Youth Counselor - Foster Care Advocate
National Youth Advocate Program - Columbus, OH

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This position is for a Treatment Advocate for youth residing in group home foster care and emergency shelter care.

Candidates will participate in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Initial Service Plan and will be responsible for coordinating group activities of 3 to 4 youths with approval from the Treatment Coordinator. Will assist in family reunification efforts or family stabilization efforts and complete all required reports including daily progress notes. This job opportunity requires the candidate to be able to work flexible hours and days as scheduled in a 24 hour emergency shelter care program. Shifts available include second and third shifts and weekends.

The Treatment Advocate position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds.

At least 21 years of age with a Bachelor's degree in social services, comparable degree, or equivalent experience AND a valid driver's license. Must possess a sincere interest in young people, be flexible and advocate for the welfare of youth. Must have an ability to understand and help resolve problems of youth in foster care and special needs adolescents. Must have reliable transportation and have a telephone in working order. Must be willing to make a twelve month commitment to the program.

The National Youth Advocate Program, an advocacy and treatment services organization, is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume through Indeed or apply online at http://www.nyap.org.

Benefits for full time positions: Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Peace Leave, Goodwill Days, Employee Assistance Program, 10 year Anniversary Benefit


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