Participant Success Manager

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The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit organization providing hands-on education and job training, with a special emphasis on at-risk youth and groups from diverse backgrounds.  Our Fresh Start program works with young males and females who are supervised by the Department of Juvenile Services.  Our program utilizes woodworking and technology as a medium to teach essential, vocational, and academic skills.  All instruction is done with a 1:5 staff to student ratio.  Fresh Start provides experience-based educational instruction emphasizing applied learning in math, science, language arts, history, and economics.   The key objectives of Fresh Start are academic remediation, career development, experiential learning, community service, elevating self-esteem, and providing youth with a pathway to success.

The Living Classrooms' Fresh Start Paricipant Success Manager is responsible for assisting students and fanilies to develop a plan for successful re-entry and help them achieve their goals.  Also, the candidate must possess an ability and desire to work with a wide variety of students and must be sensitive to the needs of opportunity youth.  The Participant Success Manager must possess stron communications skills and be able to move safely around a woodshop.  The candidate must hold a Master's degree in Social Work.  The position is part-time (20 hours a week), and the cadidiate is required to have 40 hours (annually) of staff development training in crisis prevention, conflict management and resolution, suicide prevention, multi-cultural awareness, and other appropriate training.  The Participant Success Manger reports directly to the Program Director.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities

 ·        Modeling a strong work ethic.

·        Provides case management, intake, biopsychosocial assessments, and individual and group psychotherapy to justice-involved youth ages 16-19.

·        Assists clients in obtaining resources.

·        Assists in the facilitation of essential skills workshops.

·        Track outcomes and milestones for all participants enrolled and complete data entry into the Birdseye case management system in a timely manner.

·        Develops individual transition plans, in cooperation with the student, the Director, the Academic Coordinator, and other members of the support team (parent/guardian, probation officer, etc.). The plan includes post-graduation education, employment, and living situation, etc.

·        Coordinates with instructors, and Director to address the instructional, career development, and life-skill needs of each student and being familiar with each student’s Individual Service Plan so that it is accomplished upon completion of the Program.

·        Develops a rapport and meeting with all Fresh Start students throughout their enrollment regarding their future goals and Work Study plans.

·        Conducts staff training and participates in staff professional development.

·        Participates in staff meetings and case reviews on a weekly basis.

 Qualifications

·        Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling

·        Must possess either a LMSW, LCSW, or LCSW-C

·        Competent, professional, and ethical

·        Energetic, resourceful, assertive, and dynamic

·        Excellent writing and oral communication skills

·        Computer literate and skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and familiar with case management systems.

·        Knowledge of the following areas preferred:  juvenile justice system, psychotherapy modalities and approaches, and resource development.

·        Candidate must have a high level of energy to meet performance outcomes, high expectations for success of participants, and a high level of dedication to the vision of Living Classrooms Foundation.

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