AmeriCorps Assistant Case Manager(s) I, II, & III

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Position Summary:

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $14279 per year of service ($594 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6195 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition or for re-payment of existing student loans.  Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case manager I):

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate and support with Youth Shelter Aftercare program at the Drop-In Center, weekly on Sundays 2-5pm.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
  • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
    • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
    • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
    • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case manager II):

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and basic/immediate services from the Pathfinders Drop-in Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate MPS families accessing Urban Threads, being trained in donation sorting to prepare Urban Threads for families.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants and Urban Thread families.
  • Provide assistance to housing screening staff on-site and at monthly continuum of care meetings.
  • Assist donation team on Saturday’s and during the week with storing and organizing clothing and hygiene donations for youth participants and referred Urban Threads families.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case manager III):

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate housing screening assessments and internal referrals to direct service programs.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
  • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
    • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
    • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
    • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Requirements:                     

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.
  • Some weekend hours are required.

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to dlofton@pathfindersmke.org.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce.  Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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