Watsonville, CA 95076
Salary: $18.00 to $19.00 /hour
406 Main Street, Suite 207 ∙ Watsonville, CA 95076
TEL. (831) 763-2147 ∙ FAX (831) 724-3447
Our mission is to partner with the community to to eliminate poverty and create social change through advocacy and essential services.
Position: Bilingual Case Manager/Employment Placement Specialist (English/Spanish)
Program: Alcance – Youth Programs
Location: CAB Main Office in Watsonville, CA.
Hours: 35-40 hours per week
Wage Rate: $18-19 per hour depending on experience.
Benefits: Medical (some employee share of cost, depending on plan selected), dental (employee pays half of dental), vision plan and life insurance, 24 days annual leave to start and 12 paid holidays, prorated to time worked, Retirement Plan (401K) after 6 months.
Reports to: Employment Programs Director
Apply to: Visit Indeed.com or E-mail resume and cover letter to Ruben Prieto at RubenP @cabinc.org
∙ fax (831) 724-3447 Position opened until filled.
Overview: CAB’s employment program, Alcance, is one of the six component programs of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. Alcance provides adult and youth alternative to incarceration, re-entry, and workforce development services through the provision of employment readiness, training, mentoring and placement/job matching.
In each of these service areas, the program follows a strengths-based, and outcomes/sales approach and integrates evidence based practices from criminal justice research, advancing employment as one of the most important vehicles for hastening offender reintegration, improving employment placements for the under-resourced, and improving community functioning for participants. Alcance’s Youth Programs are focused on addressing gaps in how the community supports youth and young adults that have been harmed by poverty and violence through providing culturally respectful services designed to increase youth wellbeing and safety, reduce harm, and build assets.
Outreach and Recruitment:
Provide outreach and recruitment activities to ensure program goals are met and contract compliance is achieved.
Work with community partners including but not limited to schools, hospitals, law enforcement, probation, employers for appropriate youth referrals.
Conduct presentations with program information and attend community outreach events.
Report to probation on a weekly basis on youth progress
Data collection and reporting about program progress
Other duties as assigned
Provide intensive case management and mentoring to youth who are on probation, impacted or at risk by violence, at risk by providing assessments, goal setting, and access to services.
Engage, maintain, and track an active caseload of participants, during a given timeframe, that focuses on increasing youth safety and well-being through goal attainment.
Support youth participation in prosocial activities, Joven Noble Healing Circles facilitation, job readiness skill building, job placement, and/or educational opportunities.
Build youth assets by providing educational workshops focused on positive decision making, cultural (El Joven
Noble facilitation) strengths, and job preparation skills
Provide harm reduction strategies including 1:1 mentoring, advocacy, and systems navigation.
Engage youth’s families and increase their access to services
Other duties as assigned.
Participate in youth violence reduction partnerships and community meetings within and across county agencies, other public and private entities, service providers, and additional stakeholders to accomplish defined objectives.
Co-facilitate groups/workshops in the community and school that focus on violence prevention, employment, and life skills.
Participate and assist in the preparation of peace promotion activities.
Other duties as assigned
Crisis Response Responsibilities:
Ensure safety of youth and staff by following established safety protocols.
Work collaboratively with the local law enforcement to support a crisis response system.
Lead, assist and support in community vigils and other empowerment-building activities.
Must be available to work Monday to Friday and may be asked to work occasional evenings.
Assist and support in neighborhood, school, and community conflict mediations.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
-Education and Experience Required: Associates or bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Policy,
Criminal Justice or related field or equivalency in degree or 2-3 years of experience working with youth at risk.
-Experience and knowledge of social determinants of health and effective prevention and intervention strategies
-Experience working with, or knowledge of, restorative justice principles
-Experience working with at-risk and high-risk youth and/or young adults
-Current valid CA driver’s license, clean driving record and insured vehicle.
-Bilingual (Spanish and English), written and verbal required
-Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations.
-Ability to work in a collaborative partnership environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-A clear understanding of, and the ability to demonstrate, professional ethics, boundaries, and judgment
-Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, and reliability are imperative
-Action oriented with Strong problem-solving skills
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities
-Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
-Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
-Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
-Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities
-Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
-Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook, PowerPoint, excel and internet applications
-Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
-Familiarity with Santa Cruz County neighborhoods and community programs preferred
-Experience collaborating across government agencies and facilitating multi- agency processes
Background Clearance Required: Ability to clear and maintain fingerprint clearance to work with youth
The hired candidate will adhere to CAB’s standard of upholding the agency’s mission, values, and code of ethics through a commitment to confidentiality and communication.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer related), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 18), veteran status, gender, pregnancy, or any other non-merit factors unrelated to job duties.