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YouthBuild-Lakeland is designed to provide youth of diverse backgrounds, ages 16 to 24, from high-needs population within Polk County with rigorous academic instruction, occupational skills training and viable pathways to post-secondary education and/or employment. This is a grant funded position.

The Housing Authority of the City of Lakeland and YouthBuild-Lakeland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A comprehensive employee enrichment program of offered.

Review Start Date: Review of applications will begin on the review start date and will continue until successful candidates have been identified.

Full Time

The YouthBuild Case Manager provides ongoing counseling support, advocacy, follow-up and guidance to program members of YouthBuild-Lakeland grant-funded project to assist them in dealing with their academic, personal, legal, and social service needs, especially those needs that interfere with their ability to meet the program requirements and their personal goals. The YouthBuild Case Manager provides intensive case management and follow-up while working closely with the entire YouthBuild-Lakeland staff to build leadership skills in the youth and to refer the youth to community services.

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, education or related field required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ counseling, or crisis intervention experience with young adults preferred.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to helping young people succeed in an innovative training program to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills and enable them to make a difference in their community.
  • Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to a multi-racial and multi-cultural group of young people.
  • Understanding of the issues facing young people in the community where the program is located and a willingness to learn from young people.
  • Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of issues, people and institutions.
  • Knowledge of human services, health, court and criminal justice systems’ programs, regulations, procedures and alternative programs.
  • Effective public speaking, listening and written communication skills team-oriented with a sense of humor and non-judgmental attitude.

From $1,670.56 - - - To $2,255.26 | Bi-weekly Salary

Monday – Friday; Full-Time exempt, grant funded


If interested, please submit letter of interest, resume, and application to our Job Inbox by Friday, September 29, 2023

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