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YouthForce Case Manager

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Leading the Change in Youth Development At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, we are taking youth programming to a new level. We are a leader in youth development, providing a safe, affordable place for kids and teens during critical out-of-school time. Our Clubs offer life-changing programs and services to more than 26,000 youth throughout the greater Seattle area.As the third largest major metro Boys & Girls Club organization in the United States, we have a rich history serving King County youth. If you are passionate about youth development, love to connect with people, have a proven track record of results with youth, and want to be part of an extraordinary team, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is for you!Opportunity Overview: YouthForce CASE MANAGERThe mission of the Boys & Girls Club of King County is to, inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as a productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We recognize that some youth need specialized supports to overcome barriers to reach their full potential. The YouthForce program works with community partners to provide employment, education, training, and support services to help prepare young people for their journey into the work force as responsible, productive and caring citizens. As a case manager, this position supports the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs for youth and young adults who are low-income and may have experience in foster care, homelessness, juvenile justice and/or other systems to develop skills to be successful after high school. This position provides specialized services to WIOA eligible youth between the ages of 14-21 as they participate in and engage with YouthForce programs, internships, and workforce development opportunities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Maintain a caseload, as determined by the Program Director, ensuring services are provided to qualifying applicants and all programmatic requirements are met and documented through timely, detailed case notes Support YouthForce pre-apprenticeship training programs through youth recruitment, case management, and by maintaining partner relationshipsConduct intake and assessment of youth's strengths, needs, and interestsIdentify any barriers to success in education and employment Coordinate internship interviews, hiring, and candidate referral to internship sites best suited to their skills and long-term career interestsSupport the facilitation of and youth participation in Career Readiness curriculumMaintain an environment that facilitates the implementation and achievement of youth development outcomes through program service deliveryEnsure member confidentiality during and after employment: which includes, but not limited to membership data, school data, and other information obtained Support intern recruitment efforts for teens from BGCKC, local school districts, and community-based organizations through collaborative partnershipsParticipate in special programs, events, or other duties as directed by YF Program and Executive Director QUALIFICATIONSKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESMust have a High School Diploma or GED Bachelor Degree in Social Services or related field preferred or equivalent education and experience may be substituted for education Must be a passionate servant leader with a strong sense of calling to the field of intervention in addition to insights and understanding of the unique challenges our youth faceExperience engaging youth of different backgrounds and experience in youth service field preferred Ability to communicate, in writing and verbally: by writing reports and business correspondence; speaking effectively before individuals, and public groupsCompetence with Excel, Word, data entry systems and computerized database managementAbility to interview, conduct community outreach or education in community-based organization, and communicate effectively with diverse populations, including school personnel, service providers, and parents of referred youthAbility to maintain professionalism/be aware and manage personal bias and attitudesAbility to model and guide youth in strengths-based problem solving, goal setting and job ready skillsAbility to be flexible and adapt to program changes Current CPR and First Aid Certifications preferredMust have a valid Washington State Driver's License Must have reliable independent transportation for travel between club sitesMust be able to work some nights and weekends HOURS: Full Time, 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work required.LOCATION: Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 MLK Jr Way S Seattle, WA. Some travel required.REPORTS TO: YouthForce Executive DirectorFLSA: Hourly, Non-ExemptSALARY: $22-$24, DOE. Generous benefit package including vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, and bus pass stipendPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.DISCLAIMER:This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-DiscriminationBoys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. BGCKC does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions. PI208318009

Keywords: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Seattle , YouthForce Case Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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