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Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center (“Haven”) provides vital, family-strengthening, community-based services for adolescents and their families experiencing family conflict, significantly reducing the risks of teen homelessness and incarceration.

Haven is seeking full and part time Youth Advocates to serve as residential staff at our residential respite center. The center will house up to 4 young people who are experiencing conflict at home. Haven will provide voluntary respite care for up to 21 days while supporting the family to resolve conflict so that the young person can return home. Hours available evenings and weekends. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide direct supervision and care to respite center residents onsite an during trips and outings
  • Facilitate house meetings 
  • Support facilitation of programming in collaboration with other staff
  • Supervise daily meal preparation in collaboration with other staff
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling to respite center residents and their families
  • Facilitate basic intake when social work staff are not on site
  • Provide documentation of activities and needs of youth as appropriate
  • Complete all required paperwork
  • Attend all required Haven staff meetings and trainings

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
  • 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

Compensation:  $18-20 per hour depending on experience

Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center (“Haven”) provides vital, family-strengthening, community-based services for adolescents and their families experiencing family conflict, significantly reducing the risks of teen…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    29 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Diploma de Ensino Médio Requerido
Compensação
USD $18 - USD $20
/ hora

Benefícios

Health insurance and paid vacation for staff working 25 hours per week or more.

Health insurance and paid vacation for staff working 25 hours per week or more.

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Spanish, Arabic and Haitian Creole language skills wanted. Ability to communicate with youth a must.


Spanish, Arabic and Haitian Creole language skills wanted. Ability to communicate with youth a must.


Localização

Presencial
Jersey City, NJ, USA

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All successful candidates will be required to engage with youth prior to hiring.

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