YOUTH & FAMILY ADVOCATE

Post date: 

September 9, 2019

Queens Community House (QCH) is seeking a Youth & Family Advocate at our PS 149 location. The PS 149 Community School Success Mentor Program is an evidence-based, data-driven school mentoring model that seeks to improve attendance, behavior and educational outcomes for at-risk students in our neediest communities nationwide. Youth & Family Advocates are trained to serve as advisors, motivators, connectors, confidence-builders, and early warning systems for chronically absent students at risk of getting off track – both in school and in life. Using early warning systems and data to identify struggling students before they get off track or drop out. This is the nation's largest effort to use evidence-based, school-linked mentoring to drive school and life success.

The Youth Advocate plays a valuable role in the Community School Success Mentor Program. This position is directly related towards guiding and making contact with participants and their parents on a weekly basis regarding attendance and other progress. The Youth Advocate also promotes learning, communication skills, self-esteem and socialization skills for youth participants in the program. The Youth Advocate in collaboration with the parents, teachers and staff members, actively support participants in setting goals and working on
improving overall behaviors. The Youth Advocate Worker will be required to facilitate parent workshops.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with participants on a weekly basis.
  • Documenting contacts in charts.
  • Setting goals for each participant and following up on the progress of the goals.
  • Timely completion and submission of monthly stats.
  • Maintaining an active case load.
  • Effectively interfacing with parents and school officials regularly.
  • Running small group sessions with participants.
  • Facilitate parent workshops.
  • Collecting report cards every marking period from participants.
  • Participates in bi-monthly staff meetings and other training opportunities.
  • Maintain attendance and outcome data in a timely manner and submit attendance reports.
  • Coordinate and facilitate field trips where necessary.
  • Make copies of all relevant forms and necessary paperwork for all participants.
  • Create individual folders for each participants and maintain accurate and updated notes.
  • Maintain an efficient filing system for all participants folders and general correspondences.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience working with elementary school-aged children.
  • Track record of developing strong relationships with parents
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate one on one meetings or small group meetings.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency
  • Demonstrated attendance and punctuality in meeting required schedule.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) REQUIRED

Additional Details:
This position is available immediately.

STATUS: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
SALARY: $21.00 P/Hour
SCHEDULE: 20 Hours per week
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM  with flexibility needed for meetings, events, etc.

Application Method:
We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Youth & Family Advocate” to Silmady Sanchez: svsanchez@qchnyc.org

 

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