Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. We promote positive youth development through year round music lessons and ensemble participation.
Position: Part-time or Full-time Community/Family Liaison
Statement of Job: The Community/Family Liaison works to support the social needs of families and students that fall outside Harmony Project’s core mission relating to music.
Responsibilities of the Community/Family Liaison include but are not limited to:
- Serves as a liaison and facilitates communication between HP and parents/families
- Light case management documentation and referrals
- Provide counseling as needed
- Connects families to outside resources around medical care, mental health, immigration services, etc.
- Facilitate trainings, workshops and meetings to the parent community
- Facilitate trainings for HP staff and teaching artists on extra musical resources in the community, (how to help families in crisis, how to recognize abuse, diversity, school-based issues, etc.)
- Help plan and execute college preparation workshops and programming
- Attend parent and community meetings at various sites
- Maintain the student database (ETO) and prepare monthly reports
- Support program staff as both a team or as an individual
- Participate in support group sessions for youth or parents as needed
- Keep current on applicable child development practices to better assist families
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Maintains ongoing working relationships w ith sites where HP’s music education programs are provided
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Vast experience in social work, family counseling, psychology, or child development, and/or a license in any of these fields.
- Complete fluency in Spanish.
- Ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity to a diverse community.
- Ability to represent Harmony Project values such as commitment, community, collaboration, respect, responsibility, integrity, and sustainability.
- Comfortable with accessing and using contact databases.
- Simultaneously work independently and collaboratively with staff, adhering to important deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Flexible work schedule to include some weekends/weeknights.
- Reliable means of transportation and willingness to do site visits on a regular basis
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