• Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA, USA

About this role

Are you ready to make an impact in your community? Our mission is to create a community where each individual with a developmental disability has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive, and inclusive life. NLACRC empowers people with developmental disabilities to have an opportunity to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of life. 


Apply today to help make an impact tomorrow!


The Position and Job Summary

  • Ensures successful delivery of clinical and service programs, including diagnostic assessment programs.  It includes the following. Assigned duties may vary and other duties may be assigned.
  • Oversees diagnostic assessment process applicants for services, ensures that statutory requirements for eligibility determination are met. Understands and applies Lanterman Act and Early Start eligibility guidelines. Provides expert testimony in due process cases as relevant to scope of expertise.
  • Provide psychological assessment or evaluation services to Agency consumers and applicants for services utilizing current assessment instruments and best practices.
  • Hires and trains and provides oversight to intake and psychological department staff (Chatsworth, AV) and contract clinicians. Assigns work, evaluates results, ensures quality of work, and consults with staff on complex service issues. Ensures that department staff complete work assignments with in program timelines and agency service standards with emphasis on providing professional and quality customer service. Participates and or coordinates interdisciplinary clinical teams, including eligibility team. 
  • Collaboration and outreach with external community and governmental agencies as relevant to scope of expertise.
  • Provides expert testimony in appeal eligibility cases
  • Serves on the agency management team, may provide staff support to committees of the Board of Trustees.


This position is exempt. Regular Salary: $132,148.43 - $178,400.39 annually.

Education & Experience

  • D. or Ph.D. from an APA accredited college or university in psychology, and
  • Three years of related, professional experience providing testing, diagnostic evaluation, service recommendation, and consultation to people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or emotional disturbances.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of supervision of non-exempt staff.

Skills and Abilities

  • Psychodiagnostics evaluations with the developmentally disabled of all ages, DSM IVTR and differential diagnosis, best practice assessment for intellectual disability, autism and autism spectrum disorders,  behavioral intervention with the developmentally disabled, laws and ethics governing the practice of psychology, California state laws and regulations regarding eligibility and services for the developmentally disabled
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, procedures and terminology, accounts payable and accounts receivable systems, general ledger systems, and bank reconciliation.
  • Auditing, training, research and forecasting, data analysis, report preparation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to operate a computer and enter data accurately.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.      

Essential Requirements

  • A valid California Driver's License and transportation, or acceptable substitute, is required.
  • A current, unrestricted California Psychology License is required.
  • Upon job offer acceptance, candidates will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
    • Accommodations may be requested for a religious or medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

NLACRC Offers an Excellent Benefits Package

  • Most positions are offered a hybrid – remote option
  • Flex-schedule, including every other Friday off
  • Robust Medical, Dental & Vision offerings
    • No cost for employee only plans
  • Various Insurance and Retirement plans
  • Eligibility for:
    • Service Loan Forgiveness program
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • PTO – Eligible for 3 weeks of accrued vacation in the first year, 8 hours per month sick time, education, wellness, and sabbatical time
  • Holidays – NLACRC offers 12 paid holidays throughout the year

Professional Development Opportunities & Growth

NLACRC values the professional development of staff! Variety of career paths for entry-level management positions for those seeking leadership opportunities in the social services field.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At NLACRC, we value and celebrate diversity! In September 2021, NLACRC launched an initiative to enhance and strengthen our commitment to diversity and belonging.

The Organization

North Los Angeles County Regional Center “NLACRC” is a private, non-profit agency that is contracted with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services, to provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NLACRC is one of the largest regional centers in California and has proudly served the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Antelope Valley since 1974. We serve individuals across the lifespan from infants and toddlers, school age children, transition-age youth, to adults and aging adults.

NLACRC is an equal opportunity employer. Further, NLARC will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.