Independent Living Skills Case Manager Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington Richland

Title Independent Living Skills Case Manager
Date 13 October 2020
Company Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
City Richland

Short Description :

Insurance Bachelors degree in Social Science, Education, or related field The Independent Living Skills Case Manager will be responsible for preparing and supporting current and former foster youth who are participating in Youth and Young Adult Services and Independent Living ,…

Full Description :

Position Summary:

The Independent Living Skills Case Manager will be responsible for preparing and supporting current and former foster youth who are participating in Youth and Young Adult Services and Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program to transition out of the foster care system into independence. The Independent Living Skills Case Manager will work with youth and young adults by increasing youths skills, knowledge and competency in all life domains. Employee is supervised under Youth and Young Adult Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow the guidelines of the contract with the State of Washington for providing independent living skills training for eligible youth who are between the ages of 15 to 23.
  • Assist youth in transition from foster care into independent living through hands on skill building, navigating community resources, and developing program participants ability to advocate for their needs.
  • Offer developmentally appropriate opportunities for youth to participate in skill development through both individual and group trainings, in areas such as employment, housing, money management, permanency and education.
  • Recruit and retain program participants with ongoing, creative relational building with program participants to ensure participants receive regular engagement to meet their goals. Maintain a case load of program participants through a variety of techniques, including Motivational Interviewing to ensure engagement across a large geographic area.
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment to social workers, caregivers, community service providers and program youth regarding participation and offerings by the ILS and Youth and Young Adult Services.
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to engage and support program participants in developing life skills goals. Monitor and adjust progress on the achievement of life skills goals through intakes and quarterly goal setting with participants
  • Create, develop and facilitate small group workshops or trainings focused on life skill development. Provide adequate and supportive supervision during trainings and workshops to ensure a supportive environment for participants.
  • Coordinate services with other foster youth program staff under the Youth and Young Adult Services program throughout Region 2 including; Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Kittitas & Klickitat counties.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community service providers.
  • Document activities in client records and complete accurate reporting according to agency and contract standards.
  • Participate in trainings and supervision appropriate to the position to develop and monitor professional development, professional goals, and performance goals.
  • Willingness to travel to outlying service areas in agency vehicle in previously listed counties.
  • Willingness to work an adjusted schedule to accommodate client needs including an occasional evening or out of area travel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

The following requirements are those that are normally required for performance of this position. Any disabled applicant or incumbent who does not meet one or more of the requirements, but who can perform the essential function of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.

Physical Requirements:

This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting, keyboard fingering, and performing other work requiring low physical exertion, talking and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 90% of the time.

Non-Physical Requirements:

Education

Bachelors degree in Social Science, Education, or related field

Experience

1 to 3 years experience working with Youth, preferred

Special Skills

  • Understanding and ability to work with youth in the foster care system
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational ability with an attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and provide structured guidance and follow through to help youth reach long-term goals
  • Conflict resolution and group facilitation skills
  • Interest in working both individually and as part of a larger team serving the same population
  • Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and automated database
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Valid Washington State drivers license and minimum required liability insurance
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Employment is conditional upon:

  • Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required

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