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Access Center Case Manager

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Safe Place for Youth
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 25 days ago

ABOUT SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH:

Safe Place for Youth (SPY) is the leading service provider for transition aged youth (TAY) experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in West Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, our agency offers trauma-informed, low barrier programs that support young people in exiting the streets and achieving stability so that they can thrive, not just survive. Our robust continuum of care includes street outreach, drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management, education and employment services, and housing programs.

SPY is a unique social impact agency that is committed to overcoming structural barriers to equity, community collaboration, and innovative youth-focused programming. If you have the skills, passion and collaborative spirit, join our growing team of nearly 60 employees.

SPY strives to attract and develop individuals who reflect a broad spectrum of diversity, including (but by no means limited to) racial, ethnic, gender identity and socioeconomic dimensions. We believe that inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to achieving long-term, systemic change. We explicitly seek applications from those who self-identify as coming from historically marginalized populations to enrich and elevate our equity-centered approach to problem-solving.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Access Center Case manager position will support the flow and responsibilities of Access Center Programming and Case Management. The Access center case the manager will have a caseload of members working towards a variety of goals. This role is an integral part of case management services at SPY.      

WHAT YOU’LL DO:                                                                 

  • Support Access Center Case Management Team in day to day operations and programing of the Access Center
  • Run Front Desk operations on a rotation basis ensuring members are connected with needed programs and services
  • Conduct intakes, assess needs and refer new youth to needed services and programs and create youth driven case plans
  • Provide mediation and crisis intervention to youth as needed
  • Use a harm reduction, trauma informed, housing first model when working with youth
  • Participate in team approach to developing treatment plans, case summaries, and progress reports as needed
  • Work within the Coordinated Entry System (CES), utilizing HMIS and SPY Database to track and record Drop-in Case Management data
  • Prepare data collection and analysis, monthly reports, and program administration duties in a timely fashion
  • Advocate by attending external community meetings with government agencies and community groups
  • Support members with housing and health and wellness goals
  • Work collaboratively across internal departments and assist with general SPY programming as needed
  • Work within established legal and ethical guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work nights/weekends in near future.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 2+ years experience or equivalent education in psychology, sociology or related field
  • 1+ years in experience providing direct services to high-risk youth
  • Working knowledge of child and adolescent social, emotional, and cognitive development, trauma informed care and harm reduction service model
  • A commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, values and culture of SPY
  • A self-starter who is prepared to drive innovative solutions for an emerging organization
  • An ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires effective collaboration with a variety of organizations and individuals
  • Must possess great communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid California driver's license and proof of current insurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Changes in the environment, such as the office or outdoors.

Physical effort/lifting, such as sedentary- up to 15-20 pounds at times.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

Driver Positions:

Applicants are required to provide a copy of their driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, along with a copy of their valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Job offers are contingent upon a satisfactory driving record. Examples of an unsatisfactory driving record include:

  • Suspended or revoked license
  • Three or more moving violations in the past 36 months
  • Any violations, including drugs, alcohol, controlled substances, within the past 24 months
  • Reckless driving, including hit and runs, within the past 24 months
  • At fault accidents, resulting in fatality or serious injury, within the past 5 years

The motor vehicle record will need to include a review of all states listed on the individual's employment application and resume. See instructions on obtaining your driving record below:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/customer-service/request-vehicle-or-driver-records/online-driver-record-request/

For driver positions, driving is an essential job function and cannot be reasonably accommodated, employment may be discontinued.

NOTE: All staff members will be considered introductory employees for the first three months of employment and will not be considered regular employees until the conclusion of this period. SPY reserves the right to extend an employee’s introductory period. In no way does the expiration of this introductory period change the fact that all employees are at-will. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to orient the employee and to communicate the expectations of the supervisor and SPY, as well as to evaluate whether the employee has the necessary level of skill, job knowledge, motivation, and attitude to become a regular member of the SPY staff. New employees are also encouraged to seek guidance and assistance during this period. Employees who fail to demonstrate the expected commitment, performance and attitude may be terminated at any time during the introductory period. However, completion of the introductory period does not change or alter the “at-will” employment status. Employees continue to have the right to terminate their employment/business relationship at any time, with or without cause or notice, and SPY has the same right. The organization, in its sole discretion, may change the job duties, responsibilities and assignments of any position, at any time.

 

ABOUT SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH:

Safe Place for Youth (SPY) is the leading service provider for transition aged youth (TAY) experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in West Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, our agency offers trauma-informed, low barrier…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

Safe Place for Youth offers a competitive benefit package including comprehensive health coverage, 403b with agency contribution, and vacation/sick time. We also offer unique perks including weekly meditation/mindfulness and professional development opportunities that are tailored to your individual career growth. This position also offers a generous 9/80 Alternative Workweek Schedule.

Safe Place for Youth offers a competitive benefit package including comprehensive health coverage, 403b with agency contribution, and vacation/sick time. We also offer unique…

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Member Services Manager at jeaninee@safeplaceforyouth.org with “Access Center Case Manager” in the subject line.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Member Services Manager at jeaninee@safeplaceforyouth.org with “Access Center Case Manager” in the subject line.

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