Venice Arts seeks a part-time Case Manager to work in our Film + Digital Media Career Pathways (FDM) program. This is currently a temporary position that runs through December 2021, but may become permanent. The FDM is designed for low-income young people, ages 16-25, who live in Los Angeles county. Priority is extended to individuals who are former or current foster youth, out of work and not in school, homeless, and/or justice involved. In addition to the educational and training components of this Pilot, all participants receive 1:1 mentoring, plus case management services.
This position works under the direction of the Program Manager, and is part of a team supporting young people to develop their strengths and identify successful strategies for overcoming barriers to success. Specific areas of responsibility include:
Case Management Services
Assess each of 30 young people’s short- to long-range educational and career goals, as well as their social service needs, creating an individualized plan (IAP) of action for each.
Provide ongoing case management services, according to each IAP, including social-emotional support, referral to external resources, and as-needed case advocacy.
Design and develop small group workshops that build young people’s capacities for success with their pathway—whether career or college/advanced learning.
Conduct exit interviews to assess, with each participant, achievement toward goals, continued challenges, and strategies for overcoming challenges, going forward.
Tracking and Reporting
Notate the focus and outcomes of each meeting, making modifications to the IAP, as needed, and accurately recording all referrals made and their outcomes.
Report on successes and challenges for individuals, as well as in aggregate, at bi-monthly team meetings, at the close of the project, and as requested.
Update and maintain Venice Arts’ Social Service Resource Guide to assure that it is current and that outside providers are appropriate referrals for young people in this program.
Identify and compile a database of current and prospective partners, outlining the process for referral and how each might support a young person’s pathway.
Other Duties as Assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate has a B.A. in social or human services, psychology, or related fields, or demonstrates comparable work experience. At least one-year experience providing case management services to youth required, with an emphasis on career and educational development; two or more years, preferred. Must have experience working with low-income youth from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of needs; experience working with current or former foster youth, unhoused youth, and/or justice involved youth strongly preferred. Candidate must have a working knowledge of a broad range services throughout the County, and must be comfortable providing systems advocacy, when needed. Working knowledge of trauma informed practices a plus.
Candidates should be self-starters, work well with a team and independently, and demonstrate maturity of judgment. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be well-organized, and be able to manage multiple priorities with grace. Experience with database software (FMP a plus), as well as Google Suite, required; experience with Adobe Suite, a plus.
Candidate must be ethical, respectful, and understands the critical importance of confidentiality in providing services. Candidates who are artists, or who have experience in a setting that provides arts or creative youth development programs a strong plus. Bilingual, Spanish/English, a plus, as is possessing strong writing skills in both English and Spanish.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Schedule: This is a non-exempt (hourly), part-time position. It is currently a temporary position, anticipated to run mid-March 2021 through December 2021, but may become permanent. With a Tuesday- Saturday work week, candidates must be available to work half- to full-days on Saturdays. While work hours may vary depending on the project phase, they are anticipated to average 20 hours per week.
Compensation: This position pays $20 per hour and accrues sick, vacation, and standard-holidays time commensurate with hours worked, with vacation time provided after successful completion of the initial, 90-day period.
Must have a California Driver’s License in good standing and pass a criminal background check.
To Apply: Send résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Case Manager” in subject line. Please: No phone enquiries or walk-ins. Work samples may be requested if an interview is scheduled.
Venice Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Venice Arts is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.