YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Case Manager I, Resource Specialist FT (Nexus- Overnight)

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2020 5:32 PM)
    ID
    2020-9722
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    3
    Location
    Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
    Category
    Young Adult Services
    Address
    2100 24th Ave S
  • Overview

    Job Summary

    The Arcadia Young Adult Emergency shelter is a low barrier temporary emergency shelter for those 18-24 years old, who are experiencing homelessness. Clients have a 30 day maximum stay, however, this can be extended on a case by case basis. The Arcadia Emergency Shelter is able to serve clients seven days a week, 365 days a year. Clients are referred from other internal programs, community members, other organizations and professionals, our street outreach team, and are often self-referred. The shelter is open daily from 10:00pm to 8:00am the following day.

     

    The South King County Youth Shelter (SKCYS) is a 24/7 group home for youth ages 12-17, for up to 21 days, who are homeless or at imminent risk of homeless that have been self-referred, referred to by a provider, community member, street outreach team, or law enforcement. SKYS staff and case managers work with youth to increase stabilization, transition youth to safe and stable housing and work towards family reunification whenever possible.

    Responsibilities

    1. Provides general support to young adults in education, employment/career development, housing, technology, or other designated field and supports them in achieving their goals.
    2. Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services.
    3. Develops or assists development of individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans.
    4. Must understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services rendered to young adults appropriately.
    5. Maintains clear, professional, timely participant contact notes, service plans, progress updates, outcomes, and other documentation in designated databases.
    6. Teaches life skills, job readiness or other subject matter individually and/or in groups, often experientially.
    7. Teams effectively and collaboratively with YMCA staff and/or community partners to plan and facilitate activities, including visits to related resources in the community.
    8. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funding liaisons, other service providers, businesses and/or educational institutions as related to specialized services.
    9. Supports participant success in key domains such as safe and stable housing, permanent connections to supportive adults, education and employment, health and well-being, and life skills.
    10. Participates in YMCA annual fundraising campaign to engage community members in volunteerism and philanthropic support for the Y mission.

    Qualifications

    1. Associate's degree or equivalent experience, Bachelor's preferred.
    2. Minimum one year of experience working with teens or young adults in 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. 

     

    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.

     

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