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Join the Pathfinders team! Take a look at the list below for all of our current openings. Internships below.

Back-Up Youth & Family Advocate

Date Posted

May 11, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Part Time/Non-exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Senior Youth and Family Advocate, oversee the activities for a 24-hour runaway and homeless youth shelter. 

 

Essential Duties

  1. Initiate and complete youth intake interview processes, which includes initial meetings, service explanations, assessments, and the development of shelter contracts. Assist therapists with client intervention plans, advocacy, and referrals.
  2. Provide support, care, supervision, and guidance for youth, which includes meeting physical, emotional, and crisis needs.  Reinforce positive behavior and administer consequences as needed. Demonstrate positive role modeling for youth.  Oversee the day-to-day activities of resident youth in the shelter. Ensure that meals are properly prepared and in compliance with established nutritional standards. Assist with the purchase of groceries and program supplies as authorized.
  3. Accurately complete and maintain client files and program documentation. Exchange client and program information with fellow YFAs during established shift changes.
  4. Tour the facility and grounds daily to ensure a safe environment and compliance with licensing regulations.  Maintain status about current equipment and furnishings in the house and report problems to the Program Manager.
  5. Provide daily prevention education group activities for residents. Provide resident youth with basic independent living skills on an individual or group basis.
  6. Provide telephone crisis counseling, information, and referral to meet the needs of youth, adults, and other community agencies.
  7. Attend monthly meeting to pick shifts and get briefed on any changes, updates and other important information

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provide ongoing training, supervision, and guidance to program volunteers and field placement student interns. Complete verbal and written evaluations and feedback, and communicate this feedback to the volunteer or student’s assigned supervisor.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Varied schedule based on coverage needs of a 24/7 program. Looking for a candidate to have some varied availability during the week from 7am-5pm and/or 4p-12pm and/or 11pm-8am. Back-Up staff share shift coverage responsibilities of Friday and Saturday overnights so candidate must have this availability at least a few weekends a month. 
  • Requires education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with emphasis in social work or related field is preferred. At least one semester as a volunteer or student advocate assistant experience and demonstrated competence in supervising youth preferred.  Individuals not possessing a four-year degree in the human services field must successfully complete internal job training. Previous experience in working with youth in a residential setting preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of residents or employees of the organization.  
  • First aid certification is required but can be obtained after hire.
  • Ability to work independently within the parameters of the program and to be able to work in an environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations. Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality. Ability to working with non-judgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity in gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities. 

Additional Information

Starting pay $14.60/hour. 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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

New Paths Advocate

Date Posted

May 18, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the New Paths Program Manager, provide support to youth survivors of sexual violence and trafficking through advocacy and accompaniment (forensic exam, interviews with Milwaukee Police Department, District Attorney’s office, etc.) and offer support to them through the long term effects of trauma.  Responsible for helping clients explore their options, know their rights, access needed community resources, and develop safety plans.

 

Essential Duties

  • Meet in-person or by telephone with youth who have experienced violence and provide advocacy/accompaniment services.
  • Provide accompaniment, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.
  • Support youth to access available community resources and support connection to the community organization or to the appropriate Pathfinders 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.
  • Work two on-call shifts per month from 4 pm to 12 am to provide in-person advocacy to commercially sexually exploited youth at local hospitals, police stations, or shelters.
  • Facilitate regular outreach and support groups and provide weekly street outreach with the Street Beat team.
  • Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with youth and other providers involved.  Develop, maintain, and submit necessary reports for program evaluation and statistical compilation.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships within Pathfinders and the outside community.  Develop knowledge about community services, agencies, and other individuals to support the client.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

                            

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None required.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or human services, and/or life experiences and two years’ experience working with youth. Must possess working knowledge regarding the issues surrounding, and impact of, sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking on survivors.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is also 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, proof of auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

Additional Information

Starting salary range $33,700- $35,100. 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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Case Manager

