Youth Engagement Advocate job vacancy in Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Inc, (San Antonio, TX 78213)

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Company Name :
Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Inc
Company Location :
San Antonio, TX 78213
Job Position :
Youth Engagement Advocate
Job Category :
Jobs in Texas

Job Description :
****LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES TO WORK 3PM-11PM****Company Purpose/Mission: Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse. RMYA provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.
*Job Summary: *Provide face-to-face youth support and intervention in multiple settings and have intentional contact with every assigned youth while contributing to the maintenance and enrichment of a safe, healing environment. The Youth Engagement Advocate (YEA) promotes individual success and healthy relationships, supplying the tools to end the cycle of abuse.
*Essential Duties/Responsibilities: *
*Supervision of Youth: *

Be consistently present with youth when on shift, and prioritize intentional engagement with each resident in care—individually and frequently throughout each shift.
Be a source of encouragement for youth participation in school, therapy, and program activities as well as positive interpersonal relationships with other youth and staff.
Understand and model a trauma-informed approach to foster growth and development in youth, especially in times of crisis.
Supervise groups of four to eight youth and know their whereabouts at all times to ensure safety.
Model and teach constructive behaviors, problem-solving, and assist residents with age-appropriate life skills.
Individually and collectively, plan and provide appropriate enriching activities.
Facilitate and promote appropriate youth contacts with family members and other care providers.
Transport residents as necessary.
Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of all facilities, and teach the youth to do the same by teaching them how to do chores and engage productively as a member of their community.

*Administration: *

Assist with basic operating needs of the programs and attend to various licensing requirements relating to health and safety.
Adhere to a daily schedule that fosters a structured, therapeutic environment.
Fulfill stringent requirements for documentation.
Fulfill requirements for initial and ongoing RMYA-provided employee training, and take ownership of own professional development.

*Relationships and Collaboration: *

Embrace and model the RMYA values of Protection, Simplicity, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Responsibility.
Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
Represent RMYA in a professional manner at all times, including attendance at agency events and within the general community.
Adhere to and uphold RMYA policies, procedures, values, and best practices.
Collaborate and communicate with other staff members and leadership to provide and improve services to youth; actively participate in regular team, staff, and shift change meetings.

*Other Duties/Responsibilities*:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
*Required Qualifications: *

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience: 0-1 year experience in similar setting.

Certification/Licenses: Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have and maintain acceptable driving record.

Interpersonal skills – demonstrates sensitivity and empathy with others, possesses insight into behavior, maintains open communication and respects diversity, interacts respectfully, effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people
Integrity and ethics – demonstrates strong moral principles and work ethic, behaves ethically, acts fairly, takes responsibility, and maintains client confidentiality
Professionalism – maintains a professional appearance and presence, demonstrates self-control and a positive attitude
Dependability and reliability – fulfills obligations and follows through, meets attendance and punctuality expectations, attends to details and follows directions
Lifelong learning – demonstrates a commitment to self-development and improvement
Reading – able to understand and comprehend written information in a variety of formats
Writing – able to use standard business English to compile information and prepare written documents
Communication – conveys relevant information to individuals or groups effectively, clearly and concisely. Able to understand, interpret, comprehend and respond to information received from others
Basic Computer skills – uses information technology and related applications effectively to convey and retrieve information
Teamwork – establishes productive relationships and works cooperatively with others to complete work assignments and meet team objectives
Customer focus – efficiently and effectively addresses needs of clients/customers
Health and Safety – maintains a healthy and safe environment
Science and technology – understand and use basic principles and method to express ideas and solve problems on paper, computer, or adaptive devices
Critical and analytical thinking – demonstrates and uses logic, reasoning, and mental agility effectively
Planning and organizing – plans and prioritizes work, manages time effectively, develops contingency plans, and manages projects.
Creative thinking – employs unique analyses, generates innovative solutions, and modifies or designs systems for improvements
Problem solving and decision making – generates, evaluates and implements solutions to problems
Working with tools and technology – selects, uses, and keeps current on tools and technology
Scheduling and coordinating – makes arrangements efficiently and communicates with all parties involved in an effective, accurate and timely manner

Physical Requirements: Standing up to eight hours at a time, no scheduled breaks, few opportunities to relax during shifts; constant walking, standing, sitting, bending, squatting, reaching, twisting, arm and wrist rotation; occasional kneeling, climbing stairs; frequent reading, writing and typing, occasional lifting and carrying at least 20 pounds, pushing, pulling, and driving; occasional physical interventions with distressed youth. In person attendance with face shield/mask required.
Work Environment: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Shifts in environmental conditions i.e. hot, cold, outdoor, indoor, dry, humid, noise. Fast-pace work using sensory demands i.e. hearing, vision, speech, spatial perception; dealing with multiple, complex and repetitive tasks, working under pressure and deadlines, and confrontational situations. May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events.

*Preferred Qualifications: *

Education: Some college or degree preferred
Experience: Direct care experience with emotionally or behaviorally challenged children and youth highly preferred.
Initiative – demonstrates bias to action, follow through, persistence, ability to work independently, and achievement motivation.
Adaptability and flexibility – adapts to new, different or changing requirements, open to new ways of doing things, and deals effectively with change.
Mathematics – understand basic computation, measurements, and quantification methods to solve problems

*Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements*:Successful clearance of Department of Family and Protective Services licensing background checks, (to include fingerprinting and drug testing) and maintenance of status providing ability to be present at an operation.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $14.00 per hour

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