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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Survivor Advocate (Part Time) in Phoenix, Arizona

Description

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents? If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Surviovor Advocate at Devereux has its Advantages!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona provides programs and services for children/adolescents. Located in Phoenix, AZ this position is responsible for providing 1:1 mentorship and support through a strengths-based approach to youth who are survivors of sexual exploitation. Youth are provided with direct support to those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence including but not limited to sexual assault, sex crimes, human trafficking, sexual abuse, physical abuse, stalking and much more.

The Survivor Advocate plays an integral role in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Program, which strives to raise awareness, improve resiliency factors and support youth in coping with the trauma they have endured. Survivor Advocates provide direct support to the youth as an active member of the Child and Family Team and encourage youth to move toward self-advocacy and self-determination in the attainment of their own goals by accompanying them to court hearings, forensic interviews, hospital staffings and any other opportunities to empower youth to make their voices heard.

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Pay rate starts at $15.50/hr!

  • The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills

  • A great culture with a supportive team structure

  • Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills

  • Flexible part time hours

  • Employee Referral Program with a fast payout milestone

  • Free access to Payactiv, a platform to get a portion of your earned wages between pay periods

Keywords: peer support specialist, patient advocate, victim advocate, behavioral health, advocate specialist,survivor advocate

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Must have experiential knowledge related to commercial sexual exploitation

  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills by being able to gather and share information regarding community interventions to decrease the commercial sexual exploitation of youth

  • Must be able to maintain a non-judgmental attitude while responding with empathy and clarity to the youth they are working with

  • Must be able to encourage collaboration and advocate on behalf of the client

  • Demonstrate the ability to present to small groups

Others:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Fingerprint clearance card or ability to obtain one

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of car insurance, and dependable transportation

  • Must be available to attend 2 weeks of required training (paid, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm) plus additional 2-3 weeks of on the job training

  • Pre-employment Physical and Job Demand Assessment (if applicable)

  • Drug test within 24hrs of offer w/ negative results

  • Must be able to complete and provide proof of current influenza vaccination

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children

Posted Date 6 days ago (10/14/2021 11:22 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-20484

Category Family Support

Position Type Part-Time

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