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Mentor Coordinator - (OJJDP) Child Victims of Sex Trafficking

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.

Position Overview:

The Mentor Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Program Coordinator to develop a program of service delivery that creates structured relationships between mentors and human trafficking survivors   

Responsibilities:

  • Actively recruit and train mentor volunteers in a program that assists human trafficking survivors in their reintegration into society
  • Provide oversight and support to program structure in the areas of life skill development, victim support, job skills development, mental health advocacy and substance abuse support
  • Develop a training program for mentor volunteers that will include introductory training's and ongoing training's of mentors on a scheduled basis
  • Assist Program Manager in daily operations of the program including providing insight, support, and problem solving to challenges that mentor volunteers may encounter in supporting participants
  • Ensuring Evidence Based Practices are consistently implemented, including trauma informed care, Positive Youth Development, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety and Harm Reduction and all participants complete an assessment and an Individual Service Plan for all participants 
  • Ensuring appropriate evaluation and reporting of program activities
  • Complying with licensing regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ensuring the program conforms to all DOJ policies and procedures
  • Providing staff leadership, recruiting, performance management, and training
  • Maintain and build partnerships and coalitions with other community, government agencies and new markets providing relief to human trafficking survivors
  • Participate and assist with community awareness events, including providing survivor awareness and identification training to law enforcement, FBOs and CBOs

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in social work, psychology or counseling from fully-accredited college or university; substantial experience may substitute for a college degree
  • 3-5 years of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, violence against women and/or human trafficking
  • Experience working with victims of sexual abuse and/or human trafficking, especially youth under the age of 18
  • Ability and desire to work with people from various backgrounds and/or limited English capabilities
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Training as a Human Trafficking Case Worker

Additional Requirements:

  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
  • Valid California driver's license and have reliable transportation
  • Ability and desire to work with people from various backgrounds

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer