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Youth Specialist (Full time with benefits) 

Category Outreach Services  
Description

Department: Outreach Services

Work Site: Bay County Outreach Office

Responsible to: Homeless Regional Coordinator

Status: Hourly $16.00

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist youth who have run away, are at risk of running away, are homeless, or at risk of being homeless with a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability.
  • Protect the privacy of customers and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.
  • Provide quality professional customer service at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote RYSE (Runaway Youth Support and Engagement) program to identify and locate homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth with local partners.
  • Be on call for crisis intervention and screening of all youth requesting services.
  • Design an Individualized Service Plan with each program participant and monitor progress of participant’s stated goals through ongoing case management.
  • Promote goal setting, organizational skills, and support independence of youth to self-sufficiency or reunification with family.
  • Teach basic living skills to youth such as cooking, basic housekeeping, household budgeting, laundry, etc.
  • Support housing search to assist participants in locating, obtaining, establishing, and retaining a home.
  • Work with households to identify potential eligibility for mainstream resource benefits (e.g. TANF, VA Benefits, Social Security, Bridge Card, Medicaid, etc.) and assist in program enrollment.
  • Conduct data collection via the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and FACSPro.
  • Complete or collect all required program documentation with accuracy, consistency, and compliance.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant public and private authorities and service providers.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, as identified and approved by supervisors.
  • Travel throughout service area as needed.
  • Overnight travel may be required for trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 
Position Requirements

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services -or- an Associate’s degree in human services with two years of experience working with homeless, runaway, or at-risk youth -or- a High school diploma with four years of experience working with homeless, runaway, or at-risk youth, of which at least two years shall be within an organization that works with children

Additional Requirements:

  • Must obtain HMIS license within 30 days of hire.
  • Complete additional certification as required.
  • Understand the importance of daily work attendance, and its impact on coworkers, clients, and the agency.
  • Possess the ability to navigate and effectively resolve conflict.
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-directed and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be willing to accept new challenges.
  • Must have proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid Chauffeur driver’s license or obtain within 60 days of hire, provide proof of insurance, and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
  • Successfully complete Criminal History and Child Abuse/Neglect clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested.
  • The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location. The agency will provide a cell phone as needed.
  • Must comply with Agency tobacco free and drug free policies.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Starting Wage 16.00  
Position Youth Specialist  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Bay County  
About the Organization Mid Michigan Community Action is a nonprofit agency that has been fighting poverty and empowering individuals and families since 1966. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for cultivating stronger communities. If you possess the desire to help others and inspire self-sufficiency, we encourage you to apply for our career opportunities.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://MidMichiganCommunityActionAgency.appone.com



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