A Job Where You Can Make a Difference.
The Old Colony YMCA offers a competitive salary, training and development, discounts on child care, free fitness membership, and a 10% employer-paid retirement plan.
Our SPARKS (Supporting, Productivity, Artistic Expression, Reaching Goals, Knowledge and Skills for Life) program is currently seeking motivated Adolescent Advocate to work with DCF adolescents.
The youth entitled SPARKS Program is an intensive adolescent support program for adolescents aged 12-21 involved with the Department of Children and Families. The SPARKS Program operates afterschool hours to provide therapeutic structure and support. Youth engage in snack/homework time and afternoon activities. Activities/groups are geared to develop the following skills in teens: life skill building, anger management/conflict resolution, character development/positive life choices, positive self-expression through art, recreational opportunities, positive peer interaction, health and nutrition, setting personal goals and community service.
The Adolescent Advocate provides direct supervision to a group of adolescents in a therapeutic afterschool setting. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with adolescents, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all adolescents in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall afterschool experience. He/she will reflect and display the character development core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
- All training will be provided.
- Applicants must be over 21 yrs. old and will be subject to a Background Check.
- Lived experience or bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Valid driver’s license required.