Youth Advocate - Community Improvement and Job Training & Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Programs
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Job Responsibilities:Position 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. This position is also
responsible for providing outreach to organizations and performing
related tasks in assisting with the daily operations of the
Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) Program.Essential
- 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
- Provide one-on-one mentoring and career counseling to a
caseload of 25-40 participants.
- Facilitate workshops and plan activities encompassing the
program's core outcomes; AODA education, Life Skills, Gang
Prevention, and Employment Readiness.
- Develop and implement individual career and personal
- 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 and MFI programming.
- Complete the intake process and weekly progress notes according
to program requirements.
- Attend all team and other relevant meetings. Other duties
include: Assist in the development, design, and implementation of
the annual MFI summit and mini summits. Job
Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge
of 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 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.Minimal
Qualifications and Salary Schedule:
- Must have previous experience working with adolescent and adult
gangs, at-risk youth, adolescents, and/or their families; with an
emphasis working with teams.
- BA/BS in Social Work, criminal justice, or social
service-related field preferred, or equivalent experience.
- Must have an insured automobile and valid driver's
- No convictions or license revocations that would fail a
caregiver background check.
- Individuals must be able to interact at a comfortable level
with justice impacted youth + adults and their families and with
all individuals referred to the program. Other Job Information (if
applicable):Work Relationship and Scope: The position has no direct
reports and will work with adults and youth starting at age 16. The
participants served in this program will primarily reside in the
neighborhoods surrounding the location and are the target
population aimed at reducing violence in that area. The position
performs a wide range of functions daily that will include using
evidence-based practices and working closely with participants,
community organizations, law enforcement, educational institutions,
job training programs, and other resources that serve justice
impacted adolescents and adults. Personal Attributes: Follow agency
Code of Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of
the agency and of all funding sources; ethically conduct self;
maintain professional and respectful relationships with program
staff, other WCS staff, participants, and all external persons and
agencies involved with service provision; sensitivity toward
cultural, ethnic and disability issues; demonstrate commitment to
agency values and mission. Should have some knowledge in TABE
Testing, community resources, and recruiting skills. Working
Conditions: Work is performed primarily in the City of Milwaukee
neighborhood and surrounding areas. The hours are 10:00 am - 6:00
pm daily with some flexibility and weekends, as needed. Physical
Demands: Ability to sit for long periods, stand, reach, bend, climb
stairs, and lift to 30 pounds. pm21
Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Youth Advocate - Community Improvement and Job Training & Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Programs, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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