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Outreach Facilitator

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.

The Outreach Facilitator will provide support to the Healthy School Meals Advocacy Project.  Creating and maintaining files, conducting presentations and informational sessions.  Planning intra-agency procedure formulation, and coordination; recruitment of parents/students, interagency liaison, mobilization of community resources; client advocacy; reports and referrals, and representing VOALA at community meetings.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Exercises considerable professional judgment and autonomy in decision-making with respect to the general operation of the program
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate student, parent and community meetings, trainings and/or workshops
  • Identify resources that are necessary to enhance program implementation
  •  Coordinates the design, development and delivery of in-service trainings and orientations for parents & students
  • Attend necessary meetings required by funder and agency management; flexible schedule, including ability to work some weekends or evenings
  • Develop, maintain and monitor files
  • Follow up with community partners
  • Types letters, forms, records and reports which require the use of some independent judgment;
  • Review data for completion and conformance with established regulations and procedures;
  • Compiles information and prepares for records and reports, based on program activities to ensure compliance;
  • Prepares requisitions for office supplies; compiles data used for statistical reports;
  • Performs all general office duties such as answering phones, faxing, photocopying, scanning, using the computer, etc.
  • Submit reports to funders and partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High school diploma and Bachelor degree in Human Services, Health or related field preferred.  Relevant experience may be in social work, case management in health, disabilities, or mental health
  • Knowledge of local community and various community resources.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good relationships with staff, clients and the public.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have Valid California Driver's License, access to automobile and adequate automobile insurance coverage, or have available private transportation.
  • Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment

Health Requirements:

  • Must have verification of T.B. clearance at the time of employment issued within six (6) months prior to employment, to be renewed annually.

Preferred:

  • Bilingual capabilities (English/Spanish) 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.