SUMMARY

 The Latin American Youth Center’s Housing Department strives to promote independence and self-sufficient living for our youth by offering wrap-around services in a safe, stable, culturally competent setting.  The Case Manager leads the coordination of wrap-around services for youth and is responsible for the safety, well-being and overall stability of youth while in LAYC Housing Programs. The Case Manager works diligently with youth to ensure that they have the inter and intra-personal skills needed for self-sufficiency.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the Program Manager in the selection of potential TLP candidates and conducts interviews with potential TLP clients and provides feedback to a counselor and clinical supervisor regarding admission to the program.
  • Conducts orientation session with all new clients.
  • Helps create a safe and inviting environment for clients.
  • Develops, monitors and updates clients’ individualized services plans in collaboration with clients and relevant service providers.
  • Facilitates positive family-client interactions for family reunification when possible.
  • Ensures that indicators of safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency are being addressed and recorded in ETO and HMIS.
  • Conducts life skills assessments for each youth and implements subsequent life skills training. Monitors participation in life-skills sessions; assists in the evaluation and analysis of life-skills progress.
  • Assists clients in connecting with external providers that address their overall physical, emotional, employment, financial, psychological and other needs.
  • Accompanies youth to appointments as needed.
  • Meets with the participants weekly to evaluate the progress of goals and helps them identify and resolve obstacles to those goals.
  • Ensures that all participant case files are up-to-date and meet funding and licensing requirements, including DC Ch. 62 regulations.
  • Enters case notes and other appropriate data into ETO and HMIS systems daily.
  • Participates in bi-weekly case review meetings.
  • Monitors youth’s bank accounts and financial statements as appropriate.
  • Prepares and delivers individual and group workshops and pro-social activities.
  • Models and reinforces healthy behaviors and practices.
  • Develops program discharge summary and plan.
  • Assists with the preparation of apartments for new residents.
  • Improves professional skills by attending workshops, seminars, and training sessions as allowed by time and funding constraints. Attends at least 40 hours of training annually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BA in Social Work or related field, minimum three-years of experience working with at-risk children and/or youth
  • Experience working with youth of color is essential
  • Experience working with LGBTQ youth is essential
  • Knowledge of community and local resources
  • Ability to complete FBI, police, and Child Protective Services background clearances
  • Bilingual or fluent/proficient: English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development
  • Knowledge of case management, monitoring, and reporting
  • Ability to work well and communicate with culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to translate Positive Youth Development techniques into practice
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work weekends and late work hours

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Yepez Rufino at yepez@layc-dc.org