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Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Advocate

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YWCA Silicon Valley | San Jose, CA
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YWCA Silicon Valley


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Published 7 days ago

August 1, 2020
July 31, 2020
$23 - $25per hour

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Advocate

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

Compensation: $23 - 25 / hour

Location: YWCA Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112

Website: www.ywca-sv.org

Department: Support Services, Anti-Human Trafficking Program

 

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


For over 100 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serves is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new TAY Advocate in our Support Services Department.

 

The TAY Advocate:

  • Provides direct advocacy, case management, crisis counseling, community referrals to children and youth impacted by human trafficking
  • Supports all activities related to case coordination and program operations, including but not limited to, In-Person (CSEC, TAY, Adult HT, or SART) response, survivor accompaniment throughout all stages of the legal and/or immigration process, accompaniment and advocacy with social services, court, local law enforcement and also distribute emergency
  • Works closely other community partners to coordinate advocacy services and serves on committees and workgroups related to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY).
  • Provides confidential services, informs survivors and their families of their legal rights and options and supporting them in their choices throughout the case management


We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness  and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse  individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast­ paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.


Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and remotely. You must demonstrate empathy and warmth, as well as excellent communication skills. You must understand feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to CSEC, TAY and human trafficking issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.

 

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and the ability to make decisions appropriately, prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience in confidential data management and record keeping.


The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus.

Work hours are primarily days. Schedule TBD. Delivery of service may include overtime to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds.


Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver's license, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete 65hr-trained California State Advocate certification. (Training will be provided).



CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Advocate

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

Compensation: $23 - 25 / hour

Location: YWCA Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112

Website: www.ywca-sv.org

Department: Support Services, Anti-Human…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

  • Flexible paid time off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • AD&D
  • Life Insurance


  • Flexible paid time off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • AD&D
  • Life Insurance


Level of Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese preferred

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover with "TAY Advocate" in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled.

The YWCA Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

 

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover with "TAY Advocate" in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled.

The YWCA Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We…

Location

South 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

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