Youth & Family Advocate
Who we are
At PAVE we integrate our experts in therapeutic support and our passionate team of educators to help youth and families heal from trauma, develop healthy relationship skills, and feel less isolated. We encourage community dialogue about gender-based violence and promote an emotionally healthy, self-expressive generation of young change-makers. With a long history of providing support in the Denver Metro area, Project PAVE is constantly innovating to respond to the ever-changing needs of our expanding community. PAVE reaches more than 4,000 children, teens, parents, teachers, and professionals across Colorado. For more information, please visit www.projectpave.org.
Who you are
You have strong interpersonal communication skills and find it easy to compassionately connect with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds and complex family systems. You are organized, adaptable, understanding, and have an abundance of energy for advocacy and social services.
What you’ll do
You will create, provide, and coordinate resources and act as a liaison between families, staff, and community providers. You will report to the Intervention Director and work collaboratively with all staff members to further PAVE’s mission of “ending violence by empowering youth to build healthy relationships.”
- Provide practical advocacy support for youth in PAVE programs and their families, including navigating complex systems, and making connections to a wide variety of community-based resources
- Respond to referrals and requests in a timely manner, connecting regularly with other PAVE staff (e.g. therapists, prevention specialists, managers)
- Coordinate with external partners and agencies, working together to provide effective and comprehensive assistance to youth and their families
- Participate in state and local victim/survivor advocacy committees
- Track and document program services and evaluation data on a daily basis
What makes you a great candidate for this role
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with youth and families
- Adaptability, positivity, and ability to connect with all types of people
- Strong organizational skills and passion for details
- Drive to find difficult-to-locate resources and solutions to problems
- Ability to set healthy boundaries with individuals and strong demands for your time/energy
- Internal motivation, while excelling within a team environment
(and we’d love it if you also possess…)
- Spanish-speaking skills
- Case management experience
What a position description won’t tell you
- Why you’re right for this job: You love listening more than talking and being on the go is your jam
- Keep walking if: You don’t have a sense of humor or the ability to laugh at yourself
- What will keep you up at night: Feeling stuck and not making a difference
- On your night stand you will find: A low-brow novel (to rest the mind) and a motivational biography
- In school you were voted: Most likely to change the world
Physical demands and work environment
- Virtual, work from home setting
- Office, classroom, and “coffee shop” settings
- Lifting and carrying materials no more than 20 pounds at a time
- Walking, climbing no more than four flights of stairs
- Sitting, standing and moving for long periods of time
What you will receive
As the Youth & Family Advocate of Project PAVE, your starting base salary range is $43,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience and skills. Flexible schedule and generous benefits including 100% employee health insurance, 100% employee dental insurance, 401K with employer match, paid holidays, and personal time off.
Don’t worry about updating a resume! Just submit an application for employment and your cover letter introducing yourself to email@example.com by June 15th, 2021.
Project PAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. PAVE is working to become a more equitable organization and encourages those from marginalized communities to apply.