Responsible for the care and supervision of up to 8 male and/or female youth in an emergency shelter. The Youth Advocate will: (1) Assume all ongoing supervision duties and responsibilities for the youth and home; (2) Provide support and care for youth; (3) Help design and then follow the daily program structure; (4) Work as a team with youth and other staff to complete the necessary cooking and cleaning; (5) Transport youth to and from school, medical and other appointments; (6) Administer medication (and document administration); (7) Assist in conducting intakes and initial assessments, creating initial service plans (with Social Worker), and participate in case planning and review meetings, as needed. Answer phones and take messages.
Assist with coordination, planning and operating recreational activities/outings with youth, co-leading rap sessions/house meetings on the unit, attend agency onsite and offsite meetings and trainings, complete agency logs, paperwork and documentation and coordinate, conduct monthly agency Fire Drills and Inspections, assist with outreach and any other duties as assigned.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Physical effort is above average, Seventy-five percent of the workday is spent walking, climbing stairs, standing intermittently, and bending. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. requires manual coordination to operate computer, and other business equipment. Requires continuous mental and visual attention to diversified operations. Must be able to function efficiently despite distractions and interruptions. Communicates orally and/or in writing with clients, co-workers, families, and the public. Works in a well-lighted, heavily trafficked area. Must be able to handle a multiplicity of routine tasks, following specific instructions carefully and general instructions completely.
Must have a vehicle and be available to work shift hired for, with some flexibility to assist with coverage any day, any hours, to include overnight, if needed. Individuals available in the evening, overnight and weekend shifts, only, need apply. Permanent Schedule/shifts available. Hours hiring for are Evening 4p - 12:30a; Overnight 12a-8:30a and Weekends (Sat/Sun - 8a-4:30p; 4p-12:30a; and 12a-8:30a)
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $10.50 to $12.00 /hour