Work at CRCD

Coalition for Responsible Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 

DATA AND COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Department:             Administration

Reports To:               Data Manager

Status:                        Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

The Data and Compliance Department supports CRCD’s missions of being a results-driven organization while providing quality programming. The Data and Compliance Analyst will be involved in (5) core functions including data inquiry and support, data collection and monitoring, data system(s) management, data quality assurance and data sharing and reporting. The Data and Compliance Analyst will also focus on one or more departments within the organization

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Inquiry and Support

Working with the direction of the Director of Data and Analytics, DCA will:

  • Ensure data development is in compliance with grant requirements.
  • Identify and support in gathering data sources, calculating baseline, setting targets, benchmark goals per funding source.
  • Assist program development based on research and evidence-based practices.

Data Collection and Monitoring

  • Ensuring data collection and dissemination of data is accurate, effective and efficient.
  • Support and update data collection processes and validation practices and procedures.
  • Facilitate data training for program staff. Work with department supervisors to ensure data collection and monitoring policies are understood, implemented, and enforced.
  • Support program with “data inquiry” process.
  • Support in the use, updating, and creating data monitoring tools (dashboards, presentation decks, flowcharts, etc)

Data Systems Management

  • Support with the use of data management software system.
  • Support with staff training and technical assistance on data systems.
  • Support with ensuring data security policies and procedures are followed.

Data Quality Assurance

  • Support program managers track data effectively
  • Validate system data
  • Support in the implementation, administration, and analysis of various evaluation tools such as surveys, focus groups, assessments, etc.

Data Sharing and Reporting

  • Support Director of Data and Analytics with completing monthly and quarterly outcome reports.
  • Assist with various types of reporting, including reports for funders, internal reviews, and other partnerships.
  • Aid in developing data presentations for internal and external audiences, including graphs, tables, data visuals, etc. for supported programming.
  • Support for the creation of data visuals drawing on programmatic and secondary data sources.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Governmental and non-profit reporting requirements highly preferred
  • Ability to create, add or manipulate systems to capture and enter daily contact data
  • Understanding of designing, planning, conducting, and evaluating one or more service areas in which CRCD is engaged
  • Experience in using data to support and drive programmatic decision­ making and improvement.
  • Experience in navigating data management software (Efforts to Outcomes, Sales Force, Apricot) highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with data visualization and presentation skills. Knowledge in using Excel or other software to develop graphs and tables for a general audience
  • Self-directed and capable of working to meet quick turnaround and deadlines independently.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

GRANTS MANAGER

Department:             Administration

Reports To:               Executive Director

Status:                        Exempt

SUMMARY

The Grants Manager will facilitate research, development, review and editing of grant proposals; conduct basic research for potential funding sources and maintain databases; support the administration in the development of proposal and grant management including follow-up, stewardship, reporting, and compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a portfolio of foundation and government donors for renewal and upgrade
  • Steward current relationships
  • Conduct online research of funding prospects
  • Identify and approach new prospects for cultivation and solicitation
  • Write compelling grant proposals, provide follow-up and timely reports to secure new commitments and renewals
  • Secure meetings and coordinate site visits with donors and prospects to update them on CRCD’s activities
  • Work closely with the Executive Director & Programs, Program Directors, Finance and Administration to ensure comprehensive proposals/reports
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of our network of comprehensive programs to fully understand the scope and breadth of our work, when describing to funders
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Assist Director of Grants & Programs to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, newsletter, etc.)
  • Assist with compliance requirements of grant applications and contracts
  • Track progress on Grant Deliverables
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Experience with government funding
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

INTAKE SPECIALIST

Department:             Support Services

Reports To:               Support Services Manager

Status:                        Non-Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The Intake Specialist will determine the eligibility of all clients enrolling with Coalition for Responsible Community Development for services.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Certify client documentation as prescribed by LASHA regulations, organize client files, maintain case notes
  2. Conduct orientations and information sessions to small and large groups
  3. Coordinate presentations and enrollment of participants with mandatory partners and cross functional teams
  4. Review enrollment packets for completeness and accuracy
  5. Determine accurate participant enrollment into the correct and appropriate programs
  6. Conduct outreach and marketing efforts to promote Ruth’s Place services and programs to increase enrollments. Activities include but are not limited to job fairs, recruitments, community events, places of worship services or events, partner agencies events, PTAs, school events and more.
  7. Other duties as required or needed by supervisor, team and/or CRCD.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Associate’s degree and four years related experience inaccurate data and document management and ineligibility and intake work; or Bachelor’s degree and two years minimum related experience inaccurate data and document management
  2. Knowledge of database management and quality control processes
  3. Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  4. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  6. Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  7. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required
  8. Member of the target population a plus

