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Youth Worker - (Positive Alternatives)

Adult Services | South Los Angeles, CA | Part 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.

Position Overview: Under the Prevention Specialist, assist in the implementation of Alcohol and Other Drug. Prevention Services for youth and families in the Watts/Willowbrook Communties

Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of program youth and adult participants
  • Community outreach
  • Assistance in community mobilization efforts under the supervision of the Prevention Specialist
  • Planning and supervision of ongoing youth recreation and or social activities
  • Administer Participant Surveys and collect other related process data for the Program Evaluator
  • Enter data into CalOms and assist with record keeping and office coverage

  Required Background and Skills:

  • AA or 2 years of experience of providing and coordinating AOD Prevention Services for youth ages 7-18
  • Able to communicate clearly and document effectively
  • Computer literacy and record keeping is a plus
  • Ability to follow instructions for any job-related activities or social events

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid CA Driver's license with a clean driving record in order to be covered by VOALA's insurance Carrier
  • Must be able to work effectively with people from all walks of life with compassion, respect and dignity

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer