Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Do work that matters. Grow with us!
This role pays between $20 – $22.
$1000 hiring bonus paid out at 3 months ($500) and 6 months ($500), assuming good standing.
Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS) has a rich legacy of providing holistic case management support to youth and their families experiencing higher barriers to stabilization and success. The role of the Youth Service Coordinators is to provide community-based advocacy and case management services focused on the following: youth mentoring, academic engagement and performance, diversion from the criminal justice system, basic needs support, parent support and connection to services, and other family needs for youth on probation. Youth Service Coordinators work with youth to develop and complete personal goals related to academic and socioemotional success, provide compassionate collaboration, support and advocacy within the community and school settings. Youth Service Coordinators are knowledgeable and proficient in utilizing family strength-based case management and client-focused practice.
- A four-year degree in Social Work or another closely related field or 2-3 years working with diverse youth populations experiencing a variety of barriers such as truancy, engagement with the criminal justice system, poverty, homelessness, behavioral health issues and lack of a positive and supportive social circle.
- Training in the areas of crisis intervention, family dynamics, and chemical dependency is desired. To provide adequate social work practices, the incumbent must draw on the ability to empathize, problem solve, and the ability to accept people unconditionally with an openness to new ideas.
- Ability to interpret policies and guidelines, the incumbent must draw on analytical abilities.
Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.