Independent Living Specialist II

Arizona's Children Association Flagstaff , AZ 86002

Posted 6 months ago

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

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Administrative Specialist Iii/Data Integrity Specialist Clerk Of Superior Court (1019)

Coconino County

Posted 3 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/12/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-10T00:00 Nature of Work Coconino County promotes a transformational leadership philosophy which elicits employee growth, cultivates inspiration and creates future leaders by empowering employees to solve internal and external customer needs and exceed customer service expectations. As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments. Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization. Come be part of this optimistic, innovative team where outstanding customer service creates dynamic solutions and engages leadership at every level. Under supervision performs administrative work of moderate difficulty; reviewing, evaluating and correcting data entry errors and omissions prior to and following input for the Information Technology systems of the Court; performs related work as assigned. Typical Duties (Illustrative only) * Performs a variety of quality control functions including reviewing and evaluating data exception reports and records, correcting and updating data entry errors and identifying trends and patterns of data errors * Coordinates database installation, maintenance, security and access with other affected court staff * Organizes and maintains a variety of records while ensuring completeness and accuracy * Tracks and monitors general or specifically assigned case-related information, trends and findings * Works with end-users to better define needs, resolve problems and anticipate future needs * Troubleshoots and repairs automation, reports, lists and documents * Provides training and creates training manuals * Coordinates and schedules specialized departmental functions, meetings, and travel * Oversees an administrative unit's record management systems and databases * Serves as lead staff * May supervise employees as assigned * Assists with special projects as assigned * Prepares and maintains statistical and administrative reports * Gathers and prepares information for budgetary purposes * Creates, processes, and distributes confidential and sensitive documents and correspondence * Coordinates the preparation , distribution and preservation of departmental records * Communicates and acts as liaison with other departments, agencies and the public * Attends meetings to represent the department * Composes and types correspondence, contracts, reports and other documents Essential functions of this position include but not limited to: sitting; working with and around others; dealing with interruptions, repetitive motion (hand/wrist/ elbow/ shoulder) for computer work, filing, telephones etc.; Vision Acuity (Near) computer work; hearing for communicating with others with phone calls, meetings; speech for telephone and ordinary conversation/ communication; touch for typing, filing, writing and phones. Minimum Qualifications Five years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical experience; OR any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must successfully pass background check. The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills and strong attention to detail. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in Data Integrity, experience utilizing a Records Management System, computer support experience and/or court experience. These positions are non-exempt from overtime. These positions are safety sensitive. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Considerable knowledge of: * Specialized terminology, procedures, and forms * Records management * Business English, spelling and arithmetic * Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment * Rules and procedures of assigned department, including state and federal law * Working knowledge of: * Principles and practices of administration * Skill in: * Use of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets and/or database * Use of modern office equipment * Ability to: * Make sound decisions independently and in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures * Perform complex administrative functions with speed and accuracy * Meet deadlines and maintain work flow * Accurately maintain records and prepare reports * Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public * Follow written and verbal instructions * Communicate effectively verbally and in writing AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Coconino County Flagstaff AZ

Independent Living Specialist II

Arizona's Children Association