The role of the Supported Independent Living Youth Support Caseworker is to provide support to and be an active member of the SIL Team. The Youth Support Caseworker will be expected to understand the nature of Mountain Plains CSSN’s philosophy, values, Culture Code and day to day operations of the program. They will have an understanding of the Child Welfare Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Youth Support Caseworker will be supervised by the SIL Program Manager and will assist in the ongoing development of programming materials and activities for the program.
The Youth Support Caseworker will be responsible for building positive relationships with and providing support and guidance to youth who are involved with Children and Family Services. The Youth Support Caseworker will teach youth the necessary independent living and life skills they will need to be successful in transitioning into an independent placement, while at the same time providing day to day support in assisting them in maintaining a day program as well as scheduling and attending all appointments. The Youth Support Caseworker will provide supervision and support to youth transitioning to an independent placement to ensure their safety and that all of their needs are being met.
The Youth Support Caseworker will be responsible for attending meetings with the youth, their CFS Caseworker, parental figure, school, employer, etc. and act as an advocate to ensure the youth’s wishes and needs are being addressed.
This position includes variable hours and shifts, including but not limited to day shifts, potential awake night shifts, and sleep shifts. In addition to this, all employees may work shifts at variable locations and programs within the agency.