Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in the Washington DC area. The agency includes 19 programs ranging from shelter for homeless youth to service-enriched transitional housing to street outreach, as well as a variety of counseling interventions using a competency-based youth development approach. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Extended Transitional Living Program Therapeutic Case Manager will provide continuous assessment, service planning, counseling and case management for the agency’s newest residential program, which focuses on long-term, supportive housing services designed to promote self-sufficiency among unaccompanied, homeless youth and young adults between the ages of 18-24. The Case Manager will facilitate trauma-informed service delivery with long-term goals of youth stabilization and housing permanency. This program will be an important component of the District’s Continuum of Care for homeless youth, particularly those with mental health challenges. Referrals of clients will be made through the District’s Coordinated Entry and Housing Placement (CAHP) system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops working relationships and client referral arrangements through regular networking with professionals at other youth serving agencies as well as CAHP stakeholders; ensures clients are connected, as needed, to community supports and “in-house” resources.
Empowers youth to identify sources of support and to understand the benefits of connecting with a supportive community.
Performs clinical assessment and crisis intervention with youth and families using a competency-based framework; develops Individual Service Plans and helps clients realize milestones and long-term goals, including housing permanency and mental health recovery.
Conducts individual and family counseling sessions to strengthen connections and identify capacities in families.
Engages youth and family participation in services through assertive outreach and demonstrated flexibility to client needs.
Collaborates with other professionals and communicates with treatment team to ensure coordination of services.
Provides documentation case notes and psycho-social assessments with a high level of accuracy and proficiency; performs data entry related to client services as requested by Program Director.
Facilitates therapeutic groups with youth and families.
Participates in clinical supervision sessions with Program Director and the agency’s Clinical Coordinator as requested.
Participates in case conferences.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Certifications:
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or human services required
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
Knowledge and Skills:
Three to four years of experience in the human service delivery field, preferably working with adolescents/young adults.
Experience in program coordination, preferably in a non-profit setting.
Experience working with young adults, teens, and families dealing with mental health challenges, trauma, crisis, and community stress.
Persistence to engage youth, meets the changing needs of families, and identifies capacities and strengths in challenging situations.
Outgoing personality and an ability to develop strong professional relationships within DC youth-serving community
Valid driver’s license. Clean driving record with automobile insurance and access to reliable transportation with ability to transport youth to appointments, make home visits, etc.
Internal Number: 0003
About Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, neglected, and/or at-risk youth and their families in the Washington, DC area. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training, and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year. With more than 30 years of experience meeting the growing needs of DC’s youth and families with innovative programs, Sasha Bruce Youthwork is always willing to listen and ready to help.