YMCA of Greater Seattle

Emerging Adulthood Transitional Living- Case Manager II

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/8/2022 1:06 PM)
ID
2022-13459
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 $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.

 

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

 

Job Summary

The Emerging Adulthood Transitional Living Case Manager position is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team providing 24-hour shift supervision for youth and young adults, ages 16-18, in an Adolescent Transitional Living Program. In partnership with DCYF, this exciting new program will serve up to 5 young people at any one time and will focus on providing daily supervision, individualized support, age-appropriate interventions, developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive independent living skills activities, and preparation for independent housing with a trauma informed and empowering approach.

*Schedule/hours vary depending on which role: Daytime, Swing, or Overnight. This position will be working on site at our Northgate housing location.

 

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 Required. This position requires proof of vaccination in compliance with local state and federal guidelines unless a submitted medical or religious exemption is approved. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides supervision that is trauma informed and relationship based for youth & young adults who are placed at the emerging adulthood transitional living program. 
  2. Coordinates with the director and case managers to support each resident’s individualized, developmentally appropriate, strengths-based service plans.
  3. Participates in supportive group and individual supervision sessions with supervisor and team. Engages in teamwork regularly and works together with colleagues to ensure quality care of residents.  
  4. Maintains a safe, respectful and appropriate living environment for all residents. 
  5. Demonstrates de-escalation skills in stressful situations, using preventative behavior management skills whenever possible.  
  6. Builds therapeutic relationships with the residents, both as individuals as well as tending to the group milieu.  
  7. Promotes engagement in various domains of a resident’s life, including but not limited to their child welfare involvement, medical and mental health needs, education, community and cultural values, recreational opportunities, life skills, and family time.
  8. Supports the day-to-day routines of the house such as meal preparation, supervising residents as they complete daily chores and activities of daily living, household laundry, medication management, and group activities.
  9. Accompanies residents to individual appointments and as a group for community outings.
  10. Completes critical organizational and administrative program tasks.
  11. Teams effectively and collaboratively with other staff and/or community partners to plan and facilitate activities
  12. Maintains clear, professional, timely shift logs, participant contact notes, incident reports and other documentation in designated databases. 
  13. Other duties as assigned 

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Full time and part-time non-exempt positions available. On-call shifts also available. Shifts include Daytime (7am-4pm), Swing (3pm-midnight), Overnight (11pm-8am). Hours may vary and are flexible according to staff availability and program needs. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of 21 years of age.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field from an accredited school
  3. Knowledge of youth engagement and relationship building skills, crisis de-escalation, youth behavior management, and child abuse prevention
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  5. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite
  6. Experience collaborating on a team with diverse perspectives
  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. Driver’s license required
  9. Current state approved First Aid and CPR certification*
  10. Current approved HIV blood borne pathogens training*
  11. Ability to provide a negative TB test
  12. Ability to pass a DCYF Criminal Background Clearance

*       Within 30 days of employment or first available opportunity

 

Candidates are encouraged to apply to further discuss qualifications and skills. 

 

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years or more of related work experience, with proven experience in working with youth and young adults in employment, foster care, group care, housing, education, juvenile justice, anti-poverty, vocational support, mental health, chemical dependency, and/or homelessness services fields.
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful
  • 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.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.”

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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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