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Youth Advocate - Waukesha

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Youth Advocate - WaukeshaJob Code: 2022-CSCA-026Location: Court Services & Community AlternativesDepartment: Waukesha Adult & Juvenile ServicesFT/PT Status: Full TimeJob Responsibilities:Program: Intensive Tracking Program Position: Youth Advocate Position Summary: Provide Individual Skill Development and Enhancement to youth referred by DHHS, CCS Department. Individual Skill Development and Enhancement includes: training in communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, self-regulation and other specific needs identified in the youth's service plan. Essential Functions: Process assigned referrals, opening electronic and paper files. Attend initial staffing and follow up case reviews. Maintain face-to-face contact with the juveniles in their homes, at school, and in the community, as determined at the initial staffing and follow up reviews. Provide youth with intensive support, mentoring, and monitoring to assist them with the specific "areas of focus" as determined in the youth's case plan. Provide 24-hour coverage, via cell phones, for after hours skill development and education. Maintain regular, weekly minimum contact with the DHS assigned CCS Coordinator to collaborate on the youths' behavior/progress and to report any concerns Attend any/all necessary Department staffings or court hearings, as requested by the CCS Coordinator. Maintain regular contact with the parents/guardian, as determined at the initial staffing, to collaborate on the youth's behavior and to provide ongoing support to the caretakers. Maintain contact with the youths' schools, as determined necessary and appropriate at the initial staffing, to monitor the youths' compliance with attendance and behavior at school. Complete all necessary paperwork and youth reports per policy/procedure, including casenotes and billing logs. Enter and maintain database as required by the program. Document after hour calls on the 24 hour cell phone in a log, update and maintain timely entries, providing the information to the supervisor upon request. Other Duties and Responsibilities: Attend and contribute to JIS (Juvenile Intensive Services) Department staff meetings. Assist with answering the office phone when necessary. Other job related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.Job Qualifications:Minimal Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field; Knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System; May substitute Bachelor's Degree with Associate Degree plus extensive experience in the field with juveniles and bilingual; Must pass criminal background check; Valid driver's license and insured automobile required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must complete all required trainings prior to working with youth, knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System: excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to respond to crisis situations; solid computer skills; ability to work with diverse at-risk youth population; good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload, must be trained in all WCS required Evidence Based Principals within 90 days of hire and follow models of fidelity established by the agency. Physical Demands: Ability to conduct extensive driving in Waukesha County for long periods of time; Ability to sit at work station for up to 2 hours at a time; Requires hand and finger dexterity. PI201797340

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Youth Advocate - Waukesha, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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