ILS SetUP Case Manager
- Posted: over a month ago
Community Youth Services is recruiting for Independent Living Skills (ILS) & Supplemental Education Transition Planning (SETuP). The incumbent for this position will assist young and young adults ages 13 - 23 in developing the skills necessary to live independently. Primarily focusing on the areas of housing, employment, education, self-care, and/or transition into adulthood.
Starting pay is $18.33 per hour. (Non-exempt) (Fulltime)
CYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.
About the Agency:
CYS has been a successful and established non-profit in downtown Olympia for nearly 50 years, providing a full continuum of care to meet the needs of at-risk youth and their families in our community. Our 20+ programs help youth with housing, placement stabilization, family preservation, foster care, education, job training, employment, independent living skills, delinquent behaviors, shelter, and basic needs. About 4,000 youth – and their families – seek services annually in their transition to become independent, successful adult members of society.
Community Youth Services is the largest child welfare agency serving southwest Washington, employing over 175 staff and supporting 120 volunteers. CYS provides a staff driven culture where we view our staff as our greatest asset in providing quality services.
For new full-time employees:
- 3.6 weeks of vacation leave
- 11+ paid Holidays
- 12 days of sick leave
- Merit increases of 2.8% annually within pay grade
- Cost of Living increases annually when possible
- Free benefits valued at $500.00+ paid for you by the agency that include:
- Health insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA) – CYS contributes $100 per month with high deductible plan
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
After one year of employment:
- Retirement: 100% vested with no time minimums. 3% CYS contribution toward your 403(b) whether or not you invest yourself. Additional 100% CYS match of your retirement contributions up to 2% of your compensation.
- Eligible to apply for tuition assistance program.
- Education and direct experience working with at-risk youth or young adults (ages 13-23) must equal a minimum of six years. If education is used to meet this requirement, degree/courses must be in social work or a related field such as sociology, psychology, or education. A transcript will be requested to determine if courses taken qualify and direct experience working with at-risk youth or young adults (ages 13-23) must equal a minimum of six years.
- Valid TB test results within the previous 12 months prior to hire or the ability to obtain a negative TB test within 30 days of employment,
- Possess community resources networking skills,
- Knowledge of youth development and strengths-based practices,
- Ability and commitment to engage, support, motivate and encourage youth and young adults,
- A familiarity with post-secondary educational resources, preferably including experience working within a school setting, and
- Good organizational skills.
- The ability to pass an extensive background check with no history of conviction or perpetration of child abuse or physical harm to a child or children or an individual aged 18 years and above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason.
- Professional and personal conduct that maintains a personal and professional background so that criminal history remains free from unlawful conduct. Certain crimes may disqualify employees to have unrestricted access to children or vulnerable populations in accordance with Department of Social Health and Services policy and Washington State law. Professional or personal conduct that causes this clearance to be suspended or denied will result in suspension and/or termination of employment. (Pursuant to RCW 43.43.832, 43.43.832(7), 43.43.834, 43.20A.710 and WAC 388-06.).
- A valid Washington State Driver License with a minimum of five years’ driving experience and a three-year good driving record evidenced on a Washington driver’s abstract. The ability to pass and maintain a clean driving records check at employment and annually. Professional or personal conduct that results in a restricted or denied driving status could result in termination of employment. (Candidates relocating to the area must provide current proof of three-year driving record from current state; and have ten days from date of employment to provide a copy of a Washington Driver’s License and Washington driver’s abstract.).
- Proof of personal auto insurance levels provided on your insurance declaration page. Coverage must be current, and copies provided to HR at renewal. Coverages at or above $100,000 combined single limit is required for positions that require driving and is recommended and preferred for positions that have occasional driving.
- A sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the organization's employment and service population.
- Must possess or obtain within 30 days of employment CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen certification. Some positions require CPR before a first shift.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:
- Works directly with youth and young adults currently engaged in the Child Welfare system, including those who’ve aged out of the Child Welfare system, and/or unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 13-23.
- Collaborate with youth and young adults to assess, build upon life skills, and create goals specifically related to housing, employment, education, self-care, and/or transition into adulthood.
- Provides case management services.
- Provides advocacy, support services, guidance, and accompanies young people into community settings to meet the goals of the Independent Living Plan.
- Facilitates workshops, events, or outings for participants as needed. This will require working some evenings and weekends.
- Collaborates with young people, service providers, and foster parents to support youth in developing and reaching their goals related to housing, employment, education, self-care, and/or transition into adulthood.
- Develops and maintains linkages with community agencies to coordinate services including DCYF, regional schools or GED programs, colleges, housing programs, vocational / technical programs, colleges / universities, pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship programs, therapeutic programs, etc.
- Contacts each enrolled participant via e mail, phone, face to face, or group setting once a month and ensure a face to face meeting with each youth, which may include a group setting, every other month.
- Identifies and develops resources related to housing, employment, education, self-care, and/or transition into adulthood.
- Networks with DCYF Case Workers and local community agencies.
- Provides DCYF with participant updates.
- Attends Transitional Planning Meetings for young people.
- Maintains updated case files and compiles data needed for programmatic tracking reports for ILS and SETuP Programs.
- Assists in program development.
- Promotes community understanding and awareness of the ILS and SETuP Programs.
CYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Community Youth Services will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Community Youth Services will not tolerate discrimination in employment or personnel practices including the advertisement of positions, recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoffs, or termination. These activities shall be conducted without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.
Applicants wishing to receive job posting in an alternative format, or who need accommodation with the application process are encouraged to contact CYS Human Resources using the CYS website.
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