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 33 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 we serve thousands of families a year in more than 100 rural, urban, and suburban communities nationwide. Our mission is to engage human services 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, youth people, young adults, 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: Primary responsibility of the Advocate is to provide Intensive In-Home services to families whose children have been removed from their own homes or are at risk from being removed from their homes. Services may be provided in the participant’s home or appropriate community setting. The Advocate will deliver case management and skills-based interventions targeted at increasing the youth’s natural supports and strengths, fostering resilience and recovery. It is expected that the Advocate will carry a caseload of 5-6 families in their assigned geographic area. The Advocate is responsible for accurately documenting services, attending team meetings as needed, and communicating participant progress to supervisors, team members, and the referring authority. All services are delivered in compliance with the Intensive In-Home Services contract, YAP Standards, and all state and federal regulations governing the delivery of service.
Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the field of social work, psychology, human and child development, counseling, sociology, or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year associated experience.
Experience in community work and knowledge of community resources.
Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance with bodily injury liability limits of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident.
Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 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