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Youth Advocate - Wknd - Paid
Summary
Title:Youth Advocate - Wknd - Paid
ID:2139
Department:HYRC
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
Description

This is a continuous job posting.

Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities. Our Youth Resource Center is 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.

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. Opportunities for advancement are available.

Essential Duties 
  • Interact with youth and provide them with information on community resources.
  • Distribute basic need items and maintain an accurate record of services delivered.
  • Resolve conflicts and crisis manage as necessary.
  • Enforce the center guidelines for conduct.
  • Complete rounds consistently to ensure clients are in appropriate areas
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Cleaning and some meal preparation.
  • Move tables, chairs, and sleeping cots.
Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Ability to assist with moving cots, dividers, chairs, and tables within the shelter.
  • 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.
$13.50 per hour, $14.00 per hour upon completion of training at 3 months, $2.00 per hour shift differential for graves

Part-time Weekend Days (8:00am-4:30pm) 

Submit resume on the career page of our website:  www.voaut.org/careers

EOE / Veterans / Disabled
 
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