YMCA of Greater Seattle Outreach Case Manager I in Auburn, Washington
Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.
This position will support participants in our drop-in and shelter program participants and direct referrals from our street outreach team who work closely with community partners to assist homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. In this role you will need a strong knowledge of community resources for young adults experiencing homelessness. You will help participants and referrals get connected with services such as basic needs items, housing assessments and housing opportunities, behavioral health services, employment and education services.
Shifts for this position will be Monday – Friday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This position is at the Social Impact Center Y, the social services branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The mission of the Social Impact Center Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful, and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Social Impact Center Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.
Provides general support to young adults in education, employment/career development, housing, technology, or other designated field and supports them in achieving their goals.
Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.
Develops or assists development of individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans.
Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately.
Maintains clear, professional, timely participant contact notes, service plans, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.
Teaches life skills, job readiness or other subject matter individually and/or in groups, often experientially.
Teams effectively and collaboratively with YMCA staff and/or community partners to plan and facilitate activities, including visits to related resources in the community.
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses and/or educational institutions as related to specialized services.
Supports participant 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.
Participates in YMCA annual fundraising campaign to engage community members in volunteerism and philanthropic support for the Y mission.
Associate's degree or equivalent experience, Bachelor's preferred.
Minimum one year 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.
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.
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.
- Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
- Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with gang /juvenile justice-involved youth in a professional or volunteer capacity.
Personal experience overcoming barriers that the program’s client population is currently facing, including involvement in gangs and the criminal justice system
Strong ties to the local community and existing relationships with community members
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .
Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
Passion for Excellence
Job Locations US-WA-Auburn
Posted Date 1 week ago (10/16/2020 10:57 AM)
Type Regular Full-Time
# of Openings 1
Location Social Impact Center YMCA - Auburn Campus
Category Behavioral Health
Minimum compensation USD $18.30/Hr.