YMCA of Greater Seattle

Case Manager II – Teen Group Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 days ago(5/17/2022 10:45 AM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building
Social Impact Center
2100 24th Ave S
Minimum compensation
USD $24.00/Hr.


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

The Employment and Training Case Manager position is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and dedicated team in our Young Adult Services department of the Y Social Impact Center, the social services branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.  This is a unique position which requires strong group facilitation skills and focuses on the areas of technology and civic engagement.  This Employment and Training Case Manager will have two main roles in addition to other duties as assigned.  First, the individual in this role will be responsible for planning and teaching a wide range of technology-based classes to youth and young adults living or going to school within the City of Seattle; at times, classes may be a blend of technology and basic job readiness skills.  Second, this role will be responsible for leading the Y’s two civic engagement programs: Get Engaged and the Young Adult Grand Advisory Committee.  Get Engaged is a program offered in partnership with the City of Seattle, where recruited participants are placed on City of Seattle boards or commissions for the duration of one year of service.  The Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee is funded by the Raikes Foundation and teaches participants ages18-25 the basics of philanthropic giving and social justice and equity issues, specifically pertaining to homelessness and housing instability in King County.  While primary job responsibilities will be Seattle-based, case manager may be required to regularly travel to other locations across King County.


As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.

*Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.


  1. Provides specialized group facilitation services for multiple Y Social Impact Center programs, including Y-Tech, Get Engaged and the Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee.
  2. Researches, plans, and delivers innovative and stimulating curriculum for suit of programs associated with this position; may include scheduling guest speakers.
  3. Teaches life skills, job readiness or other subject matter individually and/or in groups, often experientially.
  4. Leads recruitment and outreach efforts for eligible youth and young adults to engage in each of the aforementioned programs.
  5. Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.
  6. Elicits regular feedback from program participants; diligently utilizes feedback to provide continual program improvement and quality assurance.
  7. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses, and other stakeholder as related to specialized services.
  8. 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.
  9. Understands and uses best practice philosophies in the field, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, housing first, harm reduction, de-escalation, etc.
  10. Maintains clear, professional, timely participant contact notes, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.
  11. 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.
  12. May supervise volunteers, interns or national service members (AmeriCorps, etc.).
  13. May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus.
  14. Other duties as assigned


This is a full-time position; hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  1. 21 years of age or older
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, social services, or a closely related field.
  3. 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 working specifically with youth and young adults with documented disabilities.
  4. Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.
  5. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  6. Ability to visit sites and community organizations frequently throughout King County.
  7. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  8. 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.



  • Master’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field.
  • 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.
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


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.”



Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence


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