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Junior Recruiter/Career Counselor (SCADP Administration)

Administrative | Downey, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOA - LA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.


Central City Recovery - SCADP

Residential and Outpatient Treatment programs for substance-use disorders, residential programs range from 30 to 120 days and outpatient services range from 6 months to 1 year depending on medical necessity and the need of an environment to establish a foundation for recovery. Our co-ed programs provide an evidence-based trauma-informed care model of utilizing cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. Program emphasis includes instruction on developing coping and life skills allowing each individual to maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle and overcome the stress and barriers to successful daily living. We provide wrap-around services including assessments, individual and group therapy and counseling, treatment planning, case management and referrals.


JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Junior Recruiter/Career Counselor will work closely with programs for proactive full-cycle hiring for identified positions, while directly supporting SCADP and CCR with career counselling services.  

The position requires organizing, modifying, and confirming system candidate data to ensure recruiting is well resourced. Regularly assists in sourcing efforts, engages in collecting candidate information from a variety of platforms and ensuring a successful applicant experience in a fast-paced recruiting organization.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Recruiting Duties:

  • Recruits for identified positions for SCADP and CCR, including screening, coordinating interviews with Program Management Staff, and ensuring steady pool of active candidates for identified positions and start up programs.
  • Posts jobs and provide updates as to candidate status in monthly reports.
  • Coordinates interview schedules with applicants and program managers.
  • Uses detailed screening and selection criteria to identify qualified candidates and to determine the relevant strength of the candidates in the pool.
  • Works with Human Resources in staying up to date with requirements for on boarding of candidates.
  • Responsible for building a strong candidate pipelines for identified positions, including attending job fairs, schools, college services as identified including identifying user groups and professional associations which could lead to qualified candidates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Counselling Duties:

  • Develop career and vocational/college-related resources for SCADP participants and staff.
  • Provides career counseling to employees encouraging advancement in the field of social services, in groups or individually.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 The essential functions are those key requirements, specific tasks, and job duties of the position that are required on a regular basis (using action words such as perform, responsible for, deliver, develop, etc.).  

  • Recruits for identified positions for SCADP and CCR, including screening, coordinating interviews with Program Management Staff, and ensuring steady pool of active candidates for identified positions or new program startups.
  • Posts jobs and provide updates as to candidate status in monthly reports.
  • Coordinates interview schedules with applicants and program managers.
  • Responsible for building a strong candidate pipelines for identified positions, including attending job fairs, schools, college services as identified including identifying user groups and professional associations which could lead to qualified candidates.
  • Uses detailed screening and selection criteria to identify qualified candidates and to determine the relevant strength of the candidates in the pool.
  • Works with Human Resources in staying up to date with requirements for on boarding of candidates.
  • Develop career and vocational/college-related resources for SCADP participants and staff.
  • Provides career counseling to employees encouraging advancement in the field of social services, in groups or individually.
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time.


Qualifications

EDUCATION
 Formal education, diplomas, degrees, licenses and/or certifications.

  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent work experience in recruiting specializing in sourcing and sourcing strategies.


EXPERIENCE
 Type and number of years of directly related work experience.

  • One year in experience recruiting, interviewing and submitting candidates for hiring on-boarding.
  • Experience in community outreach and speaking at places of higher education, offering education in social services, and alcohol and drug studies.


KNOWLEDGE
 Principles or knowledge required for this position.

  • Knowledge of California Employment Law.
  • Knowledge of current recruiting practices, tools, and technology.
  • Knowledge of methods of sourcing of candidates and generating new leads.
  • Knowledgeable in the employment positions certification and credentialing processes and able to counsel employees on opportunities to advance their career and education.


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
 Skills required to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Strong Microsoft operating system skills:  outlook, word, excel, power-point, and internet browser.


SKILLS and ABILITIES
 Skills and abilities required to meet the essential functions of the position – what one does.

  • Professional phone presence.
  • Strong team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including active listening, effective persuasion, and a positive attitude.
  • High tolerance for continuously evolving needs and enthusiasm for continuous process improvement.
  • Ability to balance a high volume of requisitions and to adjust priorities according to organization needs.
  • Highly organized with project management skills to manage the recruitment case load.


INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Results oriented, dependable, collaborative, prompt, positive mindset, flexible, and organized.

 
  Preferred Qualifications:  

  • 2 years of relevant work experience providing vocational or career training.
  • Familiarity with social services and related issues.
  • People leadership principles and practices.
  • Familiar with JobScore Application Tracking System (ATS).
  • Bilingual
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in all the services offered within each agency and able to present candidates to other programs within the agencies that may be suitable for other services besides SUD treatment.
  • Community relations with other agencies and schools of higher education.


Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.