Safe Place for Youth

Health and Wellness Case Manager

Employment type
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Summary: ​Safe Place for Youth supports youth, ages 12-25, to transition off the streets and into stable housing situations and employment. Trauma-informed care, positive youth development, harm reductions and low-barrier programs offered at Safe Place for Youth are seen as a first step to engage youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness into a continuum of supportive services. Safe Place for Youth has been growing steadily and is now at a crossroads at which it seeks to dramatically accelerate growth. The organization is looking for a mission-focused, critical- thinking and enthusiastic case manager willing to proactively support youth in accessing health and wellness services.

Specific Responsibility​:

  • Serve as the primary case manager for youth to access substance use support resources, mental health services, and other health and wellness resources

  • Set goals, create case plans and administer intakes and assessments as needed

  • Lead health and wellness groups

  • Support the development and engagement of members for the on-site recovery programming at SPY

  • Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution support on-site

  • Participate in case conferencing with cross-department program staff

  • Build and manage relationships with community partners both for referrals for detox, recovery, sober living, mental health support, counseling, and additional health and wellness support.

  • Support health and wellness partner programming on site

  • Ensure youth have access to a wide variety of resources to address their health and wellness needs, including medicinal and non-medicinal treatment for substance use and mental health

  • Create and maintain partnerships with external agencies and organizations

  • Support with health and wellness field trips

  • Other assigned duties as needed


Job Qualifications & Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict and crisis, utilizing a trauma-informed, harm- reduction approach.

  • 1+ years experience in case management, counseling or related experience.

  • 2+ years experience providing direct services to high-risk youth including counseling and advocacy.

  • Knowledge of Social Service resources for youth experiencing homelessness and at-risk of experiencing homelessness.

  • Working knowledge of trauma informed and harm reduction service models.

  • Must possess advanced computer skills including word-processing, database operations, spreadsheets and other software systems.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word,Excel) and Google Docs.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including organizational, detail and interpersonal skills.

  •  Ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment.


Training, Education & Licensure:

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid California driver's license and proof of current insurance.


Required Education

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or closely related field


To apply

Email ​[email protected]​ with “HW Case Manager Application” in the subject line