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Outreach Worker -Jail in Reach (R-ICMS) - West Covina

Adult Services | West Covina, 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.

Outreach Worker should have a history with incarceration and have demonstrated a period of stability and successful reintegration into the community following incarceration.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with health system navigation, including:
  • Help making health appointments(primary care, specialty care, behavioral health, SUD treatment)
  • Accompaniment to health appointments
  • Assisting with understanding health care
  • Assist with social services navigation, including benefits and housing, as well as social supports, employment, legal, and compliance with Probation/Parole supervision, if applicable
  • Conduct comprehensive screenings and assessments  to develop a case plan
  • Provide crisis intervention if needed, and make referrals to appropriate community resources
  • Maintain complete client records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, CHAMP and other reports as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Lived experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience working with homeless families/individuals or people in recovery
  • Developing relationships with community providers as well as a variety of service stakeholders (school, health and public benefit agencies)

Additional Preferred:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; HMIS database experience strongly preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; bilingual (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