Three Case Management Openings

Website Youth Services

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

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.

Below are THREE (3) available positions:

*** Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager ***

*** Brattleboro Independent Living Case Manager ***

*** Youth Development Program Coordinator ***

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter specifying which position you are interested in to [email protected] by January 9, 2023. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

All three positions are full-time at 37.5 hours per week.

Compensation: $20/hr and comprehensive benefits.

*** Position Title:  Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager ***

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.

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

*** Position Title:  Brattleboro Independent Living Case Manager ***

How will I make a difference?

The Brattleboro Independent Living Case Manager plays a key role in Youth Services’ mission to support youth and families to thrive in their communities by:

  • Providing case management for the Brattleboro Transitional Living Program youth shelter (for youth ages 16-22).
  • Support 4-5 additional youth, ages 16-24, with accessing resources, connecting with the community, increasing well-being, engaging with vocational and employment opportunities, and growing overall resilience through case management.

Additional Information

Applicants should ideally have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development
  • Experience interfacing with the Department of Children and Families, housing, employment, and similar services
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals.
  • The ability to utilize supervision and team collaboration by asking for assistance, support and training, and accepting and utilizing feedback
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member

*** Position Title:  Youth Development Program Coordinator ***

How will I make a difference?

The Youth Development Program Coordinator plays a key role in Youth Services’ mission to support youth and families to thrive in their communities by:

  • Providing case management to older youth involved in child welfare.
  • Assisting clients in developing individualized strengths-based, youth-driven and comprehensive plans for making the transition from state custody
  • Referring youth to case management and other services that align with their needs, risks and strengths.
  • Participating in local community action organizations that empower youth and families in order to know and support area resources, understanding area dynamics and serve clients effectively.

Additional Information

Applicants should ideally have the following skills:

  • Experience with 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
  • Understands that systems-change needs to be rooted in both pragmatism and idealism

*** All Positions ***

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
  • Are looking for more than just a job

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 specifying which position you are interested in to [email protected] by January 9, 2023. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

All three positions are full-time at 37.5 hours per week.

Compensation: $20/hr and comprehensive benefits.

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@youthservicesinc.org