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Youth Care Specialist

Youth Care Specialist

This position supports our Community Alternatives Program. It is full-time, non-exempt (hourly) and pays $35,000.00/annually with full benefits. We offer a generous benefits program that is outlined on the main careers page. Come join a dynamic nonprofit that is committed to serving youth in our community!

Title:  CAP Youth Care Specialist
Reports To:  Director of ProgramsDepartment:  Community Alternatives Program
Location:  1008 Bullard Court
CAP Youth Care Specialists are responsible for partnering with youth and their families in assessing needs, setting goals and facilitating interventions that will support healthy functioning for youth across all life domains.
Specific position duties and responsibilities:
Work with youth and families in identifying strengths and needs, developing goals and facilitating activities/interventions that will support the development of interpersonal skills and parenting skills
Engage youth and families in their natural ecology, conducting visits to their homes in accordance with program guidelines, to include working a flexible schedule that reflects the scheduling needs of youth and families
Provides crisis prevention and response through safety planning and 24/7 support through on call rotation Will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing review of person-centered plans for youth on assigned caseload
Links youth to necessary services and supports, acting as a liaison between youth and all involved service providers and stakeholders
Maintains direct contact with all youth served in accordance with program guidelines and as outlined in all program agreements
Represents the program in court, facilitating all communication during court proceedings related to youth’s participation Monitors youth in accordance with juvenile court requirements
Keeps accurate client records which are updated in a timely manner and comply with internal policies and procedures, as well as all regulatory guidelines
Serves as an advocate and positive role model for youth and families in the program, providing reinforcement and recognition for positive behavior, maintaining a strengths-based approach to youth work
Complies with all record management requirements
Adheres to program guidelines related to service delivery and identified practices/approaches
Works collaborative with university student interns in program related tasks Data entry
General agency duties and responsibilities:
Completes all required trainings
Participates in agency outreach and fundraising events
Demonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as needed
Acts as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilities
Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Strives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s
Mission Learns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadership Learns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our community
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: ·        
Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institution
Preferred two years of related experience and/or training with target population
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of the NC Juvenile Court System and local community resources
Experience with client documentation and file management
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements:
Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
Personal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t available
Proof of current/valid car insurance
Acceptable background report
Negative drug screen results
Work environment:
Occasional evening and weekend hours required Culture of care and wellness in the office
Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens

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