Program Coordinator I ODR Jail In Reach
Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories
Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides 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.
OFFICE OF DIVERSION & RE-ENTRY (ODR)
Our mission is to successfully habilitate eligible individuals by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle while improving mental health recovery and successful re -entry into the community.
Jail in Reach - will provide targeted services to the most vulnerable Medi-Cal populations in Los Angeles County through interventions and work force strategies incorporated into the program. This program will bring together health and social service providers across the County to build a more client-centered and community-based system of care, and deliver seamless, integrated and coordinated care to the County's neediest populations. The vision of this program is to provide a holistic recovery model for Justice-Involved Populations (Individuals reintegrating into the community from the Los Angeles County Jail or California State Prison).
JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE
The Program Coordinator I provides experience-based competencies and administrative assistance to further the Grant missions for VOALA: outreach, diversion, intake, assessment, trauma-informed case management, job development, SUD and housing assistance. The Program Coordinator I supervises the provision to clients of individualized care through access to service linkages, counseling, treatment planning, and various crisis intervention methods in order to prepare individuals for further success.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Achieve grant objectives by supervising the program staff, providing expertise, and monitoring service delivery, while providing information to the Director, highlighting progress in reaching goals;
- Coordinate day-to-day operations of program service providers, overseeing intake, creation of service plans and delivery of services to clients;
- Conducts weekly case conferencing and monthly case files audits with staff to assist participant progress, and assure records are complete and accurate;
- Monitor program compliance to VOALA policies and required procedures; maintains documentation of all program procedures;
- Assist Director with implementing policies, procedures and forms that facilitate the effective operation of intensive case management and delivery of high-quality services – train and mentor staff
- Steward of program assets and budget, oversees asset protection measures
- Coordinate outreach and collaboration efforts with community partners and stakeholders
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work (or related discipline) or a combination of relevant education and experience (4 years).
- 1 year of supervisory experience in a social services organization (leading programs, projects, or staff)
- Strong knowledge of case management ethics, HIPAA, Programmatic standards of operation and clinical engagement, clinical documentation methods, client focused ideology.
- Basic Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, power-point, internet browser
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication,
- Deep understanding, ability to assess, and consult with team on participant acuity and appropriate levels of care through treatment team meetings.
- Ability to coach and mentor staff
- Client- focused, Prompt, collaborative/team player, ability to delegate, mentorship skills, effective stress management, leadership skills, conflict resolution/mediation.
- Master of Social Work
- Ability to work with people from various backgrounds and/or limited English capabilities
- Knowledge about community resources
- Experience connecting clients to resources
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
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