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FRIENDS OUTSIDE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

JOB DESCRIPTION

PROJECT DIRECTOR

DADS BACK! ACADEMY F.I.R.E.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The goal of this exempt position is to oversee implementation of the Dads Back! Academy F.I.R.E. (DB!AF), a three-time, federally-funded re-entry fatherhood program.  some key responsibilities include quality services, staff supervision and development, and grant integrity, compliance, and accountability. The service site is located in in Inglewood, CA.*

*Services have been modified during the pandemic with most services being conducted virtually from employees’ places of residence.  Depending on the severity of the pandemic at the time, selected services may be conducted in-person, with appropriate precautions.  Depending upon the position, FOLA expects to eventually transition to “hybrid” work sites, post-pandemic.

The ideal candidate has a passion for the re-entry field, a commitment to the clients, and the knowledge and experience background required to lead the program and its equally committed, tight-knit team.  The ideal candidate understands the inherent multi-tasking in such a position and will do “what is necessary” for program success.

Date of Posting:  February, 2022.  This position is available immediately upon identification of the best candidate.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$87,500 – $92,500 per year, based on background, experience and education.  Benefits include paid time off (e.g., vacation, holidays, sick time, personal days) and employer contribution to a health plan.

KEY DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

Program

  • Assist with recruiting, on-boarding, and training new staff
  • Weekly supervision of up to four direct services staff (e.g., review case notes and case plans, conduct case conferences, observe service delivery, and annual evaluations)
  • Work closely with the Program Manager to manage the program
  • Oversee organizational progress towards grant goals, taking steps to improve performance as needed
  • Assess, plan and conduct/coordinate on-going staff development activities
  • Serve as the single point-of-contact between FOLA and program partners
  • Participate on the Continuous Quality Improvement Implementation Team
  • Liaise with the Local Evaluator/Evaluation Team
  • Develop new programs and partnerships
  • Participate in proposal-writing activities
  • Attend/facilitate all meetings as requested by the Executive Director, including but not limited to, management meetings, staff meetings, supervision, and mandatory grant-required travel and activities
  • In cooperation with FOLA managers, ensure appropriate and timely staff recognition.

Administrative

  • Oversee data-entry systems, data collection, and data-reporting processes.
  • Prepare all needed reports, including but not limited to, quarterly grant reports, for review by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed or license eligible in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Experience working with the re-entry population

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years’ experience managing family programs, including staff supervision, data collection and analysis, and preparation of reports. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing government grants.
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and implementing evidence-based models.
  • Team leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program design and implementation and program budgets.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent programs; Internet; Email.
  • Mission-driven person with a strong work ethic, organized, reliable, flexible.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to DrOrtiz@silegra.org, writing “DB!A Project Director” in subject line.  Please no phone inquiries.

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization which provides services to persons affected by the criminal justice system.  FOLA welcomes applicants with criminal convictions and follows the Fair Chance Ordinance.


FRIENDS OUTSIDE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – JOB SPECIALIST

DADS BACK! ACADEMY F.I.R.E.


DATE OF JOB POSTING – DECEMBER 21, 2021

PROGRAM GOAL

The goal of the program is to provide high quality, effective, and compassionate services for this federally-funded reentry fatherhood program, resulting in strengthened and improved bonds between fathers and their children. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The Job Specialist will provide employment services to reentry fathers.   The goal of this position is to assist fathers to improve their employment skills and obtain employment.  This full-time position (40 hours/week) will work from an office in Inglewood.*

*Services have been modified during the pandemic with most services being conducted during this period virtually such as via a “Zoom” type of platform, telephonic/texting, and/or email from staff’s place of residence.  Selected services are conducted in-person, masked, socially-distanced, and in public spaces

The ideal candidate is passionate about serving justice-involved individuals, is familiar with employment resources, and has experience conducting workshops or groups.   This non-exempt, full-time position will report to the Project Director.

Pay Rate:  $21.63/hr. – $22.84/hr., based on background, education, and experience.  Employee benefits package will include paid time off and the employer’s contribution to a healthcare plan o the staff’s choice.

KEY DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

This individual must work successfully with all persons without regard to ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, physical challenge, sexual preference, or gender. 

  • Assist with orientations
  • Develop an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) with each participating father
  • Conduct job (soft) skills workshops using FOLA’s P2P copyrighted curriculum
  • Conduct job clubs
  • Be trained to conduct a minimum of one primary workshop
  • Assist fathers in job-seeking activities to maximize each father’s employment potential, including but not limited to obtaining and matching job leads to qualifying, job-ready clients, conducting mock interviews, assisting fathers with on-line employment applications, and working one-on-one with fathers about their career goals
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current employers and seek out new employment opportunities
  • Obtain written proof of job placements


Data Collection, Data Reporting, and Contract Compliance

  • Maintain program files (electronically and hard copy) as per contractual requirements and per supervisor’s instructions

Other Duties

  • Maintain a schedule that is consistent with office hours
  • Collaborate as necessary with program staff and external third parties to provide quality client services and reach contract goals.
  • Participate in FOLA meetings and training, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years’ experience providing services which assist reentry clients to obtain and maintain employment
  • 2 years’ experience conducting workshops and/or group sessions
  • Excellent communicator
  • “Lived” experience with the criminal justice system
  • Associates of Science or Associate of Arts degree (preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Flexible team player with a positive attitude
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, email, and internet
  • Passion for Friends Outside’s Mission

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to info@friendsoutsidela.org, writing “DB!A Job Specialist” in subject line.  Please no phone inquiries.

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization which provides services to persons affected by the criminal justice system.  FOLA welcomes applicants with criminal convictions.  All candidates are subject to and must pass Friends Outside in Los Angeles County’s criminal history background check.