Bilingual Extended Foster Care Success Coach

Youth Villages

Youth Villages

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Bilingual Extended Foster Care Success Coach

Requisition ID
2024-20919
Job Locations
AZ-Phoenix
Program
Foster Care
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Responsibilities

Program Overview

Extended Foster Care provides support to young adults to maintain eligibility for extended foster care services ensuring better outcomes as they transition into adulthood. Extended Foster Care services includes case management, placement support, teaching life skills, and supporting clients in areas such as housing stability, employment, and education to achieve a successful transition into adulthood.

Position Overview

The EFC Success Coach engages youth in a coach-like way and provides strengths-based case management and interventions as needed for youth and young adults preparing for and participating in the Extended Foster Care Program. EFC Success Coaches carry an active caseload of twenty young adults.

  • Meet with each youth/young adult at their place of residence a minimum of 30 minutes face to face 1 x per month (up to 3 x’s as needed).
  • Build a supportive relationship with youth/young adult that assists them in developing goals and a plan for achieving those goals. Monitor and adjust the plan with the youth based on progress and need areas.
  • Supporting youth/young adults in crisis stabilization and identifying and addressing the root cause of the crisis. Providing interventions to address immediate safety until the young adult can start or continue in goal progression.
  • Act as a liaison with community service providers. Coordinate with service providers to ensure that the youth/young adult’s needs are being met while also collaborating with community service providers and other key stakeholders.
  • Participate and/or facilitate team-based planning meetings at the invitation of the youth such as wraparound meetings, family engagement meetings, and permanency or community roundtables.
  • Provide weekly support to youth/young adult by maintaining weekly contact and ongoing communication with service providers and other supports.
  • Maintain ongoing development of a case/transition plan that reflects the young adult’s personal goals.
  • Complete required documentation including skills assessments, case-notes, transition plans and monthly progress updates within timelines outlined by the program.
  • Utilize interventions to address the following domains: housing, education, natural supports/healthy relationships, employment, health, transportation, and money management.
  • Conduct on-going assessment of the young adults needs from a strength focused solution-based perspective.
  • Empower young adults to build upon and utilize support in their natural environment, including teaching young adults how to access the appropriate community resources.
  • Participates in weekly supervision concerning case strategies and case progress.
  • Act as an advocate for the young adult when facing barriers to achieving goals by attending meetings, and court hearings as determined by the youth, caseworker, or supervisor.
  • 24/7 availability to support young adults, while rotating between staff, on call responsibilities for after hours, holidays, and weekends.
  • Provide support accessing transportation for youth to include directly providing transportation to events as needed.
  • Maintain a caseload of up to 20 young adults.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by program leadership.

Why Youth Villages?

Our programs in Arizona:

  • Paid licensure supervision for LPC, LCSW, LMFT
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Certification
  • Training opportunities based on your interest / CEU’s
  • Tablets issued to community based staff for documentation
  • Open/collaborative work environment
  • Gym membership reimbursement/discounts

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance in the coverage amounts of 100/300/100.
Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Salary

$58000 - $66000 / year based on education and clinical license

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish; both written and verbal.
  • Master’s degree in a social services field is preferred; a Bachelor's degree in social services field is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Experience serving transition age youth (ages 14-26) in systems of care (e.g., foster care, juvenile justice, runaway and homeless youth programs) is preferred.
  • Must be 26 years of age based on DCS requirements.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule; based around the availability of young adults served.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes, and auto insurance in the coverage amounts of 100/300/100.
  • Must be willing to travel to meet the needs of young adults served. High volume counties include Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
401(k)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision

Growth & development through continuous training

Clinical and administrative advancement opportunities

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

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