Y Greater Foster Care Service Family Support Specialist

Full Time
Seattle, WA 98144
$3,143 a month
Posted Today
Job description

Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=113820

This AmeriCorps member will serve as a Family Support Specialist, supporting the case management team and working directly with youth and families. Case management refers to service coordination including but not limited to referrals for mental health care, researching after-school and school break enrichment activities, identifying and curating local mentorship resources, records requests for medical documents, etc. The member will coordinate and track natural supports for youth and may also supervise Family Time Visitation. This member will also work directly 1:1 with youth in a case aide capacity, providing important enrichment time for youth. This member will also coordinate and execute 2 service learning projects for youth in our program, which will give them the opportunity to connect with other youth and engage with their community. Ideally, this member will have a car and be able to become an authorized driver for youth, but this is not required for this position at this time.

This AmeriCorps member will serve within the Y Social Impact Center, a branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. The mission of the Y Social Impact Center is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful, and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Social Impact Center’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. The member will support youth and families enrolled in one or more programs within the Foster Care Services division of the Social Impact Center. There are more than 8,000 youth in foster care in the state, more than 3,000 of whom are in the YMCA's service area of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties. Children of color are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system, as are LGBTQ+ youth, and an understanding of structural racism and oppression, as well as trauma-informed care, is critical for this position. We work with children and families to achieve permanency, most often reunification with family and sometimes adoption or guardianship.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $3,143.24 per month

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: One location

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