Youth Advocate II – Part Time

The Youth Advocate II (YA-II) supports CCAP’s program treatment and intervention philosophy by assuring its implementation and practice, and promotes, enacts, and role-models the proper implementation of therapeutic and intervention strategies in working with assigned children/youth placed in the program. The YA-II effectively helps residential units create and sustain a “culture” that recognizes and values progress toward therapeutic goals and fosters an environment where a careful balance between appropriate supervision and allowing a child/youngster develop age-typical skills such as going on outings, making choices about leisure time, purchases, etc. is able to occur.

 

The YA-II is the direct care staff assigned to children at St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Program (CCAP) on a 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 ratio. The YA-II primary task is to function as a nurturing, structured, supportive care taker responsible for generating – in coordination with the multidisciplinary treatment team- the child’s Behavioral Treatment Plan (BTP). The BTP consists of therapeutic, strength-based, solution-oriented behavior interventions, based on comprehensive targeted behavioral assessments and evaluations of the children assigned. The YA-II consistently monitors and evaluates BTP’s overall efficacy and tailors the plan to maximize impact throughout the thirty days the child is participating in services. In addition, the YA-II participates in planning and implementing therapeutic activities of the residential unit.

 

The YA-II is expected to complete all required paperwork with clarity, in a timely manner and in line with program policies and procedures including resident logs and incident reports. The YA-II may also be responsible for dispensing/administering medications as prescribed by consulting psychiatrist, and will regularly transport assigned child/children to medical appointments, recreational outings and other appointments or activities as scheduled.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or human service field preferred.  The following degrees are acceptable: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, and criminal justice.  Acceptable equivalency for a Bachelor’s Degree would include four years of work experience in a residential facility for youth (ages 4-18).

 

SEND REPLY TO:

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

ATTN:  Misty Bazela

Human Resources

 

E-mail:  jobs@stvcc.org

 

DATE AVAILABLE:   Immediately

 

E.O.E.

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree of equivalent required.

Pay Rate

$11.12/hr (no degree) - $11.70/hr (w/ Bachelor's)

Travel

Regularly transports clients

Department

Shift

7 days; all shifts - mornings / afternoons / evenings / weekends

Apply Before

April 01, 2017
Apply for position
You must have an account in order to apply for this position. To create your account, please click the create account button below. Create Account