Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager

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Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to join an innovative agency and make positive change in your community?

Position Title:  Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager

Who is Youth Services?

Youth Services has been a highly-respected part of the Windham County of Vermont community since 1972. Our mission: working together to build resilience and be a catalyst for change. Youth Services is a supportive, creative, dynamic workplace.

How will I make a difference?

The Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager plays a key role in Youth Services’ mission to support youth and families to thrive in their communities by:

  • Supporting youth ages 12-17 to remain stably housed with their parents/guardians until they are ready to successfully transition to independent living.
  • Supporting youth to engage with psychoeducation curriculum around goal setting, healthy relationship building, decision making and general mental and physical well being
  • Supporting families in psychoeducation around communication, processing and crisis planning
  • Connecting youth, ages 12-17, to 21-day stay host homes when the youth/or family needs a break, while they continue to work on stability
  • Referring youth to appropriate community supports
    Supporting host families throughout their onboarding, training and hosting responsibilities.

Can I see myself here?

We have found that our staff at Youth Services succeed when they:

  • Think systemically
  • Value feedback
  • Are highly organized
  • Are passionate about justice and believe that everyone deserves to have their needs met
  • Value collaboration that comes from working on a team
  • Are tenacious problem-solvers
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Can change priorities quickly

Additional Information

Applicants should ideally have the following skills:

  • Experience in collaborative service delivery that values family and youth voice and input in all facets of service
  • Ability to think on the fly with creativity, self-reflection and groundedness
  • Skilled at crisis intervention work; able to respond with intention
  • Commitment to service provision that is centered in a deep-held belief that youth and families fare best when they stay together until the youth is ready to transition to independent living
  • Able to build relationships with young people, families and community partners that are rooted in empathy and mutual accountability
  • Ability to think big picture/systematically in order to build  effective systems for service
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member

How can I be considered for the position?

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

  • This position requires a BA/BS or equivalent amount of education, training, work experience and/or lived experience
  • One year of experience working with adolescents and young adults.
  • This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport. Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by March 31, 2023. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week.

Compensation: $20/hr and comprehensive benefits.

Youth Services works in partnership with United Nurses & Allied Professionals, Local 5050, and this position is included in the collective bargaining agreement.

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