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Social Worker/Youth Advocate (Santa Clara County)

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First Place for Youth
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San Jose, CA
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Published 19 days ago

Job Title – Social Worker (San Jose)

A Social Worker/Youth Advocate will provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team and provide coaching to support each youth achieve their goals of housing stability, sustainable employment, and educational achievement. Youth Advocate's provide intensive case management as well as develop and implement intervention strategies for youth. The position carries a case load of about 15 youth, and spends most of their time out in the field meeting with youth at their apartments, on the job, or at other locations in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops partnership strategy with each youth.
  • Provides direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Collaborates with community providers including county workers, courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills in programs, schools, family members and significant others.
  • Completes documentation including but not limited to: Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.

Requirements:

·        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.
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability and skill to drive a vehicle.


About the Company:

First Place for Youth is the largest agency in California dedicated exclusively to providing access to affordable housing and resources for transition-age foster youth and has grown to become a nationally recognized model. Founded in 1998, First Place seeks to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. Through its flagship program, My First Place™, and other supporting programs, First Place supports at-risk foster youth at a critical time in their lives when they are learning to support themselves. We currently serve youth in six California counties (Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Solano and Los Angeles). In Fiscal Year 2018, we served 1,697 youth overall and provided housing and intensive support services through the My First Place program to 572 youth. . 

For more information about First Place please visit our website at www.firstplaceforyouth.org

Job Title – Social Worker (San Jose)

A Social Worker/Youth Advocate will provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team and provide coaching to support each youth achieve their goals of housing stability, sustainable employment…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid vacation and holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Benefits coverage for employee and dependents
  • 401 (k) Retirement plan
  • LTD and Flex Spending Account

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid vacation and holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Benefits coverage for employee and dependents
  • 401 (k…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Jose, CA
Associated Location
San Jose, CA, United States

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