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.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY: The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit the ability of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice.
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.
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 REQUIREMENTS
SEATTLE LINC MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION TEAM (MDIT) OVERVIEW
The Seattle LINC MDIT is as core component of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model (CGM). Facilitated by Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) on behalf of the City of Seattle & Seattle LINC Steering Committee, and in partnership with the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG), Seattle LINC is composed of representatives from partner agencies including service providers, law enforcement, probation, employment, outreach and others as applicable. Seattle LINC works together to provide coordinated services and team based case management to the intervention target population, as well as identify additional prevention and intervention activities needed in the target community. Participation in Seattle LINC MDIT increases the effectiveness of service provision, reduces duplication of efforts, increases access to needed services and strengthens cross system collaboration. Seattle LINC process, goals and function adhere to the requirements of the OJJDP CGM, all of which are monitored by Seattle LINC Steering Committee. As required by the CGM, the Steering Committee governs all policy decisions regarding Seattle LINC MDIT function.
In partnership with CCYJ, the YMCA will provide case management services dedicated specifically to this project. This person will carry an active case load of approximately 20 young people at any one point in time, and will provide follow up support to young people as needed. The YMCA distinguishes its case management services by our focus on building strong relationships, and frequently maintains relationships and support for young people even after officially exited from caseloads. Additional positions requirements as follow:
* 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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.