Youth Advocate Resume Samples

It is the duty of a Youth Advocate to take measures to support the youth mainly. The job description and duties listed on the Youth Advocate Resume include the following – identifying the needs of the youth, organizing seminars and counselling sessions; identifying young people issues; mentoring children and teenagers; serving as a role model, visiting clients at home; providing assessment and crisis intervention; hiring and supervising counseling staff; assisting in grant writing; advocating on various issues such as scholarships, training in life skills and rendering appropriate assistance.

The most sought-after skills for the post include the following – social work expertise, stamina, patience, ability to interact with young people; an interest in helping others; ability to deal with different kinds of people coming from varying backgrounds; and strong abilities to understand the mentality of the present generation youth. College education in psychology is usually required.

 

Youth Advocate Resume

Objective : A hard worker can provide great leadership skills as well as teamwork skills love to be around people and provide service with also helping them with any needs or concerns they might have. Quick learner and quick to react to certain situations, and have skills and experience working with troubled teenagers.

Skills : Assistant Management, Organizing, Microsoft Office Suites, Customer Service Skills, Team Leader.

Description :

    1. Provided mentoring support to youth identified by the referring agency and deemed eligible by YEP for enrollment.
    2. Participated in the development of individualized service plans for youth, helped to develop healthy, mentoring relationships with youth.
    3. Participated in regular mentoring activities with youth, maintain regular contact with each youth (phone and face) and regularly reviewed each youth's progress.
    4. Confronted youth on negative or delinquent behaviors and consult with supervisor regarding such behaviors.
    5. Provided transportation to youth clients (and families as required) to and from appointments and activities.
    6. Developing relationships with families of youth clients and maintain regular dialogue with family members about youths' needs, progress in the program, and challenges.
    7. Participated in and assisted with the facilitation of group activities, including self-esteem, violence prevention, and anger management groups.
    8. Maintained daily case notes that captured all work done on each client's case, e.g., daily contacts, mentoring activities, school visits, and case management activities.
    9. Maintained comprehensive and organized hard files for each youth client, prepared regular progress reports as needed court and school officials.
    10. Advocate for youths' rights to effective special education services and additional assistance at school and in the community.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS


Youth Advocate Programs Resume

Summary : Youth Advocate with 9 plus years of experience is now seeking to develop, demonstrate, & administer characteristics to any & all workplaces willing to accept the capabilities.

Skills : Hard Worker, Team Player, Communications skills, Public Speaking, Fast Learner, Microsoft Office, Team Building Skills, Analysis, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Provide support to current foster youth during Team Decision Making Meetings to utilize their voice and by providing them with resources.
    2. Provide support in Transitional Living Conferences (TLC's), information to youth and NMD's regarding AB12 options/benefits, wellness, education, and employment.
    3. Participate in panels and facilitated training for clinicians, child welfare workers, attorneys, and foster parents to improve their strategies for engaging youth in care.
    4. Participate in committee meetings and provided policy input, including the voice and perspective of current and former foster youth to improve services.
    5. Participate in team and individual project meetings, staff meetings, weekly skill-development, and advocacy training, workshops, and retreats.
    6. Developing and conducting focus groups with youth currently in foster care.
    7. Creating promotional materials, developing proposals to improve foster care services, presenting at conferences, developing and facilitating training.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
AA


Family Youth Advocate Resume

Objective : Ambitious individual with a passion for advocating for families, children, and disadvantaged individuals. Proven strengths in interpersonal relationship management and strong communication skills. Recognized ability to work independently or in a group setting with minimal supervision.

Skills : Typing 65 WPM, Case Management, Team Building.

Description :

    1. Community-based mental health and behavioral services to children, adolescents, and their families.
    2. Addressed individual, family, psychiatric and educational services to meet the needs of individuals served.
    3. Practiced cognitive behavioral therapy while completing assessments, treatment planning, and discharge services.
    4. Connected with community support agencies to maximize client outcomes and coordinate services to enhance prognosis.
    5. Provide therapeutic intervention services to adolescents with mental health and behavioral concerns using individual, family and group treatment.
    6. Responsible for Diagnostic Assessments, the development of Individualized Service Plans and Discharge Summaries.
    7. Participated in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings with collaboration with support agencies.
    8. Addressed the social and emotional needs of residents and their families to allow them to function at their maximum level of independence.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Youth Advocate-Program Coordinator Resume

Headline : Human Service professional with a positive and confident personality blended with a strong work ethic. Evaluating cases, preparing a treatment plan, coordinating services with schools and health departments. Providing services for high-risk families and work in collaboration with health professionals and community resources.

Skills : Microsoft Applications, SPSS, Excellent Analytical, Problem-Solving, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Bi-lingual Spanish English Skills.

