PURPOSE: To provide individual and family intervention including counseling, case development, implementation and management, advocacy, referral and follow-up/aftercare; to participate in the development, nurturance and continuance of the philosophy, values and goals of the agency. This is a specialty position to specifically work with youth in the community.
- Therapy/Case Coordination – Non-Residents: Provide individual and/or family counseling to youth and their families on a non-residential basis. The intervention activities shall include: development of intervention plan, assessment of assets and resources, engagement and motivation of individual or family in the therapeutic process and facilitate attainment of treatment goals.
- Shelter Services: Participation in shelter activities by providing consistent, caring and supportive shelter services for adolescents. This includes meeting the physical and emotional needs of the youth housed, communicating effectively with the youth, accepting phone calls, and assisting the Youth & Family Specialists in the resolution of conflict.
- Therapy/Case Coordination- Residents: Provide individual and family counseling to youth and their families. The counseling interventions shall include: development of a goal-focused individualized plan, assessment of assets and resources, engagement and motivation of youth and families in a therapeutic process, coordination of resident activities with other staff, advocacy, referral, facilitate attainment of treatment goals, and follow-up/aftercare activities.
- Volunteers: Provide supervision of volunteers in the implementation of their duties, participate in their training, complete evaluations and paperwork, provide feedback as required.
- Consultation: Provide consultation to other staff in person or by telephone when required in areas of case management, intake process, and shelter-care activities and services.
- Outreach: To participate in outreach activities and present the agency’s program and philosophy to the general public, individuals and groups.
- Record Keeping: Complete accurately all records associated with non-residential case files, log entries, forms, memos and outreach forms.
- Staff Development: Actively participate in agency staff development and training programs, and regularly attend consultations and scheduled training sessions.
- Agency Evaluation and Planning: Actively participate in agency evaluation and planning activities.
- Other Duties may be assigned from time to time.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Spanish speaking preferred. MSW degree or equivalent master’s level social service degree; LPC Certification, strong communication skills (oral and written), experience working with youth, and working knowledge of computer software; access to car, valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof (and maintenance) of auto insurance; ability to climb stairs, and some lifting.
SALARY: $69,000 annually
PLEASE NOTE: This is a grant funded position that will be contracted through 12/2026.
Please send your resume to Executive Director, Audra O'Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2023.