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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.

Hand-In-Hand Therapist

Date Posted

June 4, 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 Program Manager, provide individual, group, and family counseling to child and adolescent sexual abuse survivors.

 

Essential Duties

  1. Interview and assess clients between the ages of 6 – 18 years of age who have experienced sexual abuse victimization. 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 office, in family, possible at home site, and in therapeutic groups regarding sexual abuse and surrounding issues. Develop treatment plans for meeting client’s needs and help client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior. Review treatment plan and revise as needed to determine quantity and quality of service provided to client.
  3. Provide case management, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.  Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  4. Participate in weekly supervision and regular group clinical consultation.
  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 complaint with program policies and HIPAA regulations.
  6. Participate in resource fairs, outreach speaking engagements, and development opportunities. Attend program and agency staff meetings as required.
  7. Other duties may be assigned.

                            

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None required.

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, educational psychology, or psychology.
  • Prefer State of Wisconsin licensure as a clinical social worker, professional counselor, or marriage and family therapist.
  • Requires two years’ experience working with families or youth.
  • Must possess working knowledge of the issues of sexual assault and the impact of trauma on victims and their families.
  • Must possess working knowledge of family dynamics and have the ability to conduct family counseling sessions.
  • Must be available for after school and evening appointments.
  • 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 $42,000 – $45,000.  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.  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.

AmeriCorps Program Assistant - Street Beat

Date Posted

June 5, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Darrell Lofton, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services  – dlofton@pathfindersmke.org

 

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $13,992 per year of service ($583 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6095 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition that accept federally subsidized loan or for re-payment of existing federally subsidized loans student loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers.  Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Assistant Case Manager

Date Posted

May 20, 2021

Closing Date

July 5, 2021

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Darrell Lofton, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services  – dlofton@pathfindersmke.org

 

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $14279 per year of service ($594 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6195 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition or for re-payment of existing student loans.  Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager I)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager II)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities (Assistant Case Manager III)

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. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022. 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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Peer Advocate - Youth Shelter

Date Posted

June 21, 2021

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

33 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Contact Person

Bailey Padron – bpadron@pathfindersmke.org

 

Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

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, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $629.17 semi-monthly  ($15,100 total), plus an educational award of $6,345 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 & Responsibilities

    1. Duties of the AmeriCorps Member Peer Advocate are to supervise the daily activities of runaway and homeless youth within the Pathfinders 24-hour licensed shelter, work to build rapport with residents, and to assist with youth development opportunities and training. Responsibilities include recruiting youth for Service Learning program and aftercare services, assisting callers to the program’s crisis hotlines, supervision of community volunteers, and youth group facilitation and supervision.  Manage aftercare program by providing case management, supervision of “peers” engaged in service learning, and assist with youth activity groups.  Co-facilitate Sunday Youth group at the Pathfinders Drop-In Center with other AmeriCorps Members by providing a safe place for shelter residents and ex-residents to congregate for a meal and an engaging group activity.
    2. Additional duties include maintaining appearance and safety of the group home facility, instructing youth on independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry, providing youth and family support and assistance.
    3. “Position involves a variable work schedule that may include some overnight and weekend hours”
    4. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications Requirements

    • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.  A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
    • 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, 2021 through August 31, 2022. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps Member
    • Expected to meet with aftercare supervisor regularly.

    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 and non-binary individuals, individuals with disabilities, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

    CCS Care Coordinator

    Date Posted

    July 13, 2021

    Closing Date

    When Filled

    Status

    Full-Time

    Contact Person

    Human Resources – hr@pathfindersmke.org

     

    Job Purpose & Reporting Structure

    Under the supervision of the Director of Comprehensive Community Services, the CCS Care Coordinator 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

        1. Act as a care coordinator/ service facilitator by providing direct services and coordinating services with other providers.
        2. Complete initial assessments and treatment plans per the Wraparound Policy and Procedures.
        3. Create wellness plans with each consumer and have regular team meetings with each consumer, their providers, and their support systems.
        4. Ensure appropriate services and interventions are provided in accordance with the consumer’s plan.
        1. Provide training to youth in developing and improving their daily living skills.
        2. Generate and maintain accurate documentation as required by established standards by Pathfinders, Wraparound Milwaukee, and Medicaid.
          1. Maintain consumer records and complete all necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Paperwork must be completed in a strength based manner.
          2. Assure accurate and timely documentation and billing in the Wraparound Synthesis database.
        3. 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.
        4. 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.
        5. Facilitate referrals, transfers, and discharge arrangements with consumers and providers in a timely manner.
        6. Provide services to families and other natural support systems of CCS consumers to assist them in understanding and supporting the needs of CCS consumers.
        7. Provide emergency mental health services to consumers.
          1. Participate and represent Pathfinders in all meetings for the CCS program within Pathfinders and with Wraparound Milwaukee.
          2. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
          3. Adhere to all relevant Pathfinders Milwaukee and Wraparound Milwaukee Policy and Procedures.
          4. Other duties may be assigned.

        Requirements

          • Preferred Certification as a Care Coordinator in Wraparound Milwaukee CCCS 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 $40,000-$46,000 / +$1,000 if Certified as a Care Coordinator in Wraparound Milwaukee CCS, or become certified within first six months of hire. 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 a letter of interest and current resume via email to the address noted above.  Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.org.

        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

        July 13, 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 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.
          1. 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.
          2. Conduct regular home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency.
          3. 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.

        QBLOK Housing Case Manager

        Date Posted

        July 13, 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 QBLOK Housing Case Manager provides assistance to LGBTQA+ young adults and allies seeking housing support by providing them with rental assistance, basic needs resources, case management services, and access to specialized resources provided by various internal and external partners.

         

        Essential Duties

        1. Assess housing barriers of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to determine their housing and service needs.
        2. Work cooperatively and effectively with the Pathfinders Supported Housing team, Drop-In Center team, New Paths team, RHY shelter staff, and the Street Beat street outreach specialists in order to coordinate services and maximize youth access to necessary resources.
        3. Provide intensive and ongoing case management services to 10 participants at a time, focusing on finding and helping participants to maintain safe and secure housing.
          1. Assist participants in the development of strength-based action plans that are individualized and client-centered and that support the youths’ development of Positive connections, Academic achievement, Training and employment, safe and secure Housing, and Social and emotional well-being.
          2. Employ Housing First standards and principles to ensure low-barrier access to housing.
          3. Conduct home visits in participants’ apartments so that participants can work toward housing stability and toward the goals they set for themselves.
          4. Serve as an ongoing liaison between participants, their neighbors, and the Pathfinders housing specialists.
          5. Support participants, both emotionally and physically, when they are moving in to and out of apartments.
        4. Increase participants’ access to mainstream community resources available through the Drop-In Center and within the Greater Milwaukee area, working effectively with the program’s collaborative partners to ensure successful service access.
        5. Maintain client records, keep accurate case notes, and complete necessary client reports.
        6. Participate in all relevant program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
        7. Other duties may be assigned.

                                    

        Requirements

        • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field is preferred.
        • Requires passion for serving LGBTQA+ youth and working knowledge of Housing First model of service provision.
        • 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.

        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.

        Fill out an Internship Application

        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).

        Fill out an Internship Application

        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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