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YTP Coach

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First Place for Youth
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Oakland, CA

First Place for Youth


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Published 11 days ago


JOB SUMMARY: YTP serves Alameda County youth at three engagement points: 1) adolescents who entered foster care at ages 14-17; 2) young adults aging out of foster care; and 3) homeless youth/young adults with foster care histories up to age 21. The YTP Coach assess youth needs, provide skills coaching and intensive case management services, and coordinate services in the community that are intended to address outcomes in the four areas education/employment, housing, social/emotional wellbeing, and permanent connections.

The YTP Coach will be intensively trained in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model and facilitate weekly skills groups and coaching for YTP participants. The YTP Coach builds relationships and facilitates a team-based approach among all the organizations and staff who are engaged in the youth’s support team. Successful YTP Coach’s understand how to motivate, influence, and mentor youth and young adults to achieve goals while launching adult lives from foster care.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Client Services  

• Facilitates weekly DBT skills groups and provides DBT coaching. 

• Provides direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment through weekly case management meetings with youth.  

• Coordinates youth support team of service providers, family, and other natural supports to ensure youth have necessary resource and supports to address needs.  

• Develops partnership strategy with each youth to develop creative ways for youth to practice and strengthen their independent living skills.

• Provides clinical leadership to multi-disciplinary teams consisting of youth, family and other natural supporters, county case managers, and external partners to ensure seamless and effective service delivery.

• Organizes, schedules, and facilitates youth and team meetings.

• Provides on-going assessment of youth well-being and develops plans to ensure safety and deescalate crisis as needed.

• Participates on a rotating basis to provide on-call coverage including DBT on-call coaching.

• Provides crisis counseling as needed.

• Perform related work as required.

Administrative

• Completes documentation including but not limited to Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.

• Ensures all needed paperwork and consents are completed for each client at time of entry.

• Participates in agency committee as assigned.

• Provides on-going orientation and training to staff as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION COMPETENCIES:


• Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, or equivalent required.

• Must be eligible to register with BBS as an ASW, MFTi, or LPCi and working toward professional licensure. License is a plus.

• Experience working with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred. Experience does not substitute for professional degree and certification.

• Must be comfortable working in community settings. 

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

• Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check

• Must have a car, a valid CA DL and Insurance.

• ATTENTION TO DETAIL – Ability to work with high level of detail, work has high level of professional polish down to smallest details, documents and products are well thought out and clear, database is organized and up to date. 

• DRIVEN BY ACCOMPLISHMENT – Clarity on project goals and the personal drive to accomplish goals, finished projects are thorough and delivered on time. High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.

• COMPUTER SKILLS -- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Project and Outlook. Experience with database systems

• STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, assimilate, and analyze information, compose engaging messages, and present data in a clear and inspiring manner.  

• HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM – A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and friendly. 

• DECISIVE NATURE - Well-honed ability to independently anticipate and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize viable alternatives, and formulate rapid solutions, with understanding of the inherent risks and the implications of making tough decisions. 

• AVAILABILITY for occasional evening and weekend work and some travel as needed.


JOB SUMMARY: YTP serves Alameda County youth at three engagement points: 1) adolescents who entered foster care at ages 14-17; 2) young adults aging out of foster care; and 3) homeless youth/young adults with foster care histories up to age 21. The…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Competitive salary

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

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

LTD and Flex Spending Account

401 (k) Retirement plan

Generous…

Location

426 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter

Please apply with a cover letter

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