YMCA of Greater Seattle

Case Manager II, Arlington Drive Housing Program (Swing Shift)

Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/16/2022 12:04 PM)
ID
2022-13426
Type
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
2
Location
Social Impact Center YMCA - Arlington Youth Center (AYC)
Category
Social Impact Center
Address
3801 Portland Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $24.00/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

The Y’s Social Impact Center is seeking a motivated, skilled and caring individual for the role of Case Manager II for the Arlington Apartments. Arlington Apartments are located in Tacoma, WA and owned by the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA).The building has 58 units of housing designed for young adults.

This position will work within a team to provide case management services to residents at Arlington Apartments. Services include supporting each participant to achieve their goals towards maintenance of safe and stable housing, employment, education, navigating resources, building community, and developing life skills as they strive for self-sufficiency. 

 

Candidates with direct experience working with young adults (18-24) who are experiencing homeless is preferred but not required. This position will actively engage in the tenant referral process, and ongoing case management of tenants. This position will build and collaborate with other programs within the Y and other external community organizations, along with cultivate and foster working relationships with THA on-site staff.

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Tues-Fri & Sat-Monday 3pm-12am. Shift scheduling does have some possible flexibility. Please feel free to discuss with hiring manager.

 

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.

 

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

 

Minimum compensation: $24.00/hour

 

As of 3/12/2022, COVID Vaccination for this role is Highly Recommended. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.

Responsibilities

  • Provides specialized services to support young adults achieve their goals in education, employment/career development, safe and stable housing, permanent connections to supportive adults, health and well-being, and life skills.
  • Build strong relationships with Arlington Apartment tenants to provide effective and substantive resources.
  • Develops individualized, strengths-based, development plans.
  • Engage and interview prospective tenants on and off site to ensure consistent building occupancy. Client transportation
  • Helps program participant’s access and coordinate on site mental health and/or substance use therapy, and other forms of therapeutic support.
  • Understands and uses best practice philosophies in the field, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, housing first, harm reduction, de-escalation, etc.
  • Maintains clear, professional, timely participant case notes, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.
  • Assist in coordinating/leading life skills, job readiness or other subject matter individually and/or in group settings.
  • 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.
  • May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus.
  • Transports participants, as needed, for relevant meetings and appointments. Therefore valid driver’s license and vehicle are required.
  • Attend weekly/monthly staff meetings and one on one supervisions as scheduled.
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and compliance with all YMCA training requirements.
  • 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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