Youth Transition Coordinator, Center for Independence, Marysville, WA

About the position

The Center for Independence is a 501 (C) (3) organization serving as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. We serve senior citizens with senior-related disabilities as well.

TITLE: Youth Transition Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

PURPOSE: Provide direct Independent Living services to youth with disabilities, ages 14-24 by screening referrals for eligibility for the Youth Transition Program. Prepares youth for living independently and engaging in the community by utilizing the IL model.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide IL Skills Training, Individual Advocacy, Peer Support and Information and Referral. Some specific tasks include scheduling and conducting initial intakes, conducting IL evaluations, developing IL Goal Plans based on participant’s identified IL goals, assisting the participant to develop an action plan with measurable goals, objectives, and timelines.
  2. Teach self-advocacy and self-awareness classes in the public high schools. Work directly with students with IEPs/504s and collaborate with teachers, counselors, case managers, and other community partners.
  3. Plan, organize and implement Youth Transition Summer Workshop.
  4. Maintain documentation by developing and maintaining participant files according to established policies.
  5. Participate in weekly consult, monthly staff meetings, trainings, and submit monthly reports to IL Supervisor.
  6. Provide effective outreach to youth with various disabilities from diverse educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Make presentations describing CFI’s services to other agencies and organizations in order to attract fee-for-service opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education or a related field is preferred but not required. Prior personal and professional experience with disabilities may be substituted for education if the individual meets the essential functions of the job.
  • Experience as a case manager or social worker is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including but not limited to WORD, EXCEL, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to become proficient in using CFI’s client database and any other software programs needed to perform job duties.
  • Knowledge of ADA regulations is a plus. Being bilingual is a plus.
  • Experience living with a disability is a plus.

STATUS: Full-Time 32-40 hours, flexible schedule! Benefits package available after 90-day probation.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision, life, vacation/sick/holiday pay

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Leah Velasco leahv@cfisouth.org.

Organization: 
Center for Independence
Location: 
Lakewood, WA
Additional Info Email: