Website The Help Group
Because every child deserves a great future
About Advance LA
As young people transition to an independent and fulfilling adult life, many of them require additional guidance and support to be successful during this exciting but challenging time. We work with teens, young adults, parents, and professionals, in order to ease the transitional period and provide opportunities for positive experiences.
We serve youth with a variety of needs including:
- Learning Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Executive Functioning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Behavioral challenges
- Substance Abuse Recovery
The road to greater levels of independence can be challenging for many people no matter what age or challenge. Our program has been developed to serve clients in various stages of transition, we support teenagers 13 to 17 years old, young adults 18 to 29 years old, and those who are transitioning at 30 years old or above.
Some clients may benefit from utilizing a few of our service options, while others may just be interested in attending a workshop or social event. The strengths-based assessment process provides information on the best course of action by identifying the level of support or intervention you need to make meaningful progress, and offers you an idea of what services would be most beneficial.
With Advance LA’s individualized approach you can mix and matchservices that best suit your needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide life skills counseling and other related services
Assist participants in implementing individualized program plan
Support participants through enhancement of educational/vocational skills, social skills and improvement of self-advocacy skills
Assist participants in identifying career goals and preparing for future employment settings
Assist participants in developing strategies to reach his/her own personal life goals and objectives
Function as the case manager and coordinate the various aspects of the program plan
Provides the various supports required for the participant to achieve success in school, work, and home or in the community
Provide job search skills training.
Provide independent living skills training.
Communicate with instructors, dorm personnel, employers, therapists and others in the community to gauge client progress and identify additional needs
Provide parents/caregivers with regular updates regarding client’s progress and relevant concerns
Maintain client charts in a confidential, responsible manner and meet all paperwork deadline requirements.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree preferred, or minimum three years experience in social services