FTE: 40 Hrs/WK = 1 FTE
Pay Rate: $64,480 annually
Link to apply through ATS: https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=YOUTHCARE&cws=39&rid=1372
APPLICATION PROCESS - Please submit a cover letter and resume for this position when applying.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full time and exempt and requires the ability and willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays when needed, as well as including on-call responsibilities.
AT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.
ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
ABOUT OUR EARLY INTERVENTION AND SPECIALIZED SERVICES PROGRAMS: YouthCare’s Early Intervention & Specialized Services (EISS) programs provide community-based case management services to specialized populations of young people and their families. Working in formalized collaboration with other social services agencies in King County, EISS staff work with families, within schools and juvenile detention, provide services for young people who are sexually exploited and victims of sexual assault, and those whose lives are impacted by labor trafficking, operate the Safe Place program, and provide a wide range of other services to address the needs of young people and families.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Early Intervention & Specialized Services , and in collaboration with other Early Intervention & Specialized Services Program Managers, this position will oversee the day-to-day operations for programs including: human trafficking, juvenile detention, sexual violence, one permanent housing program, and other new services, as the Early Intervention & Specialized Services programs expand and become integrated across YouthCare services. Common tasks will include hiring and supervising program staff, providing one-on-one supervision, leading community collaborations, contract oversight, record keeping, and reporting, and implementation of programming in accordance with YouthCare and funding source procedures, rules, and guidelines.
QUALIFICATIONS – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and 5 or more years of experience successfully working with vulnerable young people or young people experiencing crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential setting. OR, Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field and at least 1 year of experience working with vulnerable young people or young people experiencing crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential setting. Knowledge of and direct experience with community-based service programs, particularly related to sexual exploitation and sexual violence, labor trafficking, and the juvenile justice system 2 or more years’ experience supervising staff Demonstrated skill in staff supervision and understanding of staff development principles. Strong team leadership and team development skills. Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team Access to a personal vehicle and a willingness to transport young people in your personal vehicle. Possession of required liability insurance to transport young people in your personal vehicle. When taking call, must be able to respond in person and address emergent and safety concerns within a reasonable amount of time 24 hours a day. Ability to follow YouthCare’s Taking Call policy when providing occasional Safe Place coverage. Policy requirements include: No use of alcohol or any substance that would cause the staff member to be under the influence. Staff members taking call are expected to abide by YouthCare’s Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace policy as if on-duty. Maintain cell phone coverage for entire time period staff is taking call. Respond to calls and messages promptly. Be able to answer calls at any time and physically be present if necessary. Maintain the ability to be accessible for calls across King County within 45 minutes. Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in social service or related field. A year or more of post-master level experience working with at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth and families in a case management setting. Fully licensed and able to provide staff with individual or group supervision hours Understanding of performance-based contracts . Course work, experience, or training in child or human development, chemical dependency, mental illness, group dynamics, residential treatment, or related experience highly preferred.