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Youth Advocate in Staten Island at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Staten Island
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/3/2018

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The Staten Island Home & Community Based Services Waiver Program provides intensive case coordination, clinical services and in-home supportive services, to emotionally disturbed children/adolescents (ages 5 to 18) and their families, where this is a risk and/or history of psychiatric hospitalization or residential placement.

PURPOSE: The Youth Advocate will be responsible for engaging youth and their families in order to assist them in identifying their needs as well as achieving goals set forth by the Individualized Care Coordinator.  The Youth Advocate will be and integral part of the WAIVER Team and will participate in staff meetings as well as in supportive, recreational and educational activities offered to the youth and families.

RESPONSBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Work in collaboration with the Individualized Care Coordinator and Family Support Worker to help youth attain service plan goals
  • Engage and support youth enrolled in the HCBS WAIVER
  • Share personal knowledge and experiences about youth-serving systems and resources available to youth enrolled in the program
  • Mentor youth in developing positive peer and family relationships
  • Provide support to youth at community meetings as well as educational or other meetings.
  • Provide education to youth about mental health
  • Assist in the organization and implementation or social, recreational and educational activities for youth
  • Complete necessary paperwork in accordance the HCBS WAIVER guidance document and program


Job Requirements

The Youth Advocate will be a young adult who has had emotional and/or behavioral challenges and experience receiving services from the children’s mental health or other child-serving systems.  Has a High School Diploma or GED—Some college preferred.  Car and valid NYS driver’s license required, bilingual a plus