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Youth Advocate - Full Time Graves 2- Paid
Title:Youth Advocate - Full Time Graves 2- Paid
Department:Youth Resource Center
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Youth Advocate

Schedule: Full-time (32+ hrs/week) Grave Shift. Friday-Monday, Friday and Saturday at our Young Women's Transition Home. Sunday and Monday at our Youth Resource Center.
Rate of Pay: $19/hr

Rate Explanation: $17/hr base, plus $2/hr differential for grave hours worked.

Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance. 

Fridays and Saturdays are spent at our Young Women’s Transition Home, a 24/7  program that provides safe shelter for 7 young women, 16-20 years of age. Throughout this 18 month program staff provide case management, goal setting, groups, and classes that teach critical life skills. Clients receive guidance and structure to help transition from instability and homelessness to reunification with family or independent living. Life skill building, career counseling, educational support and other services are provided in a supportive transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Staff also aid clients in their search for stable housing solutions by offering access to services and opportunities to gain the skills, education and employment necessary to become self-sufficient and independent upon exiting the program. We continue to provide services after moving out through our aftercare program to continue to support clients on their journey of success and independent living.

Sunday and Monday will be spent at our Youth Resource Center, a refuge for youth ages 15-22 who have experienced extreme disconnect from positive adult role models and benefit greatly from the consistent support of healthy adults. Clients at the Youth Resource Center have access to case management, critical resources, everyday necessities, and support. Youth Advocates interact with youth to create a safe, nurturing environment that offers stability, encourages self-sufficiency, and promotes independence. Successful Youth Advocates are non-judgmental, hold great boundaries with clients, manage multiple tasks well in what can be a fast-paced environment, ask for help when they need it, and understand how motivations and frustrations can affect people. Working at the Youth Resource Center provides great exposure to and opportunities for advancement in the field of social work, as well as the chance to learn from highly talented managers and supervisors.

Essential Duties 

  • Interact with youth and provide them with information on community resources.
  • Use your skills to develop rapport 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.
  • Resolve conflicts and crisis manage as necessary.
  • Enforce the center guidelines for conduct.
  • Complete rounds consistently to ensure clients are in appropriate areas
  • Learn, utilize and endorse agency selected clinical techniques, including Motivational Interviewing, Youth Development Approach and Trauma Informed practices.
  • Cleaning and some meal preparation.
  • Move tables, chairs, and sleeping cots.


  • Paid or volunteer experience coaching, mentoring or interacting with young adults.
  • A degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to interact with homeless clients, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills.
  • Exhibit perseverance and care when clients exhibit behaviors that contribute to continued homelessness.
  • Driver's license with clean driving record required (No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years and no DUI in the last 5 years).
  • Must be 21 years of age or older due to auto insurance requirements.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.

Submit resume on the career page of our website:

Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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