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Job Developer - (Pathways to Home)

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.

Responsibilities:

The Job Developers responsibilities are summarized as:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local employers, creating long-term permanent placement opportunities for program participants
  • Administer job-readiness assessments to population including work-readiness, educational background, skills and identification of challenges and barriers to employment
  • Write complete and detailed individualized employment plans outlining activities and community referrals, with concise and clear tractable goals 
  • Meet regularly with program participants, aiding their job search by scheduling interviews, referring job leads and community services to ensure participant success
  • Monitor and track job placement activities on a regular basis to ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress to probation and program participant

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Skills in sourcing, cold calling, and competitor direct sourcing techniques
  • 1 to 3 years experience working with population with barriers to employment
  • Knowledge of local employment market
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office
  • Valid California Drivers license, insurance and reliable transportation

Additional Requirements:     

  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Must be over the age of 18

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer