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1312B - Youth Advocate

Company: The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Make a bigger difference WORKING WITH US The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.---- Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days at hire
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.
  • Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities--
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee ABOUT THE JOB-- The Peer Advocate provides direct services to parents and caregivers of, as well as the children and youth themselves (birth to age 24) who are experiencing social, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges. Works in close collaboration with staff, families, and other caregivers in planning and implementing plans of care.-- Empowers families through engagement, bridging and transition support, self-advocacy, self-efficacy and empowerment, skill development, Specific responsibilities include:
    • Provides supportive youth, advocacy and community linkages with respect to mental health, substance abuse, rehabilitation strategies, and systems of care.
    • Leads and co-leads a variety of specialized groups, especially on issues of advocacy, daily living activities, family issues, education, and employment readiness
    • Assists the youth with activities of daily living, (eg. Organizing school work, public transportation, independent living skills, shopping, socializing, and other skills relevant to an individual---s goals).--
      • May make home visits or work with youth in the school or community.
      • Assists the youth in identifying their own barriers and challenges.----
      • Participates in NY Foundling trainings and monthly Alliance meetings.
      • Utilizes supervision, training, and consultation for continued professional development
      • Maintains current, complete, and appropriate documentation in the youth---s record, prepares required forms, and will be required to use computer systems in carrying out these functions
      • Will adhere to policies and procedures and agency and department protocols
      • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities TO QUALIFY The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Youth Advocates of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:
        • High School Diploma, GED and/or completion of Peer Advocacy Training Program
        • Relevant life experience of mental health challenges.
        • Spanish fluency preferred
        • Basic computer skills required
        • Ability to travel to various work sites and within the community
        • Ability to work with diverse social, cultural and economic groups. We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment. --We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources. Other details
          • Job Family :Direct Care [200s]
          • Job Function :Misc Professionals
          • Pay Type :Hourly
          • Employment Indicator :8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC

Keywords: The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, New Rochelle , 1312B - Youth Advocate, Other , Bronx, New York

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