YMCA of Greater Seattle Case Manager II, Permanency Case Mgr in Seattle, Washington
Who are we?
Accelerator YMCA Branch of the Greater Seattle YMCA is the holistic solution for young people who have experienced trauma. Accelerator Y has everything young people need to thrive. Young people have access to housing, employment & educational support, behavioral health services and family services all in one place.
HOUSING: Accelerator Y is the largest provider of housing for young people in King County. We offer housing solutions and support to young people who are aging out of foster care and/or are experiencing housing instability and address homelessness at all stages - from prevention to maintenance.
FAMILY SUPPORT & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accelerator Y helps young people and their families improve their well-being in body, mind, and spirit. As a supportive team, we build solutions that make families stronger and young people more resilient. Accelerator Y is well positioned to treat children, youth, and families from all backgrounds.
PERMANENCY & FOSTER CARE: All children deserve a safe and stable place to live. Whether they remain in their home, are reunited with their families, or live with families other than their birth families, long-term stability has major positive outcomes for youth. Accelerator Y has been a licensed foster care agency for over 30 years.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT: A diploma and a job are critical components that help young people successfully transition into independent adulthood. Accelerator Y provides wrap-around services including job readiness training and educational skill building to help young people achieve their goals for college, career, and life.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Accelerator Y identifies the causes of violence in young people’s lives, and provides a network of community supports to eliminate risk factors and improve outcomes. Outreach Workers build meaningful relationships with youth involved in gangs, violence, and the juvenile justice system to empower them to stay Alive & Free.
Where you’ll work…
The Accelerator Y provides services to youth, young adults, and families in their homes and community throughout King County, South Snohomish County, and North Pierce County. This position will primarily serve clients in South King County and North Pierce County.
What you’ll be doing…
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit the ability of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice.
The Y is seeking qualified and dedicated individual for the position of Case Manager. You will provide case management services to clients enrolled in the YMCA Permanency Programs, including traditional/long-term foster care, extended foster care, therapeutic foster care, intensive in-home stabilization services, and outpatient mental health. Case management services include coordinating or providing services to enable the child and caregivers to utilize medical, educational, social, clinical, and other services necessary for maintaining the child's physical, psychological, and/or developmental health. You will be a part of the Permanency Program case management team and work together to ensure all program clients are receiving quality case management services.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are passionate about serving the needs of the community. You pride yourself in your ability to build strong relationships and have proven experience assisting individuals develop connections for success in all areas of life.
Provide case management and care coordination services, as outlined in the CPA, BRS, and King County Contracts, Statements of Work, Handbooks, and Policy/Procedures, to clients enrolled in the Permanency Programs including, traditional/long-term foster care, extended foster care, therapeutic foster care, intensive in-home stabilization services, and Outpatient Mental Health services.
Maintain a caseload size in accordance with WAC & Contractual requirements and guidelines.
Ensure clients receive all required screenings, assessments, services, interventions, and opportunities needed to fully meet their physical, psychological, social, emotional, relational, developmental, educational, independent-living, housing, and permanency needs in a timely and effective manner.
In coordination with the Clincial Supervisor, and in collaboration with the child & family team, ensure clients’ transitions are well coordinated and facilitated, including placements & discharges, and ensure all required intake, service planning, and discharge/exit documentation is completed fully and on-time. Provide leadership and guidance in the placement referral process, and ensure that case transfers (of CMs, Behavior Specialists, and Child & Family Therapists) are smooth and as least disruptive as possible to the client.
Ensure clients’ parent/child/sibling visitation needs and requirements are met. Ensure natural supports and life-long connections are developed and stabilized.
Coordinate and ensure inclusion of the client’s Child/Family Team in the planning and decision-making process.
Ensure foster parents/caregivers receive the necessary support services (case-management, care coordination, respite, resources, etc) in order to fully meet the client’s needs.
Ensure all services provided are well documented in the client’s file in accordance with all WAC and contractual requirements and guidelines.
Ensure all WAC and contract required client progress reviews and reports are completed thoroughly and accurately, are well written, and submitted on-time.
Ensure client CPA Referral Agreements and Exceptional Cost Plans are developed to fully represent the client’s needs; in accordance with policy/procedure; receive required approvals; and are submitted and renewed on-time.
Ensure each client’s file/record is fully in compliance with WAC, DCYF/DLR, DCYF/CA, DSHS/DBHR, KC-BHO, COA Accreditation, and YMCA requirements.
Ensure all clients’ information is kept confidential and only released in accordance with HIPAA, DSHS, and YMCA policy and procedure.
Conduct Intake Assessment for non-BRS clients. Ensure that new case managers receive comprehensive training on completion of assessments and intakes.
Create Individual Service Plans for non-BRS clients. Monitor treatment progress and review ISP on a quarterly basis.
Receive clinical supervision and participate in clinical consults for clients as necessary in order to be able to provide clinical advocacy for clients. In conjunction with clinical director and mental health professional, assess clients’ mental health needs and determine appropriate level of care and support.
Other duties as assigned.
You should have:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field from an accredited school.
Two or more years’ experience in providing social services to youth and families, preferably in mental health and child welfare settings.
Knowledge of crisis de-escalation.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Current state approved CPR & First Aid certification.
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.
Ability to pass a DSHS Criminal Background Clearance
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.
Type Regular Full-Time
# of Openings 1
Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
Category Family Services & Mental Health
Address 2100 24th Ave S