Jul 16, 2019
This position will initially be assigned to the Inglewood Every Child Restorative Justice Center (ERJC) but will later be assigned to the San Fernando Valley-ERJC location in which the employee will be responsible for providing in-home and community-based services throughout the San Fernando Valley area. The ERJC is an innovative service established by CYS to provide evidence-based mediation services linked to intensive case management and wraparound community-based services to significantly reduce the number of teens attached to the juvenile justice system. Compensation This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, including benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are invited to participate in the company’s health benefits package after completing the 60-90-day employment introductory period. Our benefits program includes a 50% health cost reimbursement (for employee only), time off accruals and holiday pay. Dental, vision and supplemental insurances are also available. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, sociology, human services, psychology or a closely related field AND two years of case management experience in social work and/or juvenile justice or a closely related field (education may be substituted by experience on a year-for-year basis) Experience providing in-home and/or community-based direct services to families Ability to travel between sites Occasional assignment of cases in the South Los Angeles and South Bay area as needed. This position will often be required to report to the main office in Inglewood at least once per week for staff meetings and supervision. There will also be some travel between other CYS offices in South LA and Hawthorne Case Management experience or related position within social service organizations Experience in interviewing youth and their families and assessing personal, health, educational, social or financial needs and risk factors Experience providing case management services to children, youth and their families, including the identification and pursuit of resources necessary and appropriate to meet clients’ needs Experience providing culturally relevant services Experience working with adolescents and high-risk populations, including sound crisis management skills Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to connect with a variety of audiences Candidate must also be able to work well under stress and meet deadlines Working knowledge about trauma and its effects on youth and families Ability to demonstrate flexibility in regard to job duties and assignments Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and various software packages Bilingual in English/Spanish required Must pass background clearance and TB test. Preferred Experience or knowledge of Restorative Justice Experience with Motivational Interviewing General Functions and Responsibilities: Under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager, the Case Manager II will provide comprehensive strengths-based case management services to youth involved in or at risk of being involved in the juvenile justice system. This position will directly provide case management services to families in the San Fernando Valley. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: Conduct intake and assessment; direct service linkage and referral; case planning and contracting; casecoordination and advocacy; and follow up Conduct comprehensive evaluations of bio-psycho-social, emotional, educational, vocational and functionalneeds of youth and their families, including identifying risk factors and strengths Provide case management and advocacy for youth and their families enrolled in the Valley Restorative JusticeCenter in order to access needed services and meet the requirements for enrollment and successful completionof the program Develop an individualized service plan in coordination with CYS/ERJC continuum of care as well as leveragerelevant community resources as needed; Case Manager must participate in collaborative service planning andhave an understanding of the stages of change and development Support identified youth in meeting their specified goals in increasing emotional, behavioral, and mental healthstability so that they can minimize their risk of involvement with the Justice System Provide crisis prevention, intervention and safety planning services, along with stress management and life skillsdevelopment Work closely with referral agencies (law enforcement, schools, probation, district attorney) and internalpersonnel to ensure coordinated and effective services Maintain regular contact with service providers and referring agency to monitor youth progress Make weekly home and school visitations according to identified service plan Act as a Mandated Reporter of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect Maintain up-to-date confidential records in CYS Connect database and office records Prepare case histories, reports, maintains records and chronological logs of case activities Occasionally represent CYS Restorative Justice programs in County and community meetings, and professional associations Engage in individual supervision twice a month Participate in ongoing case reviews, training activities as directed, in-monthly case management meetings and all staff meetings Other Duties: Other duties may be assigned as needed. Working Conditions Performing duties of the Case Manager may require spending the majority of the day walking, standing, sitting and regularly driving back and forth to off-site locations. Must possess a valid California driver’s license, have use of a reliable vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Level of Language Proficiency Bilingual (English/Spanish) Benefits All full-time employees are invited to participate in the company’s health benefits package after completing the 60-90-day employment introductory period. Our benefits program includes a 50% health cost reimbursement (for employee only), time off accruals and holiday pay. Dental, vision and supplemental insurances are also available. How to Apply Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Recruitment for this position will end upon receipt of a sufficient number of resumes. Only those applicants with the most relevant qualifications and knowledge will be invited to participate in the oral interview. No phone calls please. CYS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. CYS, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Therefore, applicants who may need reasonable accommodation or other assistance in relation to a disability or religion, at any point within the application process or thereafter if hired, should immediately inform CYS, Inc. by sending an email to email@example.com. To learn more about CYS, Inc. or the services provided, you may visit the website at cys-la.org.
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