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Job Description – Case Manager – Mental Health for Youth (MH4Y)

Youth Services Network (YSN) is a community-based agency located in Rockford, Illinois. The mission of YSN is to develop, provide and coordinate services to improve the physical, psychological and social well-being of youth and families. All services are trauma-informed, strength based and provided in the community.

We are looking for a Creative and Team-Oriented, Bachelor’s level Case Manager to join our flexible, rewarding and collaborative team. This is a full-time position to provide mental health case management services to children and young adults who may be at risk for and/or experiencing homelessness.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree or pursuing a Bachelor’s in a human services-
related field.

EXPERIENCE: Experience working with youth, mental health services, trauma informed interventions, wraparound services, facilitation, and the coordination of resources. 1 to 3 years of experience in case management.

SKILLS: Positive communication, organization, leadership, and writing skills. Empathy for families and acceptance of diversity. Willing to work outside typical work schedule as needed which can include weekends.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive referrals, assist with the intake process, and assure paperwork is complete.

Provide mentoring, role modeling, and out-of-home activities as needed.

Provide assessment and linkage of clients to services.

Establish and facilitate wraparound meetings and manage service progression.

Participate in training, conferences, and workshops.

Maintain quality documented files.

Assist with measurable outcomes and statistics.

Provide case management to children and young adults.

All other duties as assigned.

Youth Services Network offers:
• Individual and group clinical supervision
• Health and life insurance with dental and vision
• Mileage reimbursement
• 10 days paid vacation
• 12 paid holidays a year
• 2 personal days a year
• 12 paid sick days a year
• Many training opportunities
• Qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
• Simple IRA after 2 years of full-time employment

To join our growing team please send resumes to:

Youth Services Network
107 N. 3rd St.
Rockford, IL 61107
rmartinez@ysnkids.com

Full-Time Therapist / Counselor – Mental Health for Homeless Youth (MH4Y)

Youth Services Network is a community based agency located in Rockford, Illinois. The mission of Youth Services Network is to develop, provide and coordinate services to improve the physical, psychological and social well-being of youth and families.  All services are trauma-informed, strength based and provided in the community.

We are looking for a Creative and Team-Oriented, Master’s level therapist:

Therapist/Counselor Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes positive, trusting rapport with clients.
  • Diagnoses and treats mental health disorders.
  • Creates individualized treatment plans according to client needs and circumstances.
  • Meets with clients regularly to provide counseling, treatment and adjust treatment plans as necessary.
  • Conducts ongoing assessments of client progress.
  • Maintains thorough records of client meetings and progress.
  • Follows all safety protocols and maintains client confidentiality.
  • Assist with measurable outcomes and statistics.
  • Participate in the team approach and wrap-around service model.

 Therapist/Counselor Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master’s Degree or pursuing a Master’s in social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy.
  • Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.
  • Knowledge of Trauma informed practices.
  • Experience with youth and young adults.

Job Description for MELD Case Manager

This is a full-time position to provide home and community-based services to individuals and families. Must have knowledge of and experience with youth development, resiliency, and childhood trauma.

Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children/ adolescents.

Skills: Demonstrate ability in both verbal and written communication.

Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to make home visits and to transport clients.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services to residents in the MELD shelter and transitional living programs.

2. Participate in resident assessment and intakes, service planning and document activities.

3. Provide assessment and referrals to services.

4. Participate in monthly and quarterly resident staffings.

5. Complete and submit all necessary reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

6. Participate in professional education opportunities and community meetings as necessary.

7. Provide in-home mentoring, role modeling, and out-of-home activities (i.e. job searching, tutoring, monitoring of school attendance, transportation to services, etc.).

