The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys and Girls Club (WCYSB) is seeking a full time Director for its local Youth Development Program serving the Barre district. The Youth Development Program ensures that youth with foster care experience enter adulthood with the necessary supports to build productive and fulfilling lives. Using a strengths-based and youth-driven approach, the program promotes well-being across the following domains: housing, education, employment, social connections, transportation, health, enrichment and basic needs. The Youth Development program also offers participating youth with access to leadership, advocacy and training opportunities in order to ensure that the foster care system is informed by and responsive to the youth who are served by it.
The Barre District Youth Development Director works closely with DCF social workers, foster parents, other direct service providers, community partners and a number of colleagues providing Youth Development Program services throughout VT.
The position is responsible for direct case management for approximately 25 youth and will supervise a .5FTE carrying a caseload of about 15 youth. The Program Director is also responsible for ensuring that the Barre program meets and exceeds performance targets, submits all required reporting and data elements on time and operates within an established budget.
The Barre Youth Development Program Director will receive ample internal support and training. The candidate will be joining an engaging team of youth care professionals serving youth throughout Washington County and will represent program efforts at statewide gatherings of Youth Development program staff from around the state. The position is full time at 37.5 hours/week and will hold an office in Montpelier, but will be expected to travel throughout Washington County in an effort to meet youth in their communities. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with youth, self-motivated and will possess excellent case-management and administrative skills.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Barre District Director will:
• Provide strength-based case management to an active caseload of current and former foster youth in Washington County
• Maintain a caseload of approximately 25 youth
• Collaborate with district social workers through the Department for Children and Families
• Manage all aspects of program implementation
• Manage program reporting and data collection
• Supervise a 50% FTE Youth Development Program Case Manager.
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Previous experience with case management
• Previous experience providing supervision preferred
• Experience with strength-based approaches to youth care work with a solid grounding in Positive Youth Development Practices
• Ability to work in a team approach
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google’s suite of tools
• A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required
The Youth Development Program is comprised of one 100% FTE Case Manager/Director and a 50% FTE Case Manager. The team meets formally at least once a week. Individual supervision is provided at least once per week. Youth-work at the Bureau is collaborative, within and across programs. All Bureau employees attend a morning staff meeting once a month, receive monthly outside clinical consultation, and participate in office coverage and on-call duties. The atmosphere at the Bureau is casual.
BENEFITS: after completion of 60 day probation period:
Vacation Allowance 15 days
Personal Days 3 days
Holidays 13 days
Sick Leave 10 days
Health Insurance See below
Dental/Optical Not available at this time
Long Term Disability Yes
Life Insurance Yes
Effective 1/1/2019, the WCYSB will offer insurance coverage for benefit eligible employees through either Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont or MVP. The monthly premium contribution from the WCYSB will be $350 per employee. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and MVP offer multiple plans that employees may choose from. Additional premium costs associated with each plan above the Bureau’s $350 allocation will be the employee’s responsibility and are applied toward premiums as pre-tax payroll deductions.
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Position open until filled
Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club is an EOE
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