YWCA Clark County
Family Services Advocate
Status: Part-time On-Site
Pay Range: $20.00 per hour + $1.00 Bilingual Differential
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The Family Services Advocate is responsible for working with the SafeChoice Family Services Manager and SafeChoice team to provide high-quality child activities and child advocacy for youth in SafeChoice programs. Under the supervision of the Family Services Manager, Family Services Advocates provide care while the parent/guardian is receiving support services (such as group and/or classes) from YWCA. Children participating in services are commonly experiencing poverty, homelessness or other forms of trauma.
- Provide a welcoming, safe and calming environment for children who have experienced trauma.
- Work approximately 10 hrs/week providing childcare, especially during Mon & Thursday evenings (6:15-8:45pm) and Thursdays 11:45am-2:15pm. Potential opportunity for more hours if interested.
- Assure that participants, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
- Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the organization's 1% for Social Change requirement.
- Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections with poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in all daily tasks
- Incorporate the YWCA's commitment to social justice by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
- Ensure the safety, and welfare of children is prioritized at all times, promoting positive behavior in guidance situations. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Serve as a role model for promoting diversity and inclusion in the program.
- Other duties as needed to support the program.
Social Justice: There is a strong social justice component to all positions within YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values
Related requirements and education:
- Complete and pass a background check;
- Complete the training requirements, pursuant to WAC 388-61A-1085;
- Experience working with children. Experience working with children from racially and socio-economically diverse families strongly preferred.
- Ability to complete yearly required training hours.
Ability to empower: consistently convey an open, respectful, and solution-oriented approach to addressing challenges, completing work tasks, and provide positive and constructive feedback to internal and external persons.
Ability to work at a higher level: put the needs of the participants, program, and organization above personal needs and demonstrate unwavering integrity and accountability.
Ability to maintain strong boundaries: maintain strong personal/professional boundaries at all time to make sure that work is spent supporting the participants and furthering the mission of the program and organization.
Ability to adapt: the only constant is change – expecting and being open to change is a critical part of this position and is a necessary component of being in a service-oriented field.
Strong problem-solving skills: resourceful and able to resolve challenges while knowing when it's time to stop and ask questions or seek additional guidance.
Strong soft-skills: with little to no prompting, adapt work and communication style to mitigate and/or de-escalate crisis, and to best support our participants.
Commitment to cultural responsiveness: Further YWCA mission and values by providing culturally responsive services. Effectively communicate available resources that support cultural values, beliefs and customs.
Don't meet every single requirement after reading through this post? You may be just the right candidate for the role or future roles, and please know we value lived experience! Studies have shown that due to white supremacy culture, systemically oppressed communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. YWCA Clark County is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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