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 Specialist is to deliver quality community-based services while utilizing Youth Advocate Programs mission and core principals. This professional will be available to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as part of an adjusted time schedule. Each specialist is required to work a minimum 15-20 hour work week with a majority of these hours being billable or face-to-face intervention. The number of weekly hours of face-to-face intervention assigned to each family will be determined by case complexity and individual needs. It is anticipated a family referred to the program will receive approximately 2-5 hours of face-to-face intervention weekly.
Develop individualized service plans incorporating the identified goals provided in the initial referral. Assist with the innovative coordination and implementation of community based services while working closely with social agencies, hospitals, clinics, schools and community resources. Provide counseling, support, advocacy and service coordination with families working both individually and as part of a team. Report special, unusual or critical incident reports, update Director and CYF caseworker on all client activities and situations. Provide consultation to families and involved professionals. Assist with monthly meetings for all clients and teams. Complete typed and written assessments, closings/aftercare plans and daily progress notes in additional to weekly billing documents.
Qualifications/Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health related fields such as psychology, social work, or related discipline preferred, not required. One to two years related experience in community-based family work and a knowledge of the local community resources.
Bi-Lingual is required
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident bodily injury liability.
Flexible hours, competitive weekly pay, paid supervision, and training with activity reimbursement. Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, UNUM and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, two (2) professional references and one (1) personal reference to ATTN: Mary Kane 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