- Provide support, advocacy, and
skill-building/educational activities to youth aged 13 and older who are
currently involved with the children's mental health system.
- Actively engage youth in existing
youth-run leadership organizations and/or creates their own.
- Encourage and support youth involvement
with their systems of care on an individual level as well as on a broader scale
of advocacy for system transformation.
- Support and enhancing youth development
through activities geared toward youth leadership and community involvement.
- Offer positive youth development-centered
services with a resiliency/recovery focus.
- Promote skills for coping and managing
- Facilitate the use of natural and
- Promote wellness through modeling and
assist youth with gaining and regaining the ability to make independent choices
and playing a proactive role in their treatment.
- Complete and submit paperwork in
compliance to OMH and OMIG regulations.
and Requirements include:
- HS diploma/GED.
- Prior personal experience
receiving services through children's mental health, juvenile justice, or
foster care systems.
- Youth Advocates must be between 18 and 28 years
- Valid New York State driver's license with
a safe and responsible driving history.
- A vehicle that is properly insured and
registered in accordance with NYS DMV and agency regulations.
- Part-time, Hourly up to 19 hours per week.
- Schedule will
vary depending on clients' needs and may include weekend and evening hours.