Certified Domestic Violence (DV) Batterers Counselor Position Available

Our ideal candidate will facilitate our Monrovia office’s Wednesday Domestic Violence Perpetrator group and be on-call as a backup for our other groups when one of our certified Domestic Violence Batterers Counselors are unavailable.

Required Training/Experience:

  • 40 hours of core topic Domestic Violence Perpetrator training through Los Angeles County Probations
  • 104 hours of co-facilitating Domestic Violence group (equates to about one year of experience)

Other Requirements:

  • Drug-free for at least 3 years
  • Off probation for at least 3 years (if applicable)
  • Open availability during the time slots listed below (due to the short-notice nature of being a backup)

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Domestic Violence Batterers Group Schedule:
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. [Monrovia]
Tuesday: 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (SPANISH) [Monrovia]
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. [Monrovia]
Thursday: 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. [Covina]
Saturday: 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (WOMEN) [Monrovia]

To apply, please submit your CV/resume and a cover letter (along with proof of required training and experience to: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org.

Training Opportunities

Field instruction provides the opportunity for students to integrate theory learned in the classroom with the application of acquired knowledge and skills in a professional setting while receiving the support of both professors and experienced clinical staff.  It is our belief at Santa Anita Family Service that the best services can only be provided in our communities when skilled professionals assist in the training of the professionals to come! 

Why Santa Anita Family Service’s Training Programs?

Since 1951, Santa Anita Family Service’s mission has been to foster healthier families through high quality social service and mental health programs.  An important part of these programs has been the excellent training and supervision to students provided by Santa Anita Family Service staff. Many of these staff members have worked decades in their field of expertise in private practice and agency settings, completed research in their area of study, and provide further instruction as professors in several local universities. As a result, Santa Anita Family Service’s training programs have resulted in collaborative relationships with area universities in the fields of psychology, social work, human services, business administration, communication, and human resources disciplines.

Training Programs Available

  • Clinical Practicum
    • MFT Traineeship
  • Social Work Internships
    • BSW Internship
    • MSW Internship – Micro (Case Management) and Macro Placements
  • Business Administration Internship

MFT Traineeship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides an intensive and supportive, broad based mental health training program for MFT Trainees from many local graduate schools. Training opportunities are available at our Monrovia and Covina sites. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students receive supervised clinical experience in providing individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation to adults, adolescents, and children within the community. Clients include mandated and self-referred individuals who are suffering from a vast variety of mental health concerns. Students are trained in conducting bio-psycho-social intake assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, and report writing. They also learn case management and case conferencing skills. Additionally, students are trained, and encouraged, to outreach to other professionals within the community.

One hour of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision are provided by the clinical staff each week. Students receive 1.5 hours of weekly training classes focusing on professional issues relevant to the growth and development of beginning clinicians at various times throughout the training year. Santa Anita Family Service also offers an in-house 40-hour Domestic Violence Victims certification training at no-cost to students, typically held on Fridays each Spring.

The training commitment is 12 months (January – December, April – March, June – May, or August – July). Students are expected to devote 20 hours each week, including two evenings (approx. 4pm to 9pm). The mandatory day for training and staff meetings is Wednesday (9am to 4pm).

General Application Requirements for Clinical Students

  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, please provide the following before your start date:
    • A tuberculosis (TB) negative test result from within 12 months prior to your start date
    • A Livescan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to your start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • A photocopy of the diploma from your last school degree
    • Evidence of reliable transportation
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Asiatic language is highly desired

Social Work Internship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides a supportive, broad based social work training program for BSW and MSW interns from many local schools. Training opportunities are available at our Monrovia and Covina sites. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students receive field internship hours for their BSW or MSW degrees. Internships include case management; including participating in a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, and evaluation. Additionally, students will be provided opportunity for advocacy, community education, and resource development.

One hour of individual supervision is provided by the clinical staff each week. Santa Anita Family Service also offers an in-house 40-hour Domestic Violence Victims certification training at no-cost to students, typically held on Fridays each Spring.

The training commitment is nine months (September – May). The mandatory day for training and staff meetings is Tuesday (1pm to 3pm).

General Application Requirements for Social Work Interns

  • Email resume to Teri Johnson, LMFT: terij@santaanitafamilyservice.org
  • Applications are due by April 1st
  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, please provide the following before your start date:
    • A tuberculosis (TB) negative test result from within 12 months prior to your start date
    • A Livescan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to your start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • Evidence of reliable transportation
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Asiatic language is highly desired

Business Administration Internship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides a supportive business administration training program for students from many local schools who are interested in non-profit and/or clinical businesses. Training opportunities are available at our Covina site. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students will receive internship hours for their BA degree. Internships are tailored to focus on each student’s chosen discipline (e.g., human resources, marketing, public relations communications). Additionally, students will be provided opportunity for advocacy, community education, and resource development.

The training commitment is nine months (September – May). Students are expected to devote 15 hours each week, including two late afternoons (2pm to 5pm). The mandatory day for training and staff meetings is Tuesdays (1pm to 3pm).

General Application Requirements for Business Administration Interns

  • Email resume and cover letter to Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org
  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, please provide the following before your start date:
    • A tuberculosis (TB) negative test result from within 12 months prior to your start date
    • A Livescan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to your start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • Evidence of reliable transportation
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is highly desired

SUPERVISOR OPPORTUNITIES

Paid and/or unpaid Supervisor positions may be available.

Supervise Social Work Interns

Qualified supervisors will hold an MSW degree in good standing and have at least 2 years of work experience since degree was conferred.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Teri Johnson, LMFT: terij@santaanitafamilyservice.org.

Supervise Clinical Practicum Students

Qualified supervisors hold a current and clear license as an LMFT or LCSW or have a Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, can provide documentation of current Supervision CEUs, and have practiced psychotherapy within the past 2 years prior to application.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org.