 

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

 

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

 

JAG SPECIALIST

Department:             Youth Development

Reports To:               Associate Director of Youth Development

Status:                        Non-Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The JAG Specialist will provide one-on-one supportive services to youth formerly or currently involved in the foster system and youth formerly or currently involved in the justice system in the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) out-of-school intervention. The JAG identifies, recruits, and instructs students deemed to have a high degree of difficulty of being promoted to the next grade, achieving graduation and/or making a successful transition from school to a quality entry-level job and/or pursue a postsecondary education leading to career advancement opportunities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides appropriate curriculum and ensures students achieve specific JAG competencies through classroom instruction; teaches through a variety of methods including lecture, hands-on activities, and team teaching; tailors the program and teaching methods for the needs of each specific student, and implements an intervention strategy for each individual.
  • Ensures an appropriate pool of students by directly recruiting students, and obtaining referrals from an Advisory Committee, school personnel, and parents; holds interviews with prospective candidates and those making referrals to determine, using JAG guidelines, the appropriateness of the prospective student for the program.
  • Administers testing programs including pre-/post-tests and career interest surveys. Establishes and implements a career development plan for all enrolled students.
  • Ensures positive perceptions of the JAG program within schools by developing and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with school personnel including teachers, administrators, students, and members of the Advisory Committee.
  • Advocates for the program and develops a pool of effective community support resources by working with employers, parents, civic groups, and legislators to build awareness of and support for the program; develops job opportunities, participates in public relations activities, attends meetings and speaks to various community groups.
  • Builds an appreciation for teamwork, sense of belonging, and commitment to community service among JAG students by organizing and serving as an advisor to a JAG Career Association; creates training opportunities through hands-on activities, film presentations, guest speakers, and workshops; assists with civic and social opportunities.
  • Provides students with guidance, counseling, and support within appropriate limits; refers students to additional support services on an as-needed basis; takes responsibility for learning and complying with school policies such as mandated reporting, discipline, attendance, and the like.
  • Complies with all documentation and data entry requirements in a timely fashion including contacts and activities involving students, employers, and other groups; develops and maintains a well-organized filing system.
  • Assists students in finding and maintaining quality employment and/or post-secondary educational programs upon graduation; works closely with students and employers for 12 months after the end of the school year to ensure a satisfactory employment outcome; develops a plan for contacts with non-graduates to ensure an effective transition to employment or additional education.
  • Participates in staff, regional, and state-wide meetings, and staff development activities
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with the At-Risk population is a plus. Experience working with youth accompanied by knowledge of the child development issues
  • Skills in human relations, leadership, supervision, and motivational techniques
  • Ability to work 12 months per year
  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to establish appropriate boundaries while developing and nurturing supportive relationships with students.
  • Ability to educate a variety of constituencies and interested parties about the program by developing ongoing relationships and making formal presentations.
  • Ability to develop curriculum and educational opportunities consistent with the JAG Model.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer applications such as word processing.
  • Able to track students served, service delivered and outcomes achieved using an Internet-based data management system.
  • Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Etc.)

 

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

 

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

 

 

