Union Settlement Association

Job Title

YOUTH ADVOCATE

Job Description

Overall Responsibilities: Provide case management, activity support, referrals and advocacy.

 

General Responsibilities:

·     Assist in recruitment of participants for the program.

·     Identify participants for CORE services to Program Director.

·     Assist and, as needed, lead monthly Rap Sessions.

·     Assist and provide group management in High Quality Sports & Fitness activities.

·     Manage a caseload of 20 participants each cycle.

·     Provide coaching, mentoring, guidance, referrals and advocacy to help participants progress successfully in program.

·     Provide intervention services including home and school visits as needed.

·       Maintenance of weekly contact – including conducting phone calls and attending program activities – with each participant.

·     Weekly recording of case notes for progress of each participant on caseload.

·     Assist in the collection of documentation from participants, including but not limited to: eligibility documentation, report cards, pay stubs, college admissions information, etc.

·     Participate on at least one Youth Services programmatic committee

·     Fulfillment of other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Associate Director of Intervention/Prevention Services for Youth

Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; or 24 college credits and at minimum three years’ experience working in a youth services program.

·     Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

·     Strong verbal, written, clerical, organizational, and problem solving skills.

·     Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced, challenging, and constantly changing environment.

·     The ability to perform at a high level.

·     Dedication to serving youth in an urban setting.

·     Innovation and patience.

·      Demonstrated understanding of the challenges facing youth in an urban setting.

Salary Information

Reports to: SNL Program Director
Hours: 35 hours per week
FLSA: Non-Exempt

To Apply

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to: jobs@unionsettlement.org Please indicate Youth Advocate in subject of e-mail.

UNION SETTLEMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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