Full-Time TAY Services Case Manager
The Case Manager provides intensive, weekly case management for Transition Age Youth (TAY) living at single site affordable housing locations. Through comprehensive case management, the Case Manager helps youth to identify and attain goals in the areas of employment and education, self-sufficiency, health and wellness, relationships, professionalism and personal advocacy. The Case Manager also provides on-site, drop in resource and referral support for TAY residents as needed and coordinates TAY community building activities that promote independent living skills. This position works closely with Affordable Housing partners to ensure TAY housing stability.
Conduct one-hour weekly meetings with youth assigned to caseload to help participants identify and accomplish short and long-term goals.
Create and deliver impactful service plans for youth that focus on achieving outcomes in the areas of education, employment, long-term housing, parenting, relationships and overall health.
Coordinate with referral agencies, identify community resources, track participants’ progress, and develop creative ways for participants to practice and strengthen their independent living skills.
Prepare clients to maintain housing after program exit or help them to identify alternative housing options if necessary.
Assess educational status and interest of youth participants and support youth with their educational goals.Work with youth to improve resumes and cover letters, submit job applications, prepare for interviews and secure full and part-time employment.
Coach youth participants on handling work-related issues, promote self-advocacy and increase success in job retention.
Create new linkages with community-based organizations, on-site resources and housing stability support through the case management process to help build youth transition to independent living.
Attend weekly program meetings, monthly agency staff meetings, and individual weekly supervision with Program Manager.
Maintain files for caseload and update monthly paperwork.
Ensure proper and timely documentation of services including written case notes.
MA or BA Social Welfare, Psychology, or equivalent required.
At least three years experience working with transition age or foster youth with complex presentations including presentations of chronic trauma.
Must be comfortable working in community settings.
Experience working with youth who have mental health and substance abuse issues.
Strong clinical skills, and/or a desire to learn more about the effects of the child welfare system on the lives of youth and young adults.
Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
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.
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.We are currently experiencing phenomenal growth and looking to hire all across California.
First Place programs consistently produce high outcomes; when compared to the general population of former foster youth, our participants are eight times less likely to experience homelessness, twice as likely to graduate from high school and nine times more likely to enroll in college, three times as likely to be employed and three times less likely to give birth before age 21. In Fiscal Year 2012, First Place served more than 2,000 youth in five California counties and has experienced a 70 percent growth in the last four years.
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