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The My Path Forward Support Staff Team Member will use a trauma-informed approach to supporting young adults, ages 17-25, who have aged out of foster care in order to meet their case management goals. Services include bed/curfew checks, apartment inspections, crisis management, providing program transportation, and delivering limited services as it relates to program participants’ case management plans [i.e. teaching life skills and management, job coaching and offering consistent training on being a good roommate, tenant, neighbor, employee, student and community member].
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Services to Young Adults:
• Provide after-hours [evenings, overnight, weekend] program supervision to youth in MPF and MPF-ILA
• Coach program participants in limited skills of daily living such as budgeting, comparison shopping, housekeeping skills, meal preparation and grocery shopping, and completing legal paperwork;
• Provide and coordinate transportation, including assisting participants navigate public transit as needed;
• Assist with apartment turn-over and preparation, including but not limited to, assembling and rearranging furniture, maintaining apartment inventory, etc.;
• Conduct apartment walk-throughs, checks, and inspections;
• Document all youth contacts in a timely manner;
• Communicate regularly with My Path Forward Team to ensure participants’ needs are met, case management goals and objectives are actively pursued, and issues are efficiently and effectively addressed within a timely fashion;
• Conduct after-hours life coaching sessions/workshops with participants as needed based on client schedules and needs to implement services;
• Participate in crisis management as needed;
• Other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of the impact of trauma on child and youth development.
• Knowledge of the foster care system and Independent Living Program in Virginia and how it operates.
• Knowledge of agency, State, and Federal rules and regulations as they relate to foster care and Independent Living.
• Knowledge of best practice for coaching and teaching young adults.
• Knowledge of young adult needs, attitudes and beliefs.
• Knowledge of the role and importance of permanency for young adults.
• Knowledge of the needs of youth aging out of foster care.
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Skilled at engaging young adults.
• Skilled at negotiating services and identifying resources as they relate to young adults.
• Skilled at collaborating with clients, staff and professionals in the community.
• Ability to work independently but also answer to many people.
• Ability to tolerate ambiguity.
• Ability to communicate and build relationships with a variety of internal and external customers.
• Ability to present program to others in a clear and meaningful manner.
• Ability to grow as the program and position grows.
• Ability to anticipate participants and program needs, determine work priorities and meet deadlines with little supervision.
• Ability to frequently problem-solve both independently and as a small team.
• Ability to effectively communicate with program staff to address ongoing issues and needs of clients.
|• College degree from an accredited college or university in a related subject, preferred but not required. • Three to five years of experience working independently providing coaching, case management or a related field to youth and young adults. • An understanding of trauma-informed care. • Commitment to the mission, goals and services of Children’s Home Society of Virginia. • Acceptable driving record and adequate auto insurance.|
|Competitive based on experience|
|Paid Time Off. Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance.|
How to apply:
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