OSUD Outreach Specialist- Closes 8/4/17 at 4:00 PM

Position OSUD Outreach Specialist (FT)
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Conducts outreach to unsheltered individuals and families with a goal of connecting them to opiate and other substance use disorder treatment and support, housing, and other services to promote stability and address immediate health and safety needs. Excellent benefits.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 8/4/17. EOE

Compensation

Range ($19.56 to $24.45 per hour)
Days/Hours Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: hrrecruiting@oppco.org

PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 8/4/17. EOE

Applications could include a cover letter.

Position Closes August 4, 2017

Financial Stability Americorps- Closes 7/31/17

Position Financial Stability Americorps
Employer The Opportunity Council
Job Description Help people move toward financial stability! Assist community members with employment readiness, teach financial literacy and life skill classes, and support clientele with tax preparation as an FSA during the tax season.

Opportunity Council is a private non-profit community action agency serving Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties. The mission of the agency is to act as a catalyst for positive change, both in the community and in the lives of the people it serves. The agency begins with meeting the basic needs of the client, including access to homeless housing resources and referrals to other services.

This project supports the agency’s mission by increasing the capacity of the Financial Stability program. The Financial Stability program brings together employment readiness and financial literacy programming that helps clients gain employment in the community, increase financial literacy, and start on the path to financial stability. This project will be focused on increasing the capacity of the classes that are offered under the program umbrella. This includes facilitating in the job search/vocational computer lab, teaching employment and life skill classes, teaching financial capability classes, and coordinating and developing additional financial stability curricula and delivery mechanisms.

Members will also create promotional materials, reach out to new clients, and support community members with tax preparation as an FSA during tax season. Members will also assist in recruiting, training and managing volunteers in the program. This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications Some College Experience, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

6 months of related internship, volunteer, or employment experience Valid WA driver’s license Experience serving low-income populations and adult education preferred

Compensation

Americorps Stipend and Education Award
Days/Hours 40 hrs, Monday-Friday Primarily
Contact Info Anastasia Polda

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: anastasia_polda@oppco.org

PHONE: 360.941.6348

How to Apply    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73903&fromSearch=true 
Position Closes July 31, 2017

Medication Nurse- Closes 7/27/17

Position Medication Nurse (98007 – Crisis Triage)
Employer Compass Health
Job Description Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. Our goal is to help people stay in their home and in their community, surrounded by family and friends who can support them during difficult times.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

Medication Nurse

Program: 98007 – Crisis Triage, Whatcom County

Location: Bellingham

Hours: On-call (hours vary based on need)

Wage: $19.07 – $35.24 /hour DOE

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Our Whatcom County Crisis Triage Facility is currently hiring for a Medication Nurse/LPN. As a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, our Medication Nurses administer medications and provide other appropriate nursing care.

Qualifications
  • Current Washington State LPN or RN License.
  • 2 years of psychiatric nursing experience preferred.
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification and Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Thorough knowledge of medication use and potential side effects.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing issues pertaining to the patient population served in the program along with thorough understanding of the nursing process and intervention strategies used to address these issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of involuntary commitment laws.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • General computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize electronic medical record systems.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check, which may or may not include an additional search by DSHS.

Compensation

$19.07 – $35.24 /hour DOE
Days/Hours TBD
Contact Info Human Resources

4526 Federal Ave, Everett, WA, 98203

EMAIL: resume@compassh.org

PHONE: 425.349.8452

How to Apply    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV/Resume to resume@compassh.org. For more information about Compass Health, please visit our website at www.compasshealth.org.

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Closes July 27, 2017

Direct Support Professional- Closes 9/30/17

Position Direct Support Professional (DSP)- Part-Time
Employer Access Living Inc
Job Description Access Living, Inc provides supportive living services for adults with developmental disabilities. Our clients live in their own homes and apartments in Bellingham and our staff assist them in daily living activities according to their needs and abilities in a manner that promotes freedom of choice and encouragement. Duties may include supporting the client with cooking, cleaning, medical needs, personal hygiene assistance, shopping, recreational activities, etc.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

 

Excellent communication skills

Caring and nurturing demeanor

Highly dependable and punctual

Exhibit mature and professional behavior along with the ability to prioritize needs of clients, problem solve, and make independent judgments.

Adhere to administrative and personnel policies, understands and agrees with the philosophy, values, vision and goals of Access Living, Inc.

Maintain trainings and certifications within specified timelines.

Maintains and exhibits knowledge of federal, state, and local policies.

Learn and apply Residential Service Guidelines.

