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Amity Foundation Educational Coordinator in Los Angeles, California


Amity Foundation , internationally acclaimed teaching, and therapeutic community is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach, learn and join our community as an Educational Coordinator. This groundbreaking opportunity not only will allow you to work with our prison programs to help the inmate population but will also enhance your training and experience in the field.

About Amity:

Amity Foundation 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 implementation, and dissemination of information regarding community building.

Remembrance, Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal

About the Position:

The Educational Coordinator for the California Violence Intervention & Prevention Project (CalVIP) is responsible for providing direct services and supports for project participants.  This position liaises with existing Case Managers (referral partners), educational partners and prospective employers to support and augment the education-to-employment pathway for CalVIP participants.  Educational Coordinators provide active advocacy, wrap-around services and relational credibility to participants with former criminal-justice involvement who are pursuing education-to-employment pathways. 

Salary Range : $20/hr-$22/hr

What You Will Do:

  • Provide trauma-informed, participant-centered case management of CalVIP participants. 

  • Cultivates relationships with project participants to cultivate trust, build and maintain relationships, and support from enrollment through discharge/program completion.

  • Guides participants through all available services including vocational training, work readiness training, including advocacy and sourcing for needed services (if unavailable through CalVIP project).

  • May provide trainings that reduce barriers to program completion.

  • Provides consistent case management support.

  • Supports participants to overcome historical barriers to employment, including acquisition of educational credentials, transportation, work-related clothing and tools, record expungement, physical/health issues, technological challenges, and/or child support payments.

  • May liaise with existing Case Manager or referral partner to ensure a warm hand-off into the CalVIP project.

  • May liaise with CalVIP Finance Specialist or Project Director to ensure eligibility, fund availability, or fund utilization.

  • May liaise with External Evaluator to maintain or acquire data points, coordinate interviews, or assess project satisfaction.

  • Develops relationships with potential employer organizations within the Los Angeles community that may hire certified AmityWorks students and graduates.

  • Coordinates intake, and eligibility and aptitude/interest assessment of prospective CalVIP participants.

  • Provide participants with job readiness services, including mock interviewing, coaching regarding appropriate disclosure of past justice-involvement or parole status to potential employers.

  • Prepare, review, and update Individual Employment Plan IEP for participants assigned to caseload.

  • Provide employment services including job placement, resume writing, mock interviews, time management, appropriate and prosocial workplace relationships, and following instructions.

  • Demonstrates cultural competency, community advocacy and professionalism in representing the Amity Foundation and its projects to the community.

  • Responds positively to changing demands and priorities, recognizing scope of authority and decision-making processes within a team-oriented framework.

  • Participates in training provided by BSCC and/or External Evaluation team (when applicable).

  • Additional duties as assigned.

    What You Will Bring:

  • Required: 

    •    Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, OR

•    Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND two (2) years of experience as a job developer or similar position.

  • Preferred: 

•    A minimum of one (1) year experience in a job development or similar role.

•    Basic knowledge and experience with the criminal record expungement process.

•    Lived experience with incarceration, addiction, poverty, foster care, or other systems involvement considered an asset.

What We Offer:

  • 100% Employer-Sponsored HMO plan.

  • PPO Medical, Dental, Vision.

  • Paid vacation, sick time, & 11 holidays.

  • 401K, HSA, & Life insurance programs.

  • Community-oriented workplace.

  • An organization committed to community action & social justice.  


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