First Place for Youth has positions througout CA.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Instructor and Curriculum Developer
The Worker Education and Resource Center Inc. is a non-profit organization located on the fifth floor of the Service Employees International Union Local 721’s office building just west of downtown Los Angeles works in partnership with the Los Angeles County health-related departments and community health clinics.
The Worker Education and Resource Center provides educational and training opportunities for workers in the healthcare safety net sector. As Los Angeles County prepares to serve the thousands of newly medically insured residents under Obamacare, workers need skills to improve health services, innovate new care delivery models, and enhance culturally competent care.
WERC has a staff of 20, and is committed to providing dynamic, innovative education and training opportunities in a pro-worker, learner-centered, supportive environment. It is a high performance program that produces dramatic results – pioneering a large-scale health care workforce development program, including preparing Community Health Workers, improving the patient experience, and training workers for opportunities for employment in the healthcare safety net sector.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time position reporting to the Director. Instructors work closely as a team to conduct and develop learner-centered, action-oriented, participatory courses for healthcare workers. For this position applicants should have a background in healthcare quality improvement as a clinician or educator. The position requires the ability to develop and adapt curricula, use innovative teaching methods, and provide support and feedback to instructors and students. Candidates who are bi-lingual in Spanish language and can teach and create curriculum in Spanish are preferred.
Sample duties will include:
· Meeting with clinical teams and leadership to design the educational programs that are strategic to the desired change in delivery models.
· Developing and teaching worker-centered curricula, customized for the particular workplace.
· Support students with ongoing education to strengthen their health coaching, customer service, team participation skills, etc.
Qualified individuals will have at least two years of experience in teaching or facilitating healthcare educational programs; be knowledgeable of practices and techniques used in adult and worker education; be able to work using a team approach in a joint labor/management setting; ability to travel to sites within Los Angeles County, and work within flexible hours which may at times include weekends and evenings.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Excellent salary, and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time position. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to Diane Factor: firstname.lastname@example.org, or FAX: 213-483-1460.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Job Title: Clinical Supervisor
About the Organization
United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care. By building relationships with youth over an extended period, UFC’s programs focus on commitment and consistency. UFC has two programmatic departments: Transitional Housing and Education. Our Pathways Housing Program provides students with housing and support services as they seek to obtain permanent housing and employment. Our Education Programs consist of the College Readiness Program and the College Sponsorship Program.
About the Education Programs
The College Readiness Program (CRP) helps 7th-12th grade foster youth throughout Los Angeles County become competitive applicants to four-year colleges/universities. This service-enriched program offers: individual college counseling, tutoring, workshops, college tours, special events, and summer programs. CRP’s goal is to instill our foster youth scholars with the belief that they are college bound and then provide the necessary support to help them get to college.
The College Sponsorship Program (CSP) helps LA County former foster youth who are attending four-year colleges obtain their bachelor’s degree. This service-enriched program offers: financial assistance, academic monitoring and support, career planning, community events, post-graduate planning, summer internships, and enrichment opportunities. CSP’s goal is to provide the support and encouragement necessary to help former foster youth reach greater levels of self-sufficiency through earning a four-year college degree.
Reporting to the Director of Education Programs, the Clinical Supervisor provides clinical supervision to the Education Department staff.
Work Location and Schedule
As an independent contractor, the Clinical Supervisor will be based out of the downtown UFC office on a part-time basis between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm during the Monday-Friday workweek. While work is primarily based in the UFC office, the Clinical Supervisor may work remotely on projects as needed. Typical schedule will require between 10-20 hours per week. Clinical Supervisor should be available between the hours of 9:00am – 8:00pm should their support be required during a student crisis.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Provide bi-weekly group supervision to three teams of College Counselors (with groups averaging between 3-8 people).
· Provide individual clinical supervision as needed to the Education Department.
· Provide expertise and support to staff when students are in crisis.
· Inform staff of possible external resources to support students.
· Assist with the training of the Education Department.
· Attend management meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
· Additional duties as assigned.
