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Independent Living Specialist III

at Arizona's Children Association

Posted: 3/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1899
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Job Description

Arizona's Children Association is looking for an Independent Living Specialist III to join the team in our Flagstaff office. As an Independent Living Specialist with AzCA, you would be responsible for assisting young adults in the transition from foster care to an independent, sustainable living environment. In support of the clients transition, you 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. 

 

 

Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest non-profits in the state of Arizona. When working with AzCA, you will be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.

 

 

At Arizona's Children Association, we believe in self-care and as such, offer a flexible schedule with a wide range of benefits including:

 
     
  • Paid time off
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  • Paid sick leave
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  • 8 paid holidays
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  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
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  • 403B
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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.
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  • Collaborate with young adult client to develop goals and service plan activities using a strength based, trauma informed approach.  
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  • Conducts biopsychosocial assessments with the young adult.  
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  • Provides consultation/support, training and technical assistance to other staff/colleagues (problem solving in service provision, billing appropriately for services, handling difficult situations, etc). 
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  • Identifies needs, and system barriers to service provision and recommend continuous improvement measures.
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  • Provide individual support and services focusing on life skills development, including tutoring, transportation, individual education, and activities. 
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  • Develop and facilitate trainings and workshops, providing skill development options focusing on issues common to adolescents preparing for independent living. 
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  • This includes exploration and skill building in self-esteem, goal setting, healthy relations, broad vocational and career issues, safety, and emotional preparation for adulthood.
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  • Assist young adults in developing and accessing scholarships and grants for ongoing education and training.
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  • Maintain accurate client records, completing case notes and supplemental documentation in accordance with established timelines, program and contract standards. 
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  • Complete and provide required monthly, quarterly and annual data reports in accordance with established program and contract standards.
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  • Maintain professional boundaries and ethics specific to the agency and particular professional certification.
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  • Represent AzCA as a trauma informed agency while staffing cases, participating in meetings, providing consultation and advocating on behalf of young adults.
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  • May supervise ILS I/II or other staff.
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  • Be available outside of normal business hours to provide client services.
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Minimum Education & Experience:

 
     
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
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  • Minimum 1 years’ experience working in the field with youth, young adults and/or families. 
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Other Minimum Qualifications:

 
     
  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
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  • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
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  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
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  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
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  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
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AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer

 

Application Instructions

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