Los Angeles, CA
Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed Teaching and Therapeutic Community in Los Angeles, California is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach and learn at our community located in Los Angeles. This ground breaking opportunity will help the Los Angeles community but will also enhance your training and experience in the filed. Amity is a safe place where people can change in an environment that fosters trust; where new values can be formed; responsibility developed and lasting relationships built. Amity is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, homelessness, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism and violence. Amity is committed to research, development and implementation and dissemination of information regarding community building.
Statements of Duties
- Employment Preparation
- Job Development and Placement
- Job Placement Retention
- Establish links with employers to develop job opportunities for program participants
- Keep an updated roster of participant placements and potential job opportunities
- Participate in training and mock interviews
- Work with employers to develop appropriate assessment tools to match job requirements
- Maintain call log and interview goals to meet and track agreed upon performance measurements
- Network with other job developers to expand opportunities
- Research and be familiar with the specific industries that you are selling
- Validate the programs track record, by tracking recidivism rates, successful retention, etc.
Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of causes, symptoms, and effects of substance abuse; and behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of drugs and drug abuse and co-occurring disorders.
- Must be acquainted with the local employment market and community resources.
- Ability to research job content and employment qualifications for various candidates.
- Successful sales, marketing techniques and practices.
- Job development and/or job placement techniques.
- Job search and interview skills.
- Knowledge of career information resources.
- Knowledge of vocational assessment methodologies.
- Advanced computer workstation skills.
- Familiarity with City, State and Federal laws, regulations and codes related to employment and Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and the American Disabilities Act.
- Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.
- Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures, including ex-offenders.
- Awareness and sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences and their relevancy and implications for treatment protocols.
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED); AND
- Four (4) years progressively responsible, related experience.
- Bilingual, fluent Spanish/English oral and written skills are highly desirable.
- Must be able to pass CDCR clearance
- Within ninety (90) days of hire, obtain first aid and CPR certification AND pass a physical examination and tuberculosis test from a health professional.