Youth Co-Op, Inc., a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the social and economic conditions of youth, adults, families, refugees and immigrants in South Florida, is seeking a Case Manager for its Immigrant Children’s Case Management Program, to provide Home Study (HS) and Post Release Services (PRS) for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assessment of potential placements for UAC, including background interviews and home study
Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UAC;
Conducting calls, interviews, and home visits with UAC;
Developing individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
Maintaining case files;
Providing information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require;
Assessing the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices;
Building a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC, facilitating access/removing barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database;
Submitting written reports as required;
Coordinating/maintaining communication with key stakeholders; and
Participating in regular training and communication sessions with on-site and case work supervisor and headquarters staff;
Bachelor’s degree (BA or BSW);
Master’s degree (MA or MSW) preferred;
A minimum of two years’ experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children;
Experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation;
Prior experience with social service provision;
Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources;
Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position requires frequent local and long distance travel;
Must be able to travel with limited notice;
Fluency in Spanish required (a language proficiency exam is required); proficiency in additional languages a plus;
Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.
Youth Co-Op, Inc. was founded in 1973 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to promote the social well-being of South Florida residents. In line with this mission, Youth Co-Op provides services based on a proven formula that emphasizes education, employment and empowerment. Youth Co-Op has over 43 years of experience providing refugee employment, resettlement and workforce services..., including outreach and recruitment, assessment, counseling, financial literacy, basic skills tutoring, case management, leadership development, career exploration, community referrals, supportive services, English language training, vocational training, mentoring, work experience, internship, resume preparation, job placement assistance, and job retention and follow-up services.
Since the agency’s inception, Youth Co-Op has held high standards while aiming toward the mission of helping individuals and families to become economically and socially self-sufficient. The agency has experienced immense growth through steady leadership and financial stability throughout the years. Through our programs, we served over 135,000 individuals with an annual budget that exceeds $30 million with over 400 employees providing services in 12 locations in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.
Youth Co-Op has been operating workforce development services since 1974. The agency uses best practices models established, evaluated, and documented, both in our agency’s operational experience and through the study of other nationally recognized workforce programs that provide services to employers, and prepare adults for employment, job retention, and career laddering.
In its 44th year, Youth Co-Op operates the following programs:
Refugee resettlement services in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties; Matching Grant program to over 1300 refugees, Cuban/Haitan parolees, and asylees in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties; Employment services to over 10,000 refugees, Cuban/Haitan parolees, and asylees in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties; Tutoring services to refugee children in Palm Beach, Broward County and Miami-Dade counties; Immigration services to over 500 individuals in Miami-Dade; Workforce services in five career centers which include WIOA, CAP, SNAP, Veterans Services, TAA, RA, and Wagner-Peyser programs. The onsite services include managing job seeker services and business services; outreach and recruitment activities; orientation to workforce services; labor market information; eligibility determination; assessment; case management services; work readiness workshops; job and career counseling; customized training; on-the-job training; assisted job search; vocational training services; employed worker training services; job fairs and special recruitments; support services; specialized workforce youth services; career counseling and career laddering services; financial literacy training; Crime prevention services to 100 youth to reduce recidivism; School-based drop-out prevention services in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach; and kindergarten through 12th grade public, Title 1 charter school in Miami-Dade County serving over 1,300 kids annually.
Youth Co-Op has established strong relationships with the business community, the Beacon Council, Chambers of Commerce, industry associations, local colleges and Miami-Dade County Public Schools for providing workforce services. Youth Co-Op has been instrumental in the development of workforce policies and procedures for workforce services programs for this region. Our track record of serving employers in various industries, placing and training thousands of individuals from 1973 through today demonstrates the successful partnerships with the business community which is the vital piece for workforce programs.
As a provider of services to Refugees in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties it is responsible for the highest number of the refugee placements for the three counties. Through other funding, it provides a full range of Refugee services that compliment these program services and facilitate the recruitment of the target population. These services include reception and placement, maintenance assistance, case management, and immigration.
Youth Co-Op also operates The Employment Assistance Center which provides employment and training services. Funded through Miami-Dade County, the program provides counseling, job referrals, follow-ups and employability skills training to low and moderate income persons who are unemployed or underemployed in the Opa-locka
Youth Co-Op is an experienced employment provider funded by CareerSource South Florida, and operates five of the largest career centers in South Florida. It was one of the original providers that chose early implementation of the WIA Career Center concept as a pilot in 1997 within the Region. Overall, it has continuously been a high performer, achieving high numbers of positive outcomes and serving more participants than contractually required throughout the years.