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8 Nov 2021

Full-Time Family Support Specialist: Youth Case Manager

Youth Services – Posted by Youth Services Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to join an innovative program and make positive change in your community? 

Position Title:  Family Support Specialist:  Youth Case Manager

Who is Youth Services?

Youth Services has been a highly respected part of the Windham County of Vermont community since 1972. Our mission: working together to build resilience and be a catalyst for change. Youth Services is a supportive, creative, dynamic workplace.

How will I make a difference?

The Family Support Specialist:  Youth Case Manager will make a difference in our community by…

  • Managing a small caseload of youth ages 13-17 who are at-risk of displacement from the home and/or of systems involvement
  • Supporting both youth and their custodians in growing their ability to support each other through non-violent communication and restorative process
  • Providing key services to help youth complete their education, connect to their community and successfully plan for and/or transition to independent living
  • Overseeing the department’s host homes including outreach, training and support while host homes are in use
  • Being a vital, enthusiastic and supportive member of the Youth Development Programs team
  • Noticing and working to change unjust systems in our community and state

Can I see myself here?

We have found that our staff at Youth Services succeed when they:

  • Emphasize connection and relationship in their work and are able to build meaningful relationships that are rooted in empathy and mutual accountability
  • Have a commitment to service provision that is centered in a deep-held belief that youth and families fair best when they stay together until the youth is ready to transition to independent living
  • Think systemically
  • Are passionate about justice and believe that everyone deserves to have their needs met
  • Value collaboration that comes from working on a team 
  • Are tenacious problem-solvers 
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach and deeply believe in harm reduction 
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job…

Additional Information

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.

Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Compensation: $17.00 per hour with annual cost of living increase and comprehensive benefits

How to Apply

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field or an equivalent amount of education, training, work-experience and lived experience
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position
  • Knowledge of adolescent development
  • Have a very solid understanding of google suites
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to by November 29th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. We are unable to consider applicants without a cover letter.  If the resume submission platform does not allow for cover letters, please send cover letter directly to  Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 15 days.

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