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Job Developer (Training to Work - Burbank)

Adult Services | burbank, 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:

  • 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
  • Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan
  • 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 state, veteran, community and private employment resources to assure participant access
  • Establishes and maintains complete records as required

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in employment placement and vocational counseling (preferred)

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a job developer and/or in case management services
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Valid California driver's license and dependable transportation with adequate insurance
  • Effective written and oral communications skills

Other Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable and able to work with the homeless unemployed/under-employed population
  • Must be willing to travel 25% of the time
  • Knowledge of federally funded mainstream programs

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer