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Program Coordinator (Newton 2 GRYD)

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.

24 - Hour incident response coverage in and around the GRYD Zone in an effort to reduce gang violence and engage families impacted by gang violence

Responsibilities:

  • Serves and engages gang-involved youth or young adults, ages of 14 to 25 years in a GRYD Zone
  • Strategically plan and work with community to decrease and eliminate gang activity and violence
  • Plans strategies to engage local gangs/crews proactively maintain peace via safe passages, and activities
  • Work with Law enforcement to create peace in the community
  • Maintain a minimum of 11 FCM clients updated and active
  • Maintain a minimum of 5 TCS client updated and active
  • Audit weekly TCS and FCM files of program
  • Data entry of Entry to Outcomes (ETO) on client’s activities and progress
  • Follow all phases of case management and meet with case manager weekly to audit files
  • Maintain weekly contact with schools, community based organizations, gangs in the area
  • Meet weekly with all case managers
  • Report weekly on progress of case management
  • Apply Social embeddedness Tool (SET) to youth as required
  • Run weekly reports to maintain data base error free and up to date
  • Participate in planning, meetings and work at Summer Night Lights (SNL) and FFN sites
  • Make home visits to assist clients and family with services needed.
  • Accompany youth to probation appointments and submit monthly probation progress reports.
  • Build a relationship with all ethnicities, genders, etc.
  • Work with multiple gangs in the area
  • Work late, weekends and holidays (flexible schedule)
  • Facilitate workshops Ex. life skills, substance abuse, etc.
  • Do street outreach and pass out literature and services
  • Create monthly calendar of activities
  • Create monthly community engagement, parent and client activities
  • Travel and drive for program outings and activities
  • Keep track of community service workers
  • Adapt to new and changing situations in program
  • Very organized and able to keep track of staff’s work schedule and process time sheets
  • Responsible for staff schedule and supervision
  • Submit monthly receipts and expenses on time
  • Submit monthly reports on area
  • Follow a monthly budget balancing multiple expenses
  • Manage time very well
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 5 years' experience working with At-risk families/individuals or gang population
  • 1 year minimum demonstrating ability to supervise staff
  • Proven ability to interact positively with diverse groups of client population with varying education and economic backgrounds particularly gang affiliated individuals
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel; database experience

Additional Preferred:

  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Able to have integrity and work independently without supervision
  • LAVITA certification preferred but not required
  • Trained on the GRYD Model of practice and the efforts to Outcome Database
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.