Description :

    1. Regularly interacts with HW-SC participants in their academic environment to assist with the development of the study and the development of life skills training.
    2. Conducts family and parental/guardian contacts via home visits or by phone to ensure that the parent/guardian is informed of, and is in agreement with.
    3. Completes all assigned responsibilities including being on call, taking field trips, planning, implementing and chaperoning events.
    4. Developing improvement plans for students with regard to grades, and all required written and verbal documentation, reports, and log entries into the ETO system.
    5. Provides individual student support and group training in a wide variety of topics that provide HW-SC participants with social, life, academic and employment skills.
    6. Maintain an active caseload based on enrollment targets by recruiting new students and retaining existing students.
    7. Delegate and implement supervisor's instructions to a variety of individuals and/ or departments attain information for management and outside parties.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Youth Advocate-Case Manager Resume

Objective : Seeking to obtain a challenging position at your reputable organization that will utilize both educational background and professional experience and simultaneously provide excellent opportunities for career development and personal growth.

Skills : PC and Macintosh Operating System, Typing, Microsoft Office Suite, Desktop Publishing, Internet.

Description :

    1. Provided mentoring support to youth identified by the committee and deemed eligible by for enrollment in the prevention Program.
    2. Participated in the development of individualized service plans for youth.
    3. Developed healthy, mentoring relationships with youth.
    4. Regularly reviewed each youth's progress toward meeting goals outlined in their service plan.
    5. Confronted youth on negative behavior or delinquent behaviors and consult with clinical staff regarding such behaviors model pro-social behaviors.
    6. Developed relationships with families of youth clients and maintain regular dialogue with family members about youth's needs progress in the program, and challenges.
    7. Participated in and assist with the facilitation of group activities, including self-esteem, violence prevention, and anger management group.
    8. Maintained daily case notes that capture all work done on each client's case, e.g., daily contacts, mentoring activities, school visits, and case management activities.
    9. Collected and recorded required data for each youth, e.g., academic, mental health, and court records.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MSW

Youth Advocate I Resume

Objective : Seeking to obtain a position that allows using skills as a counselor, mentor, and advocate, assisting children, young adults, and families to achieve their goals and objectives.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Purchasing, Vendor Negotiating, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Management.

Description :

    1. Assist each student to achieve positive academic outcomes, attain successful employment experience and graduate from high school.
    2. Regularly interacts with HW-SC participants in their academic environment to assist with the development of study skills and the development of life skills training.
    3. Conduct family and parental/guardian contacts via home visits or by phone to ensure that the parent/guardian is informed of, and is in agreement with the service goals.
    4. Continually demonstrate the emotional confidence and good judgment required to develop a productive, engaged youth.
    5. Recognizing issues and situations that could require notification and Interactions with the school and parents.
    6. Provides individual student support and group training in a wide variety of topics that provide HW-SC participants with social, life, academic and employment skills.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Associate Youth Advocate Resume

Summary : Seeking a position in an environment that will challenge further; while allowing to contribute to the growth and success of this organization.

Skills : Microsoft, Task-Oriented, Communication, Self Motivated.

Description :

    1. Create and deliver impactful service plans for youth that focus on achieving outcomes in the areas of education, employment, long-term housing, and overall health.
    2. Coordinate with referral agencies, identify community resources, track participant's progress.
    3. Develop creative ways for participants to practice and strengthen their independent living skills.
    4. Maintain knowledge on present resources available for youth.
    5. Planned organized workshops such as daily living, healthy relationships & communication, housing & money management, self-care, and identity protection.
    6. Homework assistance, resume building, job search, and finding resources as needed.
    7. Provided an ear and maintained confidentiality (with the exception of harm to self or others).
    8. Residential Counselor Monitor and maintain the safety and security of the clients and the facility.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
HS

Youth Advocate II Resume

Objective : Highly-energetic, confident professional, able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds, to work collaboratively to resolve problems, and to motivate people to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

Skills : Mentoring, Advocate And Life Coach, Basic Computer Skills, Corrections.

Description :

    1. Counsel individuals and family, regarding issues such as social adjustment, behavioral problems, and child-rearing issues.
    2. Serve as liaisons between youth, family, schools, family services, courts, and other contacts, to help youth/families who face problems such as, abuse or poverty.
    3. Participate in the development of individualized service plans for youth and family.
    4. Maintain regular contact (upwards of 5 times a week) with the client via phone or face-to-face.
    5. Confront youth/family on negative or delinquent behaviors and consult with supervisor regarding such behaviors.
    6. Attend meetings with youth and their families, e.g., school, medical, mental health, substance abuse, and the courts.
    7. Meet weekly with agency staff for supervision, client review, and submission of progress reports.
    8. Maintain daily case notes that capture all work done on each client's case, e.g., daily contacts, mentoring activities, school visits, and case management activities.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BS

Associate Youth Advocate Resume

Objective : Youth Advocate who goes above and beyond administrative tasks and takes on multiple projects at once. Excellent work ethic and ability to adapt quickly to new work environments. Eager to become part of a professional team.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Analytical Thinking, Fast Learner, Computer Proficient, Cisco Phone System.

