Do you have a passion for helping children and their families? Are you looking for a great career at an organization making a difference right in your own community? We have a great opportunity for you to join the team at Arizona's Children Association as an Independent Living Specialist (ILS) III in our Tucson office location.
Founded in 1912, Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year.
Our programs target the type of future we all want to see: a future where every child has a safe and loving home and families are supported through difficult and trying circumstances. It is our commitment to provide a specifically tailored continuum of services to children and families in need. All programs are family focused, strength-based, culturally sensitive and outcome driven. If you want to make a difference don't miss this opportunity!
When working with Arizona's Children Association as an Independent Living Specialist III you will have the opportunity to assist youth in the transition from foster care to an independent, stable living environment, assist youth in gaining and sustaining employment, and access community resources, while providing training and support, based on contracted service. As an ILS III, you will also be responsible for completing biopsychosocial Transition Age Youth Assessments to help identify needed skills, resources and supports for each youth entering the program.
Arizona's Children Association offers a flexible schedule with generous paid time off, paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision benefits! Our Tucson office is in a great location near restaurants and shopping, and is easily accessible to the I-10 freeway.
Find your passion. Join our Team!
Maintains contact with youth, collateral persons and agencies to assist youth to develop and maintain life skills and accomplish established goals.
Develops and reviews individualized goals and service plans.
Provide transportation for youth to group meetings, education outings and to employment settings.
Provides individual support and services focusing on life skills development.
Provide group workshops focusing on issues common to adolescents preparing for independent living. This includes exploration and skill building in self-esteem, goal setting, healthy relations, broad vocational and career issues, safety, and emotional preparation for adulthood.
Assist youth to develop and maintain a contract with the Department of Child Safety when eligible.
Assists youth in developing and accessing scholarships and grants for ongoing education and training.
Conduct and complete detailed biopsychosocial assessments with each young adult entering the program.
Completes daily case notes, monthly reports and billing, and state-mandated monthly, quarterly and annual data reports.
Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with adolescents or young adults.
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer