YouthBuild Case Manager
Position Title: YouthBuild Case Manager
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology or related field required. A minimum of three (3) years’ counseling, or crisis intervention experience with young adults preferred. Must possess a strong commitment to helping young people succeed in an innovative training program to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills and enable them to make a difference in their community. Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to a multiracial and multicultural group of young people. Understanding of the issues facing young people in the community where the program is located and a willingness to learn from young people. Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of issues, people and institutions. Knowledge of human service, health, court and criminal justice systems’ programs, regulations, procedures and alternative programs. Effective public speaking, listening and written communication skills. Team-oriented with a sense of humor and non-judgmental attitude.
The YouthBuild Case Manager provides ongoing counseling support, advocacy and guidance to program members of the Mohawk Valley YouthBuild grant-funded project to assist them in dealing with their academic, personal, legal, and social service needs, especially those needs that interfere with their ability to meet the program requirements and their personal goals. The YouthBuild Case Manager works closely with the entire staff to build the youths’ leadership skills; serves as the lead staff member referral to community services. This project is designed to provide youth of diverse backgrounds from high-needs population of the City of Utica with rigorous academic instruction, occupational skills training and viable pathways to college and careers. This is a grant funded position.
- Assesses personal needs of YouthBuild participants and assists with finding resources to meet their needs;
- Provides individual group counseling to YouthBuild participants;
- Advocates with human service, health, court and criminal justice systems to resolve issues facing young people;
- Makes home visits, as appropriate, to assess and support the youth’s needs;
- Facilitates weekly rap sessions (discussions) or support groups;
- Meets regularly with staff to develop and maintain a consistent approach to best support and expand the personal growth and leadership skills of youth;
- Identifies, organizes and exposes youth to cultural, political and social events or activities;
- Keeps service records;
- Responsible for leadership development activities as defined by the Program manager;
- Ensures that the leadership development philosophy and programs are being carried out; and
- Other related duties as assigned by the Director of the Education Outreach Center.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
MVCC does not discriminate. MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MVCC offers a comprehensive employee enrichment program. Official academic transcripts required upon hire.
Review Start Date: 1/21/2019
Review of applications will begin on the review start date and will continue until successful candidates have been identified.