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POSITION: Case Manager, Independent Living Program
REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Independent Living Program

PAY RATE: $16.26 per hour
JOB TYPE: Full Time
LOCATION: Erie County

$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

*$500 at 90 days, $500 at 180 days and $1,000 at 1 year

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Case Manager for the Independent Living Program works with current and former foster care youth ages 14-21 as they transition to adult life. Worker provides comprehensive assessments and individual guidance, facilitates life skills groups, and helps youth reach goals identified in the individualized case plan.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Completes opening paperwork and youth assessment, develops individualized case plans, and facilitates life skills groups.
  • Provides referrals to other community resources and advocates on behalf of youth in the program.
  • Provides reliable transportation to appointments, job interviews, school visits, community functions, and other relevant activities.
  • Supports youth by offering guidance, counseling, and preparation for independence.
  • Visits clients' homes on a regular basis to provide additional support.
  • Maintains case records and reports in a timely manner as required in agency policy.
  • Participates in staff development activities, including individual and peer supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences required.
  • Previous experience working with youth in a counseling and/or group setting preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF NW PA:
Family Services of NW PA (FSNWPA) is a non-profit social service agency with a mission to Strengthen Families and Transform Lives. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care and high quality, innovative programs and services to children and families across Northwest Pennsylvania. Services are available in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Venango Counties in Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.FSNWPA.org. 

The Independent Living Program helps youth in out-of-home placement to become independent and self-sufficient adults.

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