Youth Support Partner
I CARE Drop-in Center
Status: Part Time (Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Fridays & Saturdays 11:30am-8pm), $15.85/hour (plus $1,500 bilingual differential)
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Program Manager to provide comprehensive trauma-informed peer support services as part of the I CARE Drop-In Center, including, but not limited to, working in collaboration with other community partners and agencies providing services to adolescents who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking. Youth Support Partner is responsible for screening possible intakes, providing intake assessments, creating a service plan in partnership with the youth, being an advocate and accompanying youth to various meetings, including court and legal proceeding, facilitating appropriate referrals, linking to therapy, and assisting in the day-to-day service provision of the program.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Must have ability to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to assist youth. Must have ability to hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations. Must have ability to lift and carry 20 pounds--lifting books, materials and equipment to execute groups and presentations. Seeing to read, prepare and review a variety of activities and to monitor youth activities. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Walking extended lengths to move around campuses. Potential exposure to physical injury from aggressive behavior.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School diploma/GED. Have 1-3 years experience, preferably working with high risk adolescents who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking. Have lived experience through being a survivor of victimization such as human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse or experience as a former foster youth. Must be 3 years+ post lived experience prior to employment. Bi-lingual desirable. Experience in crisis intervention, group facilitation, documentation, and case management preferred. Must possess excellent oral and written skills; work well autonomously and with multi-disciplinary team. Able to work in a diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture, and sexual orientation. Familiarity with probation and social service systems. Willingness to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Outlooks, Word and Excel. Valid CA driver’s license, good driving record and willingness to use own properly insured vehicle on the job (mileage reimbursed). Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid. Employment is subject to required clearances which include tuberculosis test, fingerprinting, background checks, and drug testing. Available to work evenings and weekends.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Job Opened: 1/29/2019
To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/2228e9fb-f4f9-48db-bf8f-e7a1dfd81eef/