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Youth Advocate

Cup of Cool Water

This is a Contract position in Spokane, WA posted November 20, 2021.

Youth Advocate
Position Description & Announcement

Cup of Cool Water (CCW) is a nonprofit, privately funded, Christian ministry in downtown Spokane that walks alongside youth who are homeless on their journey of reconciliation with themselves, God, and society. Officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) in August 1997, we’ve been serving youth experiencing homelessness with compassion and love for more than 24 years. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we build healthy relationships and provide youth with basic services. We carry out our mission through a drop-in center, street outreach, mentorship, life skills and workforce development programs while emphasizing our core values of community, unconditional love, relationship and empowerment.

If you would like to be a part of a great organization and a tightly knit team making a difference in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, then this might be the position for you.

Youth Advocate Role (General): A youth advocate’s primary purpose is to share the love and hope of Jesus through word and deed by engaging youth in healthy mentoring relationships, supporting them through crisis, and maintaining safe, clean, and orderly environment for delivering services.

Typical Daily Duties: The Youth Advocate works as a member of a team (staff and volunteer) overseeing CCW services and activities including, but not limited to:
Assists with preparing the facility for Drop-in (cleaning and meal prep)
Participates in CCW’s mentorship, job training, life skills, and juvenile detention facility programs
Works as a member of a team to ensure drop-in services are managed in an orderly manner
Pursues follow-up opportunities with youths on a consistent basis
Works in both a supporting and lead youth advocate capacity
Is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective use of volunteer and paid staff when in the Lead Youth advocate
Occasionally participates in fundraising and community awareness events

Occasionally represent the organization at local schools or churches
Works diligently to ensure the facility is well maintained
Helps maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment for the youths we serve
Other Expectations/Responsibilities:
Represents the organizations core values of Community, Unconditional Love, Relationship, and Empowerment while working with youths and volunteers
Reinforces organizational culture and norms
Interacts with partner agencies when necessary
Participates in teaching during volunteer training events
Occasionally write articles for the CCW Newsletter
Update Facebook page with Youth Advocate related posts
Completes training required by the organizations
Minimum Qualifications:
1+ year working (or 2+ years volunteering) with youth or in a youth ministry environment
Must be active in your Christian faith journey
Ability to work well as a member of a team
High School Diploma or GED
Valid WA State Driver’s License
Hours: Part and Full-Time openings depending on applicant availability

Other Qualifying Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Christian Ministry: 2+ years
Working with youth: 2+ years
Working with marginalized populations: 2+ years
Prior work in Social Services (government and/ or nonprofit organizations)
Lived Experience
Starting Salary: $15.50-$16.50/hour to start DOE

Benefits offered:
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid FMLA Leave
403(b) Retirement Plan w/ matching contribution
How to Apply: Email your resume with a cover letter to cup @cupofcoolwater.org.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $15.50 per hour

Benefits:
401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Paid time off
Parental leave
Schedule:
10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
Prior starting work, you will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or submit a request for a vaccination exemption. Additionally, while working with youths in our drop-in center, all staff wear masks to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Education:
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Shift availability:
Day Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Preferred)
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
No
Work Location: One location

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