Lawrence Hall
  • Workforce Development
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Case Worker reports to the Case Management Supervisor. Provides services to youth in the Right Turn program, to assist youth in completing the training, engage in positive social and emotional education programs, make academic progress, limit justice system involvement and connect to community based resources, supports the expungement process. Coordinates services with the participants family, mentor, employer, school and other resources as needed. Provides case management services to youth during regular meetings on-site, their home and within the community. Requires knowledge of trauma exposure, knowledge of the 5 S's of trauma: Safety, Self-Regulation/Soothing, Supportive, Strengths, Self-Care, and an understanding of and recognition of the signs of traumatic stress. Frequent utilization of personal vehicle for ongoing site visits. Effective use of oral and written communications skills. Use of crisis intervention techniques (both verbal and physical). Physical intervention requires the ability to kneel and return to standing without assistance. Case Worker must have the flexibility to adjust work schedule to the needs of the program

DUTIES

Develop Individual Achievement Plans with youth

Coordinate youth services with key stakeholders to support provision of wrap-around services for youth and their families

Provide one-on-one mentoring services outside of program hours to assist the youth in developing the personal, emotional, or social skills that may be impacting their ability to be successful through coaching and modeling positive behaviors

Provide vocational guidance and supportive counseling as needed

Assist participants in securing subsidized employment opportunities in fields of client interest and in high growth industries

Assist participants in learning essential job functions and orientation to the workplace environment and culture

Model the principles of employment success taught during the pre-employment curriculum

Provide coaching and encouragement and support as the participant's transition through participation.

Cultivate and maintain a network of available community resources for youth as needed

During site visits, monitor client performance and participation, observe behavior, and intervene as needed

Act as a liaison between the youth, youth's family, agency, youth's school, probation officer and police department

Develop and maintain positive relationships with employers working with youth in employment opportunities

Provides supplementary services, as needed including Coping with Mental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender employment services; and financial literacy programming

Facilitate job readiness groups

Coordinates services with the youth and their mentor

Assesses skills attainment, career planning, and referrals to supportive community employment

Maintain personal area and program service areas in a neat and orderly fashion

Ability to multitask and manage time effectively

Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as required

Participate in program evaluation as required

Participate in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned

Work effectively with clients and staff in a culturally diverse environment

Accurately complete documents as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in a human service field or HS Diploma with 3 years of related work experience

Strong sales ability

Must be highly organized, detail focused, have excellent time management and possess strong computer skills

Experience with DCFS wards preferred

Personal vehicle or access to vehicle and proof of insurance

Valid Illinois Drivers license and clearance through DCFS

No history of child abuse or neglect.

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