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Youth Advocate

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Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center | Jersey City, NJ
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Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center


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Published 12 days ago

Start Date

July 8, 2019

Salary

$16 -18 per hour depending on experience


Haven is seeking a part time (between 20 to 30 hours a week) Youth Advocate to serve as residential staff at our respite center located on the west side of Jersey City. The center will house up to 4 young men who are experiencing conflict at home. Haven will provide voluntary respite care for up to 90 days while supporting the family to resolve conflict so that the young person can return home. Applicant must be willing to work late evening, overnight and/or weekend shifts. This position has the potential to become full time)

Responsibilities:

·        Provide direct supervision and care to respite center residents onsite and during trips and outings

·        Collaborate with youth, families and community stakeholders to provide support and mentoring 

·        Work with youth to establish individual goals and action plans for success

·        Monitor, track and document the progress and success of youth

·        Implement provided curriculum and facilitate youth development workshops and house meetings

·        Respond to resident crisis and concerns

·        Create and promote emotionally safe environment for clients to engage with staff and peers

·        Assist in the recruitment and retention of youth 

·        Actively participate in clinical sessions and staff meetings

·        Facilitate basic intake when social work staff are not on site

Requirements:

·        Have a bachelor’s or associate degree from an accredited college or university; OR have a high school or high school equivalency diploma and two years of work experience involving the supervision of children in the human services field. Must be at least 25 years of age.

·        Self-starter with strong organizational skills

·        Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle crises

·        Excellent interpersonal skills, patient, warm, and caring

·        Commitment to positive youth development and a belief that people have the ability to change

·        Ability to provide non-judgmental support to both youth and their families in times of crisis

·        Must pass criminal history background check and child abuse registry check pursuant to state guidelines

Haven is seeking a part time (between 20 to 30 hours a week) Youth Advocate to serve as residential staff at our respite center located on the west side of Jersey City. The center will house up to 4 young men who are experiencing conflict at home…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Warm and supportive work environment, professional development and growth opportunities, potential for medical and other benefits in future.

Warm and supportive work environment, professional development and growth opportunities, potential for medical and other benefits in future.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in Spanish or Arabic a plus but not required

Proficiency in Spanish or Arabic a plus but not required

How To Apply

Please send brief cover letter or email introduction and resume to jobs@havenrespite.org

Please send brief cover letter or email introduction and resume to jobs@havenrespite.org

Location

Roosevelt Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
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