This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
Supports low-income youth and young adults who may have experience in foster care, homelessness, disconnection from school, juvenile justice and/or other systems in developing the skills to live independently. Provides specialized support to youth and young adults in education, job readiness/employment, housing, or other designated field. Develops strong collaborative community relationships and provides extensive information and referral services. Creates a welcoming and supportive environment at the YMCA.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC FUNCTION
This person will work closely with Opportunity Youth (OY) as well as their supervisor, and carry an active case load of approximately 20 OY employees from Chipotle at any one point in time, providing follow-up support to young people as needed. The YMCA distinguishes its case management services by a focus on building strong relationships, and frequently maintains relationships and support for young people even after officially exited from caseloads. Additionally, the YMCA case manager will work one-on-one with the OY to set up an individualized service plan around education and employment, working to minimize and eliminate barriers to success as they work towards their goals. We anticipate serving 110 OY over the course of the year-long contract. In addition to providing case management support to existing OY employees, the case manager will also provide outreach, job readiness training, food handlers permit certification training, and mock interviews to prepare youth for interviews. The project is expected to start August 1, 2017 and end in July 31, 2018 (one year contract).
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
Competencies for success at the Y:
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.