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Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA · Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Job Details

Skagit Valley Family YMCA Sedro Woolley Recreation Center - Sedro Woolley, WA
$23.20 - $34.50 Hourly


Make an impact: In this position you will make a difference in young peoples life by providing Case Management Services and contributing to the YMCA Outreach program mission by ensuring services are provided using a Positive Youth Development Approach, in a culturally competent and trauma informed manner, which meet all legal and contractual standards.

Learn, Grow and Serve: Were committed to growing the capabilities of our people. We are devoted to a community where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. We are on a mission to create positive community change through relationships by empowering the mind, body and spirit of ALL! Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger.

This position is for you, if you can:

  • Model and execute a non-rejecting, trauma-informed care approach to working with at-risk adolescents. Ensures a positive, growth-enhancing environment.
  • Build high-quality relationships with youth participants to understand the personal experiences of young people impacted by homelessness through weekly outreach services;
  • Provide individualized case management and coordination of services:
    • Conduct assessment with each youth to determine goals, barriers to goals, resource needs and other factors related to service planning, with particular attention paid to the following: housing (per housing first model), education, job training, mental health/physical health, substance use and social supports.
    • Develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each youth based on the assessment of needs
    • Engage and connect with youth in the referral process through resource referrals and navigation with supportive services
    • Coordinate safety planning and crisis response of youth when needed
    • Provide follow-up and aftercare services as needed
  • Provide necessary transportation according to Outreach vehicle availability and Y transportation policies
  • Coordinate with Sedro-Woolley Rec Center staff, including the Outreach Manager and Site Supervisor, on participants entry and exit to Street Outreach Services (SOS), coordination with the drop-in center, and general coordination of care.
  • Part of the paid on-call rotation, serving for 1 week at a time approximately every 5-6 weeks.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking applicants HIGHLY encouraged to apply!

Qualifications & Benefits

You’ve got this, if you are / or have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social services or closely related field from an accredited school.
  • Two years or more of related experience working with homeless, at-risk, and/or other youth populations.
  • Strong skills in self-initiation, communication, collaboration, crisis management and behavior management.
  • Ability to work variable hours, such as late nights or weekends as needed; that said, primary Outreach program hours offered are Monday-Thursday, 2:30-6:00 pm.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check from DCYF and the State of Washington
  • State approved certifications in CPR/AED, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens, as well as Mandatory Reporting and Trauma-informed Care/Harm Reduction training required within 90 days of hire.
  • Requires negative TB Test before working within facility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or closely related field.
  • Experience with school systems (special education, 504 service plans, IEP’s, etc.)
  • Experience case managing clients within other systems of care, such as behavioral health, child welfare, and/or other housing providers
  • Previous training in de-escalation, Positive Youth Development, CSEC, Domestic Violence, Mental Health First Aid, or other related trainings.

Competitive pay and excellent benefits, which include:

  • .50 cent hourly premium on top of wage for bilingual Spanish or other secondary language speakers
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Three paid personal days per year
  • Free household YMCA membership to the Skagit Valley Family YMCA and all national YMCAs
  • 403(b) Retirement Saving Account
  • 403(b) Retirement Employer Match (after two years with 1,000 hours)
  • Medical, Dental & Life Insurance through Premera (must be scheduled for 30-hours/week or more to qualify)