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Miami Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach

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S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective | Miami, FL
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S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective


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February 17, 2020
January 31, 2020
$18,000 - $21,000Dependent on experience.

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC)

S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and femmes of color - black, brown, and indigenous - to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts. Growing out of the dire need for gender-specific services and leadership development for young women impacted by school pushout and the justice system in urban areas, SSLC launched in August of 2014 in Miami and NYC. 


Summary

Reporting directly to the Miami Program Manager, the Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach is responsible for providing youth development, resource support and supportive coaching to youth program participants.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Hold trauma-informed supportive coaching sessions with all Youth Leaders Board participants and other youth program participants as needed;
  • Develop session plans and facilitate session goal-setting with youth;
  • Provide community-based resources to youth when needed;
  • Coordinate with parents and other participant support systems to address program and youth needs;
  • Support with crisis intervention and follow up support when needed;
  • Advocate for the participants in their home, school or other setting.


Training & Staff Development

  • Trauma Informed Care Training
  • Restorative Justice Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Child Protection Training


Experience & Competencies Required

  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor;
  • Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks;
  • Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism;
  • Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication;
  • Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice;
  • Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development;
  • Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes;
  • Be LGBTQIA+ affirming;
  • Have reliable transportation;
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills including active and empathic listening skills;
  • Have self-awareness and understanding of own self-care practices;
  • Possess emotional intelligence;
  • Bring whole self to position.


Must have at least one year of experience working with systems-involved youth and/or girls and non-binary youth.

Must have 2 years experience doing case management work or resource support; identifying needs and connecting participants and families to resources and services. 

Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required.

South Florida natives strongly encouraged to apply.

Folks with direct systems involvement or systems-impacted individuals (e.g. legal system, foster care, experiences of homelessness, government assistance programs, etc.) strongly encouraged to apply.


Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

  • Works in an office environment
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending
  • Driving to various sites across the county


Office & Work Hours: General office hours are Monday to Friday at 9 AM - 6 PM, Saturdays 11 AM - 4 PM; work hours are 20 hours per week in the office and in the field; some weekends expected. 


Location: Position based in our Miami office


S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC)

S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and femmes of color - black, brown, and indigenous - to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits include paid vacation, flex time and holidays.

Benefits include paid vacation, flex time and holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus.

Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Natasha Santana-Viera: Natasha@soulsistersleadership.org. Please include “Miami Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach” in the subject line.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Natasha Santana-Viera: Natasha@soulsistersleadership.org. Please include “Miami Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach” in the subject…

Location

1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

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