Case Manager /Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/13/2018

Address

4111 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19104
United States

Description

The Case Manager/Coordinator will coordinate support services across systems to ensure the successful participation of individuals in the STRIVE program. The Case Manager/Coordinator will support activities by providing the skills and resources to achieve academic, vocational, and employment success. The Case Manager/Coordinator is also responsible for facilitating Moral Recognition Therapy workshops as well program activities as needed. 


Reports to STRIVE Program Director


Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management to STRIVE students to ensure successful program participation and completion of 85%of case load
  • Participate in two week pre assessment phase and program orientation
  • Identify needs of Welcome Home Kits
  • Distribute welcome home kits to participants
  • Conduct cross system intake assessment to assess student status and needs in the areas of education, including any gaps or learning differences, employability, housing status, parenting status, career and other interests, mental health status, and overall health status
  • Develop strengths-based Individual Development Plan outlining all planned services for the students including the Individual Career Plan and occupational skills training
  • Coordinate with probation, reentry services, and other stakeholders and systems to collect and communicate information regarding student progress and to coordinate needed supports
  • Establish and schedule meetings with 2-3 legal service organizations
  • Establish at 5-7 partnerships with community based organizations
  • Research and attend other local city/state funded re-entry programs
  • Create standing days/time for presentations based on organizations availability
  • Create calendar of events
  • Work with staff to obtain and report attendance and performance records
  • Liaise with Probation Officers, staff ,etc., regarding student’s performance, including tracking occupational skill training/credential attainment
  • Conduct home and site visits as necessary
  • Facilitate and supervise academic supports for students including educational help and academic enrichment around literacy and numeracy
  • Facilitate Moral Recognition Therapy workshops
  • Facilitate instructional project activities for students
  • Connect students to GED or higher education programs as needed
  • Coordinate mentoring relationships for students based on career pathways/interest
  • Coordinate student support from the Job Developer to ensure appropriate employment placement and retention based on identified career pathways
  • Recommend internships based on occupational skills training identified during development of individual career plans
  • Meet weekly one-on-one with students to monitor program progress, housing, childcare, transportation, mandatory reporting requirements, and any barriers that may prevent successful completion of program
  • Maintain current information on resources relevant to student needs
  • Provide students with transportation and other incentives for program participation
  • Provide post placement case management services on a biweekly basis for the first three months following employment placement, then monthly for the next six months to ensure sustained employment
  • Enter all case notes, attendance and any additional information into required data system/s in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate student records
  • Obtain all necessary eligibility program requirements prior to core STRIVE program
  • Monitor student daily program attendance
  • Assist in completing reports on student participation
  • Complete required benchmark paperwork for successful completion of program
  • Assist in coordinating student orientation, motivational sessions and special programs for students
  • Participate in and report on each student based on assigned case load during weekly Direct Service Team meetings (DST)
  • Update referring agencies on progress/challenges of each student on assigned case load
  • Support recruitment efforts for funding projects 
  • Complete additional program duties and/or assignments as requested by Supervisor


Skills:

  • Case management experience preferred.
  • Experience facilitating group activities for youth.
  • Strong knowledge of legal and juvenile justice systems.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience using databases.


Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working with economically and educationally disadvantaged youth, preferably youth involved in the juvenile justice system. (indicate education level required for the job)


Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or relevant field.


Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience


Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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