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Job Title: Advocate
Location: Adams County
State: Colorado
Close Date 6 Apr 2017
Position Description:

The primary responsibility of the Advocate is to initiate, organize, plan, develop, and implement direct advocacy services to assigned clients and their families. All service plans will be based on a strength-based approach using the wrap around model.

Job Details:

Status: Part Time Hourly                     FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

 

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 10,000 families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults.

Summary of the Position:  Adams, Broomfield, and Jefferson County Youth Advocate Program is currently hiring part-time youth/family advocates, bi-lingual a plus.  YAP's mission is to keep at-risk youth out of institutions and maximize the odds that they will have healthy and productive futures using the support of their family and community members.  YAP has over 130 programs serving 12,000 youth and families per year across 18 states.

The primary responsibilities of an Advocate are to implement and assist in the planning and developing of direct advocacy services to clients and their families with the support of the Director and Staff. This includes but is not limited to assisting with tutoring; ensuring school attendance; developing job skills; connecting families to community resources; broadening the horizons of youth by exposing them to the cultural and educational resources within their communities. Advocates work flexible schedules including days, evenings and weekends. Pay begins at $12 an hour and increases dependent on group time and caseloads. We provide excellent paid training.  Schedules change weekly, so MUST BE FLEXIBLE and available at least 3 evenings a week and on weekends as the majority of our clients are in school, ages 10-18, and only available after school or on weekends.  Advocates work 7.5 hours a week with clients and must carry up to 3 clients on their caseload although, depending on referrals, can be as low as 1 or 2 clients.
 

Required Qualifications:

Qualifications/Requirements: Prefer applicants in Adams, Broomfield, Jefferson, or Denver-Metro Area (and in the cities of Brighton, Lakewood, Aurora and Centennial) high school diploma, valid driver's license, excellent driving record, auto insurance 100/300 and access to a safe, dependable vehicle, appropriate state and federal background checks. Experience working with youth and/or families a plus, but desire to learn a must. 


Benefits Available:  Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, AFLAC, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

 

Contact information:  Interested applicants email cover letter and resume to the Attn: Danielle Brook, Program Director at adamsco@yapinc.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply

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