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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


Youth Development Coordinator – Part Time

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintaining a case load, providing direct services to approximately 12 youth monthly including submitting VSAs for at least 5 Medicaid billable youth each month
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation in client files, completing monthly web-based data reporting, and providing other program information as outlined in the grant
  • Assisting clients in developing individualized comprehensive plans for making the transition from state custody
  • Outreaching to DCF and youth in care, collaborating with existing custodial guardians, attending DCF case plan reviews, and consulting and contributing to the development of the DCF case plan
  • Providing case management by
  • Assisting youth in identifying their goals;
  • Conducting formal assessment of the youth’s preparation for adulthood;
  • Assisting youth in developing a plan that uses their strengths to help them meet their goals;
  • Assisting youth in attaining sustainable employment;
  • Assisting youth in identifying their goals to complete secondary education and prepare, enroll, and complete post-secondary education;
  • Assisting youth in accessing and maintaining affordable housing;
  • Assisting youth in accessing health care;
  • Assisting youth in identifying and developing lifelong connections and support from caring adults.
  • Creating and supporting opportunities for youth to participate in community service and leadership activities, including the state Youth Development Committee
  • Providing access to the supports and services called for in Act 74, the Youth in Transition Law and its associated rules
  • Attending monthly network meetings with statewide YDCs
  • Entering client data, HSP billing packets, checking and credit card ledgers by the 10th of the following month
  • Creating appropriate schedule, maintaining calendar and updating at least bi-weekly for payroll
  • Tracking personal mileage and submitting monthly for reimbursement
  • Managing and updating client lists monthly
  • Attending weekly group supervision with YDP staff and accessing supervisor for individual case consults and all other support as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required
  • One year of experience working with adolescent and young adults
    • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion
  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals
  • The ability to utilize supervision by asking for assistance, support and training, and accepting and utilizing feedback
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport.  Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required.

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