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Outreach Worker - (Project Slate)

Adult Services | Compton, 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 outreach and engagement to the homeless in the community and being release from incarceration.
  • Conduct comprehensive screenings and assessments with homeless individuals to collect functional, environmental, employment, and housing needs.
  • Provide service linkages and support systems for homeless individuals, to ensure identified needs are met, as well as coordinate and facilitate, service referrals.
  • Make referrals to supportive services such as emergency shelter, veteran services, and substance abuse treatment.
  • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for individuals; if needed.
  • Document and maintain all case files in physical files.
  • Work in collaboration with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD), Community Transition Unit, and all reentry partners/designees.
  • Transport participants to designated shelters and social services facilities
  • Provide participant transportation
  • Other duties assigned

Requirements:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience:

  • 1 years’ experience working with re-entry individuals
  • Demonstrate excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational, and motivational skills
  • Must have current valid California driver's license and clean driving record

Special Skills Required to Perform this Position:

  • Ability to work holidays, nights and weekends
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation

Preferred Skills for this Position:

  • Bachelors degree preferred

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred

  • Ability and desire to work with people from various backgrounds

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.