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Youth Advocate

Employer
Caminar Latino, Inc.
Location
Chamblee, Georgia / Work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19
Salary
Based on Experience: Between $38k-$44k annually + benefits
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Direct Service / Social Service
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level
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Job Details

Caminar Latino is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and has worked with Latino families in Atlanta for 32 years. Caminar Latino creates opportunities for Latino families to transform their lives and communities and works to change the social conditions that give rise to violence. In 2018, Caminar Latino and Latinos United for Peace and Equity joined forces to launch a comprehensive approach toward integrating anti-oppression into organizational efforts. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to learning, self-reflection and cultural humility. Caminar Latino is currently seeking a Full-Time Family Advocate who will work in partnership with advocates and facilitators working with families affected by violence.

Title: FT Family Advocate 

Approximately 40 hours each week

Reports to: Co-CEO

General Purpose

To provide support and resources to Latina/o youth witnesses of Violence with a special focus on youth 0-7 years old and youth on the spectrum

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist in Coordinating all youth sharing groups,
  • Facilitate one of the weekly age specific sharing groups for youth exposed to violence
  • Assist in training and supervising volunteer youth facilitators
  • Provide referrals for youth participants in need of additional services,
  • Advocate for youth participants in the educational and juvenile justice systems
  • On-going case management
  • Court accompaniment
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Interpretation
  • Meet with other advocates on a weekly basis
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Monitor progress of youth participants
  • Maintain records for youth program participants
  • Attend local and state trainings about domestic violence and other related topics
  • Participate in outreach initiatives/trainings in the community
  • Other duties as needed

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent but College degree preferred
  • Mastery of computer programs such as Microsoft Office and internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and information gathering

Key Competencies

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is Required
  • Interest and/or experience working with youth between the ages of 0-7 years of age
  • Experience working with youth on the spectrum is preferred
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Work management and prioritizing skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English
  • Problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork

Working Conditions

Caminar Latino strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Company

Mission

Caminar Latino – Latinos United for Peace and Equity creates opportunities for Latino families to transform their lives and communities and works to change the social conditions that give rise to violence.

Vision

Latinos live in healthy families, united communities, and a just society.

Values

Our Core Values are at the heart of everything we do, and we seek to live up to them in every decision we make, from the way we create a work culture to the way we carry out our mission with individuals, communities, and systems.

Safety

We believe safety goes beyond physical safety. It includes being free from physical, sexual, and emotional fear and harm in one’s home, workplace, and environments. Our culture, experiences, and histories influence how safety is perceived and understood. What is safe for one person or family may not be feasible or useful for another person or family. We believe safety is not a temporary respite, but involves a wide range of concrete, trauma-informed, culturally responsive approaches and relationships.

Community-Driven

We believe people are experts in their own lives and should define their experience and that communities should champion progress in their own way. We embrace the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” by centering the lived expertise of those most impacted to effect change in our homes, workplace, and institutions.

Transformational

We believe to be transformational we must identify and resist structural racism, engage in collective problem-solving and decision-making, and intentionally facilitate a more deliberate sharing of power as an explicit part of our work.

Integrity

We believe integrity is the foundation for honesty, transparency, respect, and trust. Integrity literally means having “wholeness” of character and as such aspire to operate in this wholeness of character in all our actions and relationships.

Mutuality

We believe we are part of a network of mutuality where what impacts one of us, impacts us all. We engage in reciprocal relationships between program participants, community members, colleagues, and society at large that are interdependent, resist superior and subordinate relationships, and recognize the positive, interactive ways we can each learn from each other.

Caminar Latino or “Latino Journey” is Georgia’s first and only comprehensive domestic-violence intervention program for Latino families. Latinos United for Peace Equity merged with Caminar Latino in 2018 to become its national arm. Caminar Latino and Latinos United for Peace and Equity carry out its mission by creating spaces for each family member to begin their journey towards safety and by centering the Latino experience into social change efforts in Atlanta, across the country and internationally to transform the social conditions that give rise to violence.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
8552264627
Location
PO Box 48623
Doraville
GA
30362
United States
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