Youth Advocate Vacancy – Oxford, North Carolina

Families Living Violence Free, Granville County’s domestic violence and rape crisis center, is seeking to fill the vacancy of Youth Advocate.  We operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Position exists to provide comprehensive direct counseling and advocacy services to children and youth who are primary or secondary victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.  Position is responsible for outreach and education to county schools and other youth-serving programs in our community through performing the following duties, and others as assigned:

  • Court advocacy for children and youth, as well as adult clients as needed
  • Group and individual counseling of children and youth regarding dynamics of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Developing creative age-appropriate abuse and violence prevention community outreach programs, sometimes doing so by scripting dialogue used with our puppets
  • Conducting training relevant to bullying, conflict resolution, building safe relationships with peers and others, diversity, Nurturing Parents Program, and other agency educational awareness presentations
  • Developing healthy mentoring relationships with Granville County youth
  • Collaborating with FLVF staff, and youth-serving community organizations in workshops and conferences
  • Maintaining accurate, thorough documentation, reports, client intake data, and statistics
  • Cross training in other agency advocacy positions including adult direct services, empowerment, crisis and personal safety planning, administration and grant management, as well as ensuring quality service delivery to all agency clients
  • Night and weekend crisis line rotation, attendance at all FLVF related community events, as assigned
  • Effectively using various social media focusing on