Youth Advocate, GRYD

Los Angeles, CA /
Programs /
Full-time
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.

Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.

The cornerstone of Brotherhood Crusade’s work is helping low-income under-served residents and vulnerable individuals such as seniors and youth improve their quality of life through the provision of trauma-informed youth development programs, services for the elderly, remedial education, services for the homeless, health education, financial education, appreciation & awareness of arts and cultural, physical fitness & nutrition, life & social skills training, diversity appreciation training, employment readiness & job placement, counseling, and the provision of emergency food, clothing, and shelter. Brotherhood Crusade also supports efforts to boost the capacity and effectiveness of small grassroots nonprofits that provide essential services for youth. 

The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.

Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.

The cornerstone of Brotherhood Crusade’s work is helping low-income under-served residents and vulnerable individuals such as seniors and youth improve their quality of life through the provision of trauma-informed youth development programs, services for the elderly, remedial education, services for the homeless, health education, financial education, appreciation & awareness of arts and cultural, physical fitness & nutrition, life & social skills training, diversity appreciation training, employment readiness & job placement, counseling, and the provision of emergency food, clothing, and shelter. Brotherhood Crusade also supports efforts to boost the capacity and effectiveness of small grassroots nonprofits that provide essential services for youth. 

Responsibilities

    • Administer initial enrollment procedures that include: reviewing applications, identifying youth and family needs, and preparing the individual youth development plan
    • Administer pre, mid, and post assessments, quarterly surveys, and on-going summary sheets
    • Advocate for youth and their family to ensure they receive cultural and age-appropriate youth development services
    • Maintain and update the youth development plan that includes relevant program schedules
    • Facilitate data collection and feedback in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation program
    • Conduct classroom and home visits on a regular, on-going basis as scheduled
    • Retrieve incident reports, academic results, and surveys from the youth’s school, parents, and social affiliations
    • Input observations, exercise results, notes, and other pertinent data into the tracking system.
    • Report issues, incidents, or problems to the youth’s parents / caregivers as well as to the administration, as appropriate
    • Interact with the youth’s school, parents/caregivers, and role models
    • Make referrals to and receive referrals from collaborative partners (mental health, physical activity, educational services, counseling and therapy, etc.)
    • Prepare daily / weekly sign-in sheets for youth and collaborative partners
    • Ensure the safety of the youth at all times
    • Understand and comply with all of Brotherhood Crusade’s childcare policies

Qualifications

    • Solutions-driven approach to problem solving
    • Strong organization, planning, and execution skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Successful experience working across diverse verticals and teams
    • Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth
    • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing outstanding customer service
    • Passion and commitment to betterment of all individuals especially low income and at-risk
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
    • Successful experience working with most at-risk and vulnerable populations
    • Valid driver license and clean driving record
    • Clean criminal record
    • Bilingual / Spanish a plus
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid California Driver's License. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants are preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED
The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.

SALARY RANGE:
This is a dynamic full-time position that will be defined in its entirety as the program develops. Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.

DISCLAIMER
This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.

BENEFITS
Excellent full benefits package.

SCHEDULE
Must be available to work Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am –8:00pm and 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month from 9:00am – 1:00pm. No exceptions.

COVID SCHEDULE
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the center hours are from 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday and there may be a hybrid schedule where one day may be virtual. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid California Driver's License. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants are preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED
The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.

SALARY RANGE:
This is a dynamic full-time position that will be defined in its entirety as the program develops. Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.

DISCLAIMER
This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.

BENEFITS
Excellent full benefits package.

SCHEDULE
Must be available to work Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am –8:00pm and 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month from 9:00am – 1:00pm. No exceptions.

COVID SCHEDULE
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the center hours are from 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday and there may be a hybrid schedule where one day may be virtual.