Youth Advocate Opportunity|
Job Location: Brooklyn,NY
Position Number AG531102
Department Family Resource Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Type Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Minimum Salary USD $12.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary USD $12.00/Hr.
More information about this job
Develop and provide a range of formal and informal support services to youth designed to help youth attain their stated goals and improve functioning. Based on youth’s strengths, need and challenges, youth advocate will work with youth to expand the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in meeting their personal, individualized life goals to support their transitioning into adulthood. Using database identified by NYCDOHMH, document demographic data on all individuals seen, document and track youth’s goals, and all services provided to youth; participates in quality improvement activities. The Youth Advocate will provide needed support to SED (Severely Emotionally Disturbed) /those at risk children and youth who are currently residing in Brooklyn. The aim of the support provided is to help lessen the stress, confusion, failure and embarrassment often experienced by these children as well as to ameliorate their social isolation and helplessness.
Develop, implement and lead youth support groups.
Provide assistance and support to children in accessing services (schools, hospitals, child welfare, mental health agencies, entitlements, etc.)
Collaborate with outside providers, networks and other related systems on behalf of youth served.
Represent ICL at relevant government and provider meetings, as required.
Maintain documentation that is compliant with all governmental and agency standards and procedures.
Other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A peer is 18-30 years old, who has self-identified as having experience with mental health services, juvenile justice, special education services or foster care and/or is in recovery from SUD. He/she demonstrates qualities of leadership, including knowledge of advocacy, and can positively reflect on and share his/her experiences with others. Youth will attend and successfully complete appropriate training offered. Minimally, these will be trainings offered by YOUTH POWER. No previous advocacy experience is necessary.
Developmental Disabilities, Family Conflict/Transition, Homeless Shelter, Mental Health
To assist individuals and families affected by or at risk of mental illness or developmental disabilities with integrated comprehensive care designed to improve their wellbeing, recovery and participation in community living.
• ICL will continue to be a trusted leader providing a variety of services for the people it serves to participate in the benefits of community living.
• ICL will be caring, committed, diligent, ethical, efficient and dedicated to empowering people to achieve their fullest potential.
• ICL will work to improve communities by fostering acceptance, inclusion and hope.
• ICL will provide the most innovative, integrated and effective healthcare services to every individual and family it serves.
Operational and Fiscal Integrity
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