Listed below are the current employment opportunities at Lost-n-Found Youth:

If you are interested in an intern position with LNFY, please send CV and cover letter to career@lost-n-found.org

 

Part Time Positions

Youth Center Case Manager

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain current knowledge of youth development and community resources
  • Conduct case reviews, mental health/mental status examinations, internal and external client referrals and housing placement referrals
  • Adhere to all HIPAA privacy, client confidentiality standards and security regulations
  • Maintain collegial relationships with all referring agencies and collaborative partners
  • Ensure the organized maintenance of accurate, complete and timely client records that comply with regulatory requirements and internal procedures and protocols
  • Maintain knowledge of current resources amongst homeless LGBTQ+ youth to aid in the placement of the client
  • Maintain current partnerships with community organizations and establish new partnerships at the direction of the supervisor
  • In coordination with the treatment team (i.e. house staff/parents and drop-in center staff) conduct intake screenings/assessments
  • Assist in individual case management of clients and write a daily report in summary of client’s well being
  • Track services used by clients daily (shower, laundry, clothing, meals, etc.)
  • Assist youth with clothing needs, organize client mail, help with cleanup, prep the community spaces for meals or workshops, general organizing and cleaning duties
  • Attend assigned meetings with program staff
  • Assist with hosted events.
  • All other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Experience in  community-based  social  services agencies preferred (internship/field placement experience may be considered)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ homeless youth and young adults in GA and available housing resources
  • Proven track record of ability to work independently
  • Experience in intensive case management
  • Strong crisis management skills and familiarity with de-escalation techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, communication skills and ability to meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to effectively and flexibly work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to work with a diverse, high needs client population
  • Moderate understanding of mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Moderate typing skills and computer skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of DSM-V
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Power Point, and Outl
  • Knowledge of Pathways Compass and Apricot a plus

 

Residential Case Manager:

In coordination with other House Mangers, and under supervision of the Program Director, provides case management for house. Works closely with other staff to meet client needs including: mental health, substance abuse, medical needs, identification, thrift vouchers, employment referrals, and any other needs youth have. Conducts weekly case management meetings with assigned youth to monitor process, ensure job search and financial expectations are being followed, and assist youth with overcoming barriers to success.

Administrative Duties

  • Complete client paperwork and upload to client database within 24hrs
  • Keep youth BreezeCards loaded at all times
  • Maintain effective communication with all organization programs
  • Supervise all visitors to the house
  • Assist with room changes and client departure clean-up:
  • Remove trash, ensure drawers are clear and clean, wash dirty linens, and provide clean lines, store additional linens
  • Properly label and lockup stored youth belongings immediately
  • Address any house maintenance needs as soon as possible
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner; ask for guidance or assistance as needed
  • Maintain an organized working space

Program Implementation

  • Consistently implement program models and best practices
  • Encourage by example a positive and respectful house environment
  • Assist youth in knowing what is expected of them and the reasons for the expectations
  • Maintain an attitude of sincere interest in youth. Encourage an atmosphere of courtesy, consideration, and respect for the house.
  • Explain, support and enforce the house rules and program policies
  • Confront all behavioral and rules violations as they occur; follow-up with appropriate documentation in a timely manner
  • Attends weekly house meetings
  • Be aware of and report any illness, abnormal behavior, or special concerns
  • Be available for youth counseling, recognize personal limits, and utilize other staff for assistance
  • Protect youth confidentiality and personal information at all times

Skills and Specifications

  • Knowledge of case management
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong record keeping skills
  • Honesty, Trust, and Patience
  • Experienced in conflict resolution
  • Calm under pressure
  • Moderate skills in Microsoft Office, database entry, Mac and PC operating systems.
  • Strong communication skills a must.
  • Experience with Wi-Fi connections, networks, printer troubleshooting
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Existing knowledge of local homeless and low-income service providers

Please send all resumes and/or CVs with a cover letter to career@lost-n-found.org.

Full Time Positions

Linkage to Care Specialist

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The overall purpose of the Linkage to Care Specialist position is to ensure that clients are linked to Primary Care, HIV Specialty Care and Supportive Services.  The Linkage to Care Specialist (LCS) develops supportive relationships with Youth Center youth and leverages these relationships to facilitate the warm hand off required to ensure that clients are appropriately and effectively linked to medical care and other necessary services (HIV Screening, Prevention, Mental Health and Support Services). The LCS maintains a working knowledge of HIV related services and programs, particularly Ryan White Programs, in the Metro Atlanta area and is a content area expert and resource for clients and staff.

  • Provides Linkage to Care Counseling.
  • Links LGBT/HIV Positive and Negative youth to appropriate services.
  • Enrolls clients into relevant health care services or works with known providers to ensure enrollment.
  • Maintains knowledge of Ryan White and Prevention Programs in Metro Atlanta.
  • Brokers Relationships between LNFY and provider organizations to ensure access for LNFY clients.
  • Initiates and manages the MOU process with organizations providing services essential to HIV positive and high risk clients.
  • Maintains knowledge of HIV Biomedical prevention (PrEP, PEP, TAP) providers in the Metro Atlanta area.
  • Provides transportation to and from medical and supportive services appointments for clients.
  • Establishes and manages referral tracking system.
  • Obtains release of medical information and authorization to follow-up with medical providers on behalf of clients.
  • Maintains Accurate and complete client records.
  • Performs required data entry.
  • Maintains confidentiality and abides by all relevant health care privacy laws.
  • Works with the Fulton County Ryan White Office, Planning Council, Disease Investigation Specialist, and other relevant government entities to establish LNFY as a referral partner in the EMA.
  • Attend Ryan White Planning Council meetings and activities and represents LNFY to the EMA.
  • Works closely with Street Outreach Team, Housing Case Managers, Youth Center Staff and Volunteers to establish a strong internal referrals process.
  • Trains volunteers and staff to activate internal and external referrals

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelors degree in a Human Services Field (SW, ED, HS, PSY, RN), or Associate Degree with a clinical license.

  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • HIV Prevention Counselor Certified
  • Enrollment Specialist (Preferred) or demonstrated expertise with HCA enrollment activities.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Familiarity with: Popular Education, Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Motivational Interview, Harm Reduction Counseling, Adherence Counseling.

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Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
  • Must be able to stand and walk long periods of time when conducting community outreach
  • Ability to work late nights and weekends as required

To Apply:

 Submit Cover Letter and Resume to recruiter@lnfy.org