Youth Case Manager - YESS Team - Paid
Youth Resource Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Youth Case Manager - Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed TeamSchedule: Full time, benefits eligible
Pay: $20 / hr
Benefits - Approximate full-time benefits package value = $20,000+:
- Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
- Employee Assistance Program 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.
Volunteers of America, Utah provides community-supported paths for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance. In alignment with our mission, VOA Utah encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. We recognize that a person’s life experiences can provide firsthand knowledge relevant to being successful in the work that we do.
Program Mission Statement
To recognize and meet the distinctive needs of youth ages 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness and serious mental illness by providing shelter, mental health care, case management, life skills training, connection to community services and resources with the ultimate goal of assisting all clients in obtaining safe and stable housing and mental health care.
To provide consistent, individualized, and thorough case management services to clients served by the YESS program with the end goal of clients obtaining/maintaining stable housing and achieving continuity of mental health care. The YESS case manager position is housed out of the VOA Youth Resource Center and includes mobile work meeting with clients out in the community/in their homes.
- Provide case management services to clients by assisting them in developing goals and a case management plan including but not limited to obtaining and maintain housing, medical care, mental health care, state and government benefits, and assistance with legal issues.
- Attend bi-weekly staffing/clinical staffing meetings; participate and present client information at said meetings to achieve greater client success through collaboration as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Assess (and regularly reassess) client needs utilizing appropriate, agency approved tools and identify priority needs, (i.e. pregnant, IV/IM drug user, dual diagnosis, and other medical conditions) to coordinate services as needed.
- Interact with all clients in a professional, trauma-informed manner while utilizing techniques such as motivational interviewing, Progressive Engagement, and appropriate boundary setting.
- Collaborate with program manager in ensuring program fidelity, documentation accuracy, confidentiality, and intra-agency collaborations.
- Develop client files including case management plans, referrals, and/or discharge plans as appropriate utilizing a trauma-informed lens and with a client first focus.
- Utilize both internal tracking sheets and required case note web infrastructure in a timely and accurate manner.
- When appropriate, work with clients’ families to promote client self-sufficiency and continuity of care.
- Attend work on a punctual, regular, and predictable basis.
- Utilize agency vehicles as needed to provide transportation to clients.
- Perform other functions as necessary or assigned.
A degree in the field of social services and two years’ experience working in the social services field or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Must be able to qualify and pass Utah Department of Human Services Case Management Certification within 60 days of being hired.
- Exhibits clear communication skills and cooperates with others.
- Ability to uphold professional boundaries, confidentiality regulations, agency policies and procedures, and interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.
- Ability to utilize Trauma Informed Care and Housing First practices to act and make sound decisions within the scope of position responsibilities as well as reach out for supervision when necessary.
- Willingness to accept supervision and direction.
- Ability to move around the facility and interact with clients for extended periods.
- 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.
- Pass Utah DHS - Office of Licensing background screening for those working with vulnerable populations.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Must pass Utah DHS - Office of Licensing background check and pre-hire drug test.
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.