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Case Manager - Community Advocate

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YouthCare
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Seattle, WA

YouthCare


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Published 28 days ago

March 1, 2021
January 31, 2021
$17 - $20

ABOUT YOUTHCARE: 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 programs 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.

ABOUT OUR PREVENTION PROGRAMS: YouthCare’s Prevention programs provide community-based case management services for specialized populations that provides timely intervention for young people and families that are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness. Working in formalized collaboration with other social services agencies in King County, Prevention staff work with families, within schools and juvenile detention, provide services for young people how have experienced labor or sex trafficking, operate the Safe Place program, and provide a wide range of other services to address the needs of young people and families.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Advocate will be responsible for providing intensive case management services to 12-24-year-old young people who are victims/survivors of human trafficking to include both labor and sex trafficking.  The Community Advocate is an independent, self-driven position that focuses on improving young people’s safety, social support, self-efficacy skills, and connection to resources. The Community Advocate works collaboratively with YouthCare staff, other community partners, the natural supports in a young person’s life, and the young person to help them increase their safety, agency, and dignity. Major tasks of the position include identifying, engaging, and supporting young people and families coping with issues such as unstable housing or homelessness, mental illness, histories of trauma and violence, involvement in the juvenile justice system, drug/alcohol issues, pregnancy or parenting issues, etc. Per contract requirements, the Community Advocate is responsible for enrolling approximately 15 young people per year onto the caseload, and is expected to develop and maintain relationships with other service providers in order to facilitate referrals.  This position will include travel throughout King County.

Non-management employees are represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a caseload of approximately 15 young people who have been trafficked for labor or sex. Meet or have contact with each participant on a regular basis to provide support and to promote safety and stability.
  • Assess participants in need of services. Work with participants to develop service plans that include linkages with community resources, family, natural supports, other YouthCare programs, or external providers as clinically appropriate.
  • Assist and advocate for young people in navigating systems to include immigration, juvenile detention, foster care, and DCYF. Work collaboratively with clients and internal and external staff to increase safety and support.
  • Serve as a key coordinator for young people, working closely within the legal system, as necessary, and partnering and coordinating with legal services to support the young person through legal cases.
  • Provide direct support to eligible young people including face-to-face counseling, advocacy, transportation, and assisting young people in meeting their basic needs of food, housing, and safety.
  • Engage young people through Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, and strengths-based approaches.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with Law Enforcement, juvenile court, and other systems young people may interact with; coordinate Multidisciplinary Teams across systems to best address young peoples’ goals
  • Actively participate in collaborative work within YouthCare and other agencies providing similar services to coordinate services and referrals
  • In an on-call rotation, provide phone response or occasional in-person support as part of a 24/7 response when a young person is identified being exploited, or sexual exploitation is suspected. Also, provide occasional support to the Safe Place program, which include 24/7 coverage and adherence to YouthCare's Taking Call Policy (see below).
  • Complete and submit all documentation and grant reporting in a timely manner
  • Ensure all client-related data is both current and accurate in the YouthCare's Evaluation System (YES).
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings, bi-monthly team meetings, and monthly clinical consult meetings. Participate in additional meetings as required.
  • Attend in-service trainings and grant funder sponsored meetings as required for position.


ABOUT YOUTHCARE: 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 programs to serve runaway and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Advocate will be responsible for providing intensive case management services to 12-24-year-old young people who are victims/survivors of human trafficking to include both labor and sex trafficking.  The Community Advocate is an independent, self-driven position that focuses on improving young people’s safety, social support, self-efficacy skills, and connection to resources. The Community Advocate works collaboratively with YouthCare staff, other community partners, the natural supports in a young person’s life, and the young person to help them increase their safety, agency, and dignity. Major tasks of the position include identifying, engaging, and supporting young people and families coping with issues such as unstable housing or homelessness, mental illness, histories of trauma and violence, involvement in the juvenile justice system, drug/alcohol issues, pregnancy or parenting issues, etc. Per contract requirements, the Community Advocate is responsible for enrolling approximately 15 young people per year onto the caseload, and is expected to develop and maintain relationships with other service providers in order to facilitate referrals.  This position will include travel throughout King County.

Non-management employees are represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a caseload of approximately 15 young people who have been trafficked for labor or sex. Meet or have contact with each participant on a regular basis to provide support and to promote safety and stability.
  • Assess participants in need of services. Work with participants to develop service plans that include linkages with community resources, family, natural supports, other YouthCare programs, or external providers as clinically appropriate.
  • Assist and advocate for young people in navigating systems to include immigration, juvenile detention, foster care, and DCYF. Work collaboratively with clients and internal and external staff to increase safety and support.
  • Serve as a key coordinator for young people, working closely within the legal system, as necessary, and partnering and coordinating with legal services to support the young person through legal cases.
  • Provide direct support to eligible young people including face-to-face counseling, advocacy, transportation, and assisting young people in meeting their basic needs of food, housing, and safety.
  • Engage young people through Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, and strengths-based approaches.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with Law Enforcement, juvenile court, and other systems young people may interact with; coordinate Multidisciplinary Teams across systems to best address young peoples’ goals
  • Actively participate in collaborative work within YouthCare and other agencies providing similar services to coordinate services and referrals
  • In an on-call rotation, provide phone response or occasional in-person support as part of a 24/7 response when a young person is identified being exploited, or sexual exploitation is suspected. Also, provide occasional support to the Safe Place program, which include 24/7 coverage and adherence to YouthCare's Taking Call Policy (see below).
  • Complete and submit all documentation and grant reporting in a timely manner
  • Ensure all client-related data is both current and accurate in the YouthCare's Evaluation System (YES).
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings, bi-monthly team meetings, and monthly clinical consult meetings. Participate in additional meetings as required.
  • Attend in-service trainings and grant funder sponsored meetings as required for position.

This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Community Advocate will be responsible for providing intensive case management services to 12-24-year-old young people who are victims/survivors of…

Location

2500 Northeast 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

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