 

Benefits- All Direct Support Professionals receive:

 

Paid training

Paid Time Off after 6 months

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered

Qualifications Qualifications:

18 years of age or older

Ability to pass a state criminal background check High school diploma or equivalent Ability to complete 45 hours of classroom based and minimum of 30 hours on the job training Ability to maintain 12 continued education credits annually

Compensation

11.00/hr
Days/Hours 20-35hrs
Contact Info Human Resources

1200 Harris St #307 Bellingham WA 98225

EMAIL: HR@accessliving.net

PHONE: 360.733.0214 ext. 203

How to Apply    Email resumes to:

HR@accessliving.net

 

Or apply online at:

http://www.accessliving.net/jobs/direct-support-professional/

Position Closes September 30, 2017

Operations Assistant II, Tacoma- Open Until Filled

Position Operations Assistant II – Tacoma
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

This position supports the administrative and operational functions of the office, which may include general office support, administrative assistance, data entry and medical records

General Office Support

  • Answer incoming phone calls, handle routine inquiries, and direct appropriate inquiries to appropriate staff person.
  • Greet visitors and clients and assist with inquires.
  • Coordinate and distribute incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Photocopy and collate data as requested.
  • Maintain adequate office supplies (including paper supplies, coffee/snacks) for the smooth running of the office
  • Identify supply needs and order as appropriate.
  • Maintain phone lists for office staff.
  • Arrange staff travel, including airfare, hotel and car rental.
  • Interface with maintenance, copier repair, and cleaning crews.
  • Interface with wireless provider to order staff cell phones and resolve issues.
  • Maintain appropriate use of agency credit cards for travel and other purchases, including documentation of use and communication to accounting.
  • Assists in the hiring process by sending out correspondence for employment (postcards, acceptance letters, etc.), scheduling interviews and arranging interview packets.
  • Assists with the checking of references for candidates.
  • Assists in tracking mandatory HR requirements such as new hire paperwork, training certifications, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Creates training reminders and assists in setting up for trainings.
  • Order food for meetings as requested.
  • Provides administrative support to staff and leadership with file organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Data Entry:

  • Responsible for the quick and accurate entry of clinical and administrative data into the management information system(s), to include: client registration and demographics, diagnosis, authorizations, clinical services, referral and exit information, outcome data, expenses/concrete costs, purchase orders, credit card vouchers, gift card usage, petty cash, etc.
  • Assess the accuracy of clinical and administrative data prior to entry and facilitate corrections with supervisors and staff prior to entry.
  • Set up and maintain employee information and qualifications in the database.
  • Responsible for initial and monthly Medicaid status checks for all mental health funded consumers in order to verify funding compliance and third party coverage and input all changes into the management information system (MIS). Check error reports in data systems weekly and work with the Family Preservation MIS staff to resolve all errors prior to the end of the month.
  • Enter completed consumer satisfaction surveys into the MIS.
  • Verify all consumers’ funding and authorization limits monthly through state’s MMIS website and MHO or private insurance website.
  • Closes out clients in the MIS when services are completed.
  • Maintains up-to-date tracking list of open and closed clients.

Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Maintain confidentially of all clinical and medical information.
  • Schedule all patient appointments and manage the psychiatric schedule.
  • Make appointment reminder calls to client families and mail out pre-appointment paperwork and reminders.
  • Distribute pre-visit paperwork to appropriate staff and ensure its return.
  • Function as interface between psychiatric staff and therapists and families.
  • Utilize online prescription service, log prescription refills in client’s file and call or fax in medication refills per psychiatric staff’s request.
  • Maintain medical files with appointment records and psychiatric notes.
  • Input psychiatric services into billing system. Follow up with Data Management staff or Operations Manager to troubleshoot billing issues.
  • Guide clinical documents through the psychiatric sign-off process.
  • Follow proper procedures for releasing client documents.
  • Respond to requests for records from other providers and agencies.
  • Other duties assigned.

Medical Records

  • Maintains active and closed clinical charts in secure locations.
  • Maintain master copy of all forms (clinical and administrative) and ensure an adequate supply is available to staff.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of intake packets and blank clinical charts.
  • Monitor compliance with standards for timeliness and completeness of document submission and work with administrative and clinical leadership as it relates to direct service staff participation.
  • Provides technical support for therapists and care coordinators in file organization. Assists in consolidation of multiple forms and in ensuring form are complete.
  • Types documents per requests.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff to comply with contract requirements and best practice regarding disbursement of completed reports.
  • Ensure that invoices for services are mailed out by the 15th of the month and emailed to Accounting.

Additional Administrative Supports (Financial and Information Technology)

  • Assist in preparing bi-weekly employee payroll by tracking, scanning and mailing completed timesheets.
  • Assist in resolving payroll problems in a timely manner.
  • Handle all aspects of petty cash and purchase orders from distributing, tracking, data entry, mailing and filing.
  • Track inventory of gift cards and maintain spreadsheet and database.
  • Manage office credit cards by maintaining receipts, checking balances, and coordinating with the accounting department to ensure timely payment.
  • Handle all aspects of client needs checking account by processing check request, ensuring proper receipts are received, balancing leger and coordinating with accounting for transfer of funds.
  • Coordinate with information technology staff/follow verbal instructions in setting up computers, working through IT issues.
  • Install Electronic Health Record on computers when staff position requires the use of it.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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URM Bilingual Case Manager II (Tacoma) – Open Until Filled

Position URM Bilingual Case Manager II (Tacoma)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The International Foster Care Program provides long-term and short-term foster care to refugee/asylee and undocumented youth from countries around the world.

Position Description:

Position requires you to work independently and as part of a team with case management responsibilities for youth. Consultation, training, and advocacy are important components of this program. Experience in working with a variety of immigrant populations very desirable. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends

Essential Functions:

  • Identify and coordinate support services for unaccompanied refugee youth placed in foster care.
  • Assist in planning cultural preservation activities for all youth in our care.
  • Implement Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) contracts for youth placed in Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) foster care program.
  • Complete intake paperwork for new arrivals; to include individual service/safety plans for each youth
  • Arrange for appropriate educational programs including English as a second language and bilingual programs.
  • Prepare youth for:  Court hearings, Family reunification; if possible, Extended Foster Care and ndependence and self-sufficiency
  • Monitor the adjustment of youth in foster care.
  • Collect and maintain all necessary records required for adequate program reviews and evaluation.
  • Participate in related trainings/attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as may be reasonably delegated by the supervisor.
Qualification
  • BA/BS degree in social work or related field
  • Must be Bi-lingual in refugee language
  • Experience working with refugee/immigrant children in a child welfare setting
  • Experience in case management; preferably with ethnic minorities and/or refugee populations
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate case files and other necessary client records
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy.(required to provide current driving abstract)
  • Proof of negative TB test upon hire or proof of test within past 12 months.
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Three plus years in case management experience with strong organizational skills
  • MSW or related field

Knowledge of Washington State child welfare regulations and procedures.

Compensation

$22.39 HR/DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

Certified Peer Counselor are individuals with a recent personal history as a youth or as a parent of a child/youth who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor helps a youth or parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support to the treatment team assessing and engaging the child/youth and family in safety planning and prevention activities.  Working with the treatment team for high-risk, clinically complex circumstances, team will determine the most appropriate safety crisis and treatment responses and utilize a Peer to support youth and family engagement in service planning to address those safety, crisis and treatment needs.
  • Participate in child and family teams and in the assessment process with referred youth and parents. Relate personal experience to assist in building trust with the family and increasing hopeful engagement in services.
  • Assess and review the youth and parent’s ability to communicate their position, preferences, strengths and needs.  Find ways to relate personal experience to the to the experience of the youth or parent
  • Review personal history receiving services and disclose common elements to youth and parent being served.  Reassure and communicate the recovery process to youth and parents, that “they are not in this alone.”
  • Reach agreement with youth and parents about their functional strengths, passions and activities that will contribute to their healing and support.  Assist in communicating that clinical information to the treatment team and through session documentation to Medicaid funders.
  • As an active participant in the clinical treatment team, review and analyze the safety/crisis and treatment plan, make suggestions for improvement/ modifications that would improve youth and parent participation.
  • Attend clinical team meetings and support youth/parent voice, communicating agreements in cooperation with the youth and parent.
  • Provide a range of peer driven clinical supports and helpful interventions as identified on the individualized treatment plan.  Deliver and support treatment activities as agreed to with the youth and parent, documenting services in compliance with Medicaid standards in an electronic health record.
  • Create plans for clinical peer session activities and interventions with youth and parents that enhance recovery focus and increased safety in the home and community.
  • Assist the youth and parents in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.  Provide supportive connection for youth and parent goals rather that becoming a change agent focused on correction of youth or family behavior.
  • Communicate strategies and recovery ideas directly to youth and parents by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to family and plan).
  • Support youth and family safety by communicating treatment progress and/or concerns to the team, seeking supervisory assistance and report incidents whenever appropriate.
  • Provide support to youth and parents during transition from behavioral health services, negotiating and supporting post-discharge services to medical, behavioral and community services that best meet the youth and parents needs.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Non-professional personal experience as a youth recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years or a parent with a child who has been a recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Complete peer counselor certification through DBHR within 6 months of being hired.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Washington State Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies working with people who need assistance.

Compensation

$16.29-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Community Support Coordinator (Portland) – Open Until Filled

Position Community Support Coordinator (Portland)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

The Community Support Coordinator provides one-on-one treatment and support to high-risk children and youth in their homes and community.  This includes the provision of medically necessary services and strategies as specified by the Clinician on the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan.   Services and supports may include supervision for safety for high-risk youth, implementation of therapeutic activities or strategies (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies per the treatment plan), assistance in accessing and safely participating in community activities, and mentoring and coaching positive social skills.  The CSC work will follow a plan of care for each child and family under the direction of a Clinician.  Hours are scheduled in a flexible manner based on program, agency and family need, with no minimum hours guaranteed.

Essential Functions:

  • Prior to introduction to the youth and family, participate in individual Treatment and Safety Plan development upon request
  • Receive assignment from referring Clinician or QMHA Supervisor. If unclear, request additional information pertaining to strategies to be implemented
  • Upon arrival to the home or community location, introduce role and describe activity plan for the day, engaging the youth and parent/family members in a way that communicates ‘friendly enthusiasm’
  • While in the home and community with the youth, continuously assess safety and risk factors visually and report concerns to the Clinician or QMHA Supervisor within appropriate timeframes (e.g. When health or safety is at risk, contact supervisor immediately. For minor concerns, report at the end of the session or the following day).
  • Adapt and modify strategies and activity ‘in-the-moment’ to fit the immediate situation and/or in response to family feedback, remaining as relevant as possible to the Treatment and Safety Plan goals and strategies
  • Provide positive therapeutic structure and support throughout activity
  • Model and teach appropriate behavior and skills
  • Provide positive direct supervision and redirection of children and youth
  • Model appropriate solution-based intervention skills for parents and caregivers
  • When possible, proactively identify situations that require other staffing supports/team members to assure the most effective and appropriate response
  • Anticipate behavioral escalations or crises and redirect or distract when possible, implementing strategies as specified on Safety Plan
  • Call for assistance of supervisor and other team members at any time 24/7, if escalations continue or appear unsafe
  • Continue to work to de-escalate and manage situations until other responders can arrive
  • Focus on and verbally reflect successes experienced during activity or time with the youth and family members – communicate enthusiasm about progress
  • Connect and introduce youth/family to community resources in their own community, (when identified as a strategy on the Treatment Plan)
  • Identify and access positive natural supports and help the youth and family to strengthen relationships with such supports
  • Ask the youth and family for feedback at the close of the session when appropriate (was this helpful today?)
  • Communicate and summarize to the family results of completed activities and observations (I noticed James was working hard to practice his new conflict resolution skills with his brother)
  • Communicate and summarize to CCS Team Members results of completed activities and observations within expected timeframe
  • Accurately complete documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record, PsychConsult
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or 3 years combined education and experience in social work.
  • Age 21 or older per DHS requirements.
  • Meets QMHA requirements per OAR 309-032-1505(106)
  • Requirements for QMHA are defined under the current OAR as either A or B:
  1. Experience:A combination of three years’ experience, work, education or training revolving around child mental health, child development and/or social skill development.
  2. Education:a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in the behavioral sciences field AND communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and to apply the concepts, provide psychology skills development, and implement interventions as assigned on an individual plan of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide skill building services to youth.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Supportand uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Compensation

$16.23-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
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Independent Living Skills Coordinator (Tacoma) – Open Until Filled

Position Independent Living Skills Coordinator (Tacoma)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The International Foster Care program (IFC) provides a safe, nurturing foster care environment for children who have fled their countries of origin. This comprehensive set of services includes education, legal, social and psychological supports all directed at achieving safety, stability and healthy development.

Position Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor:  Responsible for providing Independent Living services for refugee and immigrant children placed in foster care by working collaboratively with the case management team.  Manage ETV program and complete program outcomes reports.  In addition, assist and monitor foster youth who are participating in various foster youth grant programs.

Essential Functions: 

  • Develop a working knowledge of the IFC policy and procedure manuals.
  • Responsible for supervision and case management of 30-40 Unaccompanied Minors with regard to their life skills and emancipation plans.
  • Develop a comprehensive Life Skills Assessment and Independent Living Skills Curriculum to include goal-setting, education, and employment competencies for each youth transitioning out of foster care to independent living.
  • Provide and coordinate Independent Living Skills support services to satellite offices.
  • Partner with foster youth, foster parents, community, and case management team to utilize resources such as furniture banks, medical, educational, and public benefits that will successfully prepare youth to live independently.
  • Report back to and coordinate with case managers on each youth’s progress.
  • Participate and provide input during weekly staffing with regard to refugee services for youth.
  • Facilitate monthly group activities, workshops and classes to help expose youth to different educational and career opportunities, as well as coordinate guest speakers and invite community members to share expertise.
  • Maintain client files documenting youths participation in all IL activities and IL goal achievement.
  • Monitor ETV Program, Chafee Grant participants, and IL services support funds.
  • Manage ETV and Chafee Grant program for 15-20 participants by determining eligibility, awarding funds, and monitoring educational or employment status, as well as completing corresponding federal outcomes reports.
  • Write monthly program report to include outcomes, as well as programming and statistical information to include all youth.
  • Responsible for federal outcomes reports for youth who exit care until age 21.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

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