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Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Manager, Mental Health

Employment type
30 days ago
Los Angeles

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 28 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systemically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


Reporting to the Director Psychological and Mental Health Services, the Manager, Mental Health will nurture and expand existing and new community-based mental health agency partnerships. Manager, Mental Health will coach and consult with mental health and social and emotional  learning (SEL) counseling providers, including social workers to ensure best practices and effective teaming with other members of their school-based culture team. Manager, Mental Health will develop and deliver staff development, program development, and support the implementation of Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools practices in addition to other SEL and mental health initiatives. 


Leadership & Training

  • Meet weekly to provide supervision hours for school social workers or other eligible mental health counselors who wish to work towards their LCSW or similar certification; 
  • Design and facilitate relevant trainings to present to Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, other Alliance staff, and families where appropropriate;
  • Provide direct consultation and support to school sites as needed with implementation of comprehensive mental health systems, school-wide interventions related to SEL, TIRS, and PBIS, etc; 
  • Supports the implementation of Trauma Informed Resilient Schools initiative at Alliance school sites;
  • Encourages and supports the implementation of social emotional curriculum within the classroom, (e.g. Ripple Effects, Second Step, Calm Classroom).


Mental Health Emergency  Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

  • Support with provide training and materials to school team members in or to prevent suicide and bring awareness to middle and high school schalars, per AB2246;
  • Supports with school site mental health emergencies either remotely or in person if necessary;
  • Support the school sites by being a mandated reporter; 
  • Supports schools with DCFS and ACCESS/PET (mental health emergencies) as need;
  • Supports counseling providers and admin with re-entry meetings for unsafe behaviors or hospitalizations, as needed.


Collaboration and Stakeholder Relationships

  • Is a key member of the Scholar Family and Community (SFC Team) which is part of larger Schools Team at the Alliance Home Office;
  • Strengthens existing community-based mental health agency partnerships and increases the number of partnerships;
  • Keeps appropriate documentation with regards to Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs);
  • Promotes collaborative teaming amongst all types of counseling providers and other members of school based culture teams;
  • Has a ‘team player’ attitude and available to support where needed.



  • Knowledge of Special Education processes and documentation (e.g. IEP processes, Welligent);
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to juggle competing priorities;
  • Knowledge of urban school environments and school culture;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with school leaders and other home office and school-based colleagues;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education;
  • Experience in managing or coaching of interns and/or employees; and
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.



  • At least 3 years of professional work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; OR
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience and a HS Diploma or equivalent (e.g. G.E.D.), Master’s of Social Work (MSW) preferred.
  • LCSW certification for at least 2 years is preferred and provided supervision to those who are looking to get their LCSW certification is preferred.
  • PPSC (Pupil Personnel Services Credential), preferred.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and Google-based applications.



In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $67,000 - $93,000. To allow room for growth in compensation, the maximum initial salary placement is 80% of the range.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.