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Monitor, Graveyard (Safe Parking Program - Los Angeles)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOA – LA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOA - LA provides 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.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Monitor is responsible for monitoring the activities of clients of the shelter/center to ensure compliance with program rules, policies, and expectations. The monitor is also responsible for ensuring the safety of clients and the security and sanitation of the program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of participants
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Answer telephone and take messages for clients and staff
  • Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures
  • Dispense medication, document monitor logs and medication logs
  • Respond to alarms and investigate disturbances immediately
  • Call police or fire department in cases of emergency: such as fire or presence of unauthorized clients/persons
  • Some basic maintenance/janitorial duties as needed
  • Must watch for and report suspicious or unusual activity to the appropriate authorities; investigate alarms or noises and remove trespassers from the facility/property
  • Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates, etc.
  • Ensure all interactions are provided through trauma-informed care approach
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, participants, visitors, guest and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises
  • Responsible to complete written reports and incidents logs of daily activities and irregularities, such as: unusual occurrences, equipment or property damage, theft, and presence of unauthorized persons
  • Call police or fire department in cases of emergency: such as fire or presence of unauthorized clients/persons
  • Ensures the ongoing safety of clients and immediately reports and addresses any signs of harassment or other bullying or conflict issues
  • Secures the facility, including periodically walking the facility and making reports as needed
  • Inputting required program data on HMIS
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Must be able to work Graveyard Shift

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate)

EXPERIENCE:

  • 6 months in the security field or 6 months working with the target population, or a combination of both totaling 6 months of experience. (Coursework or a formal degree or certification in Social services or related discipline can be combined with relevant experience to meet the time requirement)
  • If a recovering alcohol and/or drug user, you must have at least 1 year of continuous sobriety

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of target population demographics, challenges, strengths, and services available
  • Knowledge of the local community and the various services provided within the community that can be helpful for clients

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic computer and Microsoft operating system navigation, including Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Basic Database entry and use

SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Good interpersonal skills including relationship building
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively with youth who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Have a client centered approach to customer services for the disadvantaged
  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate
  • Respectful methods for reminding clients about expectations and rules without engaging in argumentative behavior

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1 year of experience working in fields of mental health, substance abuse treatment, homelessness and/or veteran population
  • U.S. Veteran or experience working with veterans
  • Knowledge and experience navigating and logging data into a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Valid California driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and/or reliable mode of transportation
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal)

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

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.