally and across the US and abroad. The incumbent will utilize their mastery and thorough knowledge of the principles of evidence-based interventions, family prevention, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The incumbent will be responsible for providing direct training, ongoing consultation, and promoting quality assurance through monitoring fidelity to evidence based interventions, including the FOCUS model, and assist in the ongoing development and production of training and web-based materials. The Trainer will be responsible for consultation to interventionists and leadership at partner organizations. 

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88174)

 


 

Director (Manager) - UCLA-VA Family Wellness Center

The Director reports to the Senior Associate Director of the Nathanson Family Resource Center and provides executive leadership including strategic planning and innovation, quality assurance and improvement, coordination between UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System, communications, branding and outreach, program and resource development, and volunteer and donor engagement. The incumbent directs the Center’s day-to-day operations including the supervision of the Center’s professional and volunteer staff.

The Director must possess experience working with veterans and their families and a passion for serving them, familiarity with both UCLA and the VA GLA, demonstrated experience managing social service/veteran serving organizations, an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to excellence and a strength-based, team-driven approach to service provision. A critical competency for this position is the ability to achieve desired outcomes through collaboration, negotiation, communication, and keen diplomatic and political acumen. The incumbent must be able to build solid working relationships with stakeholders, leadership, clients and partners to achieve common goals. The Director is accountable for achieving performance targets for the project, including service delivery, community collaboration, advocacy, outreach, and expense targets.

UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88173)

 


 

Family Trainer (Clinical Specialist) - UCLA-VA Family Wellness Center

The Family Trainer provides evidence-based, family-centered education and prevention services to parents, children, families and couples. The Trainer reports to the Director and has working knowledge of the veteran community. The incumbent: (1) facilitates evidence-based and manualized family training programs, skills groups and workshops for veteran families; (2) uses computer data entry to complete and document individual intakes/orientations with family participants and session participation; (3) assists with program outreach within the veteran community; (4) oversees and/or ensures tracking and monitoring families’ participation in services, (5) completes short-term tracking of families that participate in the program; (6) attends training and model consultation sessions.

UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88172)

 


 

Family Services Coordinator (Assistant) - UCLA-VA Family Wellness Center

The Family Services Coordinator reports to the Center’s Director. The incumbent provides administrative support to the Center staff and patrons, including assisting with service delivery activities, receptionist services, including answering phones, assisting with family intakes and scheduling, managing faxes, copying/filing, ordering supplies, maintaining an office and personnel calendar, tracking referral sources, creating and updating community resource lists as well as monitoring supplies and equipment inventory. The incumbent assists with family and provider inquiries regarding accessing care and other services, coordinates site-specific activities with the VA and UCLA teams, including scheduling of community provider meetings, conference calls, tele-conferences, and local trainings.

UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88147)


 

STRIVE Interventionist

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator for Project STRIVE, in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, the incumbent will perform the role of intervention facilitator. This study will be implementing a 5-session family-based intervention, in the probation court system and involves exiting at-risk youth in the Los Angeles County and neighboring counties. The STRIVE intervention is a family intervention to prevent family conflict, improve mental health, and reduce substance usage through a skill-based family workshop building communication, problem-solving, emotional regulation, goal setting, and role clarity. 

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88989)

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H89088)

 


 

STRIVE Assessor

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator for Project STRIVE, in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, the incumbent will perform the role of field assessment interviewer and engage in community outreach. This study will be implemented in the probation court system and involves at-risk youth exiting out of the court system in Los Angeles County. Major job functions include outreach to youth and families involved in the court system and agencies that serve them; screening potential research participants; recruiting youth and their parents/guardians; scheduling and consenting participants; administering computerized assessment interviews; tracking participants for follow-up interviews; completing required documentation and data entry; and attending trainings, supervision, and service provider meetings. 

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88986)

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H89087)

 


 

Administrative Specialist

Under the direction of the FOCUS Senior Associate Director, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and organizational support to FOCUS staff and assist with project communications among all FOCUS sites across the US and Japan and at UCLA Headquarters.

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H89224)

 

 

FOCUS Site Director

The FOCUS Site Director supervises the local FOCUS team to deliver services (briefs, consultations, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), individual family resiliency training (IFRT); monitors and maintains fidelity to the FOCUS model; meets contractual service goals; and monitors and supervises the completion of all required follow-ups with families participating in IFRT.

Qualified applicants have a Master's degree or Doctoral degree in a mental health field with current clinical license, and experience with manualized family and child intervention, clinical services, treatment, and/or social skills programs.

We have opportunities available for Site Directors at the following FOCUS sites:

 

FOCUS Family Resilience Trainer

FOCUS Family Resilience Trainers facilitate structured FOCUS Services (briefs, consultations, psychoeducational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), and FOCUS for Families resilience training.

Qualified applicants have a Ph.D. or M.A. in Psychology or related fields and experience delivering interventions to families and/or children in individual and/or group settings.

We have opportunities for FOCUS Family Resilience Trainers available at the following FOCUS sites:

 

FOCUS Services Coordinator

FOCUS Services Coordinators assist with service delivery activities, receptionist services, including answering phones & assisting with family intakes, managing faxes, copying/filing, ordering supplies, maintaining an office and personnel calendar, and monitoring supplies and equipment inventory. They also assists with data-entry related to outreach contacts, provider referrals, and family records, as well as maintenance of the web-based files to compile reports and outcome information.

Qualified applicants have a BA or an AA degree and a minimum four years work experience, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to interact with diverse families.

We have an opportunity for FOCUS Services Coordinator available at the following location:

 

 


 

Communications Intern

The Communications intern will be mentored by expert staff in the development and implementation of a strategic online and print communications campaign. Special emphasis will be on social media campaigns and innovative communications to reach diverse and dispersed populations. With guidance from staff, Internship activities include but are not limited to: Web searches and preparing of research briefs; copywriting and editing of blog posts, e-newsletters and/or articles; updating of social media and Web-based platforms; graphic design of materials for print; designing and editing PowerPoint presentations and templates; and editing of promotional videos.

For more information email Ashley Jupin ajupin@mednet.ucla.edu

 


 

 

For additional information about employment opportunities at the NRFC, please email: info@nfrc.ucla.edu