SLAYB MANAGER

Department:             Youth Development

Reports To:               Associate Director of Youth Development

Status:                        Exempt

SUMMARY

The South Los Angeles YouthBuild Program Manager will be a part of an innovative team of service providers and educational experts that will work collectively to operate innovative Workforce Development programs for young people in the South Los Angeles neighborhood that face the greatest barriers to finding employment. The manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily functions of the educational, training, counseling, leadership development, and graduate components of South Los Angeles YouthBuild program. Provide supervision and support to the South Los Angeles YouthBuild staff and coordinate/facilitate program cohesiveness and collaboration amongst CRCD, LATTC, YCSC and other key partners. The manager will also be responsible for facilitating relationships and program oversight of AmeriCoprs. The YouthBuild Manager should spend 50% of time providing program oversight, which includes staff and performance management, partner management, and program compliance and implementation. 40% of the manager time will be spent on administrative responsibilities which include program evaluation, data reporting and management, and policies/procedures. The final 10% of manager time will be used for staff supervision, staff development, coaching, and guidance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and manage internal program operations, included but not limited to monitoring the daily functioning of operations, review attendance, and payroll records.
  • Develop systems to improve program operations, coordination, and collaboration among CRCD and Probation Department.
  • Participate in the system of collaboration and facilitate relationships and access with Probation Department, Probation Camps, and other judicial systems in hopes of getting direct referrals of South Los Angeles young adults and engage them in our programs.
  • Develop systems to improve program operations, coordination and collaboration among CRCD and LATTC and other key partners staff/team.
  • Work collaboratively with LATTC team (trainers, curriculum coordinator, program technician, and teachers) and CRCD team (case managers, coordinator, director, and project manager) to implement comprehensive program for program participants
  • Program manager will be CRCD’s lead liaison to Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Program manager will be CRCD’s lead liaison with YouthBuild Charter School of California and any other education partner identified
  • Work collaboratively with CRCD’s Housing Development team and CRCD Enterprises and any other partner to plan and coordinate the construction worksite training
  • Oversee and coach interns, and other staff responsible for providing direct support to youth in the program
  • Oversee and support the creation of a youth policy committee and a graduate program.
  • Build relationships with local employers, including construction trade unions, and stay informed of pre-requisites for union apprenticeships and other employment opportunities.
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies to promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for youth.
  • Collaborate and confer with other CRCD staff as appropriate to coordinate services and implement the program.
  • Meet weekly with team members and partners (or as required) to plan activities, to strategize on service delivery for members, and other activities identified by the network.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree, MSW preferred
  • Familiarity with the At-Risk population is a plus
  • Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Etc.)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  • May participate in training and staff development that requires local and out of state travel

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum to moderate supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

SYEP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Department:             Youth Development

Reports To:               Associate Director of Youth Development

Status:                        Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

The Program coordinator will be part of an innovative team that will work collectively to train and provide subsidized employment 30 to 100 young people living in South Los Angeles. The coordinator will provide one-on-one supportive services to at-risk and transition-age youth who are preparing to join the workforce. The Program coordinator will assess basic needs, identify barriers to employment, develop an Individual Service Plan to address those barriers, and coordinate services, and provide young people with support in maintaining their employment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contact, receive and review referrals to Workforce Program from local schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies, including walk-ins.
  • Follow instructions to implement outreach activities that include making presentations to non-profit organizations, government agencies, probation/parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood.
  • Facilitate program information sessions and orientation.
  • Assist with facilitation of the program’s employment readiness, leadership, and life skills workshops.
  • Track participant hours and attendance to meet the performance goal associated with the grant deliverables.
  • Coordinate work sites for 30 – 100 youth.
  • Conduct work site walk through and training for all work site supervisors.
  • Collect and review participant time cards for completion and accuracy.
  • Pick up and distribute participant paychecks on the 5th and 20th of each month.
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with the At-Risk population is a plus
  • Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

TEMPORARY VCN YOUTH ADVOCATE

Department: Youth Development
Reports To: VCN Program Manager
Status: Exempt

SUMMARY

The Temporary Youth Advocate will provide one-on-one and group case management and supportive services to at-risk and transition-age youth who are preparing to join the workforce.    The Youth Advocate will assess basic needs, identify barriers to employment, education, and develop an Individual Service Plan to address those barriers. The Youth Advocate will also coordinate services to help improve the soft skills and hard skills of youth to support the preparation of entering living wage jobs with a career path upon graduation of the Workforce program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Contact, receive and review referrals to Workforce Program from local schools,
    community-based organizations, and government agencies, including walk-ins
  2. Follow instructions to implement outreach activities that include making presentations to non-profit organizations, government agencies, probation/parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood
  3. Facilitate program information sessions and orientation
  4. Conduct individual needs assessments with regard to basic needs such as housing and food; education level and school enrollment; current income, employment, and past work experience; eligibility for Independent Living Program services through the foster care system; gang affiliation; and involvement with the justice system
  5. Develop an Individual Service Plan identifying barriers to employment and action steps
    to address those barriers
  6. Provide placement preparation support for youth in part-time entry-level work with on-the-job training as part of CRCD’s training component
  7. Assist youth to enroll in Los Angeles Trade Technical College to complete a high school diploma, general equivalency degree, and/or college level courses required
  8. Assist with facilitation of the program’s employment readiness, leadership, and life skills workshops
  9. Track youth participation in each program component (educational, construction, counseling, leadership development and employment readiness and life skills workshops)
  10. Meet with youth on an individual basis at least bi-weekly to monitor progress in each program component; identify resources to meet supportive service needs such as tutoring or counseling; problem-solve; review the Individual Service Plan and modify as needed
  11. Assist with placement in construction apprenticeships, CRCD construction sites, and other employment opportunities
  12. Build relationships with local employers, including construction trade unions, and stay
    informed of prerequisites for union apprenticeships and other employment opportunities
  13. Build relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies to
    promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for youth
  14. Provide information & referrals for youth and young adults who cannot participate in
    the program due to eligibility criteria or limited program capacity
  15. Follow CRCD procedures with regard to recordkeeping, documentation, confidentiality,
    and maintaining case files
  16. Collaborate and confer with other CRCD staff and partners as appropriate to coordinate services and implement the program
  17. Meet weekly with other case managers/youth advocates to plan activities, to strategize
    on service delivery for members, and other activities identified by the network (Case Conferencing)
  18. Assist with fulfilling grant and contract requirements for the program
  19. Participate in program evaluation process
  20. Oversee and coach interns, and other staff responsible for providing direct support to youth
    in the program
  21. Facilitate and coordinate life skills workshops and educational activities for young people
  22. Input data into CRCD and external data tracking systems to capture and monitor participant performance and services received
  23. Update participant case notes within 48 hours of initial contacts and document them in soft copy and hard copy files
  24. Identify and secure resources that can support youth while participating in a Youth Development program
  25. Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  2. Familiarity with the At-Risk population is a plus
  3. Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  4. Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  5. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  7. Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  8. Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Etc.)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  2. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  3. Combination of field and office environment
  4. May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  5. May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  6. May participate in training and staff development that requires local and out of state travel

