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WV Counseling & Advocacy (a division of Youth Advocate Programs, Inc) Published: February 19, 2018
Martinsburg, WV, United States
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Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 10,000 families per year. Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults.

Summary of the Position: Hourly, Part Time position serving youth and families throughout Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties are available. Applicant must be dependable, committed, and able to serve as a positive role model for youth in the community, school and home settings.

The Primary responsibilities of the Advocate are to initiate, organize, plan, develop and implement direct advocacy services to assigned clients and their families. All service plans will be based on a strength-based approach using the wrap around model.

This position offers flexible hours, competitive weekly pay and activity reimbursement.

Qualifications/Requirements: A minimum High School Diploma or GED is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work is preferred. Pass Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances. Position required reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability. This position requires background checks to be completed annually

Good time management skills, ability to work well with others, friendly and outgoing personality, and ability to advocate for children and families.

Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, AFLAC and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Contact information: Interested applicants email cover letter, resume’, 3 professional references and 2 personal references to ATTN: please submit resume at or

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