Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. (IFR) is a lead agency to Roadmap to Peace, (RTP). RTP is a five year initiative created to address the needs of Latino/a identified, disconnected youth ages 13-24 citywide, violence involved, and/or in crisis.
The Case Manager is part of IFR’s La Cultura Cura Program, which offers a range of services and opportunities to youth and their families with a particular emphasis on individuals that have had contact with/or are at high risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Youth and families are provided with case management and mental health services in the community.
This position interfaces with the Roadmap to Peace Initiative which is a five year initiative created to address the needs of Latino/a identified, disconnected youth ages 13-24 citywide, violence involved, and/or in crisis. IFR is the lead agency to Roadmap to Peace (RTP) that is comprised of several community organizations working towards the same vision.
IFR is seeking someone with experience delivering case management services to youth and their families utilizing restorative practices and trauma informed interventions. The qualified person will work with native born and immigrant Latino/a youth that are out-of-school and/or system-touched and in risk for negative street activity. The Case Manager will be part of a holistic network of services to advance the economic, health and safety outcomes for Latino/a youth served.
This position will require being co-located and may require working evenings and weekends. The qualified candidate must be bilingual in both English and Spanish. They will embrace a youth development approach and act in accordance with IFR philosophy, values and best practices.
Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
- Conducts screening and comprehensive assessments of youth participating in Roadmap to Peace, to determine challenges, strengths and readiness for RTP services
- Develops and implements Individual Service Plans in partnership with youth and family/caretaker
- Coordinates case management activities to meet identified goals
- Works in conjunctions with mental health specialist to address behavioral health needs
- Facilitates connection to other RTP services and/or other community resources as appropriate to address
- client needs
- Builds partnerships and collaboration leading to economic, health and safety outcomes
- Advocates for youth/TAY at juvenile court and adults proceedings , and Public Defender meetings as needed
- Participate in care management team meetings, to ensure coordinated service planning and holistic approach to youth and family needs
- Participate in designated outreach activities, in addition to conducting school, home and community visits
- Complete monthly reports to Program Manager and to funding sources when needed
- Document all encounters/contacts in the client records and maintains statistical data as requested
- Participate in collaborative meetings, inter-agency trainings and meetings, violence prevention activities, and other events as requested
Required Education and Skills
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Minimum three years of experience providing services to youth in and out the juvenile justice and/or social services
- Experience working with Adult Probation, the DA's office, and the "re-entry" population
- Experience in with restorative justice and trauma informed practices
- Able to manage an active case load as assigned
- Must be able to respond to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano community
- Experience with working in partnership with other community service agencies and/or organizations
- Good written and oral presentation
- Communication skills – able to interact easily with Youth/TAY as well as with adults
- Ability to focus, manage time wisely, work independently and complete tasks on time
- Must be community-minded
- Knowledgeable about San Francisco
- Knowledgeable about youth at risk/in-risk experience
- Committed to a healthy lifestyle
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Experience developing and implementing individualized Restorative Justice Interventions
- Conflict resolution training and/or skills
- Knowledge of traditional practices
Conditions of Continued Employment
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and/or equivalent work experience (In areas of social welfare, youth development and/or community advocacy)
- Must pass and maintain annual tuberculosis test
- Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
This is a full-time position with benefits. The hiring range for this position is $24.08 - $26.28 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
All full-time positions at IFR are 35 hours per week and are eligible to participate in medical health benefit plans including dental, vision, sick leave, thirteen paid holidays and on-going opportunities for learning.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 references (one professional and one community reference) electronically in Word or PDF format to: [email protected]. Please note that both a resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
Position open until filled.