The Youth Development Coordinator (CJD) reports to the Youth Development Program Manager. They offer activities and services to help young people in DCF / State custody in their transition to adulthood and acquire the skills necessary to become independent adults in a community setting.
The YDC will achieve this goal by assessing and helping young people identify their goals; develop a strengths-based care plan to help them achieve their goals; and identify links and lifelong support.
Case management services will focus on access to housing, employment, education and the development of strong links with natural support networks, including families, local community organizations and d other important adults. This is an exempt position with an annual salary of $ 40,680.00.
- Maintain a workload, provide direct services to approximately 25 youth per month.
- Maintain appropriate documentation in client files, perform monthly web data reports, and provide other program information as outlined in the grant.
- Help clients develop comprehensive individualized plans to transition from custody.
- Raise awareness of DCF and youth in care, collaborate with existing tutors, attend DCF case plan reviews, and consult and contribute to the development of the DCF case plan.
- Provide case management, including efforts to:
- Help young people identify their goals.
- Carry out a formal assessment of the young person’s readiness for adulthood.
- Help the youth develop a plan that uses their strengths to help them reach their goals.
- Help young people find sustainable employment.
- Help young people identify their goals for completing high school and preparing for, registering for and completing post-secondary education.
- Help young people access and keep affordable housing.
- Help young people access health care.
- Help young people identify and develop lifelong bonds and the support of caring adults.
- Create and support opportunities for youth to participate in community service and leadership activities, including the State Youth Development Committee.
- Provide access to the supports and services provided for in Bill 74, the Youth in Transition Act and its associated rules.
- Attend monthly network meetings with YDCs statewide.
- Enter customer data, HSP billing packages, checks and credit card records by 10e of the following month.
- Create an appropriate schedule and maintain the schedule. Updated at least every two weeks for payroll.
- Track personal mileage and submit monthly for reimbursement.
- Manage and update customer lists monthly.
- Attend weekly group supervision with YDP staff and bi-weekly individual supervision with the youth development program manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.
- One year of experience with adolescents and young adults.
- Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and religion.
- Knowledge of the development of adolescents and young adults.
- The ability to establish a relationship of trust and relationships with adolescents.
- Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
- Ability to coordinate services with other agencies and professionals.
- The ability to use supervision in asking for help, support and training, and in accepting and using feedback.
- Ability to manage time and set priorities to complete tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
- Ability to work independently and also as an effective member of a team.
This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including transportation of clients. Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance are required.
The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this position. They should not be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities of the position.