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Youth Advocate (Female) - Paid
Summary
Title:Youth Advocate (Female) - Paid
ID:1179
Department:Young Women's Transition Home
Description
Make a difference in the lives of 7 young women, 16-19 years of age, who live in our Transition Home. Applicants must be female and interested in working with teens. You will be the only staff working during the shift. Part-time. Fill in as needed for staff taking scheduled and unscheduled time off. Must be willing to work swing (4 p.m.-midnight) or grave (midnight to 8 a.m.) shifts, including weekends.
  • Use your skills to develop rapport with young women to create a safe, nurturing environment that will offer stabilization, encourage self sufficiency and independence,and provide support to move toward a healthier life style.
  • Oversee activities of residents to ensure their: safety; well-being; participation in the program; and compliance with guidelines.
  • Engage with clients in an age and gender appropriate fashion.
  • Provide education, including, but not limited to community resources; hygiene; harm reduction; self sufficiency and independent living skills; substance abuse and addiction recovery.
  • Manage difficult client behaviors by encouraging adherence to expectations.
  • Assess medical emergencies, provide CPR and First Aid, and coordinate medical services as needed.
  • Ensure safe environment for staff and clients.
Requirements
  • Bachelors degree and one year of work experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to enforce rules.
  • Previous experience with teens, strongly preferred.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Microsoft office skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid drivers license and good driving record
  • Ability to pass a background screening and drug test.
Fill in as needed for staff taking scheduled and unscheduled time off. Must be willing to work swing (4 p.m.-midnight) or grave (midnight to 8 a.m.) shifts including weekends.
$11.00 per hour
$1.00 per hour shift differential for graves

EOE / Veteran / Disabled
 
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