YMCA of Greater Seattle Case Manager II – Employment and Training in Seattle, Washington
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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.
The Employment and Training's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Out-of-School (WIOA OSY) Case Managerposition 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 Employment and Training WIOA OSY Case Managerwill split their time working in the cities of Seattle and Fedeal Wayproviding pre-employment training, internships, and general employment and training support services to low-income young adults (18-24 year olds)who are or have experienced homelessness as well as other systems, such as foster care and criminal justice 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 skillsas 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.
Provides specialized services to support youth and young adults to achieve their goals in education, employment/career development, safe and stable housing, permanent connections to supportive adults, health and well-being, and life skills.
Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.
Develops individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans.
Collaborates and communicates directly with businesses and agencies providing internships to program participants to ensure participants are professional and meeting internship expectations.
Understands contract/grant terms and conditions, including federally funded programs, to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services are rendered to young adults appropriately.
Understands and uses best practice philosophies in the field, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, housing first, harm reduction, de-escalation, etc.
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 other 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.
May supervise volunteers, interns or national service members (AmeriCorps, etc.).
May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus.
21 years of age or older
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, social services, or a closely related field.
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
Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.
Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to visit sites and community organizations frequently throughout King County.
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
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.
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.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”
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-Seattle
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/13/2021 4:57 PM)
Type Regular Full-Time
# of Openings 1
Location Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building
Category Young Adult Services
Address 2100 24th Ave S
Minimum compensation USD $19.25/Hr.