Job Opening: PATHS Case Manager

We are recruiting for a PATHS Case Manager to join our team. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Wausau. PATHS is a housing program for youth and emering adults who are experiencing a housing challenge, are between the ages of 17-21, and who have prior child welfare intersection. PATHS has five core service elements:

  1. Permanent Connections
  2. Academics
  3. Training and Employment
  4. Housing
  5. Social and Emotional Well-being

The PATHS case manager provides a system of care that is youth-centered with the needs of the youth/emerging adult dictating the types of services provided, with an emphasis on gaining and sustaining permanent housing stability. To be effective, the case manager will work with youth in their homes and communities, incorporating their immediate support systems to provide wraparound services.

This position performs ongoing, supportive case management services to youth ages 17-21. The worker is responsible for mentorship, technique-building and family systems case management for program participants, working collaboratively to develop a strengths-based prevention plan that assists youth in increasing resiliency, positive emotional vulnerability and community building.

This position is youth-driven and focuses on the youth using their voice to drive their plan. The position must develop youth strengths, promote positive relationships and connections for youth participants, and provide the support and follow-up services needed to address the range of challenges participants confront to sustain safe and stable housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide holistic and comprehensive services to all participants including intake,assessment, goal setting, progress monitoring, advocacy and referral.
  2. Utilize the Housing First Rapid Re-Housing model and philosophy in all aspects of programming, including ensuring every eligible served youth has safe housing, regardless of the reason or actions that resulted in homelessness or risk of homelessness.
  3. Assist the youth in identifying their expectations and goals, based on each youth’s wishes, strengths, talents, abilities and needs. Develop and maintain a written action plan based upon the youth’s identified goals and needs.
  4. Maintain accurate and detailed accounts of all participation in the program using internal tracking systems.
  5. Develop and sustain integrated relationships with housing programs, community resources and other agencies for community building and youth support. Work collaboratively with providers to provide successful outcomes for participants.
  6. Expand housing opportunities for youth by developing relationships with landlords in communities throughout the NorthCentral region.
  7. Maintain tools to track details of housing supports and the working relationships with landlords and other community partnerships.


  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Heath & Wellness or related field;
  • Experience in case management or serving youth is desired;
  • Knowledge of human behavior, motivation, crisis intervention, family and group dynamics, money management and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of Housing First and/or Rapid Re-Housing philosophy and model;
  • Must have a servant heart with an internal motivation to serve others;
  • Sustain a non-judgemental, empowering approach to all youth, including providing continuous opportunities for engagement and re-engagement;
  • Ability to relate to youth and develop and sustain trusting, supportive relationships with them;
  • Ability to work positively when youth express reactive behaviors and actions;
  • Apply trauma-informed care, inclusion and allyship in all aspects of programming and housing support.
  • Strong vision of hope and positive expectation and outlook when engaging all parties involved.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and proven keyboarding skills;
  • Hold a valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to travel to various office locations and worksites.

Job Description - PATHS_Case_Manager_Job_Description.pdf

Employment Status: Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week, 8am - 4:30pm, M-F)

Starting Wage: $25.13 - $25.84

How to Apply

Applicants must email a cover letter and a resume to Thomas Prete, President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions that do not include a cover letter will be rejected without response.