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PT - Youth Advocate

Company: Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

The Part-Time Youth Advocate is responsible for providing trauma-informed domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, case management and linkage to community resources to children and families who have witnessed/experienced domestic violence. This position will conduct support groups for children and adolescents. Work will be conducted at Congreso's main office, local schools, and domestic violence shelters and within the community.

The Part-Time Youth Advocate will have internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with clients, community resources, and the community. This position has access to sensitive Congreso information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent Congreso in a professional manner.

The Part-Time Youth Advocate will report directly to the Youth Services and Community Education Coordinator and participate in department activities as necessary. In the absence of the Youth Services and Community Education Coordinator the Youth Advocate will be supervised by the Program Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Career Pathway: Direct Services)

All Staff Competencies

-- Basic understanding of Congreso's mission, vision, values, programs and services, and business plan.

-- Knowledgeable about the impact of trauma on children and families

-- Knowledge and understanding of the targeted community needs and demographics.

-- Understanding of legal criteria for issues such as confidentiality, domestic abuse, Youth abuse, and mandated reporter requirements.

-- Ability to provide nonviolent intervention with a high level of ethical standards of conduct, cultural sensitivity and within appropriate boundaries and limits.

-- Ability to effectively use standard office equipment.

-- Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.

-- Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, UNIDAD, and customized databases.

-- Adheres to all Congreso and departmental policies and procedures.

-- Attends all Congreso in-services as required.

-- Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.

-- Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Experience, Education, and Licensure

Minimum Experience: 1-3 years work experience in youth counseling and advocacy. Some experience facilitating groups.

Minimum Education: BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in counseling, psychology, social work or related field of study. Suitable combination of education and two to three years direct counseling experience in related field may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree requirement.

Certification/License: 40+hours domestic violence training certificate from an approved PCADV training program preferred.

EEOC

Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

About Congreso

Congreso is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission enables individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wellbeing. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM---), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

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