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Community Intervention Worker - Temporary - (GRYD)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Temporary

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

Temporary position starting on 6/17/19 and ends on 8/31/19

Responsibilities:

  • Serves and engages gang-involved youth or young adults, ages of 14 to 25 years in a GRYD Zone.
  • Work at a local park to serve all community members.
  • Work with prevention
  • Create pro social activities.
  • Strategically plan and work with community to decrease and eliminate gang activity and violence.
  • Maintain triangle of protocol with LAPD, and GRYD Office.
  • Defuse incidents, rumor control and reduce gang retaliation.
  • Submit detailed reports on incidents in the park.
  • Submit weekly area reports, daily logs and graffiti removals.
  • 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.
  • Assists with safe passages for youth and families within the community.
  • Participate in planning, meetings and work at Summer Night Lights (SNL) and FFN sites.
  • Build a relationship with all ethnicities, genders.
  • Work with multiple gangs in the area.
  • Work late, weekends and holidays (flexible schedule)
  • Facilitate workshops Ex. life skills, substance abuse, etc.
  • Do street outreach and pass out literature and services.
  • Create monthly calendar of activities.
  • Create monthly community engagement, parent and client activities.
  • Attend meetings.
  • Adapt to new and changing situations in program.
  • Manage time very well.
  • Support all staff in community and in-house activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 2 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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