Independent living program case manager needed

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Covenant House Florida is a nonprofit organization that serves youth who are experiencing homelessness and trafficking. The Fort Lauderdale campus serves youth from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with adolescents with a history of involving delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence or within the behavioral healthcare system.
  • Knowledge of workforce development, life skills and independent living functions. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of conflict resolution skills required. 
  • Must have demonstrated ability to maintain order and exercise appropriate judgement in crisis situations including the physical ability to intervene in critical or emergency situations. 
  • Effective written, verbal and listening skills and a highly motivated self-starter. Computer literacy is required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to culturally diverse populations. 
  • Requires flexibility with weekly work schedule to meet needs of youth. 
  • Valid Florida Driver’s license and good driving record. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialized case management services that guide youth in planning their independent living goals.
  • Facilitate job development classes, independent living classes and life skill activities as designated by the Independent Living Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure that case management services are rendered to youth in a culturally competent manner according to CHF Mission and Principles and Core Values. 
  • Act as centralized contact for special outside resources and opportunities for members of the community who may wish to make available to residents. This includes scheduling and securing tickets for recreational, educational and cultural events.
  • Communicate pertinent information with staff and youth throughout each shift. Communicate mutual support, honesty and caring for all youth and staff.
  • Take an active part in team meetings and provide vital information about youth and referrals.
  • Complete all documentation neatly and accurately (i.e. case records, incident reports, data entry). Ensure documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets standards established by state license requirements, funding sources and agency policies, including filing and tracking data.
  • Assist with on-boarding and training for assigned program staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment. Assist and supervise youth in general cleanliness of all common areas. 
  • Drive company vehicles to escort youth to and from activities, hospital visits, school and various other appointments.
  • Serve in the capacity as Residential Administrator on Duty as needed.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keywords: independent living case manager. Filter by Ft. Lauderdale, FL location.

Deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2020.