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Bilingual Family Coach

Job Summary: Family coaching is a Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood legislative initiative engaging Model Cities of St. Paul in carrying out Community Coaching  services to support its Alternative to Detention (ATD) program. The Family Coaching program targets elementary and middle school aged children experiencing chronic absenteeism, along with  varied additional barriers to academic success. The goals of the program are to reduce chronic absenteeism among school-aged children, to connect families to community resources, as well as to link children to educational services and pro-social activities to help improve academic outcomes.  

Minimum Qualifications: Bilingual in Hmong and/or Spanish. Baccalaureate degree or at least 5 years of progressive experience with youth development or related human services field. Previous experience working with youth, preferably “high risk” populations, a plus. Applicants must have a good driving record, a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and valid audo insurance as required by Model Cities. Applicants must also be able to transport children as needed for activities and upon contracting, be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally inclues the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a Minnesota Social Services record check for vulnerable adult or child maltreatment findings.

Compensation: $22 per hour

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Youth Services Manager
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Ave, Suite N461
St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928

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Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.


Housing Case Manager

Job Summary: Provides intensive case management services to homeless families living in our various supportive housing programs.  This includes but is not limited to needs assessment, case planning and management and documentation of services provided.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing intensive case management and outreach to homeless families;
  • Conducting assessments for program participants and developing and monitoring family support plans to address problems/concerns;
  • Perform weekly home visits to ensure families are reaching their desired goals;
  • Providing advocacy and coordination of supportive services (i.e. mental health, chemical health, parenting support, financial capability and employment training).
  • Developing and maintaining client data and records for all program participants.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field.  At least 2 years direct services experience working with high risk populations, special needs populations of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Experience working with high risk families and diverse populations.  Applicants who are bi-lingual in Hmong, Spanish, Karen or ASL (American Sign Language), are a plus.

Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license, automobile and valid automobile insurance.  Must have a good driving record and be able to transport youth as needed. Department of Human Services Background Check required for this position.

Compensation:  Mid to high 30s, depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and transcripts to:

Attention:  Manager of Family Support Services
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Avenue W. Ste. N461, St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928
Email: jobs@modelcities.org

No telephone calls please