Eliot Community Human Services JJ Youth Advocate I in Worcester, Massachusetts
$5000 Sign On Bonus
Eliot is seeking energetic, positive, service-oriented individuals to work in a secure setting with adolescents in the Department of Youth Services' care. This position provides a great opportunity to positively impact and influence a young adult's life by being a supportive and nurturing caregiving adult. The role is multifaceted and includes teaching, limit setting, advocating, coordinating treatment, and being a positive adult role model. Work as part of a dedicated team to make a difference in a child's life.
Physical and Mental Demands: Frequent walking, standing, bending, reaching and lifting to carry out job responsibilities. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle as needed. Ability to work a flexible work schedule contingent upon program needs. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with periods of high stress. Ability to physically carry out Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques.
Daily facilitation and coordination of program movement and youth engagement in executing the plan of the day in accordance with program, DYS, DEEC and ECHS policies and procedures.
Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans.
Assist youth with meeting treatment goals.
Serve as a positive role model, mentor and advocate for youth.
Maintain therapeutic boundaries throughout all interactions.
Attend staff and shift change meetings and trainings as required.
Assist youth in identifying interests and skills within community service opportunities and activities, as indicated.
Safely transport residents to activities, appointments, school, work, and visits.
Serve as an advocate for assigned youth. Meet with assigned youth weekly and provide advocate notes regarding the youth’s perspective and assessment of their respective week.
Assist in maintenance and cleanliness of the facility.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Over 21 years of age
High School Diploma completed
Valid MA State Driver's License
Schedule: Friday - Tuesday 3pm-11pm (Wed/Thurs Off)
Eliot is committed to identifying and dismantling barriers that prevent people with marginalized racial identities from actualizing their full employment potential, assuming leadership roles, or from fully engaging at all levels in the workplace.
Communication Skills: Expert
Experience with population: Expert
- High School or better
Licenses & Certifications
- MA Driver's License