Self-Sufficiency Advocate (Northwest IA)

Employment Status



Open until filled


Northwest Iowa


The Self-Sufficiency Advocate will provide services in accordance with the Iowa Aftercare Services Network grant to youth who have aged out of foster care or left foster care between the ages of 17.5 and 18 after placement in a foster care setting. Services address the needs of the target population related to self-sufficiency through case management, advocacy, and coordination and linkage to appropriate resources.

The Self-Sufficiency Advocate's primary function is, in partnership with each youth, to build bridges between youth and adult services and to ensure a successful transition from foster care into self-sufficient adulthood.

This position will primarily serve youth in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmett, Sioux, O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, and Kossuth counties. This position will be housed in our Hamilton County location.


A full job description is available within the application process.



A Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required.

Two years of experience in direct human services work with high risk youth or young adults and one year of experience in case management/advocacy is required.


For more information, please contact Kelli Noveshen at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE