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Children's Advocate

Company: The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Children's Advocate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Non-Exempt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Children's ServicesThe Children's Advocate works to address the specialized needs of child and youth survivors of domestic violence and child abuse. - The Advocate works in partnership with the family to ensure a comprehensive, timely response that addresses all areas of the young survivor's safety and survival. - The Children's Advocate also works closely with the Counseling Services and case management staff, as well as outside agencies to respond effectively to families living at a 100-bed emergency shelter setting. - Plans and facilitates children's programs by coordinating educational and recreational opportunities for children and youth; maintain schedule of events; makes appropriate and timely referrals to Parent Educator. - Encourages children's participation by initiating and demonstrating interactive activities. - Prepares and orients children and families to the program by providing information regarding the impact of domestic violence, minimizing psychological trauma, helping children and families to maintain normal routines. - Acts as liaison between school district and clients attending the schools to ensure district compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, providing educational advocacy regarding special education services and addressing behavioral issues with children. - Provide transportation for children to school, field trips, etc. - Bachelor's/ Associate's Degree in Child Development preferred. - High School Diploma/GED required, plus two-three years' experience working in child advocacy arena. - Basic understanding of childhood development. - Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to meet program needs. - Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic/sexual violence and the impact on children of all ages. - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. - Good communication skills; both verbal and written. - Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations. - Ability to document in a clear and concise manner. - Must pass criminal history background check. - Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. - Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, stretch, climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs. Compensation - $37,440 annual / $20.00 hourlyPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Pasadena , Children's Advocate, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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