Date Posted

August 20, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time / Non-exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the RHY Program Manager, 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. Spend a minimum of 1 day a week in the Street Beat vehicle as part of the street outreach team to assist in community engagement.
    3. Provide leadership and guidance in community housing assessments.
    4. 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.
    5. Work cooperatively in collaboration with short term subsidized- hotels, shelters, Coordinated Entry and other safe sleeping spaces while providing immediate safe placement.
    6. 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.
    7. Maintain a caseload of 6-7 clients (when applicable) with additional triage responsibilities.
    8. Utilize a housing first approach, professionalism, client centered care, continuity of care and shared community resources.
    9. 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.
    10. Maintain compliance with all applicable guidelines, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
    11. Participate in all Drop-In Center, Street Beat, internal coordinated entry client staffing and CCM meetings.
    12. 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 emphasis in human services field preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lead CCS Care Coordinator / Service Facilitator

Date Posted

October 18, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Director of Comprehensive Community Services (CCS), the Lead CCS Care Coordinator/Service Facilitator supervises other CCS Care Coordinators and provides assistance to youth ages 23 and under by facilitating services for youth with a mental health diagnosis and/or substance abuse diagnosis.  The CCS Care Coordinators design wellness plans for clients that are intended to help build the skills needed to improve health, promote wellness, attain personal goals and enhance overall quality of life.

Essential Duties

  1. Lead
    • Role model and coach on the values and principles of the Wraparound Process, and how this intersects with Pathfinders’ organizational values.
    • Assist the Director with providing support, feedback, and problem solving with Care Coordinators, as needed.
    • Act as a trainer in conjunction with the Director to teach Wraparound Milwaukee policies and procedures, and maintain follow through with new and existing staff.
    • Provide coaching for staff by attending Court hearings and/or Child & Family Team Meetings.
    • Help plan and conduct Agency team meetings and trainings.
    • Attend Wraparound Milwaukee Supervisor’s Meetings with the Director or as a backup if the Director is unable to attend.
    • Review and approve documentation for accuracy and strength-based language (including Progress Notes, Plans of Care, Out-of-Home Authorizations, Transitional/Disenrollment Plans, and Crisis Plans for youth and families.
    • In conjunction with the Director, utilize reports and data provided by Wraparound Milwaukee to continuously improve the care provided to youth and families.
    • Other duties as assigned by Director.
  2. Care Coordinator
    • Act as a care coordinator/ service facilitator for 8-10 families by providing direct services and coordinating services with other providers.
    • Complete initial assessments and treatment plans per the Wraparound Policy and Procedures.
    • Create wellness plans with each consumer and have regular team meetings with each consumer, their providers, and their support systems.
    • Ensure appropriate services and interventions are provided in accordance with the consumer’s plan.
    • Provide training to youth in developing and improving their daily living skills.
    • Generate and maintain accurate documentation as required by established standards by Pathfinders, Wraparound Milwaukee, and Medicaid.
      • Maintain consumer records and complete all necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Paperwork must be completed in a strength based manner.
      • Assure accurate and timely documentation and billing in the Wraparound Synthesis database.
    • Increase youths’ access to mainstream community resources available through other Pathfinders services and resources.   Work effectively with program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
    • Provide training and consultation with other Pathfinders’ programs to assist them in initiating effective treatment parameters and treatment plans with CCS consumers.  Provide support as needed with collaborative partners.
    • Facilitate referrals, transfers, and discharge arrangements with consumers and providers in a timely manner.
    • Provide services to families and other natural support systems of CCS consumers to assist them in understanding and supporting the needs of CCS consumers.
    • Provide emergency mental health services to consumers.
    • Participate and represent Pathfinders in all meetings for the CCS program within Pathfinders and with Wraparound Milwaukee.
    • Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
    • Adhere to all relevant Pathfinders Milwaukee and Wraparound Milwaukee Policy and Procedures.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Provide supervisory support to any appropriate programmatic paid and 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

    • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other human services field, Master’s Degree preferred. Also requires knowledge and belief in Comprehensive Community Services philosophy and strategies.
    • Requires one year of CCS Care Coordination experience working with Wraparound Milwaukee.
    • 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 also be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook computer programs.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $46,000 for Bachelor’s Degree and $48,000 for Master’s Degree.  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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

CCS Care Coordinator / Service Facilitator

Date Posted

October 18, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Care Coordinator/Service Facilitator provides assistance to youth ages 23 and under by facilitating services for youth with a mental health diagnosis or substance abuse diagnosis.  The CCS Care Coordinator will design a wellness plan for consumers that is intended to help build the skills needed to improve health, promote wellness, attain personal goals and enhance overall quality of life.

Essential Duties

    • Act as a care coordinator/ service facilitator by providing direct services and coordinating services with other providers.
    • Complete initial assessments and treatment plans per the Wraparound Policy and Procedures.
    • Create wellness plans with each consumer and have regular team meetings with each consumer, their providers, and their support systems.
    • Ensure appropriate services and interventions are provided in accordance with the consumer’s plan.
    • Provide training to youth in developing and improving their daily living skills.
    • Generate and maintain accurate documentation as required by established standards by Pathfinders, Wraparound Milwaukee, and Medicaid.
      • Maintain consumer records and complete all necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Paperwork must be completed in a strength based manner.
      • Assure accurate and timely documentation and billing in the Wraparound Synthesis database.
    • Increase youths’ access to mainstream community resources available through the Drop-In Center and Pathfinders Youth Shelter. Work effectively with program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
    • Provide training and consultation with other Pathfinders’ programs to assist them in initiating effective treatment parameters and treatment plans with CCS consumers.  Provide support as needed with collaborative partners.
    • Facilitate referrals, transfers, and discharge arrangements with consumers and providers in a timely manner.
    • Provide services to families and other natural support systems of CCS consumers to assist them in understanding and supporting the needs of CCS consumers.
    • Provide emergency mental health services to consumers.
    • Participate and represent Pathfinders in all meetings for the CCS program within Pathfinders and with Wraparound Milwaukee.
    • Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
    • Adhere to all relevant Pathfinders Milwaukee and Wraparound Milwaukee Policy and Procedures.
    • 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

      • Preferred Master’s degree with minimal requirement of a Bachelors’ degree in Education, Psychology or other Human Services field. Also requires knowledge and belief in Comprehensive Community Services philosophy and strategies.
      • 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

Starting salary of $38,000 for Bachelor’s Degree and $40,000 for Master’s Degree.  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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Senior Manager of Individual Giving

Date Posted

October 19, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time/Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Development & Communications, direct various philanthropic strategies and initiatives for the organization.

 

Essential Duties

  • Develop, plan, conduct and monitor all aspects of Pathfinders individual donor strategies. Cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors assigned to your position. Build a strong moves management plan to support organizational giving in collaboration with the Development & Communications team.
  • Determine how best to involve the President & CEO, SVP of Development & Communications, Volunteer Manager, Grants Manager and board members in the giving process.
  • In partnership with the Senior Vice President of Development & Communications, create a strategy for building and securing donations for Pathfinders Innovation and Housing Funds and/or a Capacity Campaign.
  • Provide input and oversight to philanthropic data and data collection, in collaboration with the Development & Communications Coordinator and the Development & Communications team.
  • Proactively analyze and interpret donors’ biographical, donation and wealth screening information to help define giving trends and aid in setting strategy.
  • With the entire Development & Communications team, contribute to and execute the annual Development & Communications plan and achieve corresponding budget goals.
  • Act as a spokesperson at public speaking events to include check presentations, outside events, informational talks, etc. and serve as the organization’s lead partner with United Way.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

 

Requirements

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in fund development, communications or business administration preferred.
  • Minimum of seven-ten years of experience in fund development, marketing/communications activities, and demonstrated success in soliciting philanthropic gifts.
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups including corporate and philanthropic groups, volunteers and clients.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Requires strong project management skills.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives and financial/budgeting issues
  • Must have advanced experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other programs.
  • Ability to maintain program specific databases.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $68,000-$75,000.  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, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

