Mental Health Team Lead, E6 - Olympic

Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA ● Los Angeles, CA, USA Req #91
Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Position: Mental Health Team Lead, E6 – Olympic

Reports to: Program Manager
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Non-Management
625 W. Olympic Blvd, STE 701, LA, CA, 90015
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee retirement planning (403b), etc.
Openings: 2


With the support of and in partnership with the E6 team, the Mental Health Team Lead performs a variety of tasks to assist the most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals, and is responsible for identifying, engaging and providing support to homeless clients, including providing aftercare and follow up support, once housed. The Mental Health Team Lead will focus specifically in the metro Los Angeles area (Service Area 4), and will engage homeless individuals that are using or living in and around these areas, as well as provide linkages to housing and supportive services. These teams are part of a new large-scale street-based engagement effort in the Metro Los Angeles Area (Service Area 4). The goal of E6 is to create a countywide network of multidisciplinary, integrated street-based teams to identify, engage, and connect, or re-connect homeless individuals to interim and/or permanent housing and supportive services. The Mental Health Team Lead provides information and support for program members, and assists members in linking to a variety of resources and services as needed. Mental Health Team Lead will model competence in wellness, recovery, and coping, and is responsible for maintaining the highest quality services and efficiency of operations. The Mental Health Team Lead will provide intensive case management services to a caseload of highly vulnerable individuals living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles.


  1. Lead an interdisciplinary team to engage and provide services to homeless individuals.
  2. Interface with partners, including community health providers, the business community, and social service/housing providers to reduce the number of homeless people living on the streets.
  3. Work in collaboration with other team members to remove barriers to permanent housing; e.g., acquisition of identification, legal aid, benefits assistance, life skills acquisition.
  4. Serve as the team’s mental health consultant and mental health care provider.
  5. Facilitate daily team meetings.
  6. Work collaboratively as a team to identify appropriate services taking into account each individual’s physical and cognitive needs.
  7. Work collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit sector groups to provide services; e.g., mobile info stations, public kiosks, hygiene centers, a welcome center, sobering center, etc.
  8. Appropriately chart client contacts and documentation in compliance with agency and Dept. of Health Services standards.


  1. Ph.D., Psy.D., Master of Social Work (MSW) , or Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT); clinical hours available for this position for unlicensed candidates
  2. A clinician who is registered and in good standing with Board of Behavioral Sciences
  3. Strong clinical skills and experience
  4. Highly detail oriented with excellent time management, organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and database applications
  6. Able to learn quickly and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  7. Passion for working with the population served
  8. Ability to work as part of an multidisciplinary team
  9. Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification
  10. Valid driving license is required since transportation of clients is common in a personal vehicle.
  11. Preferred applicants will have experience working with:
    1. those living with co-occurring disorders and experiencing homelessness
    2. individuals with serious mental illness and substance addiction
    3. a social service agency that provides outreach and engagement services

Work Environment

  • Combination of field and office environment
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend; occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites
  • Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  • May need to bend, stoop, twist and sit throughout the day



  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain a professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to prioritize different tasks with minimal supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Equal Opportunity Employer  

The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.   

 About the People Concern 

The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. One of Los Angeles County’s largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty-eight years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence. 
With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care – including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, life skills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing – tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn. 
The People Concern’s model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities. 

Benefits & Perks  

  • Medical Insurance  
  • Vision Insurance  
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Retirement Planning (403b) & Matching 
  • Paid Holidays  
  • Paid Vacation Days 
  • Paid Sick Days 
  • Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) 
  • TELUS Health  
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) 
  • Voluntary Short- and Long-Term Disability 
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance 
  • Discounts on Hotels, Theme Parks, Concerts, Movies, Restaurants & More 
  • The People Concern University & Certificates  
  • Corporate Discounts 

Other details

  • Job Family Clinician Licensed
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $63,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Master’s Degree