YMCA of Greater Seattle Permanency Case Manager in Seattle, Washington

Job Information:


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

The Y is seeking qualified and dedicated individual for the position of Permanency Case Manager. You will providecase management services to clients enrolled in the YMCA Permanency Programs, including traditional/long-term foster care, extended foster care, therapeutic foster care, intensive in-home stabilization services, and outpatient mental health. Case management services include coordinating or providing services to enable the child and caregivers to utilize medical, educational, social, clinical, and other services necessary for maintaining the child's physical, psychological, and/or developmental health.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you arepassionate about serving the needs of the community. You pride yourself in your ability to build strong relationships and have proven experience assisting individuals develop connections for success in all areas of life.


  • Provide case management and care coordination services, as outlined in the CPA, BRS, and King County Contracts, Statements of Work, Handbooks, and Policy/Procedures, to clients enrolled in the Permanency Programs including, traditional/long-term foster care, extended foster care, therapeutic foster care, intensive in-home stabilization services, and Outpatient Mental Health services.

  • Maintain a caseload size in accordance with WAC & Contractual requirements and guidelines.

  • Ensure clients receive all required screenings, assessments, services, interventions, and opportunities needed to fully meet their physical, psychological, social, emotional, relational, developmental, educational, independent-living, housing, and permanency needs in a timely and effective manner.

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and/or Director (or designee), and in collaboration with the child & family team, ensure clients’ transitions are well coordinated and facilitated, including placements & discharges, and ensure all required intake, service planning, and discharge/exit documentation is completed fully and on-time.

  • Ensure clients’ parent/child/sibling visitation needs and requirements are met. Ensure natural supports and life-long connections are developed and stabilized.

  • Coordinate and ensure inclusion of the client’s Child/Family Team in the planning and decision-making process.

  • Ensure foster parents/caregivers receive the necessary support services (case-management, care coordination, respite, resources, etc) in order to fully meet the client’s needs.

  • Ensure all services provided are well documented in the client’s file in accordance with all WAC and contractual requirements and guidelines.

  • Ensure all WAC and contract required client progress reviews and reports are completed thoroughly and accurately, are well written, and submitted on-time.

  • Ensure client CPA Referral Agreements and Exceptional Cost Plans are developed to fully represent the client’s needs; in accordance with policy/procedure; receive required approvals; and are submitted and renewed on-time.

  • Ensure each client’s file/record is fully in compliance with WAC, DSHS/DLR, DSHS/CA, DSHS/DBHR, KC-BHO, COA Accreditation, and YMCA requirements.

  • Ensure all clients’ information is kept confidential and only released in accordance with HIPAA, DSHS, and YMCA policy and procedure.

  • Other duties as assigned.


You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field from an accredited school.

  • Two or more years’ experience in providing social services to youth and families, preferably in mental health and child welfare settings.

  • Knowledge of crisis de-escalation.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Current state approved CPR & First Aid certification.

  • Ability to transport self and client(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet clients at their home or school; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required.

  • Ability to pass a DSHS Criminal Background Clearance

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

ID 2017-5948

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Posted Date 8/14/2017

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Family Services & Mental Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Min USD $15.37/Hr.

Max USD $19.21/Hr.