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Case Manager - Project READY

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Huckleberry Youth Programs
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San Francisco, CA

Huckleberry Youth Programs


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Published 17 days ago

January 4, 2021
$36,400 - $41,932Bilingual premium of $0.98 per hour provided.

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: 

Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a critical provider of essential safety net services for high-needs youth and their families in San Francisco and Marin County. For over 50 years, HYP has developed and maintained prevention programs that promote the health and leadership of youth, and, as a result divert youth from violence, crime and gang involvement, as well as other harmful behaviors, including running away, drug/alcohol abuse, risky sexual activities, and involvement in the juvenile justice systems. HYP employs approximately 65 employees and operates on a $5 million annual budget. We offer excellent employee benefits, including full medical/dental coverage and generous vacation time. For more information about our various programs please go to our website at www.huckleberryyouth.org

  

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Huckleberry Youth Programs Project READY (PR) supports youth at Martin Luther King Jr. and Willie Brown Middle Schools. PR is a middle school transition program that provides case management and family engagement focused on supporting youth with their academic and social-emotional skill development. Youth participants are referred from our partner schools when they are struggling with their academic and/or behavioral performance. The ultimate goal is to support them during their 8th grade year and have a successful transition into high school. The Case Manager is a bridge between the program, the youth, their family and the school partner sites. The Case Manager must be able to work within a collaborative process, include families in services, and negotiate successfully with multidisciplinary systems such as middle and high schools.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Facilitate the recruitment and outreach of prospective youth and family participants.
  2. Conduct face to face and/or virtual assessments of youth to identify short/long term goals. 
  3. Work collaboratively within the Project READY team to develop interventions and supports for the youth and their families.  
  4. Develop and facilitate care planning with specific goals related to their academic and social-emotional learning and development (SEL/D).  
  5. Network with other youth providers to establish liaisons and resources.  
  6. Maintain ongoing caseload and consistent electronic documentation of contacts with youth, their families and community partners. 
  7. Engage participants’ families in the program regularly.  
  8. Make and maintain contact with school officials, counselors and others associated with the youth.  
  9. Act as liaison to the school site and administration.  
  10. Co-facilitate a 16 week group for program participants.  
  11. Participate in ongoing training. 
  12. Coordinate and attend outings for participants.   
  13. Conduct home, community and school visits on a weekly basis for participants. 
  14. Assist in the development and implementation of summer intensive programming for rising 8th and 9th graders. 
  15. Participate in site staff, team and agency meetings.  
  16. Other duties as assigned. 

 

COMPETENCIES: 

  1. Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies. Strong commitment to the well-being of youth, social justice, and a positive youth development approach. 
  2. Ability to authentically and meaningfully engage youth and work in partnership with youth. 
  3. Ability to manage multiple projects and work independently. 
  4. Ability to work and advocate in a collaborative process and negotiate various systems. 
  5. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks. 
  6. Be comfortable with a fast-paced environment that is frequented by youth. 
  7. Must be able to address crisis as it emerges in multiple settings. 
  8. Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. 
  9. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

This position primarily works out of the partner school sites. Our office is located at 44 Gough St. This role routinely includes driving and transporting youth. The position also includes the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The office is located in Hayes Valley/Civic Center neighborhoods of San Francisco and is accessible by public transportation.     

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

This role requires the ability to talk, hear and sit, to drive your personal and agency vehicle, to be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds unassisted.  

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

1. A combination of three years of college and/or relevant experience working with youth and their families. 

2. Experience working with the SFUSD

3. Bilingual in Spanish & English with ability to speak, read & write.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  1. Knowledge of community-based agencies serving adolescents in SF Bay Area strongly preferred
  2. Past experience successfully working with marginalized communities strongly preferred. 

 

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. TB clearance 
  2. Valid CA driver’s license & clear DMV record.
  3. 2 years driving experience 
  4. Reliable transportation 

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE: 

1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check 

  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV-related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.   

 

FAIR CHANCE: 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: 

Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a critical provider of essential safety net services for high-needs youth and their families in San Francisco and Marin County. For over 50 years, HYP has developed and maintained…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage—100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Dental Coverage—100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Life Insurance—Employer paid
  • 16 Vacation days in the 1st year of employment
  • 12 Personal Necessity days
  • 9 Paid Holidays

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage—100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Dental…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish & English with ability to speak, read & write. Stipend provided.

Bilingual in Spanish & English with ability to speak, read & write. Stipend provided.

Location

San Francisco, CA

How to Apply

Please provide resume and cover letter.

We will collect applications on a rolling basis and contact select candidates for introductory phone conversations by December 4. Longer interviews, conducted over video call, will be held in mid-December. We seek to hire our final candidate for an early January start date. All of this being said, the position will remain open until filled.

Please provide resume and cover letter.

We will collect applications on a rolling basis and contact select candidates for introductory phone conversations by December 4. Longer…

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