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Youth Advocate - Los Angeles

Company: First Place for Youth
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Want to make a difference? Want to help support young adults in goal setting for their education and future? Then come work for First Place for Youth!ABOUT USFirst Place for Youth is the largest provider of housing and comprehensive services for transition-age foster youth in the state of California. We're giving young people the tools, support, and opportunities they need to take control of their own lives and create the futures they want. We've built a 20+ year record of success, measured not just by the number of youth who walk through our doors, but by the outcomes they achieve. JOB SUMMARYThe Youth Advocate/ Social Worker is responsible for case management, psycho-social assessment, development and implementation of intervention strategies. The Youth Advocate provides clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team and provide coaching to support each youth to achieve goals of housing stability, sustainable and sustaining employment, and educational achievement. The Youth Advocate is active in developing, supporting and implementing an individualized, strength 'based, culturally competent, youth-centered approach. A Successful Youth Advocate understands how to motivate, influence, and mentor young adults to achieve goals while launching adult lives from foster care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Direct Care and Interventions:--- Develops partnership strategy with each youth--- Gathers and analyzes on-going information to ensure youth safety, well-being and progress--- Provides clinical leadership to multi-disciplinary teams consisting of youth, family and other natural supporters, county case managers, Employment and Education Specialists, Housing Specialists, and Intake Specialists to ensure seamless and effective service delivery--- Organizes, schedules, and facilitates youth and team meetings--- Provides on-going assessment of youth well-being and develops plans to ensure safety andDe-escalate crisis as needed--- Provides direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment.--- Participates on a rotating basis to provide on-call coverage--- Provides crisis counseling as needed.Case Management/Coordination:--- Collaborates with community providers including county workers, courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills programs, schools, family members and significant others--- Keeps key team members informed and Works with team members to identify and engage appropriate natural supporters.Documentation/Administrative Duties (30%)--- Completes documentation including but not limited to Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.--- Ensures all needed paperwork and consents are completed for each client at time of entry.--- Participates in agency committee as assigned.--- Provides on-going orientation and training to staff as assigned.--- Other duties as assigned by SupervisorABOUT YOU--- Master's Degree in a discipline to be eligible to register with the BBS required.--- Professional License is a plus.--- 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.--- High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work--- Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills--- Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently--- Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background checkIf First Place for Youth is the organization you are looking for then apply today! Our team will be excited to meet you. Review the attached job description for position details.www.firstplaceforyouth.orgPI197722264

Keywords: First Place for Youth, Los Angeles , Youth Advocate - Los Angeles, Other , Los Angeles, California

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