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=1373
APPLICATION PROCESS - Please submit a cover letter and resume for this position when applying.
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 PATHWAYS: This transitional living program serves young people ages 14-17 for up to 2 years, providing a stable residential environment with supportive staff. Residents pursue educational goals and develop the life skills that will help them transition to stability. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Adolescent Services , the Pathways Program Manager will manage the operations of YouthCare’s housing program, Pathways. Management of the program includes hiring & supervising program staff, providing onsite and one-on-one supervision of staff, crisis intervention, participating in meetings, record keeping, and reporting, and implementation of programming in accordance with YouthCare and funding source procedures, rules, and guidelines. Must have strong management and organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible while maintaining a safe environment.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 5 years of successful full-time experience in a relevant field; OR, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field an d at least 2 years of experience working with children or young people; OR, a Master’s degree in Social Work or related field and at least 1 year of experience working with children or young people. Supervisory abilities that promote effective staff performance Relevant experience, training, and demonstrated skills in each area they will be managing. Strong management and organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible while maintaining a safe environment. When on-call, must be able to respond in person and address emergent and safety concerns within a reasonable amount of time 24 hours a day. Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements including but not limited to DSHS background check and must be at least 21 years of age.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 2 years of experience successfully managing staff in an outreach, shelter, or housing setting that serve vulnerable young people or young people in crisis. Course work, experience, or training in a child or human development, chemical dependency, mental illness, group dynamics, residential treatment, or related experience highly preferred. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Valid state identification or passport. Current TB Test. Food Handler’s Card. Successful completion of pre-service training as required by the contracting agency. Training will include New Employee Training, Cultural Proficiency training, CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS training, CSEC and Right Response training, Defensive Driving and 15-Passenger Van training. When driving YouthCare vehicles, you must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License; meet minimum safe driver criteria established by the agency and our insurance company. Computer software skills including Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word. Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility, thoroughness. Strong verbal and written communication skills with good quality spelling, grammar, and punctuation. High integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and restricted and/or confidential information. Ability to deal therapeutically with behavioral and emotional problems presented by young people and understanding of emotionally, physically, and sexually abused young people. Ability to coordinate overall program functioning; while implement programming standards that promote positive outcomes and increase their self-sufficiency. Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs, and reports. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients while building trust and respect. Ability and willingness to stay awake and alert during overnight shifts. Ability to verbally and physically respond to an aggressive person in ways that de-escalate, establish and maintain staff and young peoples’ safety. May be required to assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not specifically delineated in this job description for short periods of time or on an infrequent basis. Commitment to YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds. Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; running for brief periods of time, and go up and downstairs. BENEFITS: YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave after successful completion of the 90-day Introductory Period.