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Program Coordinator (Youth Build)

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.

The YouthBuild Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and managing assessment, support, case management, education and training, and job placement assistance for YouthBuild participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the tasks of recruiting applicants at partner schools and agencies
  • Oversees the promotion and outreach activities about the program to prospective applicants and employers
  • Network with National YouthBuild organizations to gain and implement best practices
  • Oversee and review applications and interview applicants
  • Oversee the assessment of potential participants for level of ability and readiness for work.
  • Oversee the completion of participant intake assessments
  • Ensures participant’s eligibility for the program per DOL and John Muir Charter School guidelines.
  • Designs and leads orientation for program participants, incorporating YouthBuild Mental Toughness as a guide
  • Oversee and manage the documentation and progress reports of YouthBuild participants
  • Maintain meticulous case files for program participants
  • Oversee and assist with the data entry of participant information into the YouthBuild MIS system
  • Oversee and manage monthly case file audits
  • Oversee and manage the ongoing support, assistance and motivation to YouthBuild participants and staff
  • Oversee and assists program staff with classroom training, construction and vocational training as needed
  • Acts as disciplinarian for program participants
  • Coordinates support services for program participants and makes linkages with other community agencies to ensure participants can remove barriers to successful attendance and participation
  • Conduct weekly case management meetings with program staff to oversee and supervise the reporting of participant’s development, attendance, and progress towards goals regarding completing construction certification, high school or GED, obtaining stable employment and/or entering higher education
  • Conduct bi-weekly case conferencing with program staff
  • Oversees and manages the daily attendance of youth to program activities
  • Assists and works closely with Job Developer to develop and maintain a network of potential employers for recent participant graduates and successful placement of participants
  • Leads/coordinates personal development and job readiness activities for the program
  • Coordinate workshops and assist Job Developer in successfully implementing proper job search techniques and appropriate career planning methods and other personal development topics
  • Coordinates and maintains relationships with the local work source centers (America’s Job Center)
  • Coordinates/leads life skills workshops
  • Coordinates field trips, guest speakers, and resources to support training and development of youth
  • Prepares reports on participants and program activities
  • Directs, coordinates, and monitors the work of volunteers, assigned support staff and program participants, as needed
  • Oversees the follow-up process with graduates to ensure program staff is properly tracking progress, gathering necessary information for mandated YouthBuild grant reports, and assisting participants in retaining successful employment
  • Create and oversee an alumni organization. Plan newsletters, meetings, workshops for alumni
  • Meet with program staff to maintain a consistent approach to motivation and to discipline as required
  • Other duties assigned, as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in employment placement and vocational       counseling(preferred)
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience working as a case management services (preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Department of Labor MIS database experience or knowledge of similar database entry systems
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation with adequate vehicle insurance
  • Must be comfortable and able to work with youth ages 16-24
  • Must be willing to travel 25% of the time

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer