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Youth Advocate Community Improvement and Job Training - Full-time

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Youth Advocate Community Improvement and Job Training - Full-timeJob Code: 2022-COMRS-007Location: Community and Reintegration ServicesDepartment: Community Improvement and Job TrainingFT/PT Status: Full TimeJob Responsibilities:Youth AdvocateCommunity Improvement and Job Training (CIJT)Wisconsin Community ServicesPosition Summary: This position is a Youth Advocate for the Community Improvement & Job Training (CIJT) Program providing guidance and case management services to adolescents and young adults 16 - 23. The primary focus of the youth advocate is on the personal, social, cultural, and educational development of CIJT participants.Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate and assess the needs of youth ages 16-23 as they relate to the potential for actual gang involvement.
  • Utilize evidence-based practices when providing direct services to the target population
  • Develop innovative and engaging techniques to recruit and retain participants
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring and career counseling to a caseload of 25-40 participants
  • Facilitate workshops and plan activities that encompass the program's core outcomes; AODA education, Life Skills, Gang Prevention, and Employment Readiness.
  • Develop and implement individual career and personal development plans.
  • Maintain participant records and ensure the confidentiality of all participant information.
  • Maintain a compilation of and utilize community resources.
  • Support information is entered into an assigned database, as required by the funding source and Project Coordinator.
  • Assist in orientation, training, oversight, and coordination of all CIJT programming
  • Complete intake process and weekly progress notes according to program requirements
  • Attend all team and other relevant meetings.PM21 Job Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Working knowledge of child/youth development; gang behavior, and gang culture and effective programs and practices to reduce or eliminate gang involvement, patience, and understanding of difficult life situations; the ability to interact with escalating youth and young adults professionally; ability to follow oral and written instructions ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations proficient with Microsoft Word and basic computer functions uses time efficiently and effectively; ability to multi-task; sensitivity towards cultural, ethnic and disability issues.Should have some knowledge in TABE Testing, community resources, and recruiting skills.Minimal Qualifications and Salary Schedule: Must have previous experience working with adolescent and adult gangs, at-risk youth, adolescents, and/or their families. Emphasis is on working with teams. BA/BS in Social Work, criminal justice, or social service-related field preferred, or equivalent experience. Must have insured automobile and valid driver's license. No convictions or license revocations that would fail a caregiver background check. Individuals must be able to interact at a comfortable level with at-risk youth and their families and with juveniles referred to the program.PM21PI201786985

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Youth Advocate Community Improvement and Job Training - Full-time, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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