Position: Case ManagerStatus: Full-TimeIntroductory Period: 90 daysBenefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance; Voluntary Benefits, and a 403B Retirement plan. Purpose: The Case Manager is responsible to create an environment of trust and compassion that allows our youth ages 12-17 to grow and develop. To fully assess the diverse needs of all the youth assigned, to provide psycho-social support, life skills and to link youth with needed resources. The Case Manager will ensure that all individual treatment plan needs are being met and all services are provided in accordance with the Los Angeles Youth Network mission statement, Value Statement, Code of Conduct and LAYN Policies and Procedures. Responsibilities and Duties: Cultivate an environment of caring that offers the youth a chance to develop positive relationships and connections with adults and ensure quality care to residents in each program.Provide strengths based case management and service coordination services designed to assist clients in obtaining permanency placement.Coordinate with other organizational entities involved in psychosocial and mental health services such as DCFS, DMH, and Probation.Maintain an attitude of professionalism, collegiality, and optimism with both staff and youth to promote the welfare and well-being of the youth.Oversee and conduct timely comprehensive intakes and psychosocial assessments of each youth.Use all available data to create an individualized service plan that identifies youth’s strengths and weaknesses; help youth to plan short-term and long-term goals.Cultivate a working knowledge and relationship with relevant community resources to create linkages that meet the needs of the youth.Maintain accurate and timely documentation that meets legal requirements; complete monthly and weekly reports.Periodically transport and accompany youth to meetings and appointments with medical providers, court, or DCFS offices as directed.Support and promote positive teamwork with fellow staff employed with LAYN programs, and to maintain professional relationships with other providersAssist in the training and guidance of interns on relevant agency policies and procedures.Attend all staff meetings, in-services, supervisions and conferences as directed.Ensure that all services provided are meeting agency and national accreditation standards.Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:Master’s in Social Work required.Prior working experience and knowledge with DCFS.1-2 years prior experience working with vulnerable youth in numerous settings preferred.Training in Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention and Positive Youth Development preferred.Strong written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills.Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Demonstrated problem solving ability.Experience working as part of a team, while also demonstrating initiative and ability to work independently.Satisfactorily fulfill the requirements for employment at the Los Angeles Youth Network, i.e. references, physical examination, criminal records clearance, etc. Certificates/Licenses: Valid CA Driver’s License (must pass insurance underwrites) Physical Demands:Sitting at desk with intermittent walking, standing, bending, and occasionally lifting light objects. Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Los Angeles Youth Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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