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WIOA Youth Case Manager (see Youth Services Professional-Clallam/Jefferson on OESD website)

Olympic Educational Service District 114

This is a Full-time position in Port Angeles, WA posted February 22, 2021.

Youth Services ProfessionalPage 2Job Title:WIOA
– Youth Services ProfessionalDivision:Teaching & LearningDepartment:Student ServicesSalary Placement:Classified Level H ($24.43
– $29.26)Days/Year260 8/hour daysLocation:WorksourceClallam/Jefferson CountySupervisor:Youth Services DirectorCreation/Revision Date:12/2020JOB PURPOSE: Part of an energetic team that recruits, enrolls and case manages disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24.

This includes supporting clients in developing individualized plans to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the workforce through job training and career development.Job Description ResponsibilitiesRecruit, enroll, screen, case manage, and provide counseling support to youth identified for program services and meet program eligibility criteria.

Determine eligibility, provide orientation to the program, interview/intake participants, assess their employability and establish a training/educational plan for each participant.Provide case management, including, but not limited to, data entry into the database system and maintaincase files.Utilize the counseling/coaching/mentor process to teach and improve participant decision-making personal and academic areas and vocational exploration.

Assist participant in overcoming barriers to employment and job placement and work with school personnel and community education programs to assist participant in obtaining a high school diploma or GED.Assess participants’ need for supportive services, as well as community resources and social supports.

Identify, maintain and recruit local business sites for work experience placement and internships.

Meet with local business managers and owners to develop work sites appropriate for youth.Assist participant in navigating and negotiating support systems such as human service, health, court, and criminal justice to resolve issues facing young people.

Collaborate with the Youth Services team, school and community partners to develop and maintain a consistent approach to supporting and expanding the personal growth and leadership skills of young people.

Create and maintain community partnerships.Monitor progress and daily attendance of transition students at school or community based service or work.

Serve as liaison between parents and education programs.Travel throughout the county to work experience/internship placement sites, meetings and other places to provide youth supportive services.Make home visits, as appropriate, to assess needs and support young people.

Prepare materials, packets, and files for the program, as needed.

Interpret and disseminate labor market information to clients and co-workers.Coordinate, as a team, “drop ins” by providing resource and referral information.

Attend all required program staff meetings, community meetings, and trainings per supervisor’s direction.

Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications and Education RequirementsBachelor’s degree required (in education, psychology, social work or related area preferred).Successful experience in working with youth development programs.Successful experience in working with community agencies.Successful experience with employment and training.Job training experience with a competency based basic skills program preferred.Experience with WIOA regulations preferred.Valid Washington State Driver’s License; commercial driver’s license preferred.Valid or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.Required knowledge, skills, abilitiesDemonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks.Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision.Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.Demonstrated knowledge with use of computers and data entry.Must have crisis intervention skills.Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct presentations.Must have good human relations and interpersonal skills.Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional split schedule and evening events.Ability to work and function as a team member.Ability to travel; reliable transportation; appropriate auto insurance.Physical requirementsSignificant:talking, hearing, vision, handling paperwork, repetitive motion, use of computer/phone, looking at computer monitor, color vision, peripheral/depth perception, ability to adjust focusFrequent:walking, sitting, use of fax machine/calculator, moderate noise levelsOccasional:standing, driving, climbing, kneeling, squatting, crawling, reaching above the shoulder, lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing/pulling, exposure to blood/bodily fluids, moving parts, very quiet to loud noise levels