CUA Life Skills Coach
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 JOB SUMMARY

To facilitate and follow the movement of children through the permanency process including the provision of crisis management and supportive social work to CUA Case Managers and resource parents to effect permanency and avoid placement disruptions. To provide, in concert with CUA Case Managers and under the direction of the CUA Team Leader, the services required by children and families engaged in the adoption process. 


Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field including but not limited to sociology, psychology, criminal justice, education, or public health administration. A minimum of two years work experience in social services with youth and families.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and maintain a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
  • Experience in outreach activities, through volunteerism or another source.
  • Familiarity with the dynamics of diverse populations in low income areas.
  • Demonstrated written, oral communication and strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team.
  • An applied understanding of social work ethics and confidentiality.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
Requirements

 Key job tasks/duties/responsibilities of the Life Skills Coach


1. Function as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families. 

2. Provide home and community life skills education and intervention services to children, youth, and their caregivers toward ensuring family stabilization, reunification, or other permanency. 

3. Make use of the Casey Life Skills assessment in preparing the youth for successful transition to adulthood. 

4. Teach and coach youth to understand and perform life skills related to self-care, housing and money management, work and study skills, career and education planning, relationship, communication, and daily living skills. 

5. Work with parents and caregivers who may have cognitive limitations, physical or emotional disabilities, or any combination of these.

6. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary.

7. Attend Court  Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM.

8. Document any activity they have performed within the timeframe outlined by the Intervention Supervisor within the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form.

9. Conduct regularly scheduled visits to assigned families and to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with families using a strengths-based approach.

10. Meet with the supervisor to evaluate family status, parent-child progress and to discuss strategies for improving outcomes. 

11. Complete all paper work in compliance with program requirements.

12. Work as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the Single Case Plan (SCP).

13. Facilitate safe case closure for in home service cases.

14. Facilitate reunification or other permanency by:

  • Assisting the CUA CM to focus on permanency opportunities.
  • Tracking and managing the movement of cases through the permanency process.
  • Assisting the CUA CM in preparing the children, youth, and families for reunification or other permanency.
  • Supporting the CUA CM in preparation for Court. 
  • Assist the Case Management Team with the development of the youth transition plans

15. Attend staff meetings in order to contribute to program issues and update on agency issues. 

16. Attend scheduled in-service training in order to develop professional skills. Maintain required training hours for each fiscal year

17. Facilitate the Summer Work Ready curriculum

18. Perform other duties that support the mission of APM and the CUA program.


Key Competencies:

  • Must demonstrate genuine empathy and concern for individuals as indicated in our corporate vision, mission and values statements. Culturally sensitive to the needs and diversities of multi-cultural communities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, respectful, and courteous nature.
  • An applied understanding of social work ethics and confidentiality.
  • Skills in typing, basic computer operations, Microsoft, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Knowledge of social services, child welfare and family systems services.


Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
  • 403b retirement plan: 4% APM contribution PLUS 3% APM matching contribution
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 20 PTO Days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-term Disability

APM is an equal opportunity employer.

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