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Community Intervention Worker - (Rampart 2 GRYD)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide 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.

24 - Hour incident response coverage in and around the GRYD Zone in an effort to reduce gang violence and engage families impacted by gang violence

Responsibilities:

  • Serves and engages gang-involved youth or young adults, between the age of 14 years and 25 years in a GRYD Zone
  • Strategically plan and work with community to decrease and eliminate gang violence
  • Responds to zone incidents within 30 minutes
  • Plans strategies to engage local gangs/crews proactively maintain peace via safe passages, and activities
  • Work with Law enforcement to create peace in the community
  • Maintain 11 FCM clients updated and active.
  • Maintain 5 TCS client updated and active.
  • Follow all Phases of case management and meet with Case manager weekly
  • Assists with safe passages for youth and families within the community
  • Conducts fieldwork with clients to ensure connection with WorkSource, YouthSource and FamilySource services
  • Participate in planning, meetings and work at Summer Night Lights ("SNL") sites in or near the zone
  • Makes home visits to assist clients and family with services needed
  • Maintain triangle of protocol with LAPD, and GRYD Office
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 3 years' experience working with At-risk families/individuals or gang population
  • Proven ability to interact positively with diverse groups of client population with varying education and economic backgrounds particularly gang affiliated individuals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation
  • Able to have integrity and work independently without supervision

Additional Preferred:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel; database experience strongly preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • LAVITA certification preferred but not required
  • Trained on the GRYD Model of practice and the efforts to Outcome Database
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
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