Youth and Young Adult Advocate

Youth and Young Adult Advocate

Job Description:               Youth and Young Adult Services Advocate

Status:                                  Full Time / Exempt

Reports to:                         Survivor Services Advocacy Manager / Director of Survivor Services

 

Position Summary

The Youth and Young Adult Services Advocate is responsible for providing supportive and collaborative advocate services to survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault between the ages of 13 and 23. The Youth and Young Adult Services Advocate will also be responsible for working with local community partners to increase prevention, education and intervention efforts surrounding violence in school and universities.

This position is part of a new initiative at The Julian Center and requires an individual who is motivated, self-starting, ambitious, flexible and creative. Public speaking is a requirement of this position.

NOTE: This position requires Weekend hours.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Completing assessments with each client to determine need
    • Accept referrals from community partners including law enforcement, prosecutor and schools
    • Maintain an organized and detail case file for each active client
      • Grant compliance, data entry and report preparation as appropriate
    • Assisting clients with services to enhance immediate safety as well as long-term safety
    • Serve as a liaison for clients with law enforcement, prosecutors and schools as appropriate
  • Facilitate regular community education events as requested and in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Network
  • In coordination with the Youth Enrichment Services (“YES”) staff, the Advocate will implement and facilitate Teen Enrichment Program (“TEPe”) activities
  • In conjunction with the Youth Program Manager, the Advocate will establish and maintain positive working relationships with other agencies, including, the Higher Education Impact Team meeting
  • Provide on call advocacy services to Consolidate Youth Partners, including Indianapolis Public Schools, Domestic Violence Network, Indianapolis Youth Group, and others
  • Responsible for monitoring and addressing any requests to the text line and web-based service referral portal
  • Work with other agency staff on projects or initiatives
  • Provide oversight, assistance and work with agency volunteers
  • Attend all required staff meetings
  • Other duties, as assigned

 

Skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail in record keeping, partner coordination and documentation
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks
  • Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions in urgent situations

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, psychology or related field

 

Additional Skills

  • Trauma informed care, client focused, rules reduction knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Outlook as well as data entry skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable treatment and services to all colleagues and clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail in record keeping, partner coordination and documentation
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks
  • Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions in urgent situations

 

Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years human/social services experience
  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all Mandatory Reporting standards for serving minor clients
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

 

 Preferred Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in social work, organizational leadership, human services or related field
  • Previous experience working with the criminal justice and/or education system
  • Title IX knowledge
  • Public speaking experience
  • Fluency in Spanish