The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys and Girls Club (WCYSB) is seeking a part 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 18 - 22 youth and will supervise a .6FTE case manager maintaining a caseload of about 10-12 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 part time at 30 hours/week and will hold an office in Berlin, but will be expected to travel throughout Washington County 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 and 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 18-22 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
• Provide strength-based supervision of a 60% FTE Youth Development Program Case Manager.
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Previous experience with case management
• Previous supervisory experience
• Experience with strength-based approaches to youth care work with a solid grounding in Positive Youth
• 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 80% FTE Case Manager/Director and a 60% 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 and participate in office coverage and a rotation of 24-hour on-call duties. The atmosphere at the Bureau is casual.
This position is being offered at 80% FTE (30 hours) based on a 37.5-hour work-week.
Benefits: after completion of 60-day probation
Vacation Allowance 12 days
Personal Days 2.4 days
Holidays 9.6 days
Sick Leave 8 days
Health Insurance Yes
Dental/Optical Not available at this time
Long Term Disability Yes
Life Insurance Yes
Background check required
Position open until filled
Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club is an EOE
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