We are seeking an innovative, self-starter, a Masters level (preferred) professional with experience, passion, and ability to connect with at-risk and homeless pregnant and parenting youth and their young children.
The Landing at St. Robert’s Center, in Venice a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is a new, one-of-a-kind, locally-supported pregnant and parenting wellness and respite center supporting young parents and soon-to-be parents, ages 14-24 and their children. We provide a safe, trauma-informed, “home” environment supporting positive parent/child attachments and parenting skills, healthy living and lifestyle choices, stress reduction and emotional well-being, and guidance with healing past trauma- all in a nurturing environment of mentoring and peer community building. We welcome all genders, races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs. We are a collaborating partner with Venice-based Safe Place for Youth (SPY) in the Department of Mental Health’s Innovations 2 program.
Primary duties include, but not limited to:
•Assist with all aspects of planning and launching a new pregnant and parenting youth program from ground level, including creation of policies and procedures, intake, developing materials and class curriculum, and outreach to referring agencies and youth clients.
•Case manage and assist pregnant and parenting youth with personal, educational and parenting goals and other needed resources.
•Assesses client needs and develops problem solving relationships with clients.
•Develops plans to fulfill assessment goals and referrals where appropriate and necessary. Serves clients through counseling, advocacy, and guidance.
•Open spirit of collaboration with partnering agencies and organizations.
•Conduct and lead parenting groups and educational classes.
•Assure and provide safe, trauma-informed, supportive environment for clients.
•Prepare intake, closing and progress reports on clients and maintains all paperwork at a professional level according to guidelines.