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Company: Eastern Michigan University
URL: http://emich.edu/jobs
 
Job Title: Independent Living Skills Coach
Job Category: Social Work
Job description:  



General Summary:

The Independent Living Skills Coach (ILSC) will be responsible for working with Eastern Michigan University students who are transitioning into independent living and adulthood. The ILSC will be responsible for implementing the Mentorship, Access, and Guidance while in College (MAGIC) for foster youth in transition program.






Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Assess needs of students referred to our program that aged out of foster care utilizing but not limited to, the Casey Life Skills Assessment Tools.

Must have working knowledge of trauma-informed care.

Develop workshops for population.

Assist students in preparing individualized service plans based on the assessment: outlining their strengths, areas of improvement, short term and long term goals. Review plans monthly with each participant to monitor progress and refocus as necessary.

Submit required monthly and bi-annual reports to Department of Health and Human Services

Support youth in all areas of life including education, budgeting/ financial management, identifying/maintaining appropriate relationships, career planning, parenting, medical/mental health, finding community resources/funding, and accessing Youth in Transition (YIT)/Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding.

Establish working relationships with appropriate and relevant campus departments and community partners to access services for youth and educate others on population's needs. Assist youth in moving toward self-sufficiency within both campus and community environments.

Develop a written plan to administer specific assistance funds to eligible youth for emergency purposes.

Provide eligible youth crisis counseling and intervention during business and non-traditional work hours.

Assist youth to secure basic needs, such as housing, utility costs, food and clothing, as needed.

Provide support and encouragement to youth utilizing group settings, such as educational and recreational activities.

Develop specialized training for mentors to ensure an awareness of the needs and issues of eligible youth in a postsecondary institution.

Secure and train mentors who have experience working with eligible youth. Mentors may be volunteers from the school or community.

Utilize a variety of communication methods to maintain contact with eligible youth, including social networking, telephone, face-to-face meetings, texting, etc.

Advisory board, outreach and recruiting, and ongoing fund-raising efforts required.

Other department related duties as assigned.





Supplemental Information:


Please Note: This position is 100% grant funded through September 2020, with the possibility of an extension through September 2022 based on outcomes.











Qualifications:


A minimum of two (2) years of experience either working in or with foster care or child welfare services and systems.

Must be clinically and trauma trained.

The ILSC must have a master's degree in one of the following human services areas: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Family Ecology, Consumer/Community Services, Family Studies, Family and/or Child Development, Guidance/School Counseling, or Counseling Psychology.

Knowledge or understanding of the specific needs that foster youth encounter when entering college.

Extensive experience in crisis response and conflict resolution.

Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.




Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/qvmhxv9h2sbvzypy

PI100077522

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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Ypsilanti - Michigan - USA
Zipcode: 48197
 
Post Date: 11/06/2017
 
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Company: Eastern Michigan University
 


 
       

 
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