Description :

    1. Conducted outreach on behalf of participants including home visits, community outreach, and phone calls.
    2. Managed student information and records on file and on an in-house database.
    3. Participated in meetings, pieces of training, committees, and other agency activities as requested.
    4. Provided individual strengths-based intervention for Youthbuild participants including assessment, action planning, problem-solving, career planning, and retention.
    5. Participated in a multi-disciplinary team for coordination and support of employment and education goals.
    6. Conducted activities for Youthbuild participants including appropriate supportive groups, recreational outings, field trips, leadership activities, and in-house workshops.
    7. Handle all travel arrangements and expense reports exercise independent judgment, decision - making abilities and high level of confidentiality.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Sr. Youth Advocate Resume

Headline : Youth Advocate with 6 years of experience with demonstrated ability to build efficient, reliable teams that work together to achieve goals and exceed expectations.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Case Management, Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Time Management.

Description :

    1. Conduct assessments to determine the client's current aptitude for daily life functioning.
    2. Facilitating adaptation to rules, policies, and expectations, while providing support/direction in areas of deficient functioning.
    3. Provide vocational rehabilitation to instill confidence for realities of financial solvency.
    4. Provide general supervision to instill stability and therapeutic safe environment.
    5. De-escalate clients in crisis and re-direct dysfunctional behavior with direct support and individualized treatment/accountability.
    6. Dispense medication and instill values of medication management in conjunction with treatment.
    7. Maintain an electronic log to ensure timely and accurate progress notes to all authorities/staff for the fluidity of treatment and staff safety.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Jr. Youth Advocate Resume

Headline : An experienced professional is now seeking a position in an environment that will challenge further; while allowing to contribute to the growth and success of this organization.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, PRISM, Facets, and Adobe Typing, 40 WPM/10 Key Detail-Orientated Excellent Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Maintain accountability for the location of clients at all times, have and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations.
    2. Handle all situations in a manner consistent with relational strength-based practices, and in accordance with policies and procedures as necessary.
    3. Utilize approved verbal and/or nonviolent physical intervention skills.
    4. Reviews assigned case documents to ensure proper support services are included in the care plan.
    5. Collects private and confidential information following HIPPA guidelines and laws of confidentiality.
    6. Regulation, policies, procedures and responding to the emergency situation between the youth.
    7. Administer details of multi-party conference calls, in-house and off-site meeting calendars, agendas, and preparation of expense reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Youth Advocate III Resume

Summary : Professional with 12+ years of experience. Equipped, through hands-on experience, with technical accounting skills and excellent knowledge in accounting.

Skills : Customer Service, Analytical Thinking, Fast Learner, Computer Proficient, Cisco Phone System.

Description :

    1. Assess and resolve problems by offering advice and sharing pertinent experiences with clients.
    2. Engage in self-esteem activities in order to reach the client's desired weekly goals.
    3. Schedule weekly home visits with clients to determine progress made and provide encouragement.
    4. Administer recreational and skill-building activities to assist clients in developing skills in leadership, problem-solving, self-confidence and communication skills.
    5. Manage and uphold the client's weekly allowance and maintain adequate receipts and documentation to support all transactions.
    6. Consistently provides solution-oriented behavior interventions and support.
    7. Participate in planning and implementing activities for the living halls.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Youth Advocate Resume

Headline : Experienced professionals as a Youth Advocate, demonstrate the ability to complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner and follow directions well. Possess the ability to confidently communicate orally and in writing.

Skills : Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Recovery Coach Training-OASAS, CPR / First Aid Certification, Treating Personality Disorders / Suicide Prevention.

Description :

    1. Developed, scheduled, coordinated, and documented all youth activities.
    2. Accompanied and coordinated transportation of young clients to designated locations.
    3. Trained youths in independent living activities and assisted them with healthy social interactions.
    4. Completed and maintained accurate documents and forms related to youth and work activities.
    5. Monitored at-risk young clients and provided appropriate crisis interventions.
    6. Participated in staff meetings and complied with agency-specified guidelines and rules.
    7. Developed, delivered, monitored, and managed various youth-oriented support programs and services.
    8. Assisted in interviewing and selection of candidates and participants for youth support programs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Vocational