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YMCA of Greater Seattle Case Manager II - Alive & Free in Seattle, Washington

Overview

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.

Job Summary

The Justice Systems Diversion (JSD) Case Manager position is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and dedicated team in our Young Adult Services department of the Social Impact Center Y, the social services branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. The JSD Case Manager provides services to low-income youth and young adults (16-24 year olds) throughout King County, who are or have been impacted by the criminal justice system as well as other systems, such as foster care and homelessness system. Case management services are youth-centered and youth-driven, and include supporting each participant achieve their goals toward safe and stable housing, employment, education, navigating systems, building community, and developing life skills as they strive for self-sufficiency.

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.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides specialized services to support youth and young adults achieve their goals in education, employment/career development, safe and stable housing, permanent connections to supportive adults, health and well-being, and life skills.

  2. Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.

  3. Develops individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans.

  4. Helps youth and young adults understand and navigate the criminal justice system if needed.

  5. Understands contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately.

  6. Helps program participants access and coordinate mental health and/or substance use therapy, learning/healing circles and other forms of therapeutic support.

  7. Understands and uses best practice philosophies in the field, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, housing first, harm reduction, de-escalation, etc.

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

  9. Teaches life skills, job readiness or other subject matter individually and/or in groups, often experientially.

  10. Teams effectively and collaboratively with other YMCA staff and/or community partners to plan and facilitate activities, including visits to related resources in the community.

  11. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses and/or educational institutions as related to specialized services.

  12. May supervise volunteers, interns or national service members (AmeriCorps, etc.).

  13. May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus.

  14. Transports participants, as needed, for relevant meetings and appointments.

  15. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  1. 21 years of age or older

  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, social services, or a closely related field.

  3. Two years or more related professional or volunteer experience working with high risk, system involved (homeless, justice, behavioral health, foster care) youth and/or young adults

  4. Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  5. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  6. Ability to visit sites and community organizations throughout King County.

  7. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  8. Personal, professional, educational, volunteer, and non-traditional experiences are all relevant. We intend to evaluate each candidate’s transferrable skills to determine if a candidate is qualified for a position.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  2. Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.

  3. Ability to speak any language in addition to English.

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.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (9/6/2021 6:18 PM)

ID 2021-12381

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Behavioral Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Minimum compensation USD $19.25/Hr.

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