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for long time LARRP steering Committee Partner
Amity Foundation LA

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The AMITY FOUNDATION is also looking for a COOK
Responsible for the preparation of all meals, assuring that the meals are prepared on time, assuring that sanitation, nutrition and safety are priorities at all times, and assuming responsibility for following all recipes in order to maintain quality and cost control.
For Details please contact Desiree Acuna

LARRP Steering Committee member Healthright 360 currently has over 100 jobs in the Los Angeles area.

CLICK HERE to see them all!

INVEST is a program launched by LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Probation Department, in collaboration with the County Office of Diversion and Re-Entry (ODR), to create employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. The program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS' workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.

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Chrysalis is looking for a Government Relations Manager

Long-time LARRP Steering Committee member Michael Graff-Weisner, Chrysalis VP of Strategy & External Relations, announces search for a new position at Chrysalis, Government Relations Manager. Working closely with him, this new position will actively represent Chrysalis in the community – regularly attending meetings, events, and conferences. They will build relationships with leaders in homeless services, workforce development, reentry services / criminal justice reform, and social enterprise, in order to advance Chrysalis’ mission.

Shields for Families

Over 2 dozen positions were posted in March for a wide range of human services positions, including for program managers, administrative assistants, drivers, mental health coordinators, community health workers, and Controller. Joe Paul Jr., Director of Workforce Programs joined the LARRP Steering Committee in March. To see a full list of open positions with Shields, click here.

Volunteers of America

LARRP member organization VOA is looking to fill over 100 positions! VOA has dozens of openings for case managers, housing specialists, monitors, and outreach workers, as well as clinical directors, program managers and job developers. Do you see yourself giving back to the community, making a meaningful difference in impacted people’s lives, helping to end homelessness and keeping people out of the revolving doors of LA County jail? If so, there may be the right job for you here.

Community Engagement Manager
Urban Peace Institute, Greater Los Angeles Area
The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is seeking a highly qualified Community Engagement Manager to support our successful place-based initiatives and community engagement strategies, which include directing leadership development trainings, school safety collaboratives, maintaining partnerships with community organizations and facilitating neighborhood-level stakeholder groups in South Los Angeles.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing: 1) experience with community engagement/organizing, 2) program development, and 3) commitment to urban peace issues and/or social justice to: ATTN: Fernando Rejón, Executive Director, 1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Or e‐mail to: careers@urbanpeaceinstitute.org
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Champions Alternative Recovery 
Seeks Executive Director  
Operating since 2000 within Kings County, CA, Champions seeks to serve those community members afflicted by social and emotional issues, family dysfunction, substance use, mental health, and criminal justice involvement.
For more information and to apply
LAHSA

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Has many job openings.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

SHIELDS currently has OPEN POSITIONS. For more information, please visit

www.shieldsforfamilies.org

The St. Joseph Center's Culinary Training Team would like to share its new 2019 class dates for those who have clients that are interested in getting an education in the food service industry. Please see the new updated flyer along with additional information about their program.

Employment Reentry Tools

New Roads to Second Chances:
Want to Work? Chrysalis can Help!

Chrysalis is looking for workers for New Roads, a transitional job and job placement program for formerly incarcerated men and women currently on parole or probation. The program is made possible by a partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Reentry, and is managed by Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a job preparation agency designed to help individuals find, get, and keep a job.

Interested participants can go to a Chrysalis orientation at any of our three locations, 8:00 am Monday – Thursday. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Joseph Wise, Project Manager for Roads at joseph.wise@changelives.org

Click on the Flyer for more info

Whole Person Care – Los Angeles (WPC–LA)
There are great job opportunities for Staff Analyst, Health positions within Whole Person Care-Los Angeles, as well as Staff Analyst series positions in our Office of Diversion and Re-entry, Housing for Health, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Control programs.
These are great opportunities for individuals to work on mission-driven teams tackling some of the most challenging issues we face in Los Angeles.  There is an exam/bulletin pending release very soon, and we wanted to see if we could get you to do some recruitment on behalf of our programs.
People who apply and land on the list will have opportunities across programs, but for WPC-LA, we've pulled together a 2-page handout describing available positions.
The Whole Person Care Program is Hiring

The following positions are available and will serve as the Capacity-Building and Collaboration Team for the Whole Person Care Program.

