Care Coordinator

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. is a cause-driven organization that offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference.
Job Description

As a Care Coordinator, you will serve as a liaison who is responsible for developing and organizing Child and Family Teams to assess and meet the multiple needs of children by organizing, initiating, reviewing, and revising documented planning of families who have or at risk of developing behavioral and emotional problems and are at risk of out of home placement, according to the Wraparound process. The Care Coordinator will communicate clearly with all family members and to respect and value their culture and beliefs. They will also monitor services provided by other agencies and for finding informal supports for families from recreational activities, mentoring and connecting with faith community if requested by the family.

  • The candidate must possess a minimum of B.A. or B.S. degree in social work, psychology or human services. 
  • 1-3 years experience 
  • Experience in working with diverse populations 
  • Experience in case management
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and skills used in the delivery of client-focused human services
  • Knowledge or services available through community resources, including public and private agencies that serve persons in need, to inform, help, and encourage clients
  • Bilingual speaking candidates are preferred
Essential Functions
  • Assess child, youth, and family strengths and needs 
  • Gather and ensure the availability of documentation (assessments, reports, concurrent planning) from all involved child-serving systems
  • Coordinate, facilitate and manage the scheduling of Child & Family Team meetings 
  • Identify and bring together Child & Family Team members 
  • Provide documentation of Child & Family Team meetings to team members and others as needed to support communication, inclusion and accountability 
  • Develop with the Child & Family Team a plan of care (a coordinated, proactive crisis/safety plan) that addresses immediate and ongoing needs 
  • Elicit values and incorporate family’s culture in developing individualized service coordination planning
  • Document strengths-based planning by the Child & Family Team across all relevant life domains in a Service Coordination Plan 
  • Outreach and network with youth, families, communities, schools, and other community agencies
  • Develops and maintains relationships with clients