Status: Full 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 over 30 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 Position: Serve as “credible messenger” to participants. The Outreach Worker will work to build ongoing relationships of trust with participants so that they will be available to deliver services as participants so that they will be available to deliver services as participants are ready to receive them. Duties of the Outreach Workers included but are not limited to: take actions to prevent shootings in assigned community by building trust and relationships, create risk reduction plans, bring awareness to community about violence reduction efforts, notify the violence interruption team of incidents of potential violence, work to intervene in circumstances where violence is probable and possible retaliation, assist to mediating situations and preventing retaliation between individuals and groups, identify “hot spots” for shootings and violence and document shootings and other acts of violence that are prevented, respond to shootings in other communities when necessary, obtain information around casual factors of a shooting, meet with the site supervisor regularly to receive and share updates and provide information, work as a team to ensure reduction in shootings, participate in organizing responses to shootings and increase visibility when shootings/killings take place and develop networks with other outreach programs workers to coordinate efforts, conduct outreach activities with the community to build strong relationships with youth, residents, businesses, and community groups. Identify youth at-risk to join gains and implement case management to aid solving current issues and prevent future problems. Link individuals to services and opportunities in the community. Advocate for the youth in court, when needed and keep detailed client case notes and documentation.
Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. Experience working with at-risk youth and adults. Demonstrate excellent communication and writing proficiency. Experience and/or training in crisis intervention and knowledge of community resources and access points into services.
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: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
Contact information: Submit a cover letter, resume’, two (2) professional and one (1) personal reference to ATTN: Hiring Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All 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 performance.