Position: Youth Advocate
Type: Full Time
Prevail, Inc. provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse to residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties. Prevail is seeking a full-time Youth Advocate responsible for crisis response, prevention and intervention services for youth victims of crime, family violence and sexual assault. Services include individual and group facilitation for child survivors (ages 5-13) of family violence and sexual assault.
Provide intervention and follow-up services to clients as needed, which may include (but are not limited to): intake assessment, community referrals and resources, court advocacy, assistance in filing protective orders, completing safety and action plans, and inter/intra-agency networking and advocacy on behalf of the victim.
Facilitate at least two support groups for children (ages 5-13), which may include primary and secondary victims of family violence, as well as a family group. Provide individual services on an as needed basis.
Maintain and update group curriculum, identifying resources, materials, speakers, etc.
Serve as a reference guide for the community in the areas of victim resources and violence prevention, by direct referrals for clients, and through public presentations and participation in community organizations.
Complete 24-hour on-call crisis line shifts and provide coverage to the Child Advocacy Center.
Collaborate with Prevail staff, other agencies, groups, organizations, and individuals to identify and develop prevention/intervention services for victims of crime and other populations within the community.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field; or a combination of experience, education and/or training.
Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Michelle Moen - email@example.com
Employment at Prevail allows you to put your skills and experience to work to improve the lives of families in your community. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
All interns need to submit a resume and cover letter upon application.
Your cover letter should include:
- Your population of interest to work with at Prevail.
- An outline of your learning goals for the placement.
- Hours/days per week you would be available.
- Contact information for your school liason, placement coordinator, or professor.
- Any information about your school requirements.
- Approximate start and end date of your placement.
We ask that interns complete a minimum of 15 hours per week over a 16 week semester.
We accept Fall, Spring, Summer and full-year placements.
It is preferable to have a site visit by your school official (whether in person or via technology) and to have an evalution tool to use at the completion of your placement.