Are you passionate about helping foster children and families?
Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.
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Case Manager - TAY
Case Manager - TAY
About Unity Care
Our mission is to provide quality youth and family programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships. Headquartered in San Jose, with incredible weather, culture and sports, and the SF Bay and ocean just minutes away. Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, established in 1993, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization provides more than two dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, transforming the lives of over 6,000 youth and families annually. We are proud to have one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse workforce in the Bay Area. We have a friendly, servant-leader culture with significant growth opportunities.
The Case Manager are station within the THPP and THPFC houses. The Case Manager provides direct support and case management services to assist residents with meeting individualized goals while connecting them with resources in the community.
Residential Counselor – THPP & THPFC.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health/Human Services field and/or two years full-time equivalent experience in the mental health field
Experience working with Transition-Aged Youth (TAY)
Knowledge of Microsoft Offices applications
Demonstrated skills in case work, group work, and case coordination
Understanding of transformational care planning and targeted case management principles of service delivery
Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written) with demonstrated leadership in facilitating and linking services among a diverse variety of mental health programs
Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth/young adults
Strong knowledge base with Medi-Cal documentation standards.
Demonstrated a strong sense of time management skills
Proven excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Possesses the ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and partners
Master’s degree in a social work or related human service field
Experience working in human services or the mental health field is strongly desired with community-based and/or school-based programs
Minimum 5 years’ experience engaging with Transition Aged Youth (TAY)
Bilingual / bicultural with Spanish fluency
Experience working in a residential setting
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
Interviews program applicants and provides input into the intake process
Utilize a variety of approaches to establish and maintain a relationship with youth.
Manage a caseload of up to 8 TAY youth. Maintain individual contact with each youth at least weekly to discuss goals and track progress towards goals. Work with youth to understand any medications that they are prescribed, helping them learn how to refill prescriptions as needed.
Maintain ongoing contact with outside persons/entities such as: natural supports, family, referring agency/case carrying agency, ILP, other and community resources. Participate in relevant team meetings such as: Family Support Team meetings, TDMs, and emancipation conferences. Serve as a representative of UCG and liaison with these parties.
Support the goals outlined in the Transition Independent Living Plan and work with youth to identify additional goals and tasks as needed.
Provide on-call back-up on assigned weekends or as necessary during crisis.
Responsible for completing reports, notes and Medi-Cal paperwork in a timely manner. Responsible for inputting data into the client database accordingly.
Facilitate house meetings for youth and staff meetings accordingly.
Establish and monitor budget for house/residents.
Oversee Residential Counselors assigned to work in the THPP program. This includes interviewing, training, discipline, supervision, scheduling and development of staff.
Attend all regular staff meets and trainings (some meeing and trainings may not fall on employee’s regular schedule).
Ensure that the facility/program is in compliance with regulations (such as OSHA, HIPAA, CCL, UCG Policy and Procedures among others) as well as with our contract/MOU for THPP.
Ensure records/documents/paperwork is up to date and maintained on site.
Provide transportation as needed when it fits within the resident’s goals.
Employees are responsible to find new resources within the community to support the clients for independency
Other duties as assigned.
We maintain a collaborative learning environment where people are challenged, grow, and have fun. We offer highly competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including generous time off, health and dental benefits, and 403b contribution. Unity Care is an Equal Employee Opportunity employer.
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