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Youth Advocate

Youth Advocate

Position Number 
AG531102
Department 
Family Resource Center
Job Locations 
US-NY-Brooklyn
Type 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
Non-Exempt
Minimum Salary 
USD $12.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $12.00/Hr.

More information about this job

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Develop and provide a range of formal and informal support services to youth designed to help youth attain their stated goals and improve functioning. Based on youth’s strengths, need and challenges, youth advocate will work with youth to expand the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in meeting their personal, individualized life goals to support their transitioning into adulthood. Using database identified by NYCDOHMH, document demographic data on all individuals seen, document and track youth’s goals, and all services provided to youth; participates in quality improvement activities.  The Youth Advocate will provide needed support to SED (Severely Emotionally Disturbed) /those at risk children and youth who are currently residing in Brooklyn. The aim of the support provided is to help lessen the stress, confusion, failure and embarrassment often experienced by these children as well as to ameliorate their social isolation and helplessness.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

 

  1. Develop, implement and lead youth support groups.
  2. Provide assistance and support to children in accessing services (schools, hospitals, child welfare, mental health agencies, entitlements, etc.)
  3. Collaborate with outside providers, networks and other related systems on behalf of youth served.
  4. Represent ICL at relevant government and provider meetings, as required.
  5. Maintain documentation that is compliant with all governmental and agency standards and procedures.
  6. Other job-related responsibilities as assigned. 

 

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

A peer is 18-30 years old, who has self-identified as having experience with mental health services, juvenile justice, special education services or foster care and/or is in recovery from SUD.  He/she demonstrates qualities of leadership, including knowledge of advocacy, and can positively reflect on and share his/her experiences with others. Youth will attend and successfully complete appropriate training offered. Minimally, these will be trainings offered by YOUTH POWER. No previous advocacy experience is necessary.

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