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19Nov

Advocate - Essex County, NJ

Part-Time, Hourly, New Jersey | View Counts (671) | Return|

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:  Hourly, Part Time positions serving adults to Essex County from New Jersey Department of Corrections. Some re-entry experience preferred but not required. Applicant must be dependable, committed, and able to serve as a positive role model for adults returning home to their families and community.

 

The Primary responsibilities of the Advocate are to initiate, organize, plan, develop and implement direct advocacy services to assigned clients and their families. All service plans will be based on a strength-based approach using the wrap around model.      

 

This position offers flexible hours, competitive weekly pay and activity reimbursement

 

Qualifications/Requirements: A minimum High School Diploma or GED is required. 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: Edwin Ortiz at eortiz@yapinc.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

Job Application

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.