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Job Developer (Training to Work)

Adult Services | South 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.

Position Overview: Training to Work is a reentry employment and training program. The goal of the program is to assist men and women ages 18 and older successfully transition from prison back to their communities and become self-sufficient.The role of the case manager will be to build rapport with the participants, track participant progress and provide an environment of support to the participant.The Job Developer position will last through June 30, 2018, at which time the employee will have the opportunity to apply and be considered for transfer to a new position or program within the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify career pathways in demand sectors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with educational and vocational training centers
  • Assist participants with enrollment process for education and training
  • Provide employment assistants, training and coaching for all participants
  • Assesses potential participants for level of ability and readiness for work as well as physical and mental capabilities
  • Develops support systems to meet participant needs by identifying and coordinating available services needed to maintain independent living, self-sufficiency and family stabilization
  • 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
  • Arrange interviews with employers and works with participants on job retention issues
  • Coordinates with Local and private employment resources to assure participant access
  • Weekly case conferencing
  • Monthly case file audits
  • Provides crises intervention as needed for participants
  • Develop inter-agency relationships to enhance the referral process

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience:

  • 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

Other Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable and able to work with the re-entry (ex-offender) population
  • Experience with HMIS or a database platform
  • Knowledge of federally funded mainstream programs
  • Valid California driver's license, dependable transportation, and adequate vehicle insurance

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer