VALOR CASE MANAGER/PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Full Time: 40 hours/week
Bilingual Required: (English/Spanish)
Salary: $35,606.27-$43,783.17 commensurate with experience
Health Benefits Available/Open Until Filled
About the Position
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, and within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, the Case Manager implements activities of comprehensive prevention and intervention services to meet an individual's and family's health needs through communication and available resources to promote health effective outcomes. Must be flexible in interchanging roles of mentor, educator, advocate, counselor, and activities coordinator while maintaining a strength-based position with participants, families and Pajaro Valley Unified School District personnel.
About the Agency
Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc has been the leader of youth prevention and intervention services in the Pajaro Valley. With three current locations and several satellite centers, PVPSA is committed to making access to services a priority for members in the community. We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to thrive. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of students and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, mental health and substance abuse services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work in partnership PVUSD staff to ensure youth engage in school related activities
Provides case management support to youth participants and their families
Communicate and/or consult with a variety of organizations and/or agencies to attain additional services for students and families
Participate as a team member in case management conferences as required to ensure effective implementation of services and supports
Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings
Maintains documentation, and progress notes of all services provided in a timely manner, and comply with Medi-Cal regulations and standards if needed
Maintains a positive working relationship with program personnel and community partners
Identifies, screens, and refers students for counseling services within the agency and other services with outside agencies
Assists in the coordination of family conferences
Collaborates with other case managers, counselors and collaborative partners
Facilitate evening parent education workshops
Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.
Conflict Resolution Techniques
School and community organization
Chemical use and addiction
Strength based and cultural appropriate services
Work with at-risk children, adolescents and families
Ability to work in the late afternoon and evening hours
Communicate effectively, and maintain a high level of organization
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties
Training and Experience
AA degree and at least three (3) years of prior experience in a classroom setting or other youth and community-based environments demonstrating similar duties and responsibilities.
Bilingual Spanish/English required. Must be willing to work some evening hours and/or weekends for special events.
Must be flexible in interchanging roles of mentor, educator, advocate, and activities director while maintaining a strength-based position with participants, families and collaborative partners. Valid California driver's license and clearance for agency vehicle insurance coverage. Negative fingerprint screening and tuberculosis skin test/x-ray.
Eligible for medical, dental and other employee benefits
How to Apply:
If interested, please submit your submit a cover letter and resume noting salary history and four references to:
PVPSA Human Resources
Mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
PVPSA is a drug-free and smoke-free work place and an equal opportunity employer.