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Job Developer (Youth Build)

Adult Services | Compton, 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 Developer coordinates and develops employment opportunities for Youth Build participants ages 16-24

  • 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 youth ages 16-24
  • Experience with HMIS or a database platform
  • Knowledge of federally funded mainstream programs
  • Valid California driver's license, dependable transportation, and adequate vehicle insurance
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