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Youth Development Advocate

Company: Looking Glass
Location: Eugene
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Apply TODAY through November 22nd to be considered for our December Training Module, beginning on December 6th. * applications received after November 22nd will be considered for a January 3rd start date. The Training Module has been created in order to provide new staff with all of the necessary tools, skills, and information to be successful in this role. The details of the Training Module will be discussed in more detail during the interview process. OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Youth Development Advocate assists with coordination of the service plan including integration of support team members, key agencies, and youth participants. This position assists with providing crisis intervention, maintaining a positive milieu, creating behavior management plans, and case coordination for youth and families who access services. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: In accordance with the Oregon Health Authority rule, all healthcare providers and staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption/accommodation before beginning work. * Education: High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social work, social science, or related field. * Experience: Previous experience working with youth and families. * Availability: Combination of day shifts (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) and swing shifts (4:00 pm - 1:00 am), with potential for weekend work. * Driver's License: Valid Oregon Driver License, acceptable record, and insurability under Agency's auto insurance. * Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and as a member of an integrated team. * Ability to relate effectively with youth, parents, community, and referral sources. * Ability to work effectively with runaway/homeless youth and their families, assisting them with crisis intervention, behavior management, access to social services, and with case management. * Ability to represent and promote programs within the Agency and in the community. * Ability to work in a stressful, unstructured environment, and maintain a positive mental attitude. * Good communication skills (written and verbal). * Cultural sensitivity and experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. * Ability to maintain confidentiality. * Professional appearance appropriate to the position. * Commitment to Looking Glass Mission and Values. PREFERRED: Bilingual in Spanish. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Assists case plan coordination * Assists with crisis intervention counseling and service coordination for telephone and walk-in clients. * Acts as a positive role model and provides leadership and motivation for youth and staff. * Assists in planning and implements group programs and activities. * Maintains a clear and positive milieu and implements program policies and procedures. * Completes documentation in a timely and accurate manner (i.e. staff log, files, agenda, statistics in data management systems, etc.). * Assists with networking with other social service agencies and professionals in a manner that would provide the client with the best possible social support system. * Completes Service Coordinator duties when Service Coordinators are not available. * Ensures appropriate information is shared when needed in accordance with confidentiality policy. * Participates actively in staff meetings and necessary trainings. * Works one to four scheduled shifts per week and is responsible for on-call shift coverage one week a month. * Transports clients as needed. * Completes other duties as assigned. COVID-19 Considerations: Looking Glass Programs adhere to the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Guidelines, Center for Disease Control, and Lane County Public Health information regarding the virus. Each program has its own action plan regarding COIVD-19 with specific procedures which are set in place to uphold the health and safety of all individuals in each program. Looking Glass is also making COVID-19 considerations within our hiring processes. Clients are required to wash their hands before entering the building, participate in a health screening that includes a temperature reading, and providing a negative test result if they exhibit signs of COVID before being able to return to services. Staff engage in social distancing throughout the day. Cleaning of high-touch surfaces occurs regularly with disinfectant. Staff are thoroughly screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry into the building. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please also note: the COVID-19 Considerations section is also not designed to cover or contain our comprehensive COVID-19 policies, these policies are provided to staff as part of the onboarding process.

Keywords: Looking Glass, Eugene , Youth Development Advocate, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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