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Cheryl Bright
Executive Director

2501 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Public: (714) 957-5000
TDD: (714) 957-5512

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Job Opportunities, Internships and Volunteers

Fairview Developmental Center (FDC) is a California State civil service employer. In order to be considered for a position at FDC, you must have eligibility on a State of California hiring list or be a current or former State of California employee. To obtain eligibility on the hiring list you must apply for and successfully compete in an examination process. Applications and examination announcements can be downloaded at State Personnel Board or can be obtained by calling (714) 957-5255.

MUSIC THERAPY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

FDC is designated as a National Roster Internship Program through the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Interns complete their clinical training under the supervision of a Board Certified Music Therapist at the facility. The internship is the final step in attaining a degree in Music Therapy. Upon completion of the internship, which is approximately six months in length, the individual is qualified to sit for the board certification examination through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc. Any student who is interested in applying for the Music Therapy internship program should request information by calling (714) 957-5230.

SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

The Social Work Field Internship is committed to providing high quality training in social work. The agency provides rich clinical exposure and opportunities for students to gain experience in individual case work/counseling, group work, teaching independent living skills and case management.

Through supervision and direct consumer contact, interns are offered comprehensive experience and quality social work training that instructs them in assessment, treatment, consultation, case management and consumer advocacy. The program accepts social work undergraduate and graduate interns. More information on Social Work Internships can be obtained by calling (714) 957-5688.

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS/SENIOR COMPANIONS PROGRAM:

The Foster Grandparent Program offers men and women an opportunity to share their love, wisdom and support with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities or mental health needs. Foster Grandparents are 55 years or older, have a limited income, volunteer 15 to 40 hours a week, provide support, guidance, mentoring, and individualized instruction. Children and adolescents 22 years of age and under receive a warm, caring adult who understands and accepts them; encouragement and confidence; personalized assistance; and individualized instruction.

The Senior Companion Program offers men and women an opportunity to share their time and talents. Senior Companions are 55 years or older, have a limited income, volunteers 15 to 40 hours a week, provide friendship, companionship, and individualized instruction. Adults with developmental disabilities or mental health needs receive a warm, caring friend; encouragement and confidence; personalized assistance; and individualized instruction.

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions receive:

  • A tax exempt stipend;
  • One meal stipend provided while on duty;
  • Paid holidays;
  • Earned sick and vacation time; and
  • An annual health appraisal

For more information, contact the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Coordinator at (714) 957-5197.

 
 
Last Updated: 6/9/2017