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: 

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Department: Real Estate and Economic Development
Reports To: Director of Real Estate and Economic Development
Status: Exempt

Summary:
The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for working directly with the Director to advance the development of several affordable housing developments. The Assistant Project Manager will also be involved with projects in all phases of development, including initial feasibility analyses, site analyses and acquisition, entitlements, financing application and packaging, managing partnerships, construction and transitioning the projects to Asset and Property Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the assembly and management of project proformas
  • Conducting property research for potential projects
  • Assembling funding applications
  • Assembling and processing construction pay draws
  • Helping with project file maintenance
  • Conduction research on relevant public policy
  • Clerical and administrative duties as required
  • Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with Project Planning and Development is a plus
  • 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
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Member of the target population a plus

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 Eployees:

  • 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

Application Process: Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to atapia@coalitionrcd.org and eespinoza@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title in the subject of your email.

All candidates are subject to a criminal history check, and meet CRCD’s criteria regarding criminal history and must pass background check conducted by LA County.

SERVICES COORDINATOR EPWORTH APARTMENTS

Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is seeking a visionary and dynamic individual to join the Support Services team as a Services Coordinator at Epworth Apartments. This innovative full-time position is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Mission of CRCD: To better sustain, coordinate and improve local planning, development and community services that address the needs of low-income residents and small businesses in South Los Angeles. Founded in 2005, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development has a unique focus on young people in Vernon-Central (age 16-25), and collaborates with residents, businesses, community-based organizations, civic leaders and Los Angeles Trade Technical College to improve the quality of life in our community.

Position Overview: Responsible for coordinating supportive services for formerly homeless individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. On-site and off-site services shall be delivered to tenants who reside at multi-unit permanent supportive housing complex. Linkages to services include but not limited to intensive case management oversight, life skills workshops, money management, educational attainment, access to health services, counseling, job training and placement opportunities, and resident activity coordination just to name a few. This position requires extensive coordination within multiple CRCD Departments, Property Management, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Los Angeles County Social Service departments and South Los Angeles community organizations, to ensure housing stability and achieve optimum outcomes for tenants at this building.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with each tenants’ case manager to conduct initial housing intake and needs assessment for each tenant assessing service needs.
  • Assist tenants in determining personal goals and plans to achieve such goals through the development of the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
  • Conduct a minimum of one face-to-face contact with each tenant on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with a designated representative of the primary service provider for each tenant to discuss tenant’s progress.
  • Work with case manager to update the tenant’s service plan annually.
  • Act as a liaison among the Project Manager, the property management company, the tenant and the primary mental health provider to facilitate the communication of concerns that could jeopardize the tenant’s residency.
  • Provide information and instruction to clients regarding Fair Housing, tenant rights and responsibilities, including observation of rental agreement and property rules.
  • Act as a liaison and coordinate linkage to services with numerous public social service agencies and community providers, three categories in particular will assist them in achieving and sustaining independence: employment and education/ training activities; money management counseling; and legal and benefits counseling.
  • Assist clients in obtaining rental assistance: move-in and eviction prevention services.
  • Address tenant grievances, mediate resident disputes, and resolve any issues with property management that might affect the client’s tenancy.
  • Enforce housing rules in collaboration with property management.
  • Development of workshop opportunities on relevant topics including housekeeping, money management, parenting, daily living skills (including transportation, training in self advocacy/community accessibility) needed to maintain housing and achieve independence.
  • Data collection/entry into database to assemble reports and evaluate program.
  • Organization and management of client files.
  • Monitor status of tenants who have moved into housing and prepare tenants who are deemed ready to transition to mainstream non-supportive housing.
  • Comply with the necessary documentation and reporting requirements of the State Department of Mental Health (SDMH) and DMH
  • Compile and submit monthly progress reports to DMH that track tenants’ residency status and the supportive services which have been provided to them.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social science field or related field preferred. Additional work experience may be substituted for education.
  • Position requires a minimum of five years’ experience delivering psychosocial rehab related services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Experience obtained in Los Angeles County public social services and/or housing related services is greatly desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the Mental Health in youth, Education, Medical, and Social Services fields, and Workforce Development
  • Knowledge of housing assistance programs
  • Tenant/landlord law and tenant/landlord/relations
  • Advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Coordinating collaborative partnerships
  • Proven strong ability to navigate Los Angeles County public social services.
  • Data entry and administrative reporting
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license, as driving vehicle to various community meetings is required
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings or weekends, and on call cell phone services when necessary

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Employee man need to climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear. May occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities require by the job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Compensation: This is a full-time, nonexempt 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, 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.

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, Power Point, 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.