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The Child Center of NY Youth Advocate in Flushing, New York

The Youth Advocate is responsible for developing and facilitating in the social and personal development of adolescents and teenagers. A Youth Advocate is a guide to youth and gives direction in their academic, vocational, and personal lives.

Essential Functions:

  • Arrange seminars and counseling sessions for youth groups, communities, and their families to handle issues relating to physical abuse, social adjustment, unemployment, intellectual disability, medical care, impoverishment, etc.

  • Liaise between adolescents, children, and youth and protective services, psychologists, child care clinics, and other services.

  • Identify behavioral or mental issues and determine remedial measures through psychiatric and medical examinations.

  • Assess the client’s home environments, conditions, and personal characteristics.

  • Participate in mentoring activities, and assess the youth’s progress towards the fulfillment of decreed goals and objectives.

  • Be aware of popular culture and trend to review and guide the youth properly.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Experience mentoring or counseling children/adolescents

  • Bilingual in one or more of the following: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali and others, may be required depending on client needs.

  • Ability to plan and carry out assignments independently.

  • Ability to prioritize, adhere to timelines and multi-task.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree.