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YMCA of Greater Seattle Case Manager I, CCORS Fam Advocate in Seattle, Washington

Overview

Job Summary

Provides culturally competent, family focused, evidence and strength-based advocacy and coaching to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization for children, youth and their families in the YMCA Family Services and Mental Health Program. Identifies resources and assists families in learning the skills to effectively advocate for themselves in order to meet priority needs. Collaborates effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to meet the action plan goals to that address the family's priority needs. The Family Advocate may facilitate informal wrap around meetings or participate in formal wrap around meetings with the family, other professionals and natural supports. The Family Advocate provides immediate and scheduled crisis outreach services to families in King County including 24/7 on-call shifts.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides culturally competent, evidence and strength-based advocacy, coaching and connection to resources to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization.

  2. Identifies resources and assists families in learning the skills to effectively advocate for themselves in order to meet their priority needs.

  3. Collaborates effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to meet action plan goals.

  4. Uses triage, supervision and case consultation effectively to ensure best services for children and families.

  5. Provides immediate and scheduled crisis outreach services to families in King County.

  6. On-call shifts once per week of 6 hours in duration, and additional weekend on-call shifts every seven weeks with additional coverage as needed.

  7. Flexes schedule to include evenings and weekends to meet the needs of families.

  8. Transports clients to appointments, meetings, school or other locations as needed.

  9. Assists the family in building their own Child and Family Team. Attends wrap around and other team meetings to help advocate for the families' needs.

  10. Maintains working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals and other relevant materials.

Qualifications

  1. BA degree in psychology, social services or related field preferred (some contracts require BA or higher degree)

  2. 0-2 years of professional or volunteer experience working with high risk, system involved (homeless, justice, behavioral health, foster care) youth and/or young adults or 0-2 years of equivalent community-based or informal service to this youth/young adult population

  3. Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification or other WA state counselor certification or licensure.*

  4. 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.

  5. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations and ability to speak another language in addition to English strongly preferred.

  6. Ability to work some evenings and weekends on an on-call rotation to respond to crisis.

  7. Current state approved first aid, CPR, HIV/AIDS training certification.

    1. TB test by the Mantoux method.**
  • Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

** Within 30 days of employment.

* Within 120 days of employment.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

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 .

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ID 2019-8739

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Behavioral Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S

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