Keeping Kids In School Case Manager
The Case Manager in the Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) program provides direct support to youth and families in Sonoma County that are experiencing barriers to school attendance and engagement. Case managers provide targeted case management services, skill building support, and connection to school and community resources to youth and family referred through partnering school districts and Sonoma County Juvenile Probation Department. They will provide flexible case management services to children and families within continuity of care contexts, including advocacy for services within the community, social services system, educational and health system of services to decrease chronic absenteeism and increase family functioning and school engagement. In addition, case managers will provide technical assistance to partnering schools to enhance attendance procedures and support positive school climate.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.
- Conduct assessments to identify needs, barriers, and strengths to establish individualized goals and action plans with clients, caregivers, and school teams.
- Facilitate monthly action plan review meetings with clients, families, school teams and other participating members.
- Provide youth and family with linkage to school and community resources to meet their needs and establish sustainable solutions.
- Integrate into assigned school communities by working with administration and school intervention teams, attending multidisciplinary meetings, and participating in other school events.
- Deliver culturally competent and sensitive services by discovering what is important and unique to each family and tailoring service location, language or focus to those needs.
- Develop and maintain healthy partnerships with a variety of mental health, school, and community providers.
- Provide technical assistance in the form of school or district wide interventions, participating in school or district wide events, and advocate for creative problem solving to address underlying student/family barriers to success in school.
- Implement and hold fidelity to Seneca’s Unconditional Care and Unconditional Education models.
- Complete required program documentation in a timely manner in accordance with program guidelines.
- Participate in program trainings, meetings, and weekly individual and group supervisions as required.
- Make efforts to understand the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States and further Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Experience/education requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree OR
- Associate’s degree or equivalent + 1 year of applicable work experience OR
- High school diploma/GED + 2 years of applicable work experience
- Applicable experience includes any paid or unpaid experience working with youth or families, or working in the social services field
- Two or more years of direct work experience providing support, community, or school-based services to children, adolescents, and families preferred.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Strong written and verbal skills.
- Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed, including evenings.
- Valid CA driver’s license and insurable under Seneca Family of Agencies insurance policy.
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required.
- Full-time; 8am-4pm.
- Flexibility to work some evenings.
- Starting at $22.00 per hour. Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
- Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam.
- Annual salary increases provided each year.
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
- 5 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays.
- 403b retirement plan.
- Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.