Make a difference in the life of a child!  Youth Advocates are primarily responsible for completing admissions, supervise and care for the youths in residence while providing an empathetic family-like atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Youth Advocates establish appropriate relationships with clients and their families while maintaining professional boundaries. Youth Advocates are responsible for maintaining a safe environment that is trauma focused and also provides consistent observation of program rules to assure safety and stability. Youth Advocates are responsible to help maintain a well-functioning, orderly, daily living routine to help the youths learn to accept structure and consistency in their daily lives. Youth Advocates must keep daily records of youth’s behavior, attitude and other pertinent information in a daily log. Youth Advocates serve as an appropriate model for behavior. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  High school graduate, 21 years of age. Prefer two years of college in the area of behavioral science and/or equivalent experience. Must be able to verify current Iowa Driver License and a safe driving record. Must be able to attain a Class D Chauffeur’s License. Pre-employment physical examination and thereafter as required. Clear child abuse registry check, public safety check and insurance company/motor vehicle report check. Obtain Medication Management, CPR/First Aide certification, Mandatory Reporting and Relias Learning Classes which will be provided thru the agency.

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