Work at MoveFwd

Work at MoveFwd

Founded in 1990, MoveFwd is a nonprofit organization providing housing case management and mental health therapy services to youth ages 12-24 in the western suburbs. Our housing programs include case management, drop in and outreach services, and a scattered site transitional living program. The majority of participants identify with BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ communities and are facing housing instability or homelessness. MoveFwd promotes trauma-informed, person-centered, and strengths-based approaches. Move Forward is committed to working with youth and families to create a safe and stable community that stands against systemic racism, housing instability, and mental health inequity in the West Metro.

MoveFwd Homeless Youth Case Managers offer intensive case management to participants through outreach and drop-in services and to youth and families referred from partnering school districts. Case Managers provide individualized and specialized support with accessing basic needs, securing and maintaining housing, increasing academic achievement, gaining independent living skills, and furthering community engagement and personal wellness.

Homeless Youth Case Management Services:

  • Demonstrate youth engagement with ability to build trusting relationships
  • Work collaboratively with youth to address their full range of needs
  • Display trauma-informed and compassionate communication with participants
  • Manage day to day operations of the MoveFwd Drop-In Center
  • Complete StreetWorks Outreach Training and provide outreach duties as defined in contracts
  • Conduct outreach in MoveFwd service areas to reach youth experiencing homelessness and/or crisis and offer resources and/or ongoing MoveFwd services
  • Engage with the Coordinated Entry process and assist youth in accessing emergency shelter
  • Assist youth in securing identification, financial support through general assistance, medical assistance and other sources
  • Provide basic needs assistance, crisis intervention, information and referrals
  • Provide transportation and assist youth in meeting their transportation needs
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with school systems, county social workers, county resources, and youth/family serving agencies
  • Attend case conference meetings with school staff as needed

General Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate commitment to MoveFwd’s mission and vision
  • Engage in respectful communication and facilitate a positive team environment
  • Complete documentation consistent with agency standards and funding contracts in a timely manner
  • Maintain technical and practical knowledge essential to job functions (ClientTrack, HMIS and Google Workspace)
  • Organize, coordinate, track and complete multiple tasks as well as adjust to changing priorities
  • Attend supervision meetings, staff meetings, and complete required agency trainings as scheduled
  • Seek consultation, training, and feedback in order to advance skills in providing cross-cultural services, including affirming LGBTQIA+ communities

Affirming Diversity/Culture:

  • Commitment to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion with a focus on culturally responsive practice, internal self-awareness, and reflection
  • A clear commitment to actively work for social and racial justice
  • Strong candidates will have a solid understanding of and sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic differences among service populations



  • A social services related Bachelor’s Degree (social work, psychology, human services, sociology) or Associate Degree and/or a minimum of 2 years case management, youth work experience.
  • Culturally specific experience working with people of varying ages, culture, gender, and other identities
  • Knowledge of child welfare systems, public and federal assistance programs, and other community resources
  • Knowledge of Housing First, Person Centered and Harm Reduction approaches
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially for client advocacy
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, including ability to protect and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to maintain good driving record and insurance levels as directed by MoveFwd, to fulfill job duties that require travel into the community.
  • Background check will be conducted


  • Previous work with youth and families who have experienced foster care involvement and/or housing instability preferred
  • Multilingual skill in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong a plus
  • We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status


  • 1.0 FTE - Paid Hourly/Non-exempt
  • Monday-Thursday in person daytime office hours, remote option Fridays
  • Occasional Evenings Required


  • Hourly Rate: $23.32- $25.00 ($48,500-$52,000 annually)


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PTO


  • MoveFwd Housing and Outreach Program Manager

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.32 - $25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Patient demographics:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Hopkins, MN 55305: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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