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Youth Advocate

Location: New York, NY, United States

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Description

Summary: 

This position provides direct supportive service and follow-up to program participants, assisting them in completing their higher education and having a post-secondary plan. Documents delivery of contractual services such as academic support, job readiness, career exploration, attendance outreach, seminar, site information, counseling and exposure to job readiness and career exploration; develops materials/lessons to strengthen participate resiliency and knowledge. This position will serve as liaison between parents, school and student.

 

 Responsibilities:

Developmental, Social Services

  • Responsible of overseeing a caseload of at least 40 students
  • Conducting regular one on one session with caseload, at least twice a month
  • Developing student social’s intelligence through teaching Advisory/Community Gathering
  • Adapting the existing Advisory curriculum and Lesson Plan to meet student’s developmental needs and develop resiliency.
  • Creating and maintaining a working alliance with Students.
  • Providing crisis counseling for case load as needed
  • Providing attendance outreach through phone calls, morning wake-up calls, letters, case conferencing and/or home visit
  • Organize and implement special activities/events: Tutoring, leadership (Youth Council or Youth Leaders College Access
  • Support new student admission process (outreach, open houses/intake interviews, new students’ orientation, parents’ orientations, among others)

      College & Career Readiness and Post-Graduation Planning

  • Supporting in tracking students’ academic progress using report cards, progress reports, and periodic assessments
  • Help students assess personality traits to develop realistic educational career plans.
  •   Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing through workshops and or individual counseling
  •    Assist students in completing college and financial aid application.
  • Support students to develop employability skills (Resume building, Cover letter writing, Mock   Interviews, completion of internship application, job shadowing opportunities)

Administrative Duties

  • Record service/progress notes for caseload including but not limited to attendance outreach individual counseling, career and college advisement, tutoring, seminar in web-based data collection systems.
  • Assess referrals to community-based support services for students and family members.
  • Assist Students not participating in subsidized internships provide with non-paid community service/ service-learning placements during the academic year, upon request.
  • Track volunteering students and number of hours completed.
  • Attending internal and external meetings, training, and conferences as necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Salary: $27.47 per hour. This is an non-exempt hourly position based on a 35 hour work week.                  $50,000 annually.

 

 Hours of Work:

Days and hours are generally Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This is a full-time position will require evening and occasional Saturday hours to meet program deadlines, or client needs and support special events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • Prior experience in the social service field.
  • Minimum Two (2) years of experience working in the field of youth development.
  •   Bilingual, English and Spanish a Plus
  •   Strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills
  •   Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  •   Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  •   Demonstrate leadership ability.
  •   Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability and patience to work with young people, recognizing their exuberance and juvenile behavior, particularly in group settings.
  • Remain in a stationary position working at a computer at least 30% of the time or monitoring activities.
  • Move for long periods, providing instruction or facilitating workshops.
  • Travel when visiting work sites or taking field trips, using public transportation, traverse city streets, ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions, sometimes while escorting youth.
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