Project 16:49 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, military service or Veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
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Project 16:49 is a local non-profit organization established to provide Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth with safe, stable housing options and case management support focusing on: education, employment, physical and mental health, independent living skills, and community connections. Project 16:49 operates two transitional living homes for youth ages 18-21.
The Transitional Living Program Case Manager serves as the primary point of contact for youth in need of services, and maintains an active caseload of up to 15 youth (TLP residents and youth in the community). The Case Manager supports youth in making specific positive changes according to their individual goals and action plan.
This position oversees the day to day operation of Robin House transitional living home in Beloit and related staff. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Manage daily operations of transitional living program / home to ensure a safe, stable living environment for residents, and to ensure house expectations are adhered to
- Train and supervise shift staff, interns and volunteers involved with program service delivery
- Foster an environment of support and accountability that encourages leadership, personal growth, and the development of independent living skills
- Conduct intake interviews; identify and provide appropriate referrals to other community support services to ensure youth’s basic needs are met; determine program eligibility
- Assist youth with the development of individual goals and action plans specific to their needs; conduct strengths and needs assessments
- Assist youth in completing high school diploma or GED, applying/registering for further education and financial assistance, obtaining employment, securing stable housing, learning independent living skills, and developing other community connections
- Support youth’s ability to address barriers and achieve established goals; refer youth to outside service providers, and coordinate services as necessary; advocate for youth’s best interest
- Oversee progress through regular contact and meetings with youth; maintain files and supportive documentation chronicling progress
- Develop and implement programs that benefit youth transition to self-sufficiency
- Coordinate life skills and social skills groups
- Provide aftercare follow-up contact and services
- Ensure accurate tracking and documentation of all referrals and services provided
- Ensure case records, files and data entry programs are maintained in a proper manner and in accordance with the confidentiality policy, and that all statistical information and data required by any government agency or funding source is completed and submitted on time
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships in the community
- Collaborate in a team approach to develop, improve and/or expand programs and services
- Provide program reports for executive director and board
- Attend meetings and trainings, as required
- Participate in outreach, community education activities and key organization events
- Perform other duties as needed
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work independently
- Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality
- Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients while building trust and respect
- Ability to exercise appropriate authority when needed and good judgment in crisis situations
- High level of flexibility
Education and Qualifications
- Bachelors’ degree (masters preferred) in social work, sociology, psychology, child development or related field from an accredited institution
- 2+ years related work experience
- Case management experience and/or experience working with at-risk youth
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Knowledge of trauma-informed care, adolescent development, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution
- Understanding of issues affecting homeless youth
- Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, good driving history, and reliable transportation – frequent travel within Rock County is expected
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend hours
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 /year
To apply, please email a brief cover letter along with your resume, or send via U.S. Mail to:
2911 Carrousel Lane
Janesville WI 53545
Project 16:49 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, military service or Veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Project 16:49, a non-profit organization serving Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth, is seeking applicants for part-time Youth Assistants at its transitional living program (TLP) homes in Janesville (serving males) and Beloit (serving females).
Youth Assistants contribute to a positive, stable living environment, ensure the safety of residents, and ensure house expectations and program policies are upheld. Under the direction of the Case Manager, Youth Assistants support residents in developing important independent living skills and attaining their individual goals.
Duties and responsibilities will vary by shift, and may include:
- Assist with / supervise group activities
- Provide 1-on-1 mentoring and assistance with school work, job searches and applications, life skills development, making positive/healthy choices, developing coping skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.
- Assist residents with planning and preparation of meals/group meals
- Provide transportation to grocery store, medical care
- Assist with general household operations and housekeeping
- Maintain accurate documentation
- Special projects and other tasks to support the program/organization
Day, evening, overnight (awake), and weekend shifts are available. Starting wage is $10/hour.
Applicants must have strong interpersonal communication skills and be comfortable working with at-risk youth; willingness to be a role model; high level of patience; good judgement; and the ability to maintain professional boundaries with residents while building trust and respect.
Must be over 18 to be considered. A background check is required.
To apply, please email a brief cover letter indicating your schedule availability along with your resume and three references, or send via U.S. Mail to:
2911 Carrousel Lane
Janesville WI 53545
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.