ICL

  • Youth Advocate

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Position Number
    AG531102
    Department
    Family Resource Center
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Minimum Salary
    USD $31,200.00/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $31,200.00/Yr.
  • 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. 

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL TASKS:

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

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    •  High School diploma or equivalent
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
    • 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.  

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • 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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