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Current Opportunities at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center


2019 - 2021 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

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.

Additional requirements for the 2019 - 2021 fellowship will be released soon, please check back for more information.

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



Program Assistant

The incumbent will provide a variety of support services including: developing and implement project-specific communication; coordinating the purchase of project-specific and training-related services and supplies; scheduling of meetings and trainings; coordinating facilities, catering, audio-visual, and related training needs; processing reimbursements; organizing and preparing training materials, maintaining training records; conducting data entry and literature reviews; maintaining project-related documentation and records; and assisting with analysis of project data and preparation of related reports.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H98781)



eLearning Specialist

The incumbent creates dynamic online learning content and systems to support workforce development, training, coaching, and consultation for providers in Los Angeles County focused on addressing the challenges of adults, children, and families at high-risk for mental health problems due to adversity, trauma, and loss. The incumbent functions as member of a multi-disciplinary team composed of subject matter experts, mental health clinicians, trainers, programmers, and evaluation experts. Responsibilities include the development of mental-health themed training courses and materials informed by strong knowledge of instructional design principles and practices (e.g., learning theories, interactive training and learning design, on-line/e-learning design principles, distance learning, instructor-led training, self-paced instruction, and evaluation methods).

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H98782)



Business Manager

The incumbent reports to the project director and develops, manages, and executes the DPBH operational plan. The incumbent manages all administrative functions to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the DPBH and the achievement of contractual and research deliverables and goals. The ability to develop and follow system protocols and maintain collaborative working relationships across Division, Semel, University, and County systems is essential.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H98783)



Instructional Design and Training Manager

The incumbent reports to the project director and manages the design and production of high quality, trauma-informed training curricula and support materials including training videos, slides, manuals, protocols, and handouts. The incumbent identifies and manages subject matter experts and vendors, and builds relationships with potential partner organizations and stakeholders. The ability to supervise landscape and needs analyses, supervise the production and management of online learning content and systems, and ongoing evaluation and reporting efforts are essential. The incumbent will also supervise several other members of the training team, including the curriculum developers and trainers.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H98784)

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H98786)




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 H98785)



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 professionals 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)



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:



The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


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