- Utilize therapeutic engagement strategies to build rapport, identify strengths and barriers to participant self-sufficiency, and empower youth to achieve goals and permanent independence.
- Provide intensive and therapeutic case management services designed to build and support participants’ relationships with family and community with an emphasis on permanent connections.
- Utilize evidenced based practices to engage youth in participation of services that are client-centered, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, in order to improve the short/long-term health, safety, and well-being of youth.
- Utilize evidence based or promising practices as the preferred treatment modality for crisis management and safety planning, as well as individual and group sessions.
- Provide coordination of care with other mental health professionals, primary care providers, and other supportive services.
- Coordinate and engage youth in activities in the community to stimulate alternative interests, improve emotional and physical wellbeing, enhance self-esteem, and foster personal growth and satisfaction.
- Provide support, advocacy, life skills, referrals, crisis intervention, and employment readiness services.
- Carry a reasonable caseload required by funding source and provide responsive services in the office, home, and/or community setting.
- Participate in HOY Case Conferencing with partners
- Work closely with Housing Navigator and Peer Advocate to screen and interview prospective participants for the program.
- Will utilize the Coordinated Entry System to connect youth and young adults in finding safe, stable and inclusive housing options.
- Work with youth and young adults to explore the 3 E’s (Education, Employment, Entrepreneurialism) and assist in connecting them to the appropriate community partner so they can get support in the pursuance of their identified goals.
- Assist youth in obtaining documentation, housing, education and legal services, etc.
- Work with participant to develop a case plan and provide assistance when needed.
- Track short and long-term client progress in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) as required by contract.
- Maintain accurate, timely documentation for each client.
- Maintain linkages with community, educational, and employment resources.
- Assist in program development and resource identification.
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of participants’ protected health information and other applicable information in accordance with HIPAA.
- Maintain collaboration with County/COR and other providers in development and delivery of service plans.
- Participate in multi-disciplinary teams, serving as an expert on matters related to CSEC and human trafficking.
- Attend and participate in program meetings, group supervision, retreats, committees, trainings, and other collaborative activities as necessary.
- Uphold LifeSpring program compliance and contractual standards through direct monitoring of participants.
- Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
- Work in conjunction with other programs to create and uphold to monthly events in house or offered through the community.
- Complete all other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Compensation and Benefits
BA + 2 years experienced required or MA in social work or related field and registered intern with the BBS preferred.
Experience working with teens and/or transitional age youth who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. Experience working with other populations such as former foster youth and CSEC/HT.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and focus on multiple duties. Strong skills in engagement, crisis intervention, case management, interviewing, rapport building, assessment, goal setting, and youth participation and development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy required. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated.
Available for alternating evening and weekend on-call shifts for crisis intervention.
Available nights and some weekends for groups, events, and/or outings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment
Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Possess knowledge dual diagnosis treatment. Must possess a strong understanding of mental/behavioral health. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.
Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick time
- Paid holidays (13 days)
- Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
- Free health and wellness programs
- Free Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance program
- Great employee incentive award programs
- Training and education assistance
- Matched 403b retirement plan
- Flexible Spending Account
- Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EEO
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to attend meetings throughout San Diego County. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the timeWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to attend meetings throughout San Diego County. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time
Times may vary per individual client needs (may include evening and weekends). Available for alternating evening and weekend on-call shifts for crisis intervention.
Available nights and some weekends for groups, events, and/or outings.