Youth Case Manager- Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative - El Centro de la Raza

CLOSING DATE: November 23, 2018


JOB #: 13198

POSTED: October 23, 2018



Provides case management services to (22) middle and high school youth ages 14 – 17 who are at the highest risk of perpetuating or being victimized by violence; and who are eligible for Initiative Services in the Southwest District. Case manager commits to achieving results for Seattle’s high risk youth; 50% reduction in court referrals for juvenile crimes against persons committed by youth in Southwest Seattle (Denny M.S. and Chief Sealth  H.S); and a 50% reduction in the number of middle school suspensions/expulsions due to violence related incidents.

_____________________________________________________________________________ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Identifies and enrolls youth into the SYVPI case management program. Provides case management services to youth at school sites and at El Centro de la Raza.
  • Meets contracted annual goals and objectives outlined in the performance standards (copy will be provided upon hire).
  • Attends Case Managers monthly meetings or as scheduled by the City of Seattle program monitor.
  • Conducts Intake and Assessment using the SYVPI Risk Assessment Tool and Motivational Interviewing to determine and document youth’s needs and strengths.
  • Identifies and documents youth’s goals and develops an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
  • Creates, tracks and documents a short- and long term achievable action plan for each youth.
  • Updates and documents ISP every 3 months.
  • Tracks students’ grades and school attendance.
  • Prepares documentation for annual site visit.
  • Conducts, tracks and documents follow-up assessments every 6 months and/or upon exit from case management services.
  • Create and maintain Case Management Files containing all up to date client case notes, signed forms, grades, risk assessments, youth check in surveys, youth progress reviews,
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services including intake and assessment, ISP development, advocacy, information and referral services, assistance navigating the school, court, social services, employment and training services.
  • Serve as a role mode, advocate, and mentor to the youth.
  • Attend Seattle Youth Violence Initiative all-team meetings and Initiative
  • Create and update hard copy and database files/information and maintain complete client chart notes, reflecting the progress of participants.
  • Serves as an interpreter for non-English speaking parents
  • Follows-up with service providers
  • Creates monthly, quarterly and annual reports associated with contractual reporting
  • Develops relationships and networks with other agencies and communities
  • Acts as a liaison between schools and the youth/family
  • Attends staff meetings, case manager meetings, youth team meetings, charlas, and meetings with the Human Services Director.
  • Plans and organizes one annual cultural SYVPI youth group activity.
  • Assists with the Annual ECDLR Youth Graduation.
    • Engages and encourages SYVPI youth participation in ECDLR advocacy, social justice and cultural events.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned




    • Must have a proven ability to work well under pressure.
    • Must have excellent writing and organizing skills
    • Must be self motivated
    • Must be able to work with participants from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Understands and fulfills contractual obligations.
    • Must be able to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, participants, parents, community representatives, and the public.
    • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment.
    • Presents a professional manner and appearance.


Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree or adequate experience working in social services
  • 5+ years’ experience in the area of violence prevention, case management, or restorative justice.
  • Previous experience working with youth.
  • Must be bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Must have a car and a valid Washington driver’s license and show evidence of insurability.
  • Must have excellent oral, written and organizational communication skills.
  • Must be effective in conflict resolution.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Excel and Word.
  • Familiar with Outcome and Indicator Reporting.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
How to Apply:

Please send resume to Shannon Armstrong at, or stop by El Centro de la Raza’s HR office at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA  98144, to drop off a resume and pick up an application.  If you have questions, please call 206-957-4626.