Case Manager
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) creates economic mobility opportunities for tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways. WCAC serves 45 towns in Central and South-Central Massachusetts with offices located in Worcester, Southbridge, Webster, East Brookfield, and Leicester. We are a team of 145 employees and an annual budget of approximately $30 million. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our vision that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference.


What we offer:

WCAC provides on-the-job training and professional development opportunities. As well as an excellent benefit package with no waiting period to enroll in health, dental, vision, life/LTD, and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous paid holiday calendar, vacation, personal and sick time. In addition to fair and transparent pay practices, we offer an additional pay differential to bilingual employees. 


Position Summary:

WCAC’s Job & Education Center (JEC) offers alternative individualized education pathways for young people outside traditional school environment, with the intention of instilling the values of lifelong learners and providing career pathway exploration, connections to post-secondary and certificate training programs leading to employment opportunities.  The Case Manager will be responsible for managing a caseload of 20+ young people ages 14 - 24; providing comprehensive case management, connecting them to community resources, building trust and relationships, reducing attachment to gangs and gang activities, and ultimately reducing instances of youth violence, criminal activity, and juvenile arrests. The successful candidate will visit Worcester Public and Worcester Alternative schools to meet with program participants on a regular basis.



Requirements

Qualifications:

Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At WCAC we are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace so if you are excited about this position, but don't meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply anyways. 

  • High School Diploma or HiSet equivalent required. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn software and databases used by WCAC.
  • Knowledge and understanding of gang culture, particularly in Worcester and how national trends influence local activity
  • Familiarity with Worcester and knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. 
  • Positive, friendly, and resourceful demeanor required.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or other languages, a plus.  


Other Requirements:

  • Ability to successfully complete a CORI/SORI review.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required. This position requires travel throughout the community to different worksites.
  • Evening hours may be required.


Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or any other classification which is protected under state or federal law.


Salary Description
Starting at $20.00 per hour