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 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 the Position: In-Home Family Support services allow the member and family to practice and implement the coping strategies introduced by the in-home therapist. The family support worker works with the member and family on the practical application of the skills and interventions that will allow the member and family to function more effectively. The family support worker assists the family therapist by helping the parent/child communicate their concerns; providing feedback to the therapist about observable family dynamics; helping the family and youth implement changes discussed in family therapy and/or parenting classes; providing education to the parent/legal representative regarding their child's mental illness; coaching, supporting, and encouraging new parenting techniques; helping parents/legal representatives learn new parenting skills specific to meet the needs of their child; participating in family activities and supports parents/legal representatives in applying specific and on-the-spot parenting methods in order to change family dynamics. Additionally, the In-Home Family Support staff person supervises the Job Development and Supported Employment positions. The In Home Family Support provider will work with approved outside agencies to offer a wraparound model of services for the member and families.
Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following human services field required; psychology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, counseling, therapy, or behavioral health. One (1) year of experience working in related field. Professional license in practice of psychology, counseling, or social work preferred but not required.
Position requires 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 Plan
Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional and one(1) personal references to ATTN: Gloria Shoemaker at email@example.com
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.