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Venice Arts

Case Manager

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
about 2 months ago
Location
Venice, CA
Description

Venice Arts seeks a part-time Case Manager to work in our Film + Digital Media Career Pathways (FDM) program. This is currently a temporary position that runs through December 2021, but may become permanent. The FDM is designed for low-income young people, ages 16-25, who live in Los Angeles county. Priority is extended to individuals who are former or current foster youth, out of work and not in school, homeless, and/or justice involved. In addition to the educational and training components of this Pilot, all participants receive 1:1 mentoring, plus case management services. 

This position works under the direction of the Program Manager, and is part of a team supporting young people to develop their strengths and identify successful strategies for overcoming barriers to success. Specific areas of responsibility include:

Case Management Services

  • Assess each of 30 young people’s short- to long-range educational and career goals, as well as their social service needs, creating an individualized plan (IAP) of action for each.
  • Provide ongoing case management services, according to each IAP, including social-emotional support, referral to external resources, and as-needed case advocacy.
  • Design and develop small group workshops that build young people’s capacities for success with their pathway—whether career or college/advanced learning.
  • Conduct exit interviews to assess, with each participant, achievement toward goals, continued challenges, and strategies for overcoming challenges, going forward.
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Notate the focus and outcomes of each meeting, making modifications to the IAP, as needed, and accurately recording all referrals made and their outcomes.
  • Report on successes and challenges for individuals, as well as in aggregate, at bi-monthly team meetings, at the close of the project, and as requested.
  • Resource Development
  • Update and maintain Venice Arts’ Social Service Resource Guide to assure that it is current and that outside providers are appropriate referrals for young people in this program.
  • Identify and compile a database of current and prospective partners, outlining the process for referral and how each might support a young person’s pathway.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate has a B.A. in social or human services, psychology, or related fields, or demonstrates comparable work experience. At least one-year experience providing case management services to youth required, with an emphasis on career and educational development; two or more years, preferred. Must have experience working with low-income youth from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of needs; experience working with current or former foster youth, unhoused youth, and/or justice involved youth strongly preferred. Candidate must have a working knowledge of a broad range services throughout the County, and must be comfortable providing systems advocacy, when needed. Working knowledge of trauma informed practices a plus.

Candidates should be self-starters, work well with a team and independently, and demonstrate maturity of judgment. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be well-organized, and be able to manage multiple priorities with grace. Experience with database software (FMP a plus), as well as Google Suite, required; experience with Adobe Suite, a plus.

Candidate must be ethical, respectful, and understands the critical importance of confidentiality in providing services. Candidates who are artists, or who have experience in a setting that provides arts or creative youth development programs a strong plus. Bilingual, Spanish/English, a plus, as is possessing strong writing skills in both English and Spanish.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Schedule: This is a non-exempt (hourly), part-time position. It is currently a temporary position, anticipated to run mid-March 2021 through December 2021, but may become permanent. With a Tuesday- Saturday work week, candidates must be available to work half- to full-days on Saturdays. While work hours may vary depending on the project phase, they are anticipated to average 20 hours per week.

Compensation: This position pays $20 per hour and accrues sick, vacation, and standard-holidays time commensurate with hours worked, with vacation time provided after successful completion of the initial, 90-day period.

Must have a California Driver’s License in good standing and pass a criminal background check.

To apply

To Apply: Send résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to [email protected] Please indicate “Case Manager” in subject line. Please: No phone enquiries or walk-ins. Work samples may be requested if an interview is scheduled.

Venice Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Venice Arts is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.