POSITION DESCRIPTION

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POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION:
Case Manager/Career Readiness Specialist
REPORTS TO:
Director, Dahl Family Youth Education and Career Development
Center
SALARY:
DOE, plus benefits 100% paid for by SE Works includes: Health,
Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term
Disability, EAP, 3% Match on the IRA and a generous leave policy
STATUS:
Hourly, Regular, Full-Time, Funding Contingent
POSITION SUMMARY
Under supervision of the Director of the Dahl Family Youth Education and Career
Development Center and in coordination with other Center staff, the Case Manager is
responsible for assisting youth with the procurement of social, emotional, academic,
health and community supports and place youth in work experiences or internships, to
enable them to succeed in school and transition to post-secondary work or college..
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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Provide case management and support services-including regular contact with all
program participants.
Coordinate student intake process in collaboration with Director and other Center
staff.
Update participant files in a timely manner
Observe student behavior, assess needs and create and implement treatment
strategies
Refer participants to additional resources such as housing, drug and alcohol
counseling, health care, pregnant and parenting services, etc as needed.
Career Readiness
o Assist students with career search services
o Deliver direct classroom instruction for students regarding career
readiness skills
o Collaborate with SE Works WorkSource center to provide career
readiness trainings (resume writing, interview practice, appropriate dress
and demeanor…)
o Work with students to develop a post-secondary college and career plan
Internship Coordination
o Arrange visitations to worksites, colleges, career fairs, apprenticeship
programs
o Work closely with students to identify their passions and explore
internship options
o Place students in work experiences/internships; visit sites regularly
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o Maintain a database of potential internship and work experience sites
College Transitions
o Serve as primary point of contact and provide support for students
transitioning to college
o Deliver instructional sessions for students regarding the college
application and financial aid process.
Maintains confidentiality in all areas of responsibility
Utilizes the resources of the internal WorkSource Center
Assists students in creating individualized learning plans
Provides social-emotional counseling as needed.
Collaborates with teachers on academic and social-emotional needs of students.
Records and files case notes on student interactions
Maintains student records
Tracks and provides social-emotional support services for students for 12 months
after graduation from the Center
Maintains positive working relationships and effective communication with all
organizational staff, program participants and community partners.
Provides support and encouragement to participants as they work to achieve
their goals.
Assists with problem solving, as necessary.
Participate in planning, service coordination, and staffing meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Director and Executive Director.
EDUCATION AND JOB EXPERIENCE
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Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, school counseling or
related field required
Master’s in Social Work preferred
Clinical Social Work experience preferred
Ability to pass a State and FBI background check
Independent, self-motivated, creative and resourceful
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings.
Excellent interpersonal communication, written and verbal communication skills;
attention to detail and accuracy
Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills
Skilled in problem solving and decision-making
Recent direct experience working with youth aged 16-24
Experience working with multi-barriered youth or young adults
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people
from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Ability to speak, read, and write at levels sufficient to fulfill the duties assigned.
A valid drivers’ license and ability to use a personal vehicle for work as needed.
Ability to act independently and to maintain excellent professional and
confidential relationships with students, employers and post-secondary
institutions
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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB_________________________________________
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Prolonged Periods of sitting and computer work
Frequent bending and lifting related to file storage and retrieval
Regularly move around Youth Center working with students
Meet at apprenticeship and college sites to work with mentors and support
students
Ability to handle stressful situations and conflict in a positive and constructive
manner
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Completed application packets must include:
 A brief cover letter summarizing why you are qualified for the position
 A resume, no more than two pages in length.
 A list of three references
Email your application packet to [email protected]
Submit your packet by 5:00 pm September 16, 2015.
SE Works, Inc.
Attn: Lindsay Branch
7916 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206
Questions should be directed to Lindsay Branch [email protected] No telephone
calls please.
SE Works is an equal opportunity employer. SE Works does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, martial status, sexual orientation, political
affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities (TTY 503-772-2332).
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