Clinical Case Manager Foster Youth (ASCW, AMFT, APCC)

Hayward, California, United States | RA | Full-time

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The RA Clinical Case Manager is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides community based mental health services, with an emphasis on skill building and case management to transition age foster and probation youth participating in Side by Side’s Transitional Housing Programs.  This includes partnering with youth on their mental health goals, housing, vocational, and educational needs, engaging in positive relationships, and enhancing independent living skills. The RA Clinical Case Manager actively supports and implements a strengths-based, culturally competent, client-centered approach to working with TAY. The RA Clinical Case Manager will share a caseload of 10-13 youth with the Youth Specialist.  This exempt position may require work weeks in excess of 40 hours as well as evening and weekend work.

 Service Delivery and Client Outcomes

  • Obtain and complete necessary clinical records and documents, including progress notes, clinical assessments, treatment plans, and discharge summaries, within assigned time frames, and perform Medi-Cal administrative activities.
  • Provide at least 1080 hours of service delivery per year

 Client Support

  • Weekly community-based individual therapy and clinical case management services to a caseload of 13-16 youth.
  • Build therapeutic rapport with youth and work on short and long-term mental health and independent living skills goals.
  • Complete clinical assessments and CANS/ANSA-T needs assessments related to various life domains.
  • Partner with youth in acquiring access to community settings and resources including, but not limited to, health care, employment, school, housing, benefits, etc.
  • Use a strengths-based approach to partner with youth in creating a Treatment Plan and developing and monitoring the progress of monthly goals.
  • Safeguard the dignity and protect the rights and individuality of each youth in care so as to enhance their self-respect
  • Regular on-call responsibilities.
  • Transport youth in a vehicle on a daily basis

 POSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • An enthusiastic, trauma informed and strengths-based approach to partnering with youth and collaborating with peers.
  • Knowledge and self-awareness regarding issues of race, class, and ethnicity and the ability to supervise an educationally and ethnically diverse staff.
  • Commitment to working in a diverse workplace, and self-awareness regarding issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/spirituality, and disability.
  • Passion for working with a diverse group of Transition Age Youth (TAY) including youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and youth with disabilities.
  • Ability to view families, both biological and chosen, as resources and support systems for youth, and commitment to involving families in services
  • Commitment to self-reflection and personal awareness as a means of being able to remain emotionally available and connected with youth, and function as an engaged team-member

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited university or college.
  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • At least two years of experience working with adolescents, preferably current and/or former foster youth
  • Fulfillment of TB clearance and any other mandatory state/federal requirements.
  • California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance
  • A valid California driver's license, dependable personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SHS’ insurance

Compensation: $58,240 - $65,900 annually dependent on experience 

Side by Side is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era, or other veteran status.