YMCA of Greater Seattle Resource Specialist Lead in Seattle, Washington

Job Information:

Overview:

THE YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE You long for impact and purpose. We offer it daily. At our 14 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites, YMCA employees serve the people of King and south Snohomish Counties with programs and services tailored to fit the needs of those we reach. Three overarching goals drive our work: youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring.

GENERAL FUNCTION

Provides day-to-day supervision and management of the YMCA’s Transitional Housing Program located at multiple locations throughout King County but with a primary focus on the Y's Shoreline Transitional Housing Location. Works independently but also leads a team of staff to provide coordination of staff schedules, housing referrals, services and support to residents and the Shoreline program. Ensures the safety of all residents and the building.Supports young adults who are living with mental health concerns and have experience in foster care, homelessness, disconnection from school, juvenile justice and/or other systems in developing the skills to live independently.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides coordination of the YMCA’s Shoreline Transitional Residential program.

  2. Supervises program staff and ensures 24 hour coverage

  3. Provides specialized services to youth and young adults in education, employment/career development, housing, technology and mental health.

  4. Builds strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.

  5. Ensures residents are following the program rules and regulations

  6. Monitor resident interactions

  7. Ensures safety of residents and facility

  8. Supports residents individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans and their success in key domains such as safe and stable housing, permanent connections to supportive adults, education and employment, health and well-being, and life skills.

  9. Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately.

  10. Maintains clear, professional, timely entry of participant contact notes, service plans, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.

  11. Teaches life skills or other subject matter individually to residents, often experientially.

  12. Teams effectively and collaboratively with YMCA staff and partner agencies to plan, facilitate and address client needs.

  13. Participates in YMCA annual fundraising campaign to engage community members in volunteerism and philanthropic support for the Y mission.

  14. Other duties as created and required for program enhancement.

EFFECT ON END RESULTS

Program participants are prepared to become independent and thriving adults.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, administration or related field or equivalent experience, Masters preferred.

  • Minimum three years of experience working with teens or young adults in foster care, group care, housing, education, juvenile justice, anti-poverty, vocational support, mental health, chemical dependency and/or homelessness fields.

  • Minimum one year of experience supervising employees or full-time interns, volunteers or national service members (AmeriCorps, etc.).

  • Ability to teach effective independence skills for a variety of learning styles and to plan supportive activities.

  • Strong youth engagement and relationship-building skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including skills in coaching and giving/receiving feedback.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to transport self and client(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet clients at community locations; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required, or ability to travel to areas without public transportation.

  • Current state approved First Aid and CPR certification.*

  • Current approved HIV blood borne pathogens training.*

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Ability to transport self and client(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet clients at community locations; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required, or ability to travel to areas without public transportation.

  • Current state approved First Aid and CPR certification.*

  • Current approved HIV blood borne pathogens training.*

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Driver’s license required.

Competencies for Success at the Y:

  • Values – Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion – Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others – Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results – Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity – Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

  • Inspire Others – Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity , maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships .

Come join the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes free YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement fund contribution, when eligible.

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

ID 2017-5771

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Posted Date 8/7/2017

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Young Adult Services (YAS)

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Min USD $16.91/Yr.

Max USD $21.14/Yr.