Construction Trainer

Department: Workforce Development Department (WDD)
Reports to: Associate Director of Youth Special Projects
Status: Non-Exempt


The Construction Trainer will handle all aspects of the CRCD’s pre-apprenticeship preparation construction program. The construction trainer will be responsible for the participant learning outcome (PLO’s) and work site experience to prepare youth for the rigors of the construction industry. Additional duties also include but are not limited to: Overseeing South LA YouthBuild (SLAYB) participants training outcomes enrolled in the program; Facilitation of construction training and safety curriculum instruction in addition to supervision of construction training assistants and volunteer trainers; Implementing strategies to meet the goals and objective of the organization’s pre-apprenticeship preparation construction program; Learning and implementing “green building” techniques; Establishing, coordinating, and maintaining positive working relationships with housing partners and the building trades; Monitoring participants’ daily attendance while on work site; Evaluating, documenting and reporting participants’ progress and skill development; Scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the progress and quality of all construction-related activities; Ensuring that adequate and appropriate construction safety procedures are in place, taught and enforced in a consistent manner; Developing and managing budgets and expenditures for all construction related projects; Guiding participants in the repair and maintenance of residential units; Documenting participant construction service and performance in case files and Department of Labor (DOL) MIS data system; and Completing other tasks as assigned.

This position will report to the South Los Angeles YouthBuild Manager.


  • Contact, receive and review referrals to Workforce Program from local schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies, including walk-ins
  • Follow instructions to implement outreach activities that include making presentations to non-profit organizations, government agencies, probation/ parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood
  • Conduct program information sessions, orientation, facilitate Mental Toughness
  • Verify eligibility documentation and enroll SLAYB participants in MIS system
  • Conduct individual needs assessments with regard to basic needs such as housing and food; education level and school enrollment; current income, employment, and past work experience; eligibility for Independent Living Program services through the foster care system; gang affiliation; and involvement with the justice system
  • Develop an Individual Service Plan identifying short and long-term goals, barriers to employment and action steps to address those barriers


  • 1- 2 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree
  • Familiarity with out-of -school, foster and justice-involved youth is a plus
  • Knowledge of database management and quality control process
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
  • Reliable transportation: valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)


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