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Youth Advocate-Social Worker

Posted by
First Place for Youth
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Fairfield, CA
New
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Published 24 days ago

A Social Worker/Youth Advocate will provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team and provide coaching to support each youth achieve their goals of housing stability, sustainable employment, and educational achievement. Youth Advocate's provide intensive case management as well as develop and implement intervention strategies for youth. The position carries a case load of about 15 youth, and spends most of their time out in the field meeting with youth at their apartments, on the job, or at other locations in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops partnership strategy with each youth.
  • Provides direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.
  • Collaborates with community providers including county workers, courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills in programs, schools, family members and significant others.
  • Completes documentation including but not limited to: Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.

Requirements:

·        BA in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent required with Minimum four years of experience working in a child welfare social services setting or with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma

OR

  •  MA in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent with minimum two years of experience working in a child welfare social services Or with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma. Experience does not substitute for professional degree and certification.
  • Experience working with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred. Experience does not substitute for professional degree and/ certification.
  • Must be comfortable working in community settings.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability and skill to drive a vehicle.

A Social Worker/Youth Advocate will provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team and provide coaching to support each youth achieve their goals of housing stability, sustainable employment, and educational achievement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

• Competitive salary commensurate with experience

• Generous paid vacation and holidays

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan.

• Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

• 401 (k) Retirement plan

• Flexible work schedules

• Clinical Supervision hours towards Licensure

• LTD and Flex Spending Account

• Competitive salary commensurate with experience

• Generous paid vacation and holidays

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan.

• Benefits coverage for employee and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Fairfield, CA
Associated Location
Fairfield, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with a resume and cover letter

Please apply with a resume and cover letter

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