Program Manager for youth experiencing homelessness
Please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah@YESiskiyou.org with "Homeless Youth Program Manager" in the subject line. Applications submitted through Facebook will not be considered. Applications will be accepted no later than March 31, 2021.
Youth Empowerment Siskiyou (YES) is a private non-profit agency that advocates for trauma-exposed, foster, and at-risk youth. YES operates a Court Appointed Special Advocate program, trauma-informed summer camp, supervised visitation and now a homeless youth case management program.
Youth Empowerment Siskiyou is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
POSITION: Program Manager serving youth experiencing homelessness
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
HOURS: 20 hours per week/hourly.
This grant-funded position will work to establish and implement Youth Empowerment Siskiyou’s homeless youth case management program. Case management includes coordinating available community resources in service of the youth’s safety, health and healing, including housing, food, education, mental health and family support services. The Program Manager functioning as a youth caseworker will collaborate with local homeless liaisons, county and community agencies in coordinating services, trainings and technical assistance on behalf of youth. The position is anticipated to increase hours to 40 hours per week as funding is allocated.
- Assist youth who are currently or are at-risk of homelessness to access social services.
- Works directly with youth experiencing homelessness and their families.
- Through rapport building, provides strength-based case management to youth.
- Maintains up to date information regarding availability and status of community programs and resources that are necessary and relevant to youth.
- Assists youth in accessing and maintaining entitlements and benefits.
- Assists clients in achieving goals relating to education, employment, housing, and other youth identified goals.
- Accepting and supportive of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
- Assess youth needs and monitor the effectiveness of interventions and support.
- Engage in regular outreach to homeless youth.
- Attend relevant meetings pertaining to homelessness and education.
- Make referrals to counselors, social workers, teachers, probation officers or other appropriate agency personnel.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Work well with youth of varying ages, family members, and multi-agency personnel.
- Work independently and exercise sound judgement.
- Work under varying degrees of stress.
- Initiate recommendations regarding programmatic or agency improvements when the need arises.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional behavior/appropriate boundaries with youth and staff members.
- Ability to pass a background check
- Possession of valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable vehicle for travel
- Knowledge of principles of trauma-informed care
- Experience as a volunteer or supervising volunteers
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent computer skills, including data entry, and familiarity with Google Docs and Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ability to keep all client information confidential
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Ability to organize and prioritize various tasks