Young Mothers Program Youth Advocate

Job Title:  Youth Advocate – Young Mothers Program Staff

Classification: Part time/Hourly

Reports To:  Supportive Housing Case Manager I

General Description:The Youth Advocate is responsible for oversight of the Spirit Valley Resident Program in the absence of
the Case Manager. Excellent people skills are a must for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• 21 years of age
• High school diploma or GED
• Ability to pass DHS background check
• Ability to work effectively with the public, clients, staff and residents
• Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions independently, appropriately and
quickly as needed.
• An essential understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of the YWCA’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

• AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of systems of oppression including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty.
• Experience or knowledge working with high risk youth
• Knowledge of vulnerable adult laws
• Able to build relationships with marginalized populations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Uphold and further the mission of the YWCA
• Always maintain a friendly and helpful image towards residents, staff and visitors to the YWCA Spirit
Valley facility.
• Must be able to work effectively work with the public, clients, staff, and residents.
• Direct, monitor, screen people as they enter the YWCA facility.
• Answer telephone calls/take messages as needed.
• Log and report any incidents or concerns and bring them to the attention of the appropriate supervisory
personnel.
• Adhere to the YWCA Spirit Valley Residents Manual policies and procedures.
• Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other regulatory
agencies.
• Follow all licensing regulations, with the directions of Case Manager I and Director.
• Call emergency personnel as needed (fire, police, etc.)
• Financial responsibilities: Receive and receipt payments from residents for YWCA services. Payments
must be made by check or MO.
• Staff at all shifts must remain awake throughout the shift.
• Complete hourly rounds in the residence area during all shifts.
• Maintain building security at all times.
• Currently possess or able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
• Act as a YWCA spokesperson when appropriate.
• Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other
regulatory agencies. Arrange training for program staff to maintain the safety of all clients and staff.

• Support the mission of the YWCA
• Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid.
• Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances.
• Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
• Ability to use arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job,
including evacuation of the building during emergencies.

CORE VALUES:

  • Justice – Believe, and work to create, an equitable community that values the worth of all women and girls
  • Social Change – Participate in efforts that make a significant impact on societal attitudes, behaviors, policies and laws to advance economic, political and gender equity
  • Empowerment/Freedom – Believe all women and girls have the right to define themselves and their own lives as they see fit.
  • Inclusion 
  • Work towards the full participation of ALL women and girls in every level of our organization and community.
  • Collaboration – Believe that by working together we can accomplish more and have greater results.

Starting Pay Range: $12.13/hour or more based on experience

If you are interested or have any questions about the position please contact or email your resume:

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