OVC Housing Case Manager

Date Posted

October 22, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of Supported Housing, the OVC Housing Case Manager provides assistance to young adults aged 18-25 who have experienced sex trafficking by providing individual housing assistance, basic needs resources, case management services, and access to specialized resources provided by various internal and external collaborative partners.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Assess housing barriers for survivors of sex trafficking who are experiencing homelessness to determine housing and service needs.
  2. Work cooperatively and effectively with Pathfinders’ New Paths sex trafficking advocate team, 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.
  3. Provide intensive and ongoing case management services geared toward helping youth survivors of sex trafficking to exit the streets into safe and secure transitional housing. Identify survivor strengths and barriers to stability, and linking participants to resources and services.
    • Assist survivors in the development of a strength-based, solution-focused individualized goal and action plan that promotes stable housing and self-sufficiency; develop an effective, timely referral network with victim service agencies in order to ensure ongoing direction and support as needed.
    • Conduct regular home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency.
    • Serve as an ongoing liaison between participants and housing service providers, including the Pathfinders housing specialists.
  4. Provide emotional support (and at times, physical support) to clients moving in to and out of apartments.
  5. Increase survivors’ access to specialized resources available through the Pathfinders New Paths advocates, Drop-In Center staff, and victim services providers within the Greater Milwaukee area.
  6. Work effectively with the program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
  7. Participate in regular consultation with the Pathfinders’ New Paths sex trafficking program staff.
  8. Maintain client records and complete necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
  9. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  10. Attend specialized sex trafficking trainings including Pathfinders workshops on supporting survivors, local advocacy trainings, and regional sex trafficking conferences.
  11. Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field is preferred. Requires working knowledge of issues related to sex trafficking and Housing First model of service provision as best practice housing model.  
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is also 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 dictated.
  • 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 salary range $33,700 – $37,600. 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.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Housing Specialist

Date Posted

October 22, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time / Exempt

Contact Person

Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of Supported Housing, the Housing Specialist serves as the agency’s main point of contact for all landlord and property management partners, fostering existing relationships and growing a strong and supportive landlord base. The Housing Specialist also assists Supported Housing Department staff and program participants with apartment searching, leasing, and managing payments, in addition to coordinating and assisting with moves as youth transition in and out of apartments.

 

Essential Duties

  • Serve as an ongoing liaison between landlords, property managers, and Supported Housing program staff, ensuring effective communication and strong collaboration between all parties.
  • Foster existing landlord and property management relationships while developing new ones, promoting Housing First practices whenever opportunities present themselves.
  • Work with the Development team to highlight the supportive work of current housing-related partners via social media and mailed agency publications.
  • Seek out new apartments for youth program participants that align with the youths’ goals and preferences, and schedule showings (in conjunction with case management staff) whenever appropriate to do so.
  • Conduct unit inspections when necessary to ensure youth are housed in apartments that meet appropriate safety and habitability standards.
  • Provide ongoing support to landlords, property managers, and Supported Housing program staff with regard to leasing and rent-related payments.
  • Complete all required documentation in an organized and timely manner, and maintain contact notes for all landlord and/or property management interactions.
  • Attend community-based landlord engagement and support events as opportunities present themselves.
  • Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Requirements

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field or a related field. Requires knowledge and belief in Housing First philosophy and strategies.
  • Previous experience working with landlords or property managers in a professional capacity is preferred.
  • 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, proof of auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

Additional Information

Starting salary range $40,000-$42,000. 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, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org.  Please specify which position you are applying for. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, 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.

We are currently full for graduate placements in our Drop-In Center but will likely accept applications for Fall 2021.

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.

Fill out an Internship Application

Graduate Shelter Intern (Clinical and Non-Clinical)

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.

Fill out an Internship Application

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, Dominique Lee at dlee@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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