Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (The Clinic).
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic empowers the children and young adults of South and Central L.A. to get on track to success – to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. Our team of compassionate professionals offers behavioral counseling and support to individuals and families.
“To provide quality mental health services to a community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting early intervention”
Founded in 1924, The Clinic has always been on the leading edge of mental health and supportive services for children and families. The Clinic helped to pioneer early intervention programs for the 0 to 5 population, intensive services for at–risk children and families, skills-based mental health for young adults 16-25, and an inventive collaboration with primary care providers, bringing mental health professionals on-site in community settings. In addition, the Clinic has earned designation as a trauma-informed Learning Community by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and offers trauma-informed services in all aspects of its programs, including the walk-in Access and Wellness Center, where children and adults can get immediate services.
The Clinic has annual revenues of $21 million and boasts $30 million in assets and $13 million in investments and cash. Its President/CEO Charlene Dimas-Peinado, LCSW, EML, is a seasoned administrator and licensed clinical worker, who formerly was the CEO of the Whole Child, a Whittier-based mental health and social services organization. Dimas-Peinado is not only a clinician but she has demonstrated success in building efficient systems and best business practices at the same time as pioneering new and innovative programming to better serve changing community needs and funding streams. Under her leadership and the reputation she has built in the greater Los Angeles community as a thought-leader in this space, the Clinic is poised for even more growth in programs and impact.
As a member of a well-tenured and seasoned senior management team, the new COO will place his/her stamp on the Clinic’s overall organizational vision and its community impact. This is a career-making opportunity to serve in partnership with an accomplished and visionary team of leaders, an enviable Board of Directors and make such a profound difference for the Clinic today and for its future.
This full-time salaried position assumes responsibility for and is fully authorized to act in organization matters during the absence of the President/CEO. The COO assumes responsibility for major projects within his/her scope while reporting directly to the President/CEO. Oversees a senior-level activities in the area of mental health and housing services as well as other programs in the development and implementation of organization-wide objectives, policies and programs that contribute to its overall success according to the mission and vision of the Clinic. Provides direction or day-to-day management of key functions including but not limited to program delivery, budgeting, finance, administration, human resources, risk management or similar.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent is required to have:
Typically, required skills and experience result from substantial work at the executive management level, including several years in a nonprofit, human services organization or related corporate structure in health care services.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING:
Any combination of training, education and work experience may be assessed to determine the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, however; a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of social work followed by six years of professional psychiatric social work experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory, consultative or administrative capacity. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.
The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is an equal employment opportunity employer and no candidate for employment will be rejected on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or sex. Candidates with physical impairments will be considered so long as it can be reasonably demonstrated that the duties and responsibilities can be effectively performed without hazard to the individual, fellow employees, or clientele.
A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.
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Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer