YMCA of Greater Seattle

Case Manager II - Fostering Youth Independence Housing Voucher Specialist

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/17/2021 6:19 PM)
ID
2021-12623
Type
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
2
Location
Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building
Category
Social Impact Center
Address
2100 24th Ave S
Minimum compensation
USD $20.50/Hr.

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

This position is part of the Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) Voucher project awarded to King County and Seattle Housing authorities with guaranteed funding for one year. This resource specialist position will be working in collaboration with Social Impact Center case managers and the housing authorities to support eligible youth in navigating through the voucher application and lease up process.

 

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.

 

Position Type/Location

This position will work out of our Seattle office full-time, Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings to meet participant needs.

 

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

*Some benefits only available to full-time staff

 

Minimum compensation for this role is $20.50/year

 

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 youth and young adults in obtaining and maintaining housing including related life skills such as financial empowerment and employment/career development.
  2. Help young adults navigate the housing landscape in public markets and working through other housing related barriers.
  3. Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.
  4. Work directly with landlords in the community to secure housing for young adults. This includes a knowledge of the leasing process and tenant rights.
  5. Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately
  6. Maintains clear, professional, timely participant contact notes, service plans, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.
  7. Teams effectively and collaboratively with YMCA staff and/or community partners including housing program and systems and CEA to plan and facilitate activities, including visits to related resources in the community.
  8. Conduct Coordinated Entry Housing Assessments
  9. May assist with program coordination or other activities related to housing focus.
  10. May be expected to provide transportation for participants utilizing community services. Mileage expenses can be reimbursed.
  11. Assist with services that are provided in the YMCA Young Adult Services Drop in Center.
  12. Researches best practices in field; creates and maintains specialized resource library.
  13. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field or equivalent experience, Masters preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  2. Minimum two years of experience working with teens or young adults in employment, foster care, group care, housing, education, juvenile justice, anti-poverty, vocational support, mental health, chemical dependency and/or homelessness fields.
  3. Ability to teach effective independence skills for a variety of learning styles and to plan supportive activities.
  4. Strong youth engagement and relationship-building skills.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  7. Ability to transport self and client(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet clients at community locations; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required, or ability to travel to areas without public transportation.
  8. Current state approved First Aid and CPR certification.*
  9. Current approved HIV blood borne pathogens training.*
  10. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

*       Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

 

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 recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

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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

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