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LARRP Is Hiring!!!

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DHCS has new jobs posted

 

DHCS is seeking highly skilled, exceptionally motivated individuals to serve as:

Chief of the Clinical Assurance Division (CAD) to serve as the principal policymaker and lead the CAD team in the implementation of utilization management for Medi-Cal fee-for-service members in partnership with DHCS’ Health Care Benefits and Eligibility program.

DHCS is also hiring for communications, human resources, auditing, health policy, information technology, and other teams. For more information, please visit the CalCareers website.

Heluna Health

Is looking for case managers for their LEAD program. LEAD is a lifelong, voluntary, pre-arrest, intensive case management (ICMS) program, and is overseen by the LA County Department of Health Services - Office of Diversion and Reentry. Unlike court mandated programs, the LEAD model requires voluntary participation. Operating under the Harm Reduction model, participants identify personal needs and work together with their case manager to meet the goals outlined in an individualized care plan.

LEAD Case Manager (LACHP)

Entre Nous is Hiring

The LA County Justice, Care and Opportunities Department's (JCOD) newest SECTOR program partner, EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. JCOD’s SECTOR program provides skills training and paid work experience in high-growth sectors that offer career pathways and family-sustaining wages for people impacted by the justice system. EntreNous will provide training in Construction and Leisure & Hospitality to residents of the Compton and Willowbrook areas.

Entre Nous is HIRING now for:

Employment
Committee

June 26, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

RESOURCES

Joint Employment and Education Committee Meeting

Feb 21, 2024

15+ Tips To Get A Job With A Criminal Record in 2024

To make your job search easier and more efficient, we’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate job-hunting with a criminal record, including:

  • 7 Job Search and Application Tips for Ex-Offenders
  • 7 Resume and Cover Letter Tips for Former Convicts
  • 3 Tips for Background Checks and Interviews
  • 11+ Industries That Hire Employees With Criminal Records

See the GUIDE 

Facebook Live Recording of ARC's amazing event

Fair Chance Hiring Best Practices"

WATCH

 

Worker's Rights Assistance

Our Worker's Rights team assists people with various employment issues including leave-related issues related to COVID-19, unemployment insurance benefits, state disability insurance, and issues related to unpaid wages, meal/rest break issues, and overtime issues.

MORE INFO

Getting an Occupational License Despite a Conviction History:
A webinar for directly-impacted people in California

Here is the Google Drive folder with materials that were referenced in the webinar.

Do you have a complaint about any CA employer?

Please use this LINK submit a complaint to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, who handles these complaints.

They say this complaint process is currently very underutilized, and they need people to submit complaints in order to investigate. LARRP members would need to submit complaints directly to them in order for any action to be taken.

Click here to see the Fair Chance Presentation on this subject given to the LARRP Employment Committee July 2020

Hire outside the box!

LARRP Employment Committee, Center for Living and Learning and LA:RISE showing up for #FairChanceHiring.

Employment Reentry Tools

AB 2138 "Fair Chance for Occupational Licensing" is coming into effect in July

 

Click here for the FACT SHEET

Webinar:

Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.

This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.

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.

FACT SHEET

LARRP Employment Committee Chair
Maria Alexander
Amber Roth
aroth@we-rc.org
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.”

Previous Employment Committee Presentations

To watch a recording of the January Employment Committee meeting:

CLICK HERE   and enter password o@U89u*C

Fair Chance Employment for Individuals in Reentry

Presented by Root & Rebound November 18, 2020

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION

The July Employment meeting was a presentation on Fair Chance Laws and How to Report Violations.

 

Click here to see the presentation

2022 Highlights and 2023 Goals

 

In 2022 we continued our "Fair Chance Series - What's Next?," focused on increasing fair chance hiring within LA County departments and with LA County employers. We were named as contributors to the Board of Supervisors’ January 2022 motion on Implementing Fair Chance Hiring County Wide, and we sought and provided input to help increase fair chance hiring opportunities.

In addition, our committee hosted several informative presentations, including one by Monica Paraja Dominguez, Sr. Human Resources Manager, LA County Department of Human Resources, on Countywide Pipeline Programs, how to navigate the County website and creating a County profile. We also hosted two different presentations by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), which has been working to develop and track fair chance hiring policies for almost 20 years. These sessions focused on building worker power and improving fair chance hiring policies nationwide and in California.

Furthermore, we worked in conjunction with the Office of Diversion and Reentry and Unite LA to implement a three-part program aimed at improving connection to career pathways in technology for those impacted by the criminal legal system. The project consisted of a 10-session trainee program and a 6-session business accelerator program. We also provided lessons learned and recommendations for those in the reentry workforce to better connect participants with tech opportunities.

In 2023, we are working to increase awareness and compliance of fair chance hiring among employers, increase career training opportunities, and support legal and advocacy campaigns that benefit individuals impacted by the criminal legal system on a macro level. We are committed to creating equitable career opportunities for all and helping individuals achieve their career goals.

Making the Business Case to Employers

In case you missed the meeting with a special presentation on “Making the Business Case to Employers”,  Click here for a recording Password : 9F+6raS6

Requested Materials form the meeting:

From Brianna Dau, The Fair Chance Hiring Took Kit

From Nirshila Chand her pilot testing called CareerGenius is "a cutting edge program reaching English/Spanish speakers who have a track record of career coaching, advising, recruiting, workforce development, etc.

In addition, recruiting participants who want help with planning your career path? Don’t know what skills you need to get hired? This is a volunteer-based program at the moment and free."  email Nirshila Chand

Links:

Click here for the
Ban the Box Fair Chance Initiative 

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

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