Youth Advocate (Antelope Valley, Community Support)

Part-time, non-exempt

The Youth Advocate (YA) plays a key role in building a strong, dynamic community among United Friends’ Antelope Valley scholars. Supported by and in partnership with the Antelope Valley Program Manager, the YA is responsible for assisting with planning, coordinating and implementing the Scholars Program. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting Saturday workshops and events. Additionally, the YA will partner with the Antelope Valley team to identify resources, engage scholars, and provide program support.

  • Duties and Responsibilities :

    Program Support

    • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with scholars and assist with developing the scholar community
    • Support the Program Manager to encourage scholar engagement within the program
    • Encourage and manage positive scholar engagement during Saturday workshops/events
    • Collaborate and communicate with Education staff regarding curriculum implementation
    • Coordinate with Program Manager to ensure appropriate facility setup for workshops and events
    • Facilitate engaging curriculum designed to support scholars’ social emotional development and college knowledge on their journey to college.

     

    Other

    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    General United Friends Responsibilities

    • Act as a role model within the organization to uphold and implement United Friends’ organizational values:
    • Embrace program evaluation that leads to excellence and impact
    • Build effective and empowering partnerships with the youth, community and each other
    • Create a fun and exciting environment that inspires learning and innovation
    • Communicate openly, honestly and with humility across all groups
    • Work together as one organization
  • Required Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma
    • Current College Student
    • Lived experience in the foster care system
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish
    • Works collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary service team
    • Establishes and cultivates respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and keep commitments
    • An understanding and sensitivity to issues concerning former foster care youth
    • The ability to successfully engage an audience of transition age youth (TAY)
    • Conveys thoughts and ideas clearly, listens well, communicates in a solution-oriented manner and incorporates others’ views into work
    • Holds self and others accountable to high expectations, works both independently and collaboratively and relates tasks to organizational values
    • Passionate about United Friends’ mission
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Lived experience as an Antelope Valley resident
The Youth Advocate will work between 10-15 hours per week, including Saturdays and evenings as necessary. They will be based primarily at the United Friends Antelope Valley Satellite Office and attend Saturday workshops and events within the Antelope Valley, as well as, occasionally throughout Los Angeles County.
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