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Youth Advocacy Counselor Advocate

Company: Owensboro Area Shelter Information & Services
Location: Owensboro
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the assigned Assistant Director provides holistic, comprehensive services to OASIS residential clients, nonresidential clients, and their children.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Provides direct service to and support to families.Works with Youth Advocacy case manager and Counseling Manager to conduct planned youth activities.Coordinates and conducts age-appropriate groups for adolescents, teens, and college-aged individuals.Assists clients and children in establishing a safety plan, identifying goals, and locating resources to achieve them.Provides individual and group counseling services for OASIS clients/children as outlined in the KCADV Victim Service Standards and the Cabinet for Human Resources KY Agency Regulations.Provides services to promote family self-sufficiency.Coordinates client needs with appropriate staff.Responds to crisis calls; provide information and referrals as needed.Completes client intakes, assessments, and exits according to OASIS Policies and Procedures.Maintains daily contact sheet and other documentation as required.Maintains client files as outlined in OASIS Policies and Procedures.Provides information, referrals, crisis intervention, and advocacy services for program participants.Documents and makes appropriate reports to the Cabinet for Health and Family ServicesAttends case reviews, in-services, training, and staff meetings as assigned.Performs public speaking duties; represents agency in community or interagency activities.Participates in on-call rotation as requiredProvides agency services to hospitals, social service agencies, schools, and law enforcement agencies.Maintains a county resource directory.Facilitates client entries to campus and provides follow-up client services upon exit.Transfers phone lines to campus when the office is unattended.Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience.Computer data entry skills.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, financial reports, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations and legal documents. Ability to write words, business correspondence, procedure manuals, speeches, and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, clients, fellow employees, and the general public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to apply concepts of basic math and algebra.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust meet certification standards as outlined by the KCADV as directed by the supervisor.Must hold or be able to obtain a valid Kentucky Driver's License.First Aid Certification.Adult, Child, and Infant CPR Certification.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing, near acuity, far acuity.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Machines: Transportation vehicles, office machines, and equipment.COMMENTSMust demonstrate respect for the dignity and equality of all people and maintain standards of confidentiality in accordance with OASIS Policies.An ability to maintain a good public image of the program through a high level of professionalism.The ability to travel, work flexible hours, and maintain a positive leadership role.A commitment to the mission of the agency.Adheres to all OASIS Policies.E04JI800934k4035p87

Keywords: Owensboro Area Shelter Information & Services, Owensboro , Youth Advocacy Counselor Advocate, Other , Owensboro, Kentucky

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