Beyond Emancipation (B:E) is Alameda County's primary provider of services for non minor dependents and former foster youth. Our mission is to help current non minor dependant youth and former foster youth make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently. The Host Housing program serves as a model of creating permanency in the client’s life. Our clients represent a diverse microcosm of the world and inspire us daily. Their struggles, both personally and within the foster care system and our society at large are difficult and systemic. Working with them to persevere and succeed is what B:E is about. (See beyondemancipation.org/youth for youth stories.) B:E is currently in the process of implementing a strategic plan that strengthens our approach to how we partner with the young adults we serve and how the organization is managed. B:E’s Host Housing program supports host (former foster parent, mentor, family member etc.) and youth between the ages of 18-24 by providing safe, shared housing and support services as well as follow-up to help youth successfully establish self-sufficiency in the community. Under the supervision of the Housing Division Manager, the Host Housing Coordinator provides coaching and intensive case management services to the client and their host. She/he also coordinates additional supportive services and provides linkages to other resources in the community for youth participants and their families. Currently B:E provide services to 24 families in the program located throughout the Bay Area. B;E expects to expand the Host Family model to Non Dependent Minors (NDM) over the next several years. The Host Housing Coordinator will work primarily in the field conducting weekly home visits.
B:E’s Host Housing program supports host (former foster parent, mentor, family member etc.) and youth between the ages of 18-24 by providing safe, shared housing and support services as well as follow-up to help youth successfully establish self-sufficiency in the community. Under the supervision of the Housing Division Manager, the Host Housing Coordinator provides coaching and intensive case management services to the client and their host. She/he also coordinates additional supportive services and provides linkages to other resources in the community for youth participants and their families. Currently B:E provide services to 24 families in the program located throughout the Bay Area. B;E expects to expand the Host Family model to Non Dependent Minors (NDM) over the next several years. The Host Housing Coordinator will work primarily in the field conducting weekly home visits.
* Remarkable organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously, take prompt action to achieve objectives as well as identify issues as they arise and address them proactively.
* Success in coaching clients with severe behavioral issues, depression and other mental health issues, drug/alcohol dependencies, effects of physical/sexual abuse, extensive exposure to violence and/or other trauma as well as a lack of basic needs, and homelessness.
* Strong ability to identify and understand complex problems and concepts, apply logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analyzing information, design solutions to problems, and formulate and articulate action plans.
* Conducts home visits; assesses functional indicators in the client’s home such as nutrition, housing conditions, health conditions, In-Home Support Services and family relationships;
* Implement outreach strategies to recruit host and youth who could benefit from participation in B:E’s host housing program;
* Conduct in depth home assessments to determine if family is appropriate for host housing program;
* Provide intensive case management support on a bi weekly basis in support of helping clients meet academic, career, and interpersonal goals from a strength based approach;
* Ensure Transition Independent Living Plans (TILPS) are completed with every resident upon program entrance and every six months thereafter;
* Work actively with client in the domains of housing, education, employment, mental health, permanency, and when relevant, parenting;
* Participate in B:E’s ongoing efforts to integrate 1:1 and cohort coaching into our services;
* Provide consultation to host families around managing behavior and problem solving to help maintain a healthy and safe environment for the host family.
* Provide coaching to host families on how to support non dependant minors around budgeting, health, and other life skills to help foster personal growth;
* Work as part of a team with child welfare worker/and or therapist, host, and other support systems in the youth life to foster and support personal growth in the client’s life.
* Collect and input data into two database systems to help gather information to ensure quality of services; review education and employment trends and improve upon outcomes.
* Complete and manage all assigned reports and timelines accurately and appropriately;
* Promote B:E services internally and externally and represent BE in community groups and other partner organizations as assigned;
* Ensure Housing Division Manager is regularly apprised of activities and problems in a timely manner;
* Follow mandated reporting procedures;
* Enforce and support all B:E policies and procedures appropriately and accurately;
* Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field preferred; or a combination of a Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
• Experience providing direct services in a residential and/or clinical setting; • Experience working with at risk adolescents and/or diverse young adult populations;
• Commitment to strength-based, client-centered services;
• Willingness to learn and commitment to improving the lives of former foster care youth
Communication, Interpersonal and Computer Skills Required and Preferred • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; • Bilingual, Spanish-speaking a plus; • Good judgment, discretion, and problem solving skills;
• Ability to work well in a pressured, fast paced environment and in consultation with supervisor to set priorities in the presence of conflicting needs;
• Capacity to work independently and as part of a team. • Proficiency on PC computer systems and Microsoft Office and ability to perform word processing, data entry and other tasks at a computer work station.
Other Qualifications or Requirements • Own reliable transportation, possess valid California driver’s license, have a good driving record; • Satisfactorily pass background check and fingerprint clearance; • Commitment to the mission and vision of Beyond Emancipation.
This position requires: sitting and using a computer for extended periods; ability to continuously stand or walk; ability to climb stairs to reach office and client housing; ability to lift up to 50lbs (occasionally)
This is a full time, non-exempt, salaried position. Your schedule will vary based on need and could extend into the early evening, with some weekend hours. Exact salary will be determined upon hiring and is dependent on experience. Benefits are generous, with fully paid health and dental insurance including dependent coverage. Paid time off includes vacation, sick, and personal days, as well as holidays. Voluntary vision and retirement plans are also available.
We recognize that in order to better serve our clients we need to continue to build an organization that supports, understands and lives diversity - in our staffing and in our values. Our commitment to a coaching model is a step towards building a supportive community and we encourage diverse candidates who will be a leader in integrating our work and values to transform the life of our clients. B:E is an equal opportunity employer, and we seek to develop a diverse workforce.