Since 1987, Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, nonprofit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, has been dedicated to the education and well-being of at-risk children in the metropolitan Los Angeles area.
Our mission is to prepare the children of Watts-Willowbrook, Compton and South Los Angeles to succeed and thereby strengthen our community’s future. We accomplish this through our Child Welfare, Early Child Education, Mental Health and Child Care Subsidy programs.
Reporting to the Program Manager the S.A.R.M. Assistant/ T & D Worker:
- Assists in managing day-to-day operations of the S.A.R.M. program.
- Assists in developing and managing daily, weekly, and monthly schedule and goals/ plans for the Academic Enrichment and REACH mentoring programs.
- Develops and leads organized learning activities for participants to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, self-discipline, and social skills.
- Actively recruits and encourages new participant enrollment and continued participant/parent involvement, as the main representative of the S.A.R.M. program.
- Organizes activities that support the participants’ treatment plan goals and are in-line with the court requirements—for those participants on probation.
- Participates in all staff meetings, staff events, MCPC meetings, and on-going training opportunities.
- Complies with all items in the Family Preservation contract, and comply with all Drew Child Development policies and procedures.
- Attends Community Advisory Council (CAC) meetings quarterly to provide information and updates on the S.A.R.M. Program.
- Establishes and maintains partnerships with community based organizations, public agencies, local universities, city agencies, and other collaborators.
- Coordinates and complies with the COA Quality Assurance evaluation process, including: customer satisfaction surveys of participants and parents, and statistical and demographical accounting of all program participants.
- Provides face-to-face meetings/interventions with an individual, couple, family or group to help identify personal, vocational and educational goals; and to assist with family planning options, learning/developing life skills, and coaching on lifestyle options for health and nutrition.
- Provides services in which s/he demonstrates and teaches primary caregivers the skills needed to successfully manage and maintain a safe and secure home for his/her child(ren).
- Life skills modeled for clients including, but not limited to: home safety, cleanliness, meal planning, budgeting, organizational skills, accessing public services, locating community resources, etc.
- Works in conjunction with the In-Home Outreach Counselor (IHOC) assigned to each case, in order to provide the client and the IHOC with supportive services.
- Works collaboratively with Family Preservation staff, attends weekly clinical supervision meetings, monthly staff meetings, and other scheduled trainings.
- Perform other job-related functions as necessary.
The ideal candidate shall have a H.S. Diploma and 3+ years’ experience in the social/child welfare field; BA Degree in Social Work/Social Welfare or related field preferred; with 1 year of experience in the social/child welfare field; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc; Experience working with children and families in the DCFS / Probation system who have been abused or neglected, and are in imminent risk of placement in out-of-home care; Criminal background check, TB test clearance, and pre-employment physical required; CPR and 1st Aid certified preferred.
For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer