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Human/Social Services

Position Title:

Direct Service Advocate - Spfld. Teen Parent Program

Position Description:

Springfield Teen Parent Program Part-time Direct Service Advocate (7.5 hours/week) Every other Saturday/Sunday 3:00-11:00p Qualifications: • BA preferred with residential experience. • Excellent teamwork and communication skills required. • Experience with adolescents and or young parents and children preferred. • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) preferred. • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and a telephone. • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Duties and Responsibilities: • Assist with case management and advocacy. • Life skills training and support • Parenting training and support • Maintain daily schedule and facilitate resident participation and community responsibilities • Supervision of recreation, educational and cultural activities • Ongoing individual resident support • Attend weekly staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required • Learn, follow and enforce all program procedures, rules, regulations and policies • Required documentation and daily program communication • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and property (including, but not limited to: vacuuming, laundry, loading/unloading groceries, shoveling, raking, mopping) • Maintain case notes, resident files as necessary to meet resident and program needs • Facilitate groups as required • Maintain medication log • Maintain 1:8 staff to child ratio at all times • Provide transportation to residents and adhere to all safety laws/policies regarding seat belts, car seat requirements and speed limits at all times • Performs other related duties as needed Date posted: 11/19/12 Location: Springfield Rate: $11.00/hour Please e-mail resume/cover letter to: Internal applicants must submit updated resumes with letters of interest.

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Employer Name:

Kimberly L. Chatel, Human Resources Coordinator


YWCA of Western Massachusetts





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