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Job Developer (HVRP Orange County)

Adult Services | Orange County, 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.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (aka HVRP aka Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks) ensures that Veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs. HVRP offers job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, and follow–up. HVRP provides immediate transitional housing on–site and through referrals to VOALA Pathways to Home. Program staff ensures that participants receive essential supportive services such as clothing, shelter, referral to medical or substance use disorder treatments, and transportation assistance — either within VOALA or at another agency in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct employ-ability assessments of potential participants, this includes assessing level of ability and readiness for work, and physical and mental capabilities of participants
  • Develop an individualized employment plan with each participant based on the assessments
  • Conduct comprehensive screenings and assessments with veterans to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a service plan the complements the employment plan
  • Develop linkages and coordinate services with support systems needed by participants to secure and maintain independent living, self-sufficiency and family stabilization
  • Provide job readiness skills training (soft skills) in areas of resume preparation, interviewing and job search techniques; provides career counseling and job coaching
  • Develop and coordinate linkages with job skills training resources in high-demand fields
  • Develop a resource base of employers committed to giving priority hiring attention to HVRP
  • Arrange interviews with employers and work with participants on job retention issues
  • Coordinate with veteran, community and private employment resources to ensure participant has access to available services
  • Document and maintain complete records as required; monitor and verify services provided
  • Represent the interests of Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, the HVRP program and its participants in all networking and public relations opportunities

Required Background and Skills:

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education; additional experience may be substituted for educational requirement

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years' experience working as a Job Developer and/or Case Manager with demonstrated skills in working with vulnerable populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; effective written and oral communications skills
  • Valid California driver's license and dependable transportation with adequate insurance
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with employers and community contacts

Preferred Skills for this Position:

  • US Armed Forces veteran preferred, not required
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

                                                          VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer