Youth Advocate

Job Type

Part Time

Published

07/30/2018

Address

Bronx
New York
United States

Description

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.


 BronxWorks is hiring 1 Youth Advocate for the WIOA-ISY Program in the Children &Youth Department.


This position will be offered from August 2018 to the end of the school year, June 2019. A summer position for the Summer Internship Program will be offered contingent on job performance during the school year.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall case management services to enrolled program participants.
  • Perform recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Facilitate individual sessions and develop service plans.
  • Host weekly workshops and attend trips offsite.
  • Coordinate client services with other social service, mental health, medical, employment, educational, child care and other providers.
  • Write case notes to document progress with program participants.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.


QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Associate's Degree in education, psychology, social work or another related field of study.
  • a minimum of one year of experience in an educational or community setting.
  • Prior experience working in an educational setting with children and youth.
  • Possess creative, outgoing, supportive and strong leadership qualities.
  • Comfortable in developing and facilitating workshops, providing recruitment and retention services and have a clear understanding of the philosophy of youth development principles.
  • Technologically savvy and able to handle multiple priorities effectively in a performance drive program environment. 
  • Familiar with various resources and able to respond to the needs of the community.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.










Benefits

Additional Details:


BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.


  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
  • Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems
  • Additionally, BronxWorks Offers
  • A comprehensive monthly training calendarAccess to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees


 BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with  federal, state and local laws,  does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.



Level of Language Proficiency


Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory. 

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree


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