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AmeriCorps Peer Advocate - New Paths

Date Posted

June 29, 2020

Closing Date

August 31, 2020

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Janelly Medina – jmedina@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders New Paths Program. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 who have experienced sexual violence or exploitation.
  • Meet in-person or by telephone with youth who have experienced violence and provide advocacy services.
  • Listen, validate, and assess youth who have experienced violence and help them develop personal safety plans.
  • Educate youth on their rights and accompany clients to family court or legal proceedings as requested.
  • Facilitate regular support groups and connect youth to community resources.
  • Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with youth and other providers involved.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • Applicants with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.  A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps member service. 
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Friday 11 am – 1 pm.

Additional Information Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above. Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Assistant Case Manager

Date Posted

June 23, 2020

Closing Date

August 31, 2020

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

DeShanda Williams – dwilliams@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager I)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  •  Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate and support with Youth Shelter Aftercare program at the Drop-In Center, weekly on Sundays 2-5pm.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
    • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
      • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
      • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
      • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager II)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and basic/immediate services from the Pathfinders Drop-in Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate MPS families accessing Urban Threads, being trained in donation sorting to prepare Urban Threads for families.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants and Urban Thread families.
  • Provide assistance to housing screening staff on-site and at monthly continuum of care meetings.
  • Assist donation team on Saturday’s and during the week with storing and organizing clothing and hygiene donations for youth participants and referred Urban Threads families.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager III)

Pathfinders Direct Service Programs Pathfinders Direct Service Programs

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders Drop-In Center case managers. Provide individual and small group assistance to youth ages 11-25 seeking resources and immediate/basic services from the Pathfinders Drop-In Center. Facilitate youth seeking assistance with educational and job skills and resources, independent living and prevention skills and resources through small group and one-on- one activities.
  • Facilitate housing screening assessments and internal referrals to direct service programs.
  • Input data of services received daily by youth participants.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities, as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participate in being trained in the Street Beat program, and will be at times be required to do some hours within that program.  Below is a list of AmeriCorps Street Beat Member expectations:
    • Street Beat Street Outreach Program:
      • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
      • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
      • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.  A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.
  • Some weekend hours are required.

Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Youth Street Beat Program Assistant

Date Posted

June 23, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Adrienne Strelcheck – astrelcheck@pathfindersmke.org

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021) and in return receive a living allowance of $594 semi-monthly ($14,279 total), plus an educational award of $6,195 upon successful term completion that can be used to pay off federally subsidized loans or to pay tuition at schools that accept federally subsidized loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to members who meet the required qualifications. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Street Beat – Street Outreach Program

  • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
  • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
  • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  • Cross training within the Drop-In Center program.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or will work to obtain a HS diploma, GED, OR HSED during my term of service AND obtain a HS diploma, GED or HSED prior to using their Education Award AND have not dropped out of elementary or secondary school in order to enroll as an AmeriCorps member.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. Previous experience working within a youth residential setting is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional youth group home setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.

Response

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to the address noted above.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps VISTA LGBT Community Engagement and Employment Outreach

Date Posted

September 5, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

30-40 hours/week

Organzation

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders

Contact Person

Kat Klawes – kat@wislgbtchamber.com

Job Purpose

This VISTA service member will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. This VISTA will work 30 hours a week and the goal of the VISTA is to:

  • Increase the use of and enhance the effectiveness of career readiness programming and resources for LBGT citizens in Wisconsin.
  • Create and strengthen partnerships of businesses and organizations across the state.
  • Oversee and create career readiness programming and support at Pathfinders for youth in crisis.

Essential Duties

  1. Oversee and manage the Chamber’s Workforce Development program in partnership with Pathfinders; including creation of job seeking preparedness resources.
  2. In conjunction with Chamber and Pathfinders, assist with community building events such a “Chamber on Tap” and “Coffee Connections”.
  3. Assist with coordination of “LGBTQ+ & Allies Career Fairs”.
  4. Oversight of Chamber job board; including posting open positions. Additionally, reach out to employers to grow the reach and overall use of job board.
  5. Attend staff meetings of both Pathfinders and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
  6. Developing promotional and marketing materials for Chamber events (including online marketing, email marketing and direct marketing).
  7. Conducting regular communications with Chamber members and other organizations to foster and create new partnerships.
  8. Creating surveys and analyze feedback from after events, programming, or development of new career resources.
  9. Create and support programming with Pathfinders with their work with youth facing issues like homelessness, sexual abuse, mental health issues, exploitation and trafficking.
  10. Raise awareness within the state about the importance of inclusivity in the workplace and expand promotional programming.

Job Relations

  1. Will work with Pathfinders to bring safety and educational programming to youth in crisis in the Milwaukee area.
  2. Will work with community centers and neighborhood programs to develop responsive career readiness programming for youth LGBTQ+ ages 11-25.
  3. Will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce to promote LGBT owned businesses and foster inclusivity.
  4. Will be supervised jointly by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. The VISTA will work 10-15 hours a week with Pathfinders and 10-15 hours a week with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a total of 30-40 hours per week.

Requirements

  1. Organizational skills and attention to details.
  2. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  3. Interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Ability to manage others and delegate tasks.
  5. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  6. Familiarity with LGBTQ+ issues.
  7. High School diploma.
  8. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and virtual meeting software.
  9. Access to reliable high-speed internet.
  10. Reliable transportation or ability to travel to Pathfinders up to three days a week.
  11. At least 30 higher education credits (trade school, community college credit, or college credit)
  12. Work will be both virtual and in-person. Candidate must reside in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Compensation

  1. A monthly living stipend of $1,212.00
  2. Healthcare: AmeriCorps VISTA health benefit plan
  3. Student loan deferment: AmeriCorps members are eligible to postpone the repayment of qualified student loans through loan forbearance.
  4. Childcare: AmeriCorps members can receive childcare benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements.
  5. Education award after completion of service year of $6,000.

Response

Send a cover letter and resume to Kat Klawes, Program Manager, at kat@wislgbtchamber.com Call Kat at 920-634-8981 for questions.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Street Outreach Specialist

Date Posted

October 7, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of RHY Services, serves on the Street Beat outreach team assisting in the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation of street, homeless, and transient youth by providing targeted street-based outreach and education services.

Essential Duties

  1. Initiate street-based contacts and maintain street-based encounters with targeted youth that establish trust and allow for the provision of intensified survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services.
  2. Provide resource and referral information, including distribution of the project’s referral cards and assistance in accessing medical and mental health services.  Provide sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services, including advocacy, crisis intervention, risk reduction resources (condoms, safe sex information), and assistance with exiting exploitive situations.  Provide additional services, including independent living skills development and assistance with school and employment concerns in collaboration with the Drop-In Center.
  3. Monitor, procure, and stock program equipment and resources in Outreach vehicle, and maintain Outreach vehicle (oil changes and other scheduled or emergency maintenance).
  4. Complete monthly project reports, including service delivery statistics, client demographic information, client profiles, outcome achievement progress, and client risk assessment tools.
  5. Work effectively with the project’s collaborative partners to ensure the provision of street-based outreach services. Work effectively with the project’s Advisory Committee and assist with project development, implementation, and evaluation.
  6. Maintain and update the “Bad Date Sheet”, an important tool used to inform others of dangerous or abusive dates with the goal of preventing unsafe dates.
  7. Maintain compliance with all applicable guidelines, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  8. Provide project-related outreach and promotional activities.
  9. Other duties may be assigned

Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with an emphasis in the human services field is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth is required. Life experiences relevant to street outreach is required.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook computer programs is required.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon and evening hours as program operation dictates.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team within the parameters of the program, and to work in a changing environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations.
  • Must have a valid WI driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Starting rate between $15.00 – $18.00 per hour. Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan.  Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Outreach TIC Specialist

Date Posted

November 24, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Director of RHY Services, provide Trauma Informed assessments; non-traditional individual, group, and family counseling; staff technical assistance and development throughout Pathfinders.

Essential Duties

  1. Interview and assess clients between the ages of 11-25 years of age who have experienced trauma.  Also address related problems such as personal and family adjustments, housing, school, and physical and mental impairments, using assessment tools to determine nature and degree of problem.  Secure information, such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation and evaluate these and the client’s capacities.
  2. Counsel clients individually, in family, possible at home site, and in therapeutic community support regarding trauma.  Develop treatment goals for meeting client’s needs and help client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior.  Review treatment goals and revise as needed to determine quantity and quality of service provided to client.
  3. Provide team case management, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.  Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  4. Provide technical assistance and leadership on Trauma Informed Care including assessments, case consultation, and staff training.
  5. Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with client and other mental health and social service providers involved.  Develop, maintain, and submit necessary reports for program evaluation and statistical compilation.  Records must be compliant with all program requirements as well as HIPAA.
  6. Participate in outreach speaking engagements and development opportunities. Attend program and agency staff meetings as required.
  7. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise social work/psychology/etc. graduate students as necessary.

