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Case Manager

Climb Community Development Corporation (CDC) - Gulfport, MS
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Job Number
114994634

Job Description

Climb CDC is now hiring several case managers for our growing Workforce Training Institute (WTI).  These dynamic individuals will have roles beyond those of the traditional case manager.  They will function as life-skill counselors, placement advisors, legal advocates and mentoring coordinators as they have life-changing impact on our program participants.

Summary:

The WTI case manager will provide ongoing counseling, support, advocacy, and guidance to workforce training participants in order to help them handle their personal, legal, and social service needs, especially those that interfere with their ability to meet the program requirements and their personal goals.  The case manager will help participants determine their life and career goals, improve job search skills, as well as work efficiently and effectively with all staff in order to actualize their potential.

Duties:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to WTI program participants in order to improve mental wellness, focusing on self-identity, self-worth, communication, relationships, respect, trust, honesty, emotional identification and expression, and anger management

  • Develop individual development/career plans

  • Develop and facilitate leadership development activities as defined by the program manager

  • Maintain confidential files on each participant

  • Build and maintain relationships with community businesses to develop placement opportunities for internships and employment for participants

  • Ensure placement goals and objectives are met for individual participants and overall program

  • Assist program participants with their juvenile offenses through diversion

  • Advocate with human services, health, court, and criminal justice systems to resolve issues facing participants

  • Recruit, train and match mentors to program participant mentees

  • Complete reports required by the funder and program manager



Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in social work, workforce development, counseling, psychology or related fields

  • Strong commitment to helping at-risk young people succeed in an innovative training program to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills, and enable them to make a difference in their community

  • Experience with the juvenile justice system is strongly desired

  • Understanding of the historical and current issues facing young individuals from culturally diverse communities

  • Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to a multicultural group of young people

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent public speaking, listening, written, computer and presentation skills

  • Sense of humor and nonjudgmental attitude

  • Knowledge of human service, health, court, and criminal justice systems’ programs, regulations, and procedures, and alternative programs

  • Able to flourish in a fast paced, fluid environment

 

Qualified candidates must send a resume to

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