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Youth Employment Program Coordinator

We are currently seeking to fill a Program Coordinator position with OC Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC)’s Youth Employment Program. Candidate will be responsible for overseeing all YEP staff and its participants to ensure that program goals are met and program contract is carried through successfully. This candidate will need to work closely with the staff AND youth in order to build rapport and identify program objectives that are being carried through successfully as well as those that need revamping. The Program Coordinator is part of a team of mentors assigned to the youth it serves on a daily basis. Please note that this position is contingent upon grant funding and that benefits are not included with this offer.

Pay Rate and Hours:

  • $18-21.00/hour

  • 30 hours per week


Program Overview:

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was to create a universal system of one-stop career centers, which would provide access to training and employment services for a range of workers, including low-income adults, low-income youth, and dislocated workers.

OCCTAC has been sub-contracted by a One Stop Center, the Santa Ana Work Center (SAWC), with the goal of bestowing employment and academic resources to at-risk youth, ages 16-24, living in Santa Ana, CA. The program’s mission is to provide youth with tools needed to successfully transition into the workforce, further their education, and reach their true work positional. This mission is carried through by offering our participants paid work experience and training in: Education, Office Administration, Child Care, and Digital Arts. 

OCCTAC’s YEP team is presently comprised of a Career Counselor, Case Manager, Art and Technology Instructor, and Numeracy and Literacy Coach.

Job responsibilities:

  • Monitor and review program goals and objectives on a monthly basis.

  • Check program logs for accuracy and conformance with program requirements.

  • Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members and YEP participants.

  • Verify weekly timesheet for YEP team and YEP participants.

  • Prepare and present monthly reports for Youth Service Provider’s Network Meetings (YSPN).

  • Provide bi-monthly updates to the Santa Ana Workforce Investment Board (WIB) on program objectives.

  • Review WIOA contract regularly and make modifications to budget as needed.

  • Maintain program documents such as case notes, supportive services, reports, etc. up to date.

  • Manage program expenditures by maintaining and reviewing monthly expense logs.

  • Arrange and facilitate workshops, YEP staff meetings, and outreach events.

  • Schedule staff trainings and oversee the YEP team.

  • Complete, review and submit Eligibility and Exit paperwork for YEP participants on an ongoing basis.

  • Conduct youth assessments in order to identify needs and barriers associated with obtaining and maintaining employment.

  • Assists program participant’s individual service plans and determine ways to address certain barriers impeding employment.

  • Assists participants with practical career development, job search and job-related issues.

  • Assist youth with job search by attaining job leads and informing them of these positions.

  • Create and maintain partnerships with community partners and other agencies.

  • Manage both on-site and off-site program worksites, communicate with worksite supervisors, and collect attendance.

  • Plan events such as: YEP graduation, Mock interviews, University site visits, fundraising, etc.

  • Demonstrate ability to handle a heavy workload, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, handle multiple priorities and use sound judgment.

  • Willing to partake duties non-related to YEP program but essential to the continual success/growth of OCCTAC. 



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or related field.

  • 2+ years experience in case management (employment and/or educational).

  • 1+ years of Management Experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational habits and the ability to meet deadlines. 

  • The ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) – Preferred.



Please send your resume and cover letter to Tere Heras at Tereh@occtac.org  for consideration. If you have any questions or in need of additional information, please visit our website: https://www.occtac.org/workforce-development. Thank you!

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Tere Heras


Family Mentoring Program Case Manager

The Family Mentoring Support Program is designed to reach out, aid, and mentor people and families who have disabilities. Our goal is for caregivers to become knowledgeable advocates for their families through new skills, support systems and guidance in order to transition to a better quality of life. We are dedicated to give support, confidence, and hope that empowers caregivers to provide a more promising future for youth with disabilities to reach their fullest potential.


Case Managers are responsible for transitioning the family to a more self-sufficient state with the use of continuous Referral-and-Linkage Process, which is the process in which Case Managers refer and link the need-based resources to caregivers while keeping compliance with internal regulations.

Pay and Hours: $15.00-20.00 /10 to 25 hours a week

Job responsibilities:

  • Review client records and files while keeping confidentiality

  • Establish rapport with clients via phone calls and in person

  • Meet with clients during home visits to determine the needs and follow up with client status

  • Gather need-based resources and referrals for clients

  • Consult family services that tailor to clients’ needs

  • Prepare reports by collecting, and summarizing results and client progress

  • Follow compliance with HIPAA components

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor


  • Knowledgeable in Excel

  • Previous knowledge in Microsoft Office

  • Efficient verbal and written communication

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

  • Must complete and have a clean status of Live scan

  • Must complete and have a clean status of TB test

  • Must work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week


Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Janett Merino janettm@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Janett Merino

Family Mentoring Program Coordinator


Teaching Artists

In partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), OCCTAC provides teaching artists to instruct in the Visual Arts at elementary and intermediate schools as part of their Extended Learning Program.

We are currently looking for teaching artists that have experience working with children and youth using VAPA standards.


* The mission and vision to empower youth through the visual arts.

* Excellent organizational skills.

* Strong communication skills.

* Strong understanding of the VAPA standards.

* An artist practice.

* Self-motivated and able to build professional relationships.

* BA in arts or equivalent experience required.

* Spanish bilingual is a big plus.

Compensation will be based on qualifications.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Mark Dimalanta

SAUSD & Arts Enrichment Program Director


Wraparound Tutor

The Wraparound Program is a partnership with the County of Orange, Social Services and other community partners designed to help support children and youth remain in safe and stable homes, by utilizing a strengthbased, family-centered, team-driven approach to support the families. Most of the families come from different socio-economic backgrounds and different cities across Orange County. OCCTAC’s tutoring program provides tutoring services to children and youth struggling academically, and need help to improve their academic performance.

Job Description:

Wraparound tutors are responsible to tutor the youth referred by the County of Orange, Social Services, Wraparound Program. Referrals take place throughout the year; and the families come different cities in Orange County. A successful tutor must build rapport with the youth, discover strategies that motivate the student to learn, teach students learning skills, organizational skills, goal setting, good study habits, and assist the youth in obtaining better grades in school.

Tutors are expected to:

* Report to the OCCTAC Tutor Coordinator on a weekly basis

* Attend a mandatory County Wraparound Overview meeting

* Attend mandatory Wraparound Tutor meetings (One Saturday/month)

* Provide services at the youth’s home or a nearby Library

* Submit weekly Case Notes and all required documentation

* Keep open contact with the Care Coordinator

* Conduct regular assessments (pre-mid-post)

Tutor Requirements:

• Ability to work with youth that exhibit emotional/behavior challenges.

​• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is preferred.

• Excellent communication and documentation skills.

• Experience in working with a diverse multicultural community.

• Must have own transportation with current California Driver’s License and auto insurance.

• Previous tutoring experience (at least 6 months) working with transitional age youth.

• Proficiency in the ability to work with multi-disciplinary school subjects.

• Spanish/English bilingual preferred, but not necessary.

Depending on the candidate’s educational background pay may be $15 - $25 per hour depending on teacher credential or special certifications. In addition, mileage will also be reimbursed.

Tutors can work anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours per week depending on availability.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:


Victor Alvarez

Wraparound Tutor Coordinator

E: VictorA@occtac.org

P: (714)547.5468 Ext. 305