AmeriCorps – Youth Advocate
The Youth Advocate guides foster youth life skills activities to build necessary skills for a successful transition to adulthood, including graduation from high school.The Youth Advocate will provide foster youth with services to improve life skills, including: communication, daily living, work and study skills, home life, self care, social relationships, housing, money management, and career/work planning.The services are based on the research-based Casey Family Program’s “It’s My Life — A framework for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Successful Adulthood” and the Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment Guidelines. There are (2) part-time/900 hour AmeriCorps positions.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Clearance of fingerprint background check
- Have had life experiences that relate directly to youth we serve
- Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or work towards obtaining either while enrolled in the program
- AA or BA in human service related field preferred
- Interest and commitment to community service
- Ability to serve one-on-one with foster youth and families
- Ability to serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
- Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance
- Able to travel between sites and to offsite events
- Education Award (upon completion of service) – $2,750
- Living allowance stipend
- Health insurance for member (if eligible)
- Loan forbearance
- Transferability of Education Award (for members 55+)
- Training opportunities for professional/personal growth, field experience, and networking.
To apply, please fill out our online Employment Application.