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Outreach Specialist - (Compton Street Outreach)

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:

  • Provide street Outreach and a trauma-informed case management approach and referral services to runaways and homeless youth (RHY) and victims of child sexual abuse/domestic sex trafficking (CSE/DST)
  • Conduct comprehensive screenings and assessments to collect functional, environmental, psycho-social, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information appropriate to develop a case plan
  • Provide service linkages and support systems to ensure identified needs are met
  • Follow up with participants and tracks progress; may conduct home and field visits
  • Coordinate and facilitate move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals, as required
  • Document and maintain up-to-date information on services provided and funds spent in hard copy logs and in database
  • Provide crisis intervention, if needed
  • Other duties as assigned  

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 2 years' experience working with victims of sexual abuse and/or human trafficking
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must be reliable and have the ability to multitask  

Additional Requirements:

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

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer