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Case Manager- Bilingual (Full-Time)

Company: Covenant House California
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Covenant House California Become a part of an exciting and dynamic organization that makes a difference in the lives of homeless and trafficked youth. DreamCatcher Youth Services (DYS), a program of Covenant House California (CHC), is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve homeless and trafficked youth (13-18). We are looking for people that have experience working with youth that have experienced homelessness, have traumatic histories, are racially and culturally diverse, and who may identify as LGBTQ or gender non-conforming. Our clients often face multiple unresolved issues and complex needs. The ideal candidate will have insight and experience working with youth, utilizing a harm-reduction framework, trauma-informed practices and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to create a safe inclusive environment for all. DreamCatcher values innovation, compassion, collaboration and passion for the work. THE PROGRAM Dreamcatcher is a program serving homeless, disconnected and commercially sexually exploited youth. We offer emergency shelter and provide basic needs for food and shelter as well as comprehensive case management and support services. Dreamcatcher is the only shelter program in Alameda County serving youth 13-18 years of age. Our shelter program has been in operation for 20 years. Soon we will expand our services, increase our beds and provide more in-depth case management and clinical response to these youth. Classification: Non-exempt hourly, 40 hours per week Salary Range: $23.50 per hour - POSITION SUMMARY The case manager is responsible for working with youth to meet their housing, medical, mental health, employment and educational goals as they move towards finding permanent housing and strong community connections. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Engage each youth in developing a Case Plan that addresses their critical needs (housing, education, legal, health issues) through a trauma-informed and positive-youth-development model.
  • Partner with the youth to identify and address their changing needs as they stabilize.
  • Facilitate the client's access to needed services through referrals and collaboration with community partners.
  • Track client progress and coach them about their role in meeting in their identified goals. -
  • Motivate clients to improve wellness in physical and mental health, substance use/abuse/dependence, and other areas that will improve their ability to help themselves.
  • Coordinate among community partners and DreamCatcher services (shelter staff, wellness center, etc.) to meet client needs.
  • Demonstrate positive regard and cultural humility when working with, race, class, culture, country of origin, disability, gender (LGBTQ), immigration status, and language capacity.
  • -Collaborate closely with team members to ensure that activities are focused on and in sync with the needs of youth.
  • -Maintain all required data and complete reports in a timely manner.
  • -Attend weekly supervision with supervisor and all weekly meetings as assigned.
  • -All other duties as assigned JOB REQUIREMENTS Education: - Bachelor's Degree required in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field. Experience: - Preferred three years of professional experience working with at-risk/homeless youth, homeless services, child welfare or serving other at-risk groups. Skills: BILINGUAL IN SPANISH REQUIRED - Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated by on-point, timely, and professional correspondence, both written and verbal inter-agency coordination skills (scheduling appointments, and maintaining collaboration with multiple stakeholders and providers). Schedule: - Hours are flexible as needed to serve clients. Some weekends and evenings are required. Transportation: - Must have reliable transportation, a valid California driver's license and good driving record. Working Conditions: - General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs . on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required. Equipment Used: - Must be able to utilize basic word processing, email, calendar and internet programs. Computers, telephone and other equipment are required. Knowledge Areas: - Knowledge and experience working with homeless youth, domestic commercial sex trafficking of minors, and/or additional language skills especially Spanish, is a plus. Equipment Used: Computers (including email), telephone, and fax. All Covenant House California staff is required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. - Covenant House California does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. -Covenant House California is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Keywords: Covenant House California, Oakland , Case Manager- Bilingual (Full-Time), Other , Oakland, California

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