Youth Advocate, AmeriCorps
The Youth Advocate guides foster youth through navigating the life skills necessary for a successful transition to adulthood, including graduation from high school. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED
- Experience as a foster youth strongly preferred
- Prepared to work independently with flexible hours that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
- Proven documentation skills and intermediate level computer skills including all MS Office programs
- Adhere to all confidentiality requirements
- Ability to work in a mobile, fast paced environment.
- Ability to use a laptop computer
- Verbal and written ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, community partners, consumers and all levels of management
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within department and agency wide
- Fulfillment of background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements
- Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
- Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile
Essential Job Functions
- Adheres to all AmeriCorps and Cap Center guidelines.
- Provides transportation as necessary
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with agency and community partners
- Attends weekly staff meetings, consultation, and case management staff meetings as scheduled
- Accountable for independent time management
- Forms positive, constructive relationships with children and their families
- Maintains positive relationships with consumers and customers
- Identifies strengths, skills, and positive qualities in children and families
- Attends Program and other related trainings
- Assists in the social functions and events of the assigned Program
- Maintains accurate and timely records
- Seeks out clinical information and advice as needed
- Provides mentoring, homework assistance, and life skills support to assigned Foster Youth at school and/or residential setting
- Conducts life skills workshops and activities related to the Casey Life Skills Domains of Communication, Daily Living, Academics/Study Skills, Home Life, Self-Care, Social Relationships, Housing/Money Management, Career Planning, and Work Life
- Assists Site Supervisor in program implementation and evaluation
- Use and apply all training around Foster Youth and other topics, such as Conflict Resolution and Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
- Education Award (upon completion of service)
- Living allowance stipend
- Health insurance for member (if eligible)
- Loan forbearance
- Training opportunities for professional/personal growth, field experience, and networking.
To apply, please fill out our online Employment Application.