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Job Developer (CalVIP)

Adult Services | Compton, 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.

City of Compton/VOALA CalVIP program provides comprehensive employment and life skills training and mentoring to prepare at-risk transition-aged youth (ages 18-25) for stable, independent lives outside of gang involvement. The program coordinator will oversee program implementation, including supervision of case managers/job developers, relationship building with employers and training partners, and coordination of mentoring activities. The Job Developer coordinates and develops employment opportunities for participants ages 18-25.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies career pathways in demand sectors
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with employers
  • Assesses potential participants for level of ability and readiness for work.
    Provides career counseling and job coaching; coordinates with Job Readiness Training facilitator.
  • Arranges interviews with employers and works with participants on job retention issues.
  • Coordinates and maintains relationships with the local work source centers (America’s Job Center)
  • Develops individualized employment plans with each participant
  • Establishes and maintains complete and accurate records as required
  • Monthly case file audits
  • Weekly case conferencing
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in employment placement and vocational    counseling (preferred)
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience working as a job developer and/or in case management services (preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation with adequate vehicle insurance
  • Must be comfortable and able to work with at risk transition aged youth (18-25)
  • Must be willing to travel 25% of the time

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer