Case Manager: Independent Living Program
Department: Cascade Youth & Family Center, (CYFC): Independent Living Program (ILP)
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Provide independent living skills training to individuals and groups. Skills training topics include; budgeting, home management, employment, community resources, well-being, post-secondary preparation, critical thinking skills and other topics that are relevant to the development of healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. Case Manger will work with youth and supportive adults to assess youth’s current needs and develop a Transition Plan. The position is full-time at 34 hours/week. Hour are variable with some evenings and weekends required to meet the needs of participants. Potential for 40 hours/week or part-time.
- Maintain professional contact with the Department of Human Services, and various other agencies and community members, as required to effectively facilitate case management and maintain positive relationships.
- Meet contract expectations regarding client engagement and productivity standards.
- Provide program orientation, standardized assessment, and case management to youth referred to the program by DHS.
- Identify community resources and services available to assist youth. Connect youth with community resources to support them with meeting their needs and goals.
- Plan and participate in monthly group activities and meetings. Coordinate with local organizations and business to provide experiential learning opportunities to groups.
- Plan monthly/bi-monthly one-on-one meetings with youth to assist them in achieving their goals. Coordinate meetings with youth and support network as needed.
- Travel throughout Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties to provide one-on-one and group meetings.
- Attend two day bi-annual ILP Provider Retreat, held at various locations around the state. Attend additional trainings and staff meetings as required.
- Attend annual teen retreat and teen conference. Participations includes transporting youth, chaperoning youth, and helping to facilitate event activities throughout the 4 day event.
- Provide thorough documentation and reporting.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding client and staff information.
- Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by Program Coordinator.
- Develop, and update as required, the Transition Plan with youth and supportive network. Transition Plan topics include: personal growth and social development, family support and healthy relationships, health education and risk prevention, education, employment and career, money management, transportation, housing, home management and other life skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
- Ability to build rapport with youth and young adults age 16 – 21.
- Ability to create a supportive environment in which participants can identify and achieve goals related to their successful transition into living as a self-sufficient, healthy, happy adult.
- Collaborate with support network to address needs unidentified by youth.
- Facilitate communication between youth and support network to assure needs and goals of the individual are met.
- Knowledge of community resources. Ability to efficiently research and learn about resources, programs, and opportunities that may benefit youth and build community relationships.
- Ability to effectively facilitate and document meetings and transition plan progress.
- Ability to learn and understand youth development curriculums, the principles of trauma informed care, positive youth development and other philosophies relevant to the development of at-risk youth.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team.
- Demonstrate strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Efficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Proficient in personal finance and the ability to effectively teach young adults money management.
Experience and Training:
- A bachelor’s degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human services or closely allied field.
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with at risk youth or similar work.
- Valid Oregon driver license. Proof of current automobile insurance coverage. Safe driving record.
- CPR/1st Aid certification.
J Bar J Youth Services offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, life, 401k) with eligibility beginning 60 days from date of hire.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change