General UFC Responsibilities
· Act as a role model within the organization to uphold and implement UFC’s organizational values:
o Embrace program evaluation that leads to excellence and impact
o Build effective and empowering partnerships with the youth, community and each other
o Create a fun and exciting environment that inspires learning and innovation
o Communicate openly, honestly and with humility across all groups
o Work together as one organization
Experience and Skills
· Must be a LCSW/LMFT or other related licensed professional with three or more years post-graduate experience in appropriate and relevant setting.
· Knowledge of and experience with motivational interviewing in practice preferred.
· Extensive knowledge of substance abuse and mental health issues preferred.
· Experience working with transition-aged foster youth population preferred.
· Manages complex projects and balances multiple competing priorities.
· Establishes and cultivates respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
· Holds self accountable, sets high expectations for self and others, works both independently and collaboratively and relates tasks to organizational values.
· Conveys thoughts and ideas clearly, listens well, communicates in a solution-oriented manner and incorporates others’ views into work.
· Ability to maintain professional competency and skills required for professional practice.
· Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
· Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Site Director sets a powerful vision for student achievement and is responsible for ensuring that at least 90% of students matriculate to a four-year college and stay on track to graduate from college within six years. S/he leads a full time and part time staff of over fifty employees and builds and maintains the positive presence of College Track in the local community. Working under the leadership of the Regional Executive Director, this individual is responsible for driving high academic performance and the holistic development of students. S/he will have direct accountability for meeting the organization’s bottom line goals in the following areas: enrollment and attendance, retention, academic readiness, college eligibility and matriculation, financial readiness and college graduation. Additionally, the Site Director manages key external relationships with school district officials, school principals and local community based organizations.
- Site Development and Implementation: Observe, manage and evaluate student services, ensuring that goals across the site are met. Work with the Strategy Team and site staff to continue the development and improvement of the College Track program.
- Staff Management: Recruit, lead and manage a team of four full-time employees and 50 part-time employees (paid and volunteer) to ensure the overall success of students. Build a collaborative team of individuals committed to achieving excellence and meeting site goals.
- Individual Student Planning and Monitoring: Work with Program Directors to assess student data continuously and ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school and thrive in 4-year universities. Focus relentlessly on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, ensuring students graduate from high school and receive a college degree.
- Fundraising and Development: Work in collaboration with the College Track development team, as the external leader of the site, to execute development activities that support long-term sustainability.
- High School and Community Partnerships: Develop strong and formalized partnerships with community based organizations, local schools and districts that result in additional resources for our students and improvements to our program model. Keep abreast of emerging trends and practices within the school system and community, and be active in the school district and political landscape.
- Student Recruitment: Build long lasting relationships with school administrators and teachers. Lead a strong on-campus and community relationship building effort, ensuring strong recruitment of students annually.
- Site Performance and Reporting: Lead site accountability practices, including Cycles of Inquiry, Program Walks and Goal Conferences.
- Financial and Resource Management: Lead the site budgetary planning process, and manage the site’s expenses to the agreed upon budget.
- Achieving Bottom-Line Goals: Ensure the site meets the organization’s bottom line goals in the following areas: enrollment and attendance, retention, academic readiness, college eligibility and matriculation, financial readiness and college graduation.
First and foremost, the Site Director must embrace College Track’s vision and mission for transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum 4-year college degree (Masters Degree preferred)
- Minimum of 5-7 years of teaching and/or supporting students to excel academically; history of driving significant gains in student achievement
- Proven track record in successfully recruiting, hiring, leading and developing people and teams
- Results-driven; commitment to utilizing data to take informed action
- Exceptional organizational skills; keen attention to detail; time management and follow-up skills
- Ability to initiate, foster and leverage contacts from diverse networks to achieve outcomes
- Exceptional communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively write, speak and listen
- High degree of flexibility and adaptability; can work within and thrive in an ambitious, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solution
- Agility and the capability to think strategically while executing tactically within in a lean and resource-constrained environment
- Takes pride in self, work and organization leading such that every task is performed at a high level of aptitude
- Entrepreneurial, unflappable self-starter who has ability to effectively manage a wide range of projects
- Strong learning orientation (e.g. constant learner, exhibits strong self-awareness of and initiative to develop one’s growth areas, accepts and promptly incorporates feedback)
- High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
- Demonstrate the ability to meet and maintain federal, state, local and College Track guidelines