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Youth Advocate (Female) - Paid
Title:Youth Advocate (Female) - Paid
Department:Young Women's Transition Home
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
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 female teens. You will be the only staff working during the shift.  Employee benefits available. 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.     

Essential Duties      
  • 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.
  • Learn, utilize and endorse agency selected clinical techniques, including Motivational Interviewing, Youth Development Approach and Trauma Informed practices.
  • 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.

Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must have one (1) year of experience in social services, or any combination of education, experience, and training, which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities, including but not limited to:

  • Previous experience with teens, strongly preferred.
  • Enjoy working with teens. 
  • Ability to enforce rules.
  • 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.
The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days per week.
Available Shifts:
Full-time Tuesday-Friday 4:00pm-12:30am 
Part-time Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm and Monday 4;00pm-12:30am 

$13.50 per hour - $14.00 per hour after 3 months and completing required training.
$2.00 per hour shift differential for graves
Full-time benefits include:
    Low cost medical coverage (SelectHealth), with a Health Savings Account ($300 quarterly employer contribution)
    Low cost dental and vision coverage
    $50,000 life insurance coverage
    Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
    Retirement plan with employer match

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