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:
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.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health
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.