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Monitor - (VAWA/HOPWA)

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.

Responsibilities:

The Monitor:

  • Oversees front and back duplex units, physically checks on each participant in each bedroom hourly; checks outside perimeter areas.  Monitor station desk operations, including answering phones, monitoring doorway to bed space, handling crisis intervention, conducting searches of bags and person upon entry to VOALA property and other tasks as necessary
  • Provides reminders and prompts to participants about respecting house rules and taking care of their ADL’s (e.g. showering, eating, etc…), modeling life skills in trauma informed strengths based framework, using respectful language and refraining from punishment
  • Communicates with case management and Program Manger about violations and participant non-compliance for handling by designated staff

Requirements:

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED (High School Equivalence Certificate)

Experience:

  • 1 year experience in social services or related field

Special Skills Required to Perform this Position:

  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure in a fast paced multi-dimensional environment

Preferred Skills for this Position:   

  • 1 year in direct monitor service in residential treatment preferred, with at least 1 year of experience in mental health, substance abuse treatment, and/or homelessness preferred
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.