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Housing Case Manager

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First Place for Youth
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Oakland, CA
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Published 9 days ago

The Case Manager provides intensive, weekly case management for Transition Age Youth (TAY) participating in Rising Up First Place. Through comprehensive case management, the Case Manager helps youth to identify and attain goals in the areas of employment and education, self-sufficiency, health and wellness, relationships, professionalism and personal advocacy, with a keen focus on housing procurement, retention, and long-term stability. The Case Manager also provides community based supports in the community including in-home supportive services to promote independent living skills. This position works closely with Housing partners to ensure TAY housing stability.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for providing Case-management and career counseling to youth in program:

• Conduct assessment, planning, and implementation of services for assigned participants to identify and accomplish short and long-term goals.

• Provide a minimum of 26 hours of direct participant support weekly including a minimum of bi-weekly face-to-face meetings with participants and more typically weekly or multiple visits weekly in response to participant needs.

• Create and deliver impactful service plans for youth that focus on achieving outcomes in the areas of education, employment, long-term housing, parenting, relationships and overall health

• Coordinate with referral agencies, identify community resources, track participants’ progress, and develop creative ways for participants to practice and strengthen their independent living skills

• Prepare clients to maintain housing after program exit or help them to identify alternative housing options if necessary

• Assess educational status and interest of youth participants and support youth with their educational goals

• Work with youth to improve resumes and cover letters, submit job applications, prepare for interviews and secure full and part-time employment

• Coach youth participants on handling work-related issues, promote self-advocacy and increase success in job retention

• Form partnerships with community agencies that can help link youth with internships and employment opportunities


QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent required with Minimum four years of experience working in a child welfare social services setting or with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma

OR

• MA in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent with minimum two years of experience working in a child welfare social services or with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma. Experience does not substitute for professional degree and certification.

• Must be comfortable working in community settings.

• High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work

• Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills

• Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently

• Experience working with youth who have mental health and substance abuse issues

• Experience in creating and delivering impactful service plans for participants

• Strong clinical skills, and/or a desire to learn more about the effects of the child welfare system on the lives of youth and young adults

• Experience in youth development model, asset-based relationship building, and experience in motivating youth

The Case Manager provides intensive, weekly case management for Transition Age Youth (TAY) participating in Rising Up First Place. Through comprehensive case management, the Case Manager helps youth to identify and attain goals in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

LTD and Flex Spending Account

401 (k) Retirement plan

Generous paid vacation and holidays

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

LTD and Flex Spending Account…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with a resume and cover letter

Please apply with a resume and cover letter

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