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  1. Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  2. Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  3. Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  4. Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  5. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  6. Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  7. Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  8. Work with minimum to moderate supervision
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process: Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, salary history and resume to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

YOUTH ADVOCATE

Department:             Youth Development

Reports To:               Workforce Development Manager

Status:                        Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

The Youth Advocate will provide one-on-one and group case management and supportive services to at-risk and transition-age youth who are preparing to join the workforce.    The Youth Advocate will assess basic needs, identify barriers to employment, education, and develop an Individual Service Plan to address those barriers. The Youth Advocate will also coordinate services to help improve the soft skills and hard skills of youth to support the preparation of entering living wage jobs with a career path upon graduation of the Workforce program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contact, receive and review referrals to Workforce Program from local schools,
    community-based organizations, and government agencies, including walk-ins
  • Follow instructions to implement outreach activities that include making presentations to non-profit organizations, government agencies, probation/parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood
  • Facilitate program information sessions and orientation
  • Conduct individual needs assessments with regard to: basic needs such as housing and food; education level and school enrollment; current income, employment, and past work experience; eligibility for Independent Living Program services through the foster care system; gang affiliation; and involvement with the justice system
  • Develop an Individual Service Plan identifying barriers to employment and action steps
    to address those barriers
  • Provide placement preparation support for youth in part-time entry-level work with on-the-job training as part of CRCD’s training component
  • Assist youth to enroll in Los Angeles Trade Technical College to complete a high school diploma, general equivalency degree, and/or college level courses required.
  • Assist with facilitation of the program’s employment readiness, leadership, and life skills workshops
  • Track youth participation in each program component (educational, construction, counseling, leadership development and employment readiness and life skills workshops)
  • Meet with youth on an individual basis at least bi-weekly to monitor progress in each program component; identify resources to meet supportive service needs such as tutoring or counseling; problem-solve; review the Individual Service Plan and modify as needed
  • Assist with placement in construction apprenticeships, CRCD construction sites, and other employment opportunities
  • Build relationships with local employers, including construction trade unions, and stay
    informed of prerequisites for union apprenticeships and other employment opportunities
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies to
    promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for youth
  • Provide information & referrals for youth and young adults who cannot participate in
    the program due to eligibility criteria or limited program capacity
  • Follow CRCD procedures with regard to recordkeeping, documentation, confidentiality,
    and maintaining case files
  • Collaborate and confer with other CRCD staff and partners as appropriate to coordinate services and implement the program
  • Meet weekly with other case-managers/youth advocates to plan activities, to strategize
    on service delivery for members, and other activities identified by the network (Case Conferencing)
  • Assist with fulfilling grant and contract requirements for the program
  • Participate in program evaluation process
  • Oversee and coach interns, and other staff responsible for providing direct support to youth
    in the program
  • Facilitate and coordinate life skills workshops and educational activities for young people
  • Input data into CRCD and external data tracking systems to capture and monitor participant performance and services received
  • Update participant case notes within 48 hours of initial contacts and document them in soft copy and hard copy files
  • Identify and secure resources that can support youth while participating in a Youth Development program
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with the At-Risk population is a plus
  • Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Etc.)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  • May participate in training and staff development that requires local and out of state travel

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum to moderate supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.