Youth Advocate II - Part time - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI

The Youth Advocate-II (YA-II) supports Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Program (CCAP) treatment and intervention philosophy by assuring its implementation and practice. The YA II role is a direct care position (24/7 staff to child ratio requirements) that support children throughout their treatment. The YA II promotes, enacts and role-models the proper implementation of therapeutic and intervention strategies in working with assigned children placed in the program. The YA-II effectively helps residential units create and sustain a 'culture' that recognizes and values progress toward therapeutic goals and fosters an environment where a careful balance between appropriate supervision and development of age appropriate skills/interactions.

One of the YA-II primary tasks is to function as a nurturing, structured, supportive treatment caregiver responsible for generating - in coordination with the multidisciplinary treatment team- the child's Behavioral Treatment Plan (BTP). The BTP consists of therapeutic, strength-based, solution-oriented behavior interventions, based on comprehensive targeted behavioral assessments and evaluations of the children assigned. The YA-II consistently monitors and evaluates BTP's overall efficacy and tailors the plan to maximize impact throughout the thirty days the child is participating in services.

The YA-II will complete all required paperwork with clarity, in a timely manner and in accordance with program policies and procedures. The YA-II will also be responsible for dispensing/administering medications as prescribed by consulting psychiatrist and will regularly transport assigned child/children to medical appointments, recreational outings and other appointments or activities as scheduled.

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