Position: Case Manager – Independent Living Program
Department: Cascade Youth & Family Center, (CYFC): Independent Living Program (ILP)
Reports to: Program Manager and Community Programs Director
Provide independent living skills training to current and former foster youth between the ages of 16 to 24. 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 Managers will work with clients and supportive adults to assess clients’ current needs and develop a Transition Plan. The position is full-time, some evenings and weekends required to meet the needs of participants. Starting pay is $21 per hour.
§ 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 eligible clients referred to the program.
§ Identify community resources and services available to assist clients. Connect clients 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 clients to assist them in achieving their goals. Coordinate meetings with clients and support network as needed.
§ Prepare Monthly Service Progress Reports in a timely manner.
§ Develop, and update as required, a Transition Plan with clients and support 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.
§ Travel throughout Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties to provide one-on-one and group meetings.
§ Attend 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 Dream Conference. Duties may include transportation, chaperoning (including overnight stay), and helping to facilitate event activities throughout the conference.
§ Provide thorough documentation and reporting.
§ Maintain confidentiality regarding client and staff information.
§ Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by Program Manager.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
§ Ability to build rapport with youth and young adults ages 16 – 24.
§ Ability to develop 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 clients.
§ Facilitate coordination and communication between clients and support network to ensure the needs and goals of the individual are met.
§ Knowledge of community resources and/or the ability to efficiently research resources, programs, and opportunities that may benefit clients.
§ Ability to effectively facilitate and document communication, 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.
§ Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience and Training:
§ A bachelor’s degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human services or closely related 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.
While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change