8. Participate in shelter coverage as necessary.

9. Evenings and weekends are required and some on-call.

Assistant Shelter Supervisor

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Assistant Shelter Supervisor oversees the daily operations of the shelter ensuring the health, safety and well-being of staff and residents. 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

The Assistant Shelter Supervisor reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes Homeless Youth Staff daily shift duties as needed.
  • Creates and maintains monthly Homeless Youth Staff schedule.
  • Acts as the first point of contact for Homeless Youth Staff for shelter related issues.
  • Participates in a rotating on-call schedule.
  • Assists with interviewing, hiring and training of new Homeless Youth Staff.
  • Assists in the monitoring of staff duties, reporting and addressing concerns.
  • Maintains and enforces Homeless Youth Staff cleaning schedule for building and apartments.
  • Attends mandatory meetings, in-services and trainings.
  • Oversees laundry drop-off and pick-up.
  • Oversees ISBE approved menu planning, grocery shopping/pick up, food bank order/pick up.
  • Maintains Food Handler/Food Sanitation and other trainings as necessary.
  • Oversees supply and food inventory, storage, and pantry rotation and disposal.
  • Assists with file and furniture storage organization on and offsite.
  • Assists with fire drills, maintenance requests, and prepares for monitoring reviews by different agencies.
  • Assists case managers with shelter and transitional living program residents service plan goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, social services field is preferred.
  • Work experience or related experience with youth.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Pass a DCFS background check.
  • Pass a physical and TB test.
  • CPR/First Aide Certified.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

May lift up to 30 pounds.  Ability to read and interpret instructions and manuals.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in increments of tens and hundreds.

The responsibilities outlined in this position description serve as a general guideline for the position and may not be exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job.

Basic Center Youth Advocate

The Basic Center Youth Advocate is a full-time position that is responsible for case managing Basic Center MELD and Bridge shelter residents.  Services are guided by State and Federal policies as well as Youth Services Network, Inc.

Job Summary:

We seek a Bachelor’s level applicant to provide case management and shelter services to identified youth. In addition, the incumbent will provide community outreach by providing information to our community regarding our services. Case management services may include school advocacy, family support, linkage to community resources, treatment planning, aftercare, and more. The candidate is expected to be trauma-informed and prepared to provide services to families and youth in crisis.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service-related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children/adolescents.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to provide transportation to clients.

Skills:

  • Proficient in both verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality.
  • Capable of handling high-stress situations.
  • Works well in a team environment.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Complete a thorough intake assessment in a timely manner per grant requirements.
  2. Provide crisis intervention, reunification, and stabilization services to clients and their families.
  3. Provide ongoing case management services, including family support, school advocacy, linkage to community agencies, treatment planning, discharge planning, and more.
  4. Develop a goal plan with residents and support residents in the implementation of the goal plan.
  5. Document all contacts with or on behalf of clients and maintain updated case files.
  6. Input client information into the RHY-HMIS system.
  7. Provide community outreach to schools, police stations, fire departments, and other partnering entities.
  8. Complete required assessments and reports as needed.
  9. Transport youth to school and alternative living arrangements when necessary.
  10. Coordinate with CCBYS case worker to create and implement an aftercare plan.
  11. Make referrals to YSN programs and/or community resources as needed.
  12. Attend all scheduled staff meetings, agency meetings, in-services, and trainings.
  13. Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services Case Manager

The Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS) Case Manager is a full-time position to provide direct services at home and in the community to individuals and families. Services are guided by Youth Services Network, Inc. and State policies as directed by the CCBYS Supervisor.

Job Summary:

We seek a Bachelor’s level applicant to provide crisis intervention and case management services to identified youth. Crisis intervention requires immediate 24/7 services to youth in crisis at specified locations within our service area, such as local police departments, hospitals, court services, shelters, etc. The CCBYS Case Manager will be required to be on-call for crisis intervention one (1) weekend per month. Case management services may include school advocacy, family support, linkage to community resources, treatment planning, and more. The candidate is expected to be trauma-informed and prepared to provide services to families and youth in crisis.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service-related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children/adolescents.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to respond to crisis interventions and transport clients.

Skills:

  • Proficient in both verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality.
  • Capable of handling high-stress situations.
  • Works well in a team environment.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Provide ongoing case management services, including family support, school advocacy, linkage to community agencies, treatment planning, and more.
  2. Document all contacts with or on behalf of clients and maintain updated case files.
  3. Complete required assessments and reports as needed.
  4. On scheduled on-call days, provide 24/7 crisis intervention, family reunification, and stabilization services to clients and their families.
  5. Transport youth to alternative living arrangements when necessary.
  6. Become knowledgeable about the Juvenile Court Act and other State mandates that deal with crisis intervention and case management.
  7. Attend all scheduled staff meetings.
  8. Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
  9. Perform other related duties as assigned.