As our name suggests, all of our work will be conducted in close collaboration with community-based partners. In all these positions, we are placing a high value on several qualities/kinds of experience:

  • Lived and/or work experience with the WPC issues of focus (homelessness, substance use disorder, reentry, severe and persistent mental illness, chronic illness, high risk pregnancy)
  • Familiarity with the underlying causes of health inequities and strategies to address health inequities using community organizing and community development
  • Experience working with or for community based organizations (CBOs) and/or as a liaison between public agencies and CBOs
  • Strong connections to WPC communities of focus
  • Knowledge of and experience using popular education methodology for building individual and community capacity
  • Knowledge of and experience using the Community Health Worker/promotor/a modelPlease carefully consider and refer possible candidates for these positions, and disseminate this email widely. An internal application and review process will be conducted in parallel to the County hiring process; successful candidates may be brought on either as contractors or as County staff.
LARRP Employment Committee Chair
Maria Alexandra

Next Employment Committee Meeting
June 27, 2019
9am-11am

Goodwill Industries/North East Worksource
342 N. San Fernando Rd
LA, CA 90031
Catherine Lozano from Shields for Families and Jose Osuna from The Meaning Foundation will give a special presentation on their services and best practices in reentry employment services including employer engagement.
Please join us for this special presentation and conversation on "lessons learned". We will have short committee meeting after the presentation.
Plenty of free parking in the lot directly across the street!

Contact us to attend the next meeting, and to join our email list.

Committee Goals

The goals of the Employment Work Group are to:

  • Research evidence-based/best practices in the areas of vocational and soft-skills training, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training;
  • Explore Community Benefit Agreements/labor agreements;
  • Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for formerly incarcerated or convicted people in LA County.

Employment Committee Mission

 “To increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.”

Links:

Click here for the
Ban the Box Fair Chance Initiative 

California Fair Chance Act (AB 1008) – “Ban the Box” Frequently Asked Questions

 

Employers with 26 or more employees:

07/01/2017                       $12.00
07/01/2018                       $13.25
07/01/2019                       $14.25
07/01/2020                       $15.00

 

Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:

07/01/2017                       $10.50
07/01/2018                       $12.00
07/01/2019                       $13.25
07/01/2020                       $14.25
07/01/2021                       $15.00

Employee Remedies including, but are not limited to, the following:

• Payment of wages unlawfully withheld;
• Payment of Sick Time Benefits unlawfully withheld; and/or
• An additional penalty of up to $120 to the Employee and up to $50 to the City for each day that either violation occurred or continued.
• In cases of retaliation, the Employee may be entitled to reinstatement and trebled the above.

An aggrieved Employee may file a civil court action.

Brookings has come out with a new report on occupational licensing.

Here’s a summary:
Occupational licensing - the legal requirement that a credential is obtained in order to practice a profession—is a common labor market regulation that ostensibly exists to protect public health and safety. However, by limiting access to many occupations, licensing imposes substantial costs: consumers pay higher prices, economic opportunity is reduced for unlicensed workers, and even those who successfully obtain licenses must pay upfront costs and face limited geographic mobility. In addition, licensing often prescribes and constrains the ways in which work is structured, limiting innovation and economic growth.

Researchers have studied these licensing impacts, and much of their analysis is well-summarized in a 2015 report released by the Obama administration. One important finding is that licensed workers tend to earn more than similar workers who are not required to obtain licenses: they receive a wage premium relative to unlicensed workers.

Click here to read the full article

Success Stories

Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.

mcith_RickyRicky’s Story
Prior to accessing services in the community, Ricky lived life in the fast lane. He faced huge barriers in his job search; limited work experience, a felony conviction, and a large employment gap. He felt lost, and did not know how to explain these barriers to an employer. Despite his barriers, Ricky was determined to succeed.
Click here to read Ricky’s story.

 

mcith_ErnieErnie’s Story
“I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles where three generations of my family lived and began using drugs and alcohol at age seven. My father was a heroin supplier to the East Los Angeles area, and was either in prison or just never home.
Click here to read Ernie’s story

 


Ron’s Story

I left home when I was 17; I had been abused by my stepfather and had been using drugs for about 4 years. I ended up in Hollywood about a year later with no money and no place to live in 1977. I met many people involved with drugs and began using them myself. I spent the years between 1985 and 1999 going in and out of prison, being homeless and addicted to drugs.
Click here to read Ron’s story