2500 NE 54th Street
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first shelters to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
YouthCare is currently seeking a Case Manager – Housing Stabilization for Homelessness Prevention Services: Under the supervision of the Program Manager, YouthCare’s Housing Stabilization Case Manager provides client-centered case management services to young people and their families at imminent risk of homelessness. Using a progressive engagement model (in which the support provided could be very narrow and temporary or somewhat longer term to meet the true needs of the program participants), the Housing Stabilization Case Manager will work with the client to help identify their needs and next steps to becoming more stable. Additionally, the Housing Stabilization Case Manager will provide the participating clients with flexible funding to help them address the emergency needs that led to the imminent risk of homelessness.
This position is located out of Interagency Academy’s administrative office, in Columbia City, to provide intensive outreach to the school population, though the Housing Stabilization Case Manager will outreach young people throughout King County and accept referrals from other YouthCare programs and outside service providers. This position is funded through King County through June 2019 and will include travel throughout King County. The ability and willingness to use a personal vehicle is required.
Successful candidates will have:
· 2 or more years of experience working with disadvantaged young people
· BA required, experience can substitute on a year by year basis, except for those positions where a degree is required by contract/licensing
· Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental manner to young people and their families.
· Strong ability to work independently and remain motivated and engaged.
· Strong engagement and relationship-building skills.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Consistent access to a personal vehicle, car insurance that meets YouthCare’s minimum requirements, and a willingness to transport young people.
· Ability to follow YouthCare’s Taking Call policy when providing occasional Safe Place coverage. Policy requirements include:
o No use of alcohol or any substance that would cause the staff member to be under the influence. Staff members taking call are expected to abide by YouthCare’s Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace policy as if on-duty.
o Maintain cell phone coverage for entire time period staff is taking call. Respond to calls and messages promptly.
o Be able to answer calls at any time and physically be present if necessary.
o Maintain the ability to be accessible for calls across King County within 45 minutes.
· Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements.
YouthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
We offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision, paid leave, and transit subsidies!
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please click here: Case Manager – Housing Stabilization