Youth Advocate – FAM Spot

Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

POSITION:   Youth Advocate – FAM SPOT

REPORTS TO:   TAY Program Administrator

LOCATION: Victorville, CA

HOURS:  This is a full-time position.  Hours will fluctuate based on needs of clients, some evenings and weekends will be required. 

HOURLY RATE:     Range is $16 – $18 an hour, depending on Experience. After successfully passing probation period, benefits will include: sick and vacation time, paid holidays, plus optional employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES:       The Youth Advocate is expected to provide therapeutic support and crisis management of youth participants in the FAM Spot Drop-In Center. Duties include but not limited to: completing intake and assessment of client needs, supervising recreational activities, supervising and helping with daily upkeep of the Center and educational activities, participating in group outings, coordinating with volunteers, updating and maintaining client files.

HOW TO APPLY:   All interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes with a cover letter to Dustin Mohammed, our Program Administrator, via email dustin@familyassist.org

Opening Date: 6/25/2021                                                     
Closing Date: until job is filled

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

CLIENT SERVICES

  • Establish immediate therapeutic and supportive engagement of all client participants in Fam Spot;
  • Conduct an intake and assessment of needs of each new participant entering the Center;
  • Provide case updates of client records and case management;
  • Maintain and engage youth in the cleanliness and order of FAM Spot and the outside entryway;
  • Must be able and willing to provide crisis intervention and client support;
  • Must work together and coordinate services with other staff and volunteers as a cohesive group;
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times regarding client and staff counseling, files and information;
  • Supervise, monitor and mentor youth participants in a professional and therapeutic manner while respecting and maintaining agency policies and protocols;
  • Ensure client safety and accountability at all times while participants are in the Center;
  • Facilitate groups with clients assigned by supervisor;
  • Provide weekly client participation and event activity reports;
  • Communicate with appropriate representatives from probation re: client participation and engagement;
  • Assess educational challenges of participants and provide opportunities for youth to strength their skills through tutoring and studying;
  • Assist in preparing and cook one hot meal per day for youth participants;
  • Answer phones, take messages/make calls: follow up, referrals, parents / guardians;
  • Coordinate and pick up food resources for the Center from the local food bank;
  • Candidate must have a comprehensive understanding and a therapeutic capacity to effectively engage all degrees of economic class, race and ethnicity;
  • Other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must attend orientation
  • Ability to complete the required training and incorporate the techniques taught
  • Must be able to pass CPR and First Aid Training
  • Pass a background check, and be open and honest about any convictions.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle with a valid registration and insurance, have a good driving record, and be willing to travel between offices and units during the workday.
  • Have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination at employment time. 

Family Assistance Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based on experience, training, and ability work without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability.

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