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.
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.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree.