Maintain familiarity with all aspects of Youth Shelters and Family Services’ (YSFS) philosophies, integrating and applying philosophies into everyday interactions and practice
Maintain familiarity with and abide by all aspects of YSFS’ internal policies and procedures
Participate as a member of agency and program teams
- Maintain dynamic interaction with the Clinical Director concerning legal issues and program functioning
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment to providing client care
- Provide case management services to target population in compliance with policies, procedures, contracts, and other requirements.
- Develop program manual, training curriculum, education materials and assessment tools
- Manage operation plan and budget for program ensuring that all funder requirements are met, as needed.
SPECIFIC PROGRAM DUTIES
- Partner with YSFS’ internal service coordinators to assess needs, develop and implement plans and curriculum to increase YSFS’ ability to serve target population.
- Facilitate increased access to safe and stable housing for target population
- Coordinate and provide on-site education and individual mentoring in conjunction with community collaborators and YSFS’ staff to address pregnancy prevention, parenting, nurturing, and attachment, child development, and child abuse prevention.
- Coordinate and refer for pre/post natal care, well baby care; provide basic support services to the target population in conjunction with YSFS’ staff and community collaborators.
- Facilitate provision of weekly on-site healthcare visits through community collaborators for the target population.
- Provide tracking of referrals and coordination of in-home and on-site follow-up services for the target population.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance to YSFS’ staff
- Act as a community liaison to assess training needs, resources, and gaps in resources for target population.
- Act as a clearinghouse of information for community collaborators and the public to facilitate education and access to services for the target population including distribution of international brochures, flyers, and posters regarding available services.
- Complete and submit required reports and billing
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Master’s Degree in counseling or social work preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in human service field and two years relevant experience or equivalent
- Fluency in Spanish and English, required
- Strong PC skills with Excel, Word, and other databases
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility and thoroughness
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Communication skills must be effective and courteous, requiring high integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures.
- High integrity when dealing with restricted and/or confidential information
- Ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing priorities and deadlines
- Valid Driver’s License, insurable under YSFS automobile policy
- CPR and First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire; will train)
- Criminal Records Check clearance
- Project coordination and networking experience
- Knowledge of issues affecting youth, including those of homeless youth
COMPENSATION AND HOURS:
- Full-Time Position; weekdays - hours vary;
- $15.40 / hour plus medical, dental, retirement and generous vacation leave.
The salary range, duties and responsibilities of this position meets the requirements of Section 13 (a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore qualifies as an “non-exempt” position.