Employment Opportunities at PACS

At PACS, our goal is to provide client focused, quality services to clients and their families. We seek a diverse staff of well-qualified culturally and linguistically competent professionals and peer advocates. In order to hire and retain a valued work force, we offer competitive wages, benefits package and opportunities for professional development. PACS also provides strong clinical supervision in a caring and supportive work environment for clinical associates.

Resumes are accepted for all positions and are kept active for 3 months from receipt. They will be reviewed for possible matches if a position becomes available during that period.

Bilingual staff are welcome, especially in Spanish and all API languages as well as individuals who are community oriented and bicultural. It is helpful if you have experience with DMH documentation, structured treatment planning, training in an EBP and strong time management skills. Many of our clients come from communities with high levels of trauma, poverty, substance abuse and chronic homelessness. Staff need to have true compassion to help the underserved and a belief that clients can recover to lead meaningful lives. PACS also hires individuals with lived experience as peers to advocate for clients and provide additional supportive services. The agency also has home visitors programs at two of its locations that hire non-clinical staff.

Resumes with cover letters may be faxed to the attention of Joycelyn Manzano, Director of Human Resources at 310 337-2805 or emailed to jmanzano@pacsla.org.

Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Coordinator Position Summary:
The clinical supervisor/coordinator is responsible for coordinating and directing the clinical and case management activities of his/her assigned team or program. Provide direct services, clinical/therapeutic counseling services may include but are not limited to individual counseling, group counseling, clinical intake/evaluation, mental health services, crisis intervention, parent/child therapeutic activities, community presentations and other therapeutic services. Clinical Supervisor will provide individual clinical supervision to AMFT, APCC, and ACSW for clinical hours for licensure as well as administrative supervision to their supervisees.
• Position requires CA Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LCSW or LMFT, PSY D, Ph. D) with a minimum of 2 years post licensure clinical experience.
• Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director.
• Completed clinical supervision training and practice.
• Experience with DMH treatment programs required.
• Provide expertise for the agency when needed.
• Experience, training and certification with evidence based practices such as TFCBT, Seeking Safety, MAP, etc. preferred.
• Have some experience and understanding of culturally responsive services.

Mental Health Clinician Position Summary:
The clinician is responsible for providing culturally responsive direct mental health services for the agency including but not limited to individual counseling, group counseling, clinical intake/evaluation, family therapy, crisis intervention, parent/child therapeutic activities, community presentations, home visits, and outreach activities.
• Position requires a MSW or MA/MS Psychology, Counseling-MFT degree with registration completed with the CA Board of Behavior Sciences.
• Ability and willingness to work with children and families of all age groups 0 through adult years.
• Experience with 0-5 yr old population preferred but not required.
• Experience with DMH mental health treatment programs preferred.
• Flexibility in a service environment with an ability to work in the field.
• Able to work with diverse treatment population and community ethnicities.
• Bi-lingual English and Asian Pacific Islander language or Spanish preferred but not mandatory.
• Training and experience in evidence based practices preferred such as Seeking Safety, TFCBT, MAP, Family Connections, etc.
• Have reliable independent means of transportation to provide client services at client locations.



  • Articulates a vision and strategic direction for PACS that will encompass the changes facing public mental health in the coming years while continuing the agency’s commitment to compassionate and culturally sensitive services that focus on client recovery. Be highly knowledgeable about public mental health issues.
  • Able to implement strategies so PACS holds to its mission, financial viability, and agency objectives. Strong leader with excellent organizational and budgetary skills.
  • Experienced working with an executive management team comprised of the chief operations officer, clinical director, and human resources director, who are accustomed to delegated authority, autonomy, and accountability.
  • Skilled in board relations and governance with a strong background in how to promote its growth and development.
  • Has strong fundraising skills from donor solicitations to events. Proven track record in successful grant writing at the foundation, corporate and government levels.  Has demonstrable relationships with foundations and corporations.
  • Holds a deep knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultures and communities, especially in Los Angeles County.  Willing to be involved at a community level to provide effective mental health and social services. Enthusiastic coalition builder and advocate for the needs of underserved communities.
  • Hold an M.A or higher degree, have 5 years of experience as a senior manager in a non-profit and be familiar with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) contracts and billing.

Summary of responsibilities: The executive director reports directly to the board.  This position will have primary responsibility for the agency’s financial status, operations, core clinical programs, contractual obligations, and execution of its mission.

  1. Internally - works closely with the executive management team to provide overall management of operations, budget, and clinical programs. Together they manage personnel, develop policies and procedures, evaluate programs, and provide data-driven decisions. PACS has a budget of over $7 million with a staff of about 70.
  2. Board relations – informs the board in a clear and transparent way about the agency’s financial and programmatic status on a regular basis. Together they set fundraising goals and activities, board and Advisory Council size and scope, and monitor the status and growth of the agency. PACS operates with a well-defined and respected separation between the agency’s operations and board oversight.
  3. Actively engages in all activities that will increase meaningful revenue for the agency from contracts and grants to fundraising activities.
  4. Represents PACS as a leader and a voice of advocacy in the field of public mental health especially for APIs. Works as an advocate for all underserved communities. Takes an active role in DMH committees and work groups as well as collaborative agencies like A3PCON and ACHSA.

Reports To:               Board of Directors              Salary:                DOE

Application:  Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Joycelyn Manzano, Director of Human Resources, 8616 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045 or e-mail: jmanzano@pacsla.org.  Website is www.pacsla.com