Male Involvement Coordinator - (HS-South LA)
Children's Services | South Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
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.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond.
The Male Involvement Coordinator manages a wide range of projects and activities designed to implement an integrated multi-faceted fatherhood/male involvement service delivery system that is a model of excellence. Other requirements include interpretation, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of all aspects of the Head Start Performance Standards, State and Federal regulations, program policies and procedures.
- Lead staff person to plan, implement, and monitor the Fatherhood/Male Initiatives and Curriculum(s).
- Using community assessment, fatherhood data and program goals, establish and report on Program Birth-to- Five Outcomes.
- Coordinate outreach activities, share resources, and monitor program implementation efforts.
- Assist with the organization and facilitation of advisory groups, parent advocacy group.
- Work with Program staff to provide training to program staff, and parents.
- Assist FCE in monitoring and training Family Advocates in the areas of Family Partnership Agreements, Family Assessments, to ensure the goal setting that are inclusive to fathers.
- Completes and submits any required reports to the funding source and the supervisor on a timely basis.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university in the field of human services, social and behavioral science, or child development
- At least one (1) year of experience working with children and families
- Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment
- Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites
- Proof at the time of hire
- TB clearance within 6 months prior
- Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
- Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
- Health screening at the time of employment
- Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
- Able to lift up to 50 lbs
- Frequently kneel and squat
- Ability to move quickly
- Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) preferred
- Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.