Who We Are
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our students and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our students and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.
The ALC Plus Case Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day oversight and management of assisting enrolled ALC Plus students at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Alternative High School achieve success in reaching personal, educational, and career goals. The Case Coordinator will collaborate and consult with a team of dynamic professionals including the ALC Plus Educational team, the high school staff, the System Navigator, Hennepin County Workers (Probation, Court, Child Welfare, Truancy Workers), and the parents/caregivers to assure student success in the program.
The ALC Plus program was started in 2010 in order to support youth who are eligible for Area Learning Center enrollment, are receiving Hennepin County services and experiencing homelessness attain better educational outcomes and ultimately attain careers with family sustaining wages. The ALC Plus program is organized around five program pillars:
Crisis Management: working with youth to stabilize crisis situations
Goal Setting & Coaching: work with young persons and school staff to identify short and long term goals
Career & College Plan: work with young people to support career pathways
Culturally Responsive Practice: ensure all interactions with young people and their support networks are culturally competent
Trauma Informed Approach to Practice: utilize compassionate accountability as a primary tool for service delivery
Additional Responsibilities Include:
Assist with problem solving student participation, attendance issues, and
Assist with coordination of supportive mental health and chemical health referral services.
Facilitate transition to mainstream educational settings as appropriate
Keep accurate and up to date documentation of case notes and paperwork for each participant
Participate in school meetings and student conferences as needed
Transport youth as needed
BA Degree in Human Services or related field
Two years experience in working with adolescents and families
Knowledge of education system, county probation and human services systems
Knowledge of adolescent mental and chemical health issues
Ability to work cooperatively with school staff, Hennepin County staff, and parents
Ability for creative problem solving, decision making, independent judgement, and negotiating/mediating
Benefits & Hours:
This is a full-time, exempt position paying $35,000-45,000 per year, DOQ. Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer.