Crisis Advocacy and Mediation Advocate

United Action For Youth

Position Title:

Crisis Advocacy and Mediation Advocate

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Crisis Advocacy and Mediation Coordinator, provide crisis intervention, short-term mediations, advocacy, case management, and collaborative problem solving through a strength-based approach.

 

Characteristic Duties:

  1. Provide short-term crisis intervention services to individuals, families, and community partners in office, community, and home settings.
  2. Provide ongoing support and advocacy to a caseload of 10-15 young people and families who have experienced victimization.               
  3. Assist youth and families in accessing other community resources by making appropriate referrals, networking and advocating on their behalf.
  4. Assist youth and families in identifying barriers and navigating systems.
  5. Partner with community agencies to problem solve social/emotional/behavioral issues.
  6. Maintain case files, completing required paperwork, case notes, and reports on time.
  7. Work within a team approach collaborating with the Counseling Program staff and other UAY staff, through participation in weekly staff meetings, case management meetings and consultation with staff.

 

Related Duties:

  1. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Program Director and Program Coordinator.
  2. Develop and maintain knowledge of resources, services, and opportunities available to youth and families.

 

Qualifications:

We believe in the power of diversity; people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.  Minimum of 3-year prior experience working with youth or in a youth services setting.  Additional consideration for those with a degree (not required) in human services, social work, counseling or a related field, or 5 years prior experience; also, persons who are bi-lingual in Spanish, French, and/or English.

A valid drivers license is required.

Job Benefits:

Compensation:

This is a full-time position. A $34,000 to $37,000 starting salary, plus benefits that include health insurance, flex spending, life/disability insurance, paid time off, holidays, wellness program and retirement.

COVID-19 Precautions:

UAY follows all recomendations of the CDC with respect to COVID-19.

Application Instructions:

Please send Resumes and Cover Letters to uayjobs@unitedactionforyouth.org

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Crisis Advocacy and Mediation Advocate

United Action For Youth

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Job ID: 83615

Posted 17 days ago

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