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, in 29 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: Youth Advocate Program is seeking a Truancy Advocate for Allegheny County. The position implements treatment plans, develop monthly summaries regarding cases, tracking and collecting data with regarding truancy (e.g. attendance, grades, contacts) and Case Coordination by collecting and tracking data with regards to truancy, daily direct face-to-face interaction with clients and/or caregivers and suggesting, implementing, and transferring behavioral therapeutic skill/strategies with the purpose of permanently reducing specific truant issues, transportation of clients to and from school and throughout the community as needed, checking in on clients in school throughout the day, meeting as needed with the school staff, conducting community searches for missing clients (and returning them to school), weekly after-school appointments with clients to engage in academic support activities as well as Community Linkage activities, attending local magistrate and juvenile court hearing involving current cases, and researching and linking appropriate community outlets to caregiver(s) and clients of cases as needed.
Morning Availability is required and Truancy Advocate typically works 35-40 hours per week.
Position is for the Central Region of Allegheny County and willing to travel to surrounding areas.
Qualifications/Requirements: High School diploma or GED is required. Background experience working in social work, psychology, and/or working in a human services field is a plus.
Experience working with youth in Educational System, Behavioral Health System, and/or Juvenile Justice System is a plus.
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and car insurance limits with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability.
Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, UNUM, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) Professional references and one (1) Personal references to ATTN: Mike Spisak at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.