Careers

Self-Sufficiency Advocate

Employment Status

Full-time

Deadline

Open until filled

Location

Des Moines

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Self-Sufficiency Advocate will provide services to youth in Polk County 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 1/2 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.

 

A full job description is available within the application process.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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 knoveshen@yss.org

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE