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Youth Case Manager-CAT

Under the supervision of the Youth Development Program Manager, utilize a team approach to provide comprehensive case management, counseling and educational services to at-risk youth and their families participating in the Communities Assessment Team (CAT) program. Services include, but are not limited to, in-home support, crisis intervention, counseling, case management, transporting participating youth, and community education and development. The Case Manager uses a wide variety of modalities that exercise discretion and independent judgment in the treatment of children, youth, families, individuals and groups.  This professional is expected to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team while making sound, independent decisions for the benefit of the clients and their families.  The Case Manager works in a culturally sensitive manner and abides by the legal and ethical standards of the profession

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Specific Activities
  • Conduct comprehensive Placement Assessments
  • Develop and implement strength-based individual and family case plans
  • Provide family focused psycho-education utilizing evidenced based strategies and a trauma informed approach
  • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Case conference in coordination with other mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and others involved with the youth/family
  • Provide transportation to and from necessary locations for participating youth
  • Assist and coordinate fieldtrips and outings
  • Adapt to flexible schedule which will include working evenings and occasional weekends
  • Advocate, mentor and role-model skills for families such as discipline, communication and general life skills
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate specific groups as necessary, e.g. parenting class, decision-making, substance abuse, anger management and life skills
  • Provide educational counseling to encourage school attendance, assist families about the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) process and provide referrals to tutoring as needed
  • Assist in career guidance, job skills and job placement for youth as needed
  • Provide assistance with community resources through advocacy, information and direct connections
  • Receive referrals from and provide progress reports to Juvenile Court, Juvenile Probation and Law Enforcement, schools, and community entities as needed
  • Maintain communication regarding status and progress of referrals with all referring parties in a timely manner
  • Participate in  all required department meetings and trainings as requested by Management
  • Maintain necessary client records and statistics, and submit timely monthly and weekly reports
  • Participate in case supervision and program evaluation
  • Participate in quality assurance review
  • Provide administrative duties and meet all contract requirements
  • Knowledge of and respect for diverse cultures
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, social work, or related field, with training in child abuse and all other protective issues.
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. 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. 
Other Requirements
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.
Compensation and Benefits
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. EOE
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer
Work Schedule
Non-exempt, Full-time, 40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends)