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Homeless Youth Care Manager - YESS Team - Paid
Homeless Youth Care Manager - YESS Team - Paid
Youth Resource Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Homeless Youth Care Manager - Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed Team

Schedule: Full time, benefits eligible
Pay: $18/hr

Benefits: Approximate benefits package value: $20,000+

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (VOA Utah matches 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of your salary).
  • Supplemental insurance available.
  • Employee AssistanceProgram for all employees.
  • 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
    • Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
  • $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
  • $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly).
  • Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off.

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.

Position Summary:

To provide consistent, individualized, and thorough care management services to clients served, with the end goal of clients transitioning from the YRC to independent and stable living and achieving continuity of mental health care.

You will be on the Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed (YESS) team based out of the Youth Resource Center; a refuge for youth ages 15-22 experiencing homelessness, mental health conditions, and extreme disconnect from positive adult role models and who benefit greatly from the consistent support of healthy adults.

YESS improves the emotional and behavioral health functioning of youth and young adults, ages 16-25, struggling with mental illness and housing instability through providing clinical services, care management and peer support to increase successful transitions to self-sufficiency in adulthood. The YESS program is committed to helping improve the lives of youth and young adults in our community by supporting and empowering them to increase their functioning in health, community and daily living, employment, education and housing. All resources are evidence-based, person-centered, and culturally competent. Involvement in leadership decision-making roles in the community is encouraged with the YESS program and aims to amplify youth voices in all levels of decision making in our community. Treatment and support offered through the program includes case management, mental health therapy and support, supported employment, supported education, peer support services, referral to other community supports and agencies.

Essential Duties

  • Provide care management services to clients.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical case review in order to ensure appropriate case planning and referral of clients to the most appropriate service provider.
  • Assess client needs utilizing appropriate, agency approved assessment tools.
  • Identify priority needs, (i.e. pregnant, IV/IM drug user, dual diagnosis, and other medical conditions) and coordinate services as needed.
  • Utilize agency approved therapeutic techniques as outlined in the training module Motivational Interviewing.
  • In conjunction with the client, develop treatment, program/service, referral and/or discharge plans, as appropriate, in order to establish documented, continuity of care and as a bridge to additional services.
  • Document as required.
  • Punctual, attends work on a regular and predictable basis.
  • Works effectively and ethically with a diverse group of people.
  • Degree in social services field or equivalent experience and education.
  • Maintains appropriate, professional boundaries with clients and co-workers.
  • Exhibits clear communication skills and cooperates with others.
  • Takes action and makes decisions within the scope of position responsibilities.
  • Considers alternatives and consequences before making independent decisions.
  • Remains calm and responds appropriately in crises.
  • Proactively expands and integrates knowledge of community resources.
  • Protects the safety of all information handled.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a current driver’s license, have a good driving record and be insurable on the agency liability policy.

Complete the application on the career page of our website:

Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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