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 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: Family Support Provider provides support services in variety of home and community based settings to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances to contribute to their community functioning and assist them in avoiding institutionalization. The Family Support Provider engages in peer mentoring and support to the primary caregivers of the YES Waiver participant; engages the family the treatment process; models self-advocacy skills; provides information, referral and non-clinical skills training; maintains engagement; and assists in the identification of natural/non-traditional and community support systems. The Family Support Provider is responsible for accurately documenting services, attending Wraparound Team meetings as needed, and communicating participant progress to supervisors, team members, and the referring authority. All services are delivered in compliance with the YES Waiver Policy and Procedures Manual, YAP Standards, and all state and federal regulations governing the delivery of service.
Bi-Lingual (Spanish Speaking) is preferred
Qualifications/Requirements: A minimum High School Diploma or GED is required. Minimum of one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services for a mental health disorder or one cumulative year of experience navigating the mental health system as a the parent or primary caregiver of a child/adolescent receiving mental health community services. Experience in community work and knowledge of community resources.
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: Hiring Manager 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.