Youth Advocate II (Part Time) - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing

(Part Time / Non Exempt)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Beginning Pay Rate:    
$11.22/hr. without a Bachelor’s Degree
$11.80/hr. with a Bachelor’s Degree
(Annual Pay Raises / Retirement Pension Plan (20+ hours) / Paid Time Off)   

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).

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Mobility and capacity to manage a violent and/or self-abusive child when restraint is required to assure safety.  Ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift.  May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.  Emotionally able to work with information that may be traumatic in nature, as well as, work with individuals or families in crisis or experiencing trauma.

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St. Vincent Catholic Charities
ATTN:   Misty Bazela
E-mail: jobs@stvcc.org
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  April 10, 2018
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