Requirements

  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, educational psychology, or psychology, and two years experience working with families or youth.
  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, educational psychology, or psychology, and two years experience working with families or youth.
  • Must possess working knowledge of family dynamics and have the ability to conduct family counseling sessions.
  • Experience with street outreach is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Salary range of $38,400 – $42,400 + $1,000 for State Certified/Licensed/3,000 hours.  Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan.  Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Case Manager

Date Posted

November 24, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of RHY Services, the Community Case Manager provides assistance to youth ages 17-25 seeking immediate safe shelter options by providing individual case management assistance that provides basic needs resources, case management services, and access to resources provided by a network of over one dozen collaborative community partner organizations.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Work cooperatively and effectively with the agency’s Drop-In Center team and Street Beat youth street outreach specialists in order to coordinate services and maximize youth access to necessary resources and assistance in a compassionate and dignified manner.
  2. Provide survival aid resources including basic needs (food, clothing), immediate safe sleeping option, assessment/case planning and identification requests, and transportation assistance- removing barriers and building assets to achieve individual goals.
  3. Work cooperatively in collaboration with short term subsidized- hotels, shelters, Coordinated Entry and other safe sleeping spaces while providing immediate safe placement.
  4. Each placement is assigned community case management for relationship building and goal setting, support with crisis intervention, and activities for working towards goal attainment until safely housed. Referrals will be put in place when the youth decides they are no longer in need of services.
  5. Utilize a housing first approach, professionalism, client centered care, continuity of care and shared community resources.
  6. Keep a record of required client services, data, and program success and growth areas with the objective of improving front door access to shelter and housing.
  7. Maintain compliance with all applicable guidelines, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  8. Participate in all Drop-In Center, Street Beat, internal coordinated entry client staffing and CCM meetings.
  9. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provide supervisory support to any appropriate programmatic unpaid staff of volunteers and/or AmeriCorps members, interns, and carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws. 

Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with emphasis in human services field preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum two year’s experience working youth is required.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Pay rate of $16.83/hour.  Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan.  Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest and current resume via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Comprehensive Community Services

Date Posted

November 30, 2020

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the President & CEO, develop, manage, supervise, and sustain the high quality and visibility of Pathfinders’ Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program.  As a member of the Leadership Council, work to support and enhance the organizational and administrative functions of Pathfinders and provide overall direction, management, leadership, and coordination of its CCS program.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and support the CCS program’s paid and unpaid staff members.  Evaluate staffing resources and person-hour availability to maximize program efficiencies. Maintain effective two-way communication between management, staff, and students/volunteers.
  2. Develop, direct, implement, and evaluate the CCS program.  Establish program guidelines, goals, policies, and outcome measurements. Provide ongoing monitoring of program activities to ensure effectiveness and regulatory compliance
  3. Prepare necessary accountability, compliance, and performance reports and disseminate information to appropriate personnel, which includes, but is not limited to, the President & CEO and the Board of Directors.
  4. Participate in and represent program in cooperative community program committees, networks, organization, work group, and associations to ensure quality, particularly in being the primary liaison with MKE Co. – BHD.
  5. Write proposals in collaboration with the Grants Manager to obtain government, public, and private funding for program designed to meet the needs of the community and clients.  Maintain grant funding source documentation, reporting, and related contract compliance information. Assist in fund development, as necessary.
  6. Responsible for budget preparation, compliance, monitoring, and reporting in collaboration with Finance Department.  Maintain accountability for meeting revenue and expense targets set in the CCS.  Ensure timely and proper billing and contract compliance standards.
  7. Serve as agency’s HIPAA officer and develop and maintain procedures in full compliance.
  8. Provide weekly individual, direct supervision and coaching with each Care Coordinator for a minimum of one hour. Provide ongoing coaching and support regarding Care Coordinator’s strengths, areas of need and potential strategies for improvement. Supervision discussions should be documented and a record maintained at the agency. During supervision, promote utilization of community resources and supports that are culturally relevant to the youth/family.
  9. Facilitate weekly Agency Care Coordinator team meetings to share information regarding Wraparound Milwaukee monthly reports, updates and areas in need of attention.
  10. Attend and actively participate in biweekly Supervisor meetings with the Wraparound Milwaukee Management Team. Provide agenda items to promote discussion of current coaching needs.
  11. Provide Care Coordinators with ongoing assistance for day-to-day issues, as well as crisis situations. Direct them to utilize the Child & Family Team for direction and assistance as much as possible.
  12. Review, assure accuracy and timely submission of all enrollee consent forms, change of placement notices, Service Authorization Request (SAR), court letters, progress notes, evaluation tools, POC’s, Crisis Plans, provider referrals, and all other documents requiring Supervisor’s signature/approval. Assure that accurate family demographic information in maintained in Synthesis.
  13. Attend all Initial Visits made by the Care Coordinator for all new youth/families to ensure correct explanation of the Wraparound process and program
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise paid and unpaid staff. Maintain responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all employees within programs supervised. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

Requirements

  • Requires education equivalent to a Master’s degree in mental health, social work, or other related field and at least one year’s experience as a Wraparound Care Coordinator, or have a BS/BA degree with three years’ related counseling experience and/or training required.
  • Wisconsin licensure/certification in related professional field required.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is required.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, and evening hours.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Salary range of $60,000 – $65,000.  Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan.  Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest and current resume via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Send a copy of a current resume, cover letter and Pathfinders application to hr@pathfindersmke.org or mail to:

Pathfinders
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Internships

Student interns are a valuable part of our organization and a key to providing the highest level of service possible to the youth we serve. Throughout Milwaukee, many practicing professionals in Social Work, Psychology and other social service fields have expanded their knowledge and skills through opportunities at Pathfinders while working towards undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Application Process

Pathfinders’ approach to Trauma-Informed Care means that our priority is to ensure the safety and growth of the youth we serve; accordingly all interns must adhere to and complete the following process before beginning their work:

1. Complete Pathfinders online internship application

2. Complete an interview with the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager

3. Complete all necessary personal paperwork

4. Return three completed reference forms

5. Pass background checks and Milwaukee County Caregiver approval

Applicants seeking Master’s level internships and applicants that have lived outside the state of Wisconsin within the last 3 years will need to schedule and complete a fingerprint background check that will be coordinated by Pathfinders.

6. Attend the intern orientation held at the beginning of each semester

Emergency Youth Shelter

Assistant Advocate

Assistant Advocates assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision, Assistant Advocates have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide them with a positive role model. A six-month commitment to work one 4 ½-hour shift per week is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, provide information and crisis counseling.
  • Complete intakes and resident orientations.
  • Participate in daily groups.
  • Assist staff with general house management.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years old or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

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Graduate Shelter Intern

Graduate Interns assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision Graduate Interns have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide a therapeutic plan to advance the life skills of residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.
  • Provide individual and family therapy to residents as well as non-residents clients.
  • Answer crisis calls, assist with house supervision and the facilitation of group sessions.
  • Advocate for youth and help to develop youth life skills.

Qualifications:

  • Possess Bachelor’s Degree and be enrolled in appropriate Graduate program.
  • Be emotionally stable and have a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle and value system in accordance with the interests of the of the clientele served.

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Youth Drop-In Center

Program Assistant

Drop-In Center Program Assistants build relationships and provide positive role models for Drop-In Center youth members. They supervise and interact with the youth and assist staff with day-to-day Drop management.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise & interact informally with clients as a positive adult role model.
  • Monitor kitchen/locker room/showers/laundry room/computer lab access
  • Participate in client orientations.
  • Participate in groups/programs.
  • Assist staff with documentation, filing and supportive related duties.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and young adults.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

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Drop-in Center Graduate Intern (Clinical and Non-Clinical)

Graduate Interns will assist in interviewing and assessing youth between the ages of 11-25 years of age who have a history, current, or at-risk of traumatic situations or are presenting in crisis.

Responsibilities:

  • Address needs surrounding personal and family adjustments, housing, school, and physical and mental impairments, using assessment tools and approach based on Pathfinders values and mission.
  • Provide youth access to individual and therapeutic groups regarding trauma.
  • Develop strength based treatment goals for meeting self-identified needs and help youth based on their motivation to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior.
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy services. Refer youth internally and externally to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  • Support Youth Outreach Drop-In Center staff as needed with routine shift management. This will include new youth orientations and providing assistance with task to provide essential immediate and basic needs as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing studies in social work, human service or related field.
  • Individual must be 21 years or older.
  • Possess experience/interest working with teens and young adults.
  • Demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Possess an open-minded attitude and a willingness to work with a diverse population regarding race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Must adhere to program policies/procedures (i.e. confidentiality and boundaries).

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For more information on internships at Pathfinders, please contact our Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, Lauren Domski at ldomski@pathfindersmke.org.

Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals including those who mirror the diversity of our youth and the community we serve.

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