Case Manager/ Coach-Independent Living Program (ILP)
Beyond Emancipation

Posted August 07, 2019

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation $45,000 annually

Company Beyond Emancipation

Location 675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94621
US


DESCRIPTORS

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Beyond Emancipation began operation of the Independent Living Program (ILP) in Alameda County in May 2016. Beyond Emancipation (B:E) currently supports transition aged youth ages 18-21 with experience in the foster care or probation systems in their transformation to lead healthy, connected, and productive lives. Since 2010, B:E has worked to develop, integrate, and now disseminate an approach to services based on coaching principles and techniques. The resulting model: Creative Connected Resourceful and Whole (CCRW) ensures youth have support to build capacity, expand possibilities and achieve greater fulfillment and success while staying on track with life objectives in five core areas: housing, education, employment, permanency and wellness.

The Independent Living Program (ILP) supports current foster and eligible probation youth ages 14-21 with training and services to assist them in the transition to lead independent and productive lives. ILP conducts pre-emancipation life skills classes, provides college and scholarship application assistance, leadership training and opportunities, and a wealth of other services to enable foster youth to be better prepared to make the transition out of care.  ILP services will be headquartered at Beyond Emancipation’s current location in East Oakland with complementary services offered through in South County.  

B:E is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The ILP Case Manager/Coach will be responsible for providing case management and information and referral services to current and former foster youth between the ages of 14-21. This is a full-time, non-exempt, salaried position. The ideal candidate will provide client-centered, strength-based and culturally sensitive case management and coaching support to youth in this age group. The ILP Case Manager/Coach will work actively with young clients in the areas of housing, education, employment, wellness and permanency. The candidate selected for this role will have an active interest in promoting a 1:1 coaching model that encourages partner relationships with youth to assist with goals and successful outcomes. Ongoing professional development will be provided for our innovative coaching model, Creative Connected Resourceful and Whole (CCRW). This position will require travel throughout the County to visit clients; therefore reliable transportation is necessary to successfully perform the duties of this role. The ideal ILP Case Manager/ Coach will have excellent communication skills and a background in foster youth services and case management. 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Case manage ILP cases, with the following possible age bracket: 14-15 years old, 16-17 years old, 18-21 years old
  • Manage caseload for your designated age bracket and create specific services, milestones, and competencies based on appropriateness for given age bracket, including out of county ILP youth
  • Utilize a 1:1 coaching model that promotes partner relationship with youth to assist with goals and successful outcomes
  • Support youth/NMD to meet goals of their transition plan, including goals reflected in their TILP, TLCs, ILP classes and services
  • Meet with clients in the field the majority of the time with the understanding that clients cannot always access services at ILP building locations
  • Support youth/NMDs who are in Distant Learning Programs
  • Provide on-going assessment of client needs, always monitoring for safety and stability risks. Provide immediate response to urgent client safety and stability needs
  • Refer clients to services and programs (housing, employment, education, mental health, health, youth development, mentoring, etc) that will help them meet their goals. Assist them in accessing public benefits when eligible and needed
  • Support at risk populations, for example: pregnant and parenting teens, LGBTQ, and CSEC with accessing additional services unique to their situation
  • Meet with youth and their care providers in the community to encourage youth participation in ILP related services
  • Support ILP Events and Outreach Coordinator by following up with phone calls and/or in-person visits
  • Make effort to engage and consult with ILP participant’s care providers for the purposes of recruitment, retention, outreach and transitional planning
  • Communicate with the assigned County Welfare Worker and other service providers via email, phone calls and/or other written updates
  • Coordinate services with County Welfare Worker as it pertains to youth’s goals and objectives per TILP
  • Provide quarterly updates to primary County Welfare Worker and ILP Coordinator to track youth’s progress including information related to recruitment, retention and outreach efforts
  • Provide assistance with completing ILP referral form to access financial services, e.g. senior/graduation stipends, gift cards, book money, and other emancipated youth services
  • Provide information to County ILP staff when asked for quality assurance purposes
  • Provide supportive services as needed in collaboration with Alameda County ILP staff
  • Facilitate workshops and peer support groups relevant to client needs-to be held both in the office and in the field
  • On a timely basis, maintain comprehensive case documentation in the agency’s database
  • Meet with and regularly communicate with the ILP Coordinator, advising him/her of urgent client needs and discussing personal efforts and challenges to improving job performance
  • Participate as WOD (Worker of the Day) on a weekly basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in social work, psychology, human services, or a related field
  • 2 years of experience with adolescents/transition age youth
  • Experience in crisis and resource management, youth development and group facilitation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Strong time management, organization, and documentation skills
BENEFITS

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Personal Days
  • Holidays
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Voluntary Retirement Plans