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Friends LA strives to be a great place to work. We are always looking for emerging superstars and proven dynamic leaders who are fun to be around, have an insatiable desire to grow and learn, and are passionate about changing the odds for youth impacted by the child welfare system. Please review the openings posted below, and if interested, complete our application process through HiringThing. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected for consideration, candidates will be contacted directly for next steps. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.

Caregiver Engagement Specialist (Metro-South Los Angeles)

The Caregiver Engagement Specialist (CES) works directly with parents to monitor program partnership and inspire personal success. The CES will be responsible for assessing risk factors, improving overall protective factors for each family, and collecting outcome data.

Other duties include: providing the primary source of support and encouragement, tracking the participants’ progress toward education and employment goals, resource referral and periodic trainings, crisis intervention, and collecting outcome data.

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Professional Mentor (Friend) - Los Angeles

Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is looking for a passionate, committed, professional mentor (who we call a "Friend") to support our mission to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with trained full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what.

Position Overview

A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting, and sustained relationship with each child. For each child, a Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents, and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior. A Friend will fully document activities and participate in an ongoing evaluation process. Friends will work primarily one-on-one with their children while empowering their parents to advocate for their children through an ongoing, respectful, and strengths-based partnership. A Friend must also know, understand, honor, and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, principles, and policies, and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function.

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