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Salary: $10.00 Hourly
Job Description: Shifts Available:
Friday-Sunday Swing 3:00PM-11:00PM
Saturday-Sunday Day 7:00AM-3:30PM
Rotating Shift Graveyard 10:30PM-7:00A

Youth Advocate Job Description:
Youth Advocate reports directly to the Program Director or Shelter Supervisor. This position provides direct supervision and assistance to a maximum of 10 homeless youth in the shelter home, individually aged between 12 and 18 years old. The position requires the documentation of resident behaviors and actions using the computer or documentation forms. The position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage on the unit in the absence of other staff as needed. Weekend and holiday hours included.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assist with homework, basic needs, cleaning, and household chores
-Transport resident in agency vehicle/van to various community resources, schools, etc.
-Provide constant supervision of resident behaviors and interactions at all times
-Assist with morning and bedtime routines
-Encourage socially acceptable habits and behaviors (i.e. personal hygiene and grooming, table manners, etc.)
-Encourage positive relationship building
-Uphold requirements of acceptable group living (i.e. maintain proper stock of food, clean shelter and environment, clean clothes, etc.)
-Other tasks may be assigned such as lawn mowing, shoveling, gardening, painting, moving furniture, and other laborious activity
-Administer CPR/ first aid as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
-Ability to use and understand the company’s hand-off de-escalation behavior management techniques as needed with residents
-Ability to stand from kneeling position without assistance
-Ability to lift 50 pounds

CORE COMPETENCIES
-Setting boundaries and using fair, consistent, and clear expectations. Not accessing clients through personal social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, twitter, etc.). Not giving clients’ money or personal information.
-Sensitivity, awareness, and understanding of the resident needs, problems, interests, skills, deficiencies, and idiosyncrasies
-Observe, understand, and use group dynamics
-Handle disruptive behaviors in a calm, professional manner
-Utilize behavior management techniques when resident becomes physically disruptive -Imagine how an action will affect the future of a situation
-Recognize and react to various situations quickly and respond accordingly
-Know whereabouts of residents at all times
-Give full attention and understanding to points being made by residents; asks questions when appropriate and does not interrupt
-Create engaging activities for the clients to participate in and develop relationships
-Serve as an effective role model
-Use trustworthy, supportive, and youth focused techniques
-Teach and model the adult role such as honesty, individual initiative, integrity, responsibility, respect for others, respect for property, and respect for authority
-Teach and model courtesy, manners, public behavior, meeting people, and reliability in school and job situations
-Respect and work effectively with individuals of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds

Additional Activities
-Co-facilitate psycho-educational groups
-Co-facilitate life skill groups
-Develops team building activities
-Document services
-Teamwork
-Read client and staff logs and checks schedule prior to starting shift
-Communicate verbally with staff about previous shift
-Support and assist team members in crisis situations
-Attend monthly team meetings
-Take initiative to suggest program improvements
Professionalism and Work Conduct

-Follow policies and procedures to maintain order, including agencies code of ethics
-Effectively manage own time to get work documentation and job responsibilities completed
-Take responsibility for ones actions, job performance, team dynamics, and client interactions
-Report to work, meetings, and activities prepared and on time
-Maintain confidentiality at all times
-Accept responsibility for agency property and equipment, such as vehicle use

Professional Development
-Assess performance of self to identity areas of improvement or corrective action
-Recognize own strengths and weaknesses to identify individual development and career plans
-Utilize supervision as an opportunity for growth and development; implement feedback and direction from supervisor
-Willingly accept new challenges and adapt to change
-Proactively seek out additional tasks and responsibilities to complete

Communication and Documentation
-Record daily documentation of resident behaviors and actions using Youth Futures Standards
-Talk to resident and co-workers to convey information so that others understand
-Write clearly and succinctly to ensure the appropriate message is conveyed
- Use appropriate grammar, tone, sentence structure, etc.
-Communicate pertinent information, such as crisis and safety issues
-Consistently sign in and out of communication and vehicle logs
-Follow up when information is unclear; ask questions
-Complete required paperwork accurately and on time
-Effectively utilize agency provided computer to record resident documentation
Qualifications
-Must be 18 years of age
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
- Knowledge of word processing and basic computer functions; intermediate to advanced computer skills required
- Maintain a valid Utah Driver’s License with no suspensions in effect the previous 3 years prior to hire (if operating company vehicles)
- No history of child abuse or neglect
- No sex offender registry listing
-Pass a BCI background check
-Certify on Food Handlers, CPR, and First Aid
Working Conditions
-Exposure to resident behavior problems that may include physical acting out and requires safe physical management skills
-Exposure to residents with complex mental health issues and/or disorders
-Exposure to individuals with various states of cleanliness and hygiene
-Equal opportunity Employer
Location: Ogden

Information

How to Apply: Email resume to Justine Murray at jmurray@yfut.org
Closing Date: Until Filled

• Location: Ogden

• Post ID: 15532212 ogden
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