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Life Skills Counselor - Case Manager

Company: Valley Youth House
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: FT - Life Skills Counselor - Case Manager ($18hr - $21hr).Job Description: The Life Skills Case Manager is responsible for client supervision and guidance, case management, individual and/or group life skills learning, and all aspects of day-to-day program functions, which may include apartment and site monitoring, community relations issues, and liaison-related contacts. This role functions as a parent would. This also includes generating goal plans with youth to track their accomplishments, submitting all required county, state and federal documentation. As well as maintaining all documents related to the client records.Essential Functions:Successfully engage youth in developing and implementing their individual goal and/or transition plan using positive youth development, trauma-informed and culturally appropriate frameworks.A minimum of 50% of the working hours will be spent providing quality in-person goal planning, instruction and case management services as a parent would according to the youth's identified level of service.Ensure up-to-date paper & electronic client records in compliance with program, county, state and federal regulations and private grant requirements as applicable..Key Functions:Meet with the youth according to program requirements to model and practice independent living skills with youth, including, but not limited to: academic and career planning, permanent relationships/mentoring, housing/household maintenance, priority setting, money management, cooking and nutrition, and health and wellness.Represent the program and agency in a professional manner and maintain positive community relationships in a proactive manner.Be the primary liaison contact and provide regular ongoing case coordination with community contacts such as: referral/funding sources, children and youth agencies, landlords, probation, school personnel, employers, and doctor's offices.Participate in on-call rotation as required by the program area.Address and report any crisis or critical incident as defined by agency and/or county, state or federal regulations according to the agency's formalized practice and protocols.Other Duties:Understand and adhere to Valley Youth House policies, practices and procedures.To participate in weekly scheduled supervision with the direct supervisor and be prepared with an agenda.Attend and actively participate in team meetings.Attend both external and internal agency training and workshops and complete and pass all required training as set forth in the funder and licensing regulations as required.To complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.Minimum Qualifications:An individual 21 years of age or older, with the ability to identify with and adapt to the goals and philosophies of the independent living program. Candidates with lived experience may be considered.Possess sound judgment and knowledge of adolescent development and behavior.Display organizational skills and highly adept at managing multiple tasks and assignments.Successful team members are creative thinkers, are flexible in their approaches to people and projects, and are capable of working with diverse groups of the population.Must have and maintain a valid driver's license including vehicle insurance and inspection on any vehicle used for daily work and transportation of clients.Must receive a passing score on annual motor vehicle clearance to be eligible to operate agency vehicles.The ability to navigate stairs is highly preferred (as some locations are not always handicap accessible).Proficient in computer knowledge & skills (i.e. Microsoft Windows software); familiarity with the operations of external databases and Google Suite is desired.Never have been convicted of any prohibited criminal or child abuse offense.They will possess a minimum of a BS/BA in social work or a similar degree in human services as well as three years of related experience in the field.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Human Services related field.At least one year of working with teenagers.Group facilitation experience.Physical Requirements:Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing: X OccasionallyLight work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds: X OccasionallyMoving from one worksite to another: X OccasionallyThe list of essential/key functions/duties, as outlined herein, is intended to be all-inclusive of the tasks performed within this position. It is not necessarily descriptive of all functions/duties within the position. The omission of a function/duty does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein, other duties may be assigned. If eligible: Medical, vision, and prescription benefits available after the first month of hire, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Off, 401k Benefits and employer match, Employer-paid clearances, physical, and training, Opportunities for Tuition assistance, Opportunities for licensure supervision hours for LCSW and LPC.Valley Youth House provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Valley Youth House reserves the right to perform periodic record checks in order to comply with the program, local, state & federal.About Valley Youth House:At Valley Youth House, we do more than just provide a home for vulnerable, abused and homeless youth; we partner with thousands of individuals to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. We understand that everyone's needs and situations are unique. That's why we offer responsive programming that is built to fit the needs of each young person we work with. No two programs are identical, and each provides youth with meaningful support, skills and strength. Our wide-ranging programs allow Valley Youth House to remain a constant in the lives of those we serve.

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