Do you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact on your community? Are you looking for a day filled with variety and challenges? We have an exciting opportunity to join the team at our Flagstaff office as an Independent Living Specialist II. Some of your responsibilities would include assisting young adults in the transition from foster care to an independent, sustainable living environment.
In support of the clients transition, the position will assist young adults in gaining and sustaining employment, accessing personal and community resources, providing life skills training and support, to meet both client and contractual service requirements, in a manner that is culturally responsive, strengths based and trauma informed. Performs responsibilities and provides effective support with general supervision. Able to work independently in most cases, seeking guidance and support when needed.
Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year.
Arizona's Children Association offers a flexible schedule with generous time off, medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, a company provided computer and cell phone and more!
Find your passion. Join our Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Maintain contact with young adults, collateral persons and agencies to assist young adults to develop and maintain life skills and accomplish goals established, per contractual service requirements.
Collaborate with young adult client to develop goals and service plan activities using a strength based, trauma informed approach.
Effectively and collaboratively monitor progress and provide resources and tools as needed.
Participate in group training and educational meetings as required and as time and resources permit.
Provide individual support and services focusing on life skills development, including tutoring, transportation, individual education, and activities.
Develop and facilitate trainings and workshops, providing skill development options focusing on issues common to adolescents preparing for independent living. This includes exploration and skill building in self-esteem, goal setting, healthy relations, broad vocational and career issues, safety, and emotional preparation for adulthood.
If applicable, may assist young adults to develop and maintain a contract with Department of Child Safety when eligible.
Assist young adults in developing and accessing scholarships and grants for ongoing education and training.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with adolescents or young adults.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience to be able to perform the essential functions is required.
Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be insurable under the agency's automobile policy.
Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients' homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to "perform safely" the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Perform safely means to perform without causing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodations, as defined by 42 U.S.C. #1211 (b) and the Commission's regulations found at 29 C.F.R #1630.2 (r).
AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer
Arizona's Children Association