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Youth Advocate

Company: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Status: Part Time Hourly FLSA Classification: Non-ExemptCompany Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 31 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and 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. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.Summary of the Position: Hourly, part-time position serving youth and families throughout Roscommon and Ogema County are available. Applicant must be dependable, committed and able to serve as a positive role model from youth in community, school, and home settings.The Primary responsibilities of the Advocate are 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.This position offers flexible hours, competitive weekly pay and activity reimbursement.Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or GED is required. Experience in community work and knowledge of community resources.Must have access to reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability.Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, UNUM and 403(b) Retirement Savings PlanContact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) Professional references and one (1) Personal references to ATTN: Elizabeth Smith at esmith@ or Shannon Collin at scollin@Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performanceJob Type: Part-time

Keywords: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., Grand Rapids , Youth Advocate, Other , Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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