Youth Advocate/Case Manager

Youth Homes

Work for a dynamic leader in the field of youth services. If you are interested in joining a mission-driven, supportive work environment that provides opportunities for learning, growth and advancement, consider working for Youth Homes. Youth Homes has the following position open: Youth Advocate/Case Manager

This position is responsible for:
Providing individualized support to youth in care related to the following core areas:
Care Coordination: This includes participation in the development of a Care Plan with active participation of the youth.
Scheduling, transporting, and participating in appointments (i.e. medical, school, other agencies) with youth as necessary to achieve identified case management goals and service needs.
Coordination of services and advocacy on behalf of assigned youth.
The implementation of an array of activities designed to improve family engagement and other supports that can expand a youth's "web of belonging" both during and after residing at Youth Homes.
Identifying, facilitating, developing and/or providing educational/vocational/life skills training to prepare the youth for transition into adulthood.
Providing post-discharge follow-up and support to youth.
Complete accurate and timely documentation of project-related activities.
Participate in training and meetings with other Case Managers to coordinate implementation, share experiences, improve model, and accurately evaluate the program.

Education, and Licensing Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in a human services field with at least one year of full-time experience serving people with mental illnesses. Individuals with other educational backgrounds who, as providers, consumers, or advocates of mental health services have developed the necessary skills, may also be considered if able to verify successful experience and competencies required for the position.
Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with children who are at-risk.
Experience working with persons in crisis.
Have an understanding of the child protective, youth court and mental health systems in Montana.
A valid Montana Driver's License.

For over 50 years, Youth Homes has provided care to children and youth who have experienced significant trauma and loss. We provide crisis shelter to teens at four shelters in western Montana and Helena. We also operate four therapeutic group homes for youth with serious emotional disturbances as well as one group home for youth aging out of the foster care system who need help with independent living skills. Our Dan Fox Family Care Program provides therapeutic foster care and adoption services, out-patient therapy, transitional living support and home support services. Youth Homes provides an array of services designed to support and nurture youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and loss. We also work to keep families together through a number of supportive services focused on healthy relationships and skill building.

Youth Homes provides a generous benefit package inclusive of:
Annual Leave, Exceptional Leave, Educational Leave
Health, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability and Life insurance.
Health Savings Account and 401(k) options with agency match.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit our website: www.youthhomesmt.org

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