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Youth Housing Coach (Caseworker)

Posted: 03/27/2024

We are searching for collaborative and empathetic mentors for our Housing Coach opening. As our Housing Coach, you will guide youth, ages sixteen to twenty-four, toward safe affordable housing and independent living. Bringing a person-centered, trauma-informed approach, you will assist participants with goals that directly impact their long-term housing such as gaining employment, finishing school, reading leases, and being good tenants. Simultaneously, you will ensure basic needs including mental and physical health are met. You will accomplish this by:

  • Developing and reviewing individualized service plans with and for participants,
  • Meeting participants in their home to teach basic household skills and budgeting,
  • Inspect participant homes for safe and clean-living environments,
  • Mediating conflicts that arise in response to shared living,
  • Transporting participants as needed, and
  • Documenting case notes in multiple data base systems daily.


  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in either sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, education or other related field OR two years of experience in public or private human services, of which one year must be mental health direct care experience.
    • A combination of education, training, work experience and/or lived experience will be considered. If, in good faith, you believe that you have the experience to succeed in this position, please apply!
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other social service providers and government agencies.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule within a 40-hour work week as program needs dictate.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, $15,000/$30,000 bodily liability car insurance, and a qualifying motor vehicle record history.
  • Must be able to obtain child abuse, state police, fingerprint-based criminal background check, and sex offender registry clearances.
  • Provide a certificate of or be able to complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training.

Hourly rate based on experience: $18.06 - $19.76 per hour. This position is non-exempt.

Benefits of working at WCA:

  • 100% Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability polices.
  • Employer pays 80% of individual Medical Insurance Premium.
  • 15 paid Holidays.
  • 10 days of vacation in first year of employment.
  • 3.69 hours of sick time accrued per pay period.
  • 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Mileage reimbursement

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve. If you, in good faith, believe that you are qualified to succeed in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications for the position. Our hiring manager will review your application and, if interested, will contact you regarding next steps.

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