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Self-Sufficiency Advocate

Company: YSS
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

The Self-Sufficiency Advocate provides aftercare services to former foster care recipients between the ages of 18 and 21 and PAL (Preparation for Adult Living) eligible participants. This service includes assessment and case management, as well as, assisting each young adult in moving toward self-sufficiency and self-responsibility.MAJOR ROLESProgram DevelopmentProgram DeliveryREQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE/SKILL

  • Bachelor's degree in a human services or related field.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with children is preferred.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TASKS/EFFORT
    • Oversees and carries out all responsibilities identified in the Iowa Aftercare Services Network Contract
      • Provides face to face contact with each client a minimum of twice per month
        • Has a working knowledge of the relevant sections of the Code of Iowa
          • Maintains collateral contacts with schools, employers, and therapists to monitor progress
            • Maintains close contact with the Program Director for the Supervised Apartment Living Program
              • Attends weekly clinical meetings.
                • Attends supervisory meetings as scheduled
                  • Provides completed billing monthly. Ensures that all aspects of billing are included and that it is accurate.
                    • Carries out all aspects of documentation requirements
                      • Provides assessment and case management of young adults
                        • Maintains contact with the client's worker and report any major concerns immediately
                          • Attends quarterly mandatory meetings and submits reports on time
                            • Ensures the immediate safety and basic needs of each young adult
                              • Transports clients when necessaryTOOLS AND TECHNOLOGYComputer (desktop/laptop)Multi-line telephone systemCopy machine/scannerVideo conferencing equipmentMicrosoft Office softwareWeb Browser softwareDatabase softwarePOSITION TYPEThis is a full-time, non-exempt position.TRAVELSome travel may be required for this position. A valid Iowa driver's license is required.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level is usually minimal to moderate. Works in a well-lighted, climate-controlled environment.PHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.While performing duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; may need to sit for extended periods of time; use stairs, as needed; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Physically move to access all YSS locations. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, repeatedly. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.VOLUNTEERISMThis position will engage and assist all YSS volunteers (individuals and groups) in adhering to volunteer management best practices to ensure meaningful volunteer experiences. This position will maximize the skills and interests of all YSS volunteers to better impact our organization and the youth and families we serve.OTHER DUTIESPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.YSS EMPLOYEE COMMITMENTCommitment to agency core values and mission.Understand and adhere to accreditation standards, agency policy, and licensing requirements.Responds in a timely manner to internal and external stakeholdersUnderstands a culture of Trauma Informed Care, and models positive interactions at all times.

Keywords: YSS, Ames , Self-Sufficiency Advocate, Other , Ames, Iowa

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