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Case Manager

Company: Employee Connections, Inc., NFP
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Employee Connections is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit employment education/training agency providing employment education training programs and services that prepare and connect low income and disadvantage youth and adults with job opportunities. Our Mission--- "To prepare low income and at risk individuals with opportunities to connect with compassionate employers". Also, to reconnect youth and adults with barriers to their educational and career goals through providing them with supportive services; and delivering a high performing innovative Youth Comprehensive Career Pathway Program with integration of services. Too many of our youth are facing challenges that put them at risk. Our mission is to provide these youth with the appropriate case management support services to will reconnect them with their education and career goals; and get them on a road to success. The person for this position has to have a heart of compassion, patience, be an innovative thinker, diligent and desire to work with and help youth with barriers and is a team player. In this position, the Case Manager will be working with youth ages 16-24 and some young adults over the age of 24, including youth involved in/or at risk of gang activity, to succeed and avoid negative impact on their futures by identifying their goals & strengths and tracking progress; coordinating needed services; providing warm referrals, individualized support & advocacy; and facilitating groups. REQUIRED: Ability to build trusting relationships while maintaining appropriate boundaries; knowledge & understanding of the systemic, socio-economic, educational, behavioral health & other challenges our youth confront including trauma & knowledge of gang culture; Ability to meet individuals where they are; build community connections; and work as a member of a supportive Case Management team. Lived experience & multilingual/multicultural fluency are a plus. The person for this position must have experience in taking and reporting well documented monthly case notes on the progress of program youth participants. Prior experience with proven at risk youth and case management experience required. Social worker experience is a plus. Reports to the Case Management Supervisor DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct Intake and Assessments of youth customers. Verify youth customers' eligibility documents for program. Provide assistance to Director of Training and Case Management Team in making sure youth complete required assessments: Develop an Individualized Services, Training, and Employment Plan (ISTEP) - In collaboration with individual youth participants and providers. Utilize assessment data to develop a comprehensive college and career plans that will address each participant's short term and long term goals for employment. Assess youth customer support needs and direct them to appropriate in-house services or external resources and conduct follow-up to ensure continuum of services. Correspond with collateral contacts, resource referrals, community agencies, bureaus, facilities, and other entities on behalf of Employee Connections, youth customers and their families. Ensure that youth customers receive the most efficient and professional assistance, support and guidance. Serve as a team player by maintaining open communication with the entire program staff and assisting other staff when needed. Participate actively in program-related conferences, workshops and training as needed. Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES) Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Human Services Field, with 1 to 2 years of experience in Human Services work related field. Must obtain and maintain transportation and valid driver's license. Well organized with the ability to provide Career/Educational support to youth in Lake County. Innovative, dependable and diligent Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency's service Experience working for a not-for-profit organization is a plus Experience in working with low-income disadvantaged youth with barriers Experience working with the Illinois WorkNet is a plus BENEFITS: Paid Vacations (After 90-days with company) Sick Days (After 90-days with company) Personal Days (After 90-days with company) Bonuses - Based on Job Performance Continuous Education Reimbursements for Company related courses - Requires Management Approval Employment Type: Contract Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Employee Connections, Inc., NFP, Waukegan , Case Manager, Executive , Waukegan, Illinois

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