PROGRAM SPECIALIST III YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST Housing Operations Division $4,392.00- $5,200.00 per month Regular Position Position available at Carmelitos Housing Community- City of Long Beach
(Positions may become available at various locations during this recruitment)
The Community Development Commission is a dynamic, innovative agency created in 1982 by the Board of Supervisors to generate affordable housing and economic redevelopment throughout Los Angeles County and participating cities. Funded primarily with federal grants, the Commission is an industry leader in sponsoring new solutions to housing and forming partnerships with private and public agencies. To apply and find out more about the Community Development Commission, please visit our web site at www.lacdc.org. ?
Essential Job Duties
Under general direction and supervision by the Resident Services Administrator, and in collaboration with the Probation Department, local law enforcement and social service agencies, the Youth Services Specialist provides case management services to a minimum of 50 at-risk/probation youth and their families at the Carmelitos Housing Development. Services include, but are not limited to:
Client intake and assessments,
Prepare case plans, and monitor progress for all clients;
Provide resource information and referrals to off-site programs, as necessary, and
Monitor client participation and progress through home and school visits.
Maintain case files, records and documentation for program evaluation.
Research available community resources to develop and implement drug and gang intervention, education, employment, health and/or other pro-social activities for at-risk/probation youth.
Conduct education/community outreach and recruitment for at-risk/probation youth and their families.
Prepare and submit monthly client progress reports and input data into the Resident Services Program Tracking System.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with diverse cultures and backgrounds. Must have experience with youth intervention and prevention techniques and developing/implementing intervention programs. Youth Services Specialist must have the ability to multi-task, perform well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment; work independently with minimal supervision, but work effectively with a team, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Candidates must be available for evening and weekend work and must be available for a flexible work schedule.
Knowledge of and ability to leverage community resources in the areas of education, employment and youth development is essential.
A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice or related fields and three (4) years of responsible case management experience working with at-risk youth and low-income families in intervention programs. A Master's degree in the related fields can substitute for one (1) year of work experience.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Ability to multi-task, perform well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but work effectively as a team.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain case files, records and documentation for program evaluation.
Experience with youth intervention and prevention techniques and developing/implementing intervention programs.
Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly desired.
Office space is provided at the Carmelitos Housing Development.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record is required.
Successful candidates must complete a thorough background investigation, including a pre-employment physical, drug screening and fingerprint evaluation prior to appointment.
NOTE: A resume cannot be substituted for any section of the online application and/or supplemental application. If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the recruitment process.
Those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Division, will be invited for the examination process. Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via email. You are responsible for monitoring correspondence from this office by checking your e-mail account in a timely manner.
This is a grant-funded position, Section 3 compliant. Continuation of employment is contingent upon continued funding.
RECRUITMENT CLOSES FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 AT 5:00 PM. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE