Youth Advocate

Website The Cove - Heart of Texas, Inc.

Role description

Youth Advocates provide frontline casework and programming for youth receiving services from The Cove. The Youth Advocate role is supervised by the Program Director as part of The Cove’s Youth Services Team. Youth Advocates work directly with Social Work interns and The Cove’s Nurture Center Coordinator. Youth Advocates deliver case management with youth experiencing homelessness who are participating in any of our services. In this role Youth Advocates are responsible for a portfolio of youth for whom they are the primary contact but also work as a team to ensure consistent support across our services. Youth Advocates provide a trust-based relationship for youth and help connect youth to community resources like job training and housing solutions, support a positive engagement with school, and assist youth to access other services in the community. When delivering evening programming Youth Advocates are responsible for the safety of youth in our facility, engaging youth with tutors and volunteers, overseeing meals, and ensuring youth have somewhere safe to go each evening.

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Tagged as: casework, high school, homelessness, social work, young people

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