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Location608 N Saddle Creek Rd, Omaha, Nebraska 68104
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-07-07
Direct Apply
Yes
Valid Through2023-01-25

Job Description:

Independence Coordinator

Salary

$22.32 Hourly

Location

Omaha, NE

Job Type

PERM FULL TIME

Department

Health & Human Services Department

Job Number

202203479

Closing

Continuous

  • Description

  • Benefits

Description

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young adults in the Omaha Service Area and some of Northern Service Area? The State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division is seeking Independence Coordinators to provide engaged mentorship to young adults between the ages of 19 to 21 who qualify for the Bridge to Independence program.

What we can offer you:

• Stable Employment Opportunity

• Career Development and Learning

• Tuition Reimbursement

• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan

• 13 Paid Holidays

• Generous Leave Accruals and Benefits

• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization

• Flexible Schedules

DHHS and the State of Nebraska value employees as well as a supportive environment. We strive to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

Location: Omaha State Office Building 1313 Farnam Street, Omaha NE 68102

Schedule: Monday - Friday - Hours may vary depending upon need; after hours and on call may be required.

Examples of Work

In this position, you will assist young adults through their transition to self-sufficiency by identifying areas the young adult would like to support in such as securing housing, employment, education, transportation, parenting, health and mental health to ensure stability as they move toward adulthood. Attending hearings and case reviews as required. Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to actively engage input from a broad network of community resources, and have an ability to successfully manage all aspects of multiple, complex cases.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIRED: A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice or other closely related area. Consideration will be given to applicants who will receive a Bachelor's degree within 90 days of the open position closing date.

PREFERRED: Experience in child welfare and/or case management experience, internships with human services/child welfare agencies will also be considered, demonstrated ability to provide excellent written and verbal communication, and ability to effectively manage time and deadlines. This position requires the ability to travel. 2 years CFSS experience with ongoing case management preferred. Experience with young adult mental health a plus; case management experience, internships with human services/child welfare agencies will also be considered. Must demonstrate the ability to provide excellent written and verbal communication, and ability to effectively manage time and deadlines. After hire, must be certified in training which de-escalates and manages communication and physical interactions. Candidates who have successfully completed mandatory CCFL training are preferred.

Within your State Employment Application please address how your background enables you to fulfill the responsibilities of this position, including all casework experience.

OTHER: Valid driver's license and the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: family life issues and dynamics; community services; child adolescent and adult behavior. Skills in: interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess client's needs and progress; openly and honestly discussing concerns with others in a non-judgmental way.

Ability to: learn the importance of commitment to individuals and families; protect confidential information; communicate effectively with community service providers, law enforcement, the court and legal systems and vulnerable adults' families and/or advocates; organize and maintain case records; learn and apply the principles and practices of direct case management including assessment, analyzing critical information, plan development and implementation in setting up individual case/treatment plans; respond flexibly and adapt to new or changing circumstances; manage time and work flow to work independently and meet deadlines; exhibit a sense of fairness; be available through regular and predictable work attendance; demonstrate professionalism and operate basic computer software and hardware.

Job ID: 8590938744610710227

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