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Heart of Los Angeles Youth (HOLA)


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Published 19 days ago

October 19, 2020
Hourly, Non-Exempt

TITLE: Case Manager

DEPARTMENT: Family Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Family Services 

HOURS: 20 hours per week 

 

HOLA provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. 


Our Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Positive Communication and Support 


Summary:


This position is the main point of contact between Heart of Los Angeles and our families who have been referred by their program for additional support. The Case Manager maintains an up to date catalog of external and internal family resources, promotes them generally, and uses them in consultation with families as necessary. The Case Manager assists families in accessing resources when navigation of processes poses a barrier - identifying these families in consultation with the Director of Family Services. The position is also responsible for assisting in coordination of Parent Workshops and Events. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Maintains Family Resource Guide - in English & Spanish
  • Ongoing research, vetting & relationship building with outside service providers & governmental agencies.
  • Provides support and advocacy for families referred for crisis or support services.
  • Responds to referrals from program staff and conducts initial interview with family members to assess strengths and challenges.
  • Helps identify relevant resources and provides information for accessing.
  • Works with referred families to develop a stability plan and provides follow-up support as needed.
  • Advocates for members and families when appropriate.
  • Coordinates distribution of in-house resources.
  • Coordinates referrals from program departments for in-house resources.
  • Maintains records of families receiving in-house support.
  • Coordinates distribution efforts.
  • Assists in “Sponsor-a-Family” efforts, ensuring equitable distribution and sensitivity in donor relations around family dignity and privacy.
  • Maintains accurate records of all families referred for support services.
  • Keeps department heads apprised of coordinated responses for families with students in multiple programs.
  • Convenes relevant staff members for collaborative decision making when appropriate. 
  • Generates reports regularly.
  • Promotes resources of general interest within our parent community.
  • Assists Director of Family Services in Coordination of Parent Workshops & Events
  • Provides Spanish translation as necessary for parent communication.



Skills and Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in social services, psychology or related field,  BSW strongly preferred.
  • Minimum two years experience working in non-profit social services. 
  • Experience working with urban youth and families, must demonstrate sensitivity to multicultural issues, and be comfortable working in a multi-cultural urban environment.
  • Working knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices.
  • Strong organizational skills, specifically database management & electronic communications strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills - balancing empathy & relationship building with clear information delivery.
  • Able to work independently but also function as part of a team.
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English, strong writing skills in both languages
  • Impeccable ethical principles and practice, especially around confidentiality and reporting.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Must be a positive role model for the HOLA community.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The building environment does not provide air conditioning and heat in all areas. Outdoor work is expected in some cases.

 

 

HOLA is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



TITLE: Case Manager

DEPARTMENT: Family Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Family Services 

HOURS: 20 hours per week 

 

HOLA provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish

Spanish

Location

2701 Wilshire Boulevard, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90057

How to Apply

Please use the link provided to apply to this opening.

https://heartofla.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Please submit and resume and cover letter to be considered.

Please use the link provided to apply to this opening.

https://heartofla.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Please submit and resume and cover letter to be considered.

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