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Job Developer (DOL Re-Entry Young Adults - Santa Ana- OC)

Adult Services | Santa Ana, 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.

Responsibilities:

The Re-Entry Young Adults Job Developer coordinates, monitors, and delivers services related to assisting participants with obtaining employment. The Re-Entry Young Adults Job Developer duties are summarized as:

  • Identify career pathways in demand sectors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with educational and vocational training centers
  • Assesses potential participants for level of ability and readiness for work as well as physical and mental capabilities
  • Develops an individualized employment plan with each participant
  • Develops support systems to meet participant needs by identifying and coordinating available services needed to maintain independent living, self-sufficiency and family stabilization, as possible
  • Provides job readiness skills training in areas of resume preparation, interviewing and job search techniques
  • Provides career counseling and job coaching;  coordinates job skills training with participant employment plans
  • Arranges interviews with employers and works with participants on job retention issues
  • Coordinates with local, state, community and private employment resources to assure participants access
  • Monthly case file audits
  • Weekly case conferencing
  • Establishes and maintains complete records as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in employment placement and vocational counseling activities (preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working as a job developer and/or in case management services (preferred)
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Valid California driver's license and dependable transportation with adequate insurance
  • Effective written and oral communications skills

Additional Preferred:

  • Must be able to work with people from various backgrounds
  • Must be willing to travel 25% of the time
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with employers and community contacts
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