Objectives: Assume responsibilities, under the direction of the GRYD Program Director for the implementation of the PCS GRYD Prevention Services, to include the provision of family-centered gang prevention programs and the case management model to youth between the ages of 10 and 15 and their families residing in the Newton Gang Reduction and Youth Development Zone.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Participate as a member of the GRYD Strategy Team using GRYD Prevention Family-Centered Model to implement 8 phase model consisting of:
•Referral and Collaboration – Administer YSET, identify family strengths, define problem and identify solutions.
•Building Agreements- work with family to establish agreements regarding problem behaviors to be addressed and strategies to be used.
•Redefining- Family reconvenes with staff to discuss progress, obstacles and reflections on experience and identification of other problems.
•Celebrating Changes- Family celebration of work.
•Mainstreaming- Identify social supports in the community.
•Next Level Agreements- Identification of 1-2 additional problems and problem-solving strategies.
•Re-Evaluation- Re-administration of YSET
•Work as Team Leader of the Strategy Team to provide services to 33 youth and families.
•Supervise case managers in administering of YSET.
•Provide leadership to Strategy Team in leading youth and families through the development of strength-based genogram.
•Provide leadership to Case Manager and Counselor as a part of Strategy Team to develop a service plan to include services specific to the youth and family.
•Facilitate monthly Strategy Team meeting.
•Connect with community organizations to identify resources for youth and families.
•When necessary, connect with City and County Health and Human Service Agencies, LA Department of Children and Family Services, LA Probation and other relevant agencies.
•Participate with Case Manager in the completion of 2 family meetings for 33 families per month, providing follow up and support completion of genogram, build agreement to implement a proposed family problem solving strategy; follow up youth’s efforts to reduce identified behaviors; and identify and support strategies that support and reinforce the roles of parents/caretakers as effective decision-makers.
•Provide individual support as necessary;
•Provide support in youth development activities. (i.e art, sports, dance, music, etc.)
•Complete charting and data collections.
•Collaborate with Interdisciplinary Teams.
•Supervision and evaluation of Counselor and Case Manager.
Case Management System of Care:
•Work in conjunction with Counselor and Case manager to develop care plan.
•Provide case management support to 7 youth using case management model.
•Participate in Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings in order to discuss youth progress.
•Provide home visit with Counselor or Case Manager as deemed necessary for authorization and/or implementation of treatment.
•Coordinate with case management to insure the enrollment of the client and family in appropriate services within or outside the collaborative.
Family Centered and Case Management System of Care Counselors:
•Document all services in client record and in web-based client tracking.
•Attend required meetings.
•Attend required trainings.
•Maintain client records detailing admissions data, service plan, service delivery, progress, and all interventions.
•Develop information for monthly reports.
•Participate in client and family recruitment.
•Complete other task as may be required of position.
•Monitor program charts and insure standards of care;
•Other duties: as assigned and/or required of the position.
•Must have minimal of two years relevant, progressive management experience, preferably in a social service setting serving youth and families. Must have a proven track record with achieving results in high risk neighborhoods.
•Have the ability to identify/analyze situations accurately and plan appropriate action.
•Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface with public and private sector.
•Must be proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook and Excel).
•Must have the cultural competence and ability to work with diverse populations.
•Must be knowledgeable of target community;
•Must have excellent management and administration skills.
•Must have valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation with full insurance.