Transition Specialist - On Ramp - Charlotte, NC

Interested in an opportunity with a leading non- profit organization in Charlotte, NC?  Alexander Youth Network/ The Relatives is looking for a human service professional interested in an opportunity as a Transition Specialist at The On Ramp, one of the programs offered by The Relatives. B.A. /B.S. in a related human service field required. Experience working with individuals in the mental health population required.  Experience working with youth in transition required.

To learn more about Alexander Youth Network and The Relatives visit www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org and www.therelatives.org.

SUMMARY

The person in this role will coordinate the services for young adults aging out of foster care in transition. This may include working with various agencies, providers, faith based organizations, and individual partnerships. They will develop, implement, and manage the individualized plans for young adults ages 16-24. They will help to ensure young adults are provided with the tools, support, and resources necessary to become self sufficient.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation.
  • Complete futures plans, client assessments, team meetings.
  • Identified Caseload will show increased independent living skills
  • 6 months after receiving housing assistance, 80% of case load will remain stably housed
  • Completes all mandated training.
  • Attendance:  Has minimal occurrences of unscheduled absences or lateness

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

B.A. /B.S. in a related human service field required. Experience working with individuals in the mental health population required.  Experience working with youth in transition required.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES  

Competency is defined as the techniques, procedures, technology, skills or equipment needed to do one's job.  The following competencies are required of this position:  age specific competency for children and adolescents, competency in the Administration of Medications, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Life Saving/Safety to include First Aid and CPR; Working with Mental Health Population through utilization of TCI and NMT, Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

Valid NC or SC Driver's license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS  

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, governmental regulations, or legal documentation.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence to a prescribed format and style.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of children, top managers, clients and families, volunteers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee must frequently move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

BENEFITS
Alexander boasts a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!