At Alternatives For Girls, our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and to help them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.
Our employees love being involved in the empowering work we do, and having a deep dedication to the mission is the foundation of our team. In addition to making a tangible, positive impact, some of the benefits our staff enjoy include:
- Flexible work environment
- Work-life balance
- Ability to start accruing up to five weeks off after only six months of employment (and we encourage you to use it!)
- Emphasis on staff development
- Highly competitive benefits packages
Under the direction of the Prevention Program Manager and Asset Building Manager the Case Planner will meet individually with participants to complete intake, assessment, goal setting, and case management.
- Provide needed resource information, referrals, and advocacy to participants enrolled in Asset Building.
- Develop relationships with school Counselors, Mentors and Asset Building parents in order to provide support to the participants.
- Facilitate and monitor the bank savings and 529 accounts.
- Provide translation in order to provide information, referrals and advocacy to participants and families enrolled in After School Programming, Asset Building, and Rise N’ Shine.
- Complete regular (monthly at minimum) case management contacts with all Asset Building Program participants either over the phone or in person.
- Assist with Prevention program (Asset Building/Afterschool Programming/Rise N’ Shine) events and activities as needed.
- Assist with training and supervising volunteers and interns.
- Work together with youth service coordinators and Program Manager(s), and other program staff to ensure the safety of all participants.
- All other activities as assigned by Program Manager(s).
- Fluency in Spanish and English is REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education or related Human Service field preferred. (Note: Extensive life or work experience may meet this requirement.)
- Experience working with, and knowledge of adolescents who are homeless, runaway, involved in gang activity, violent behavior, drug use or selling domestic violence, school truancy, sexual activity and other high risk behaviors or who have been victims of sexual assault.
- Experience with and knowledge of adolescent development and case management.
- Flexibility, reliability, stability, and consistency in job performance.
- Ability to handle crises, maintains confidentiality, and tolerates stress professionally.
- Excellent communication and networking skills, especially in group work.
- Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule
- Knowledge of computer word processing and database programs.
Alternatives for Girls is an EEO employer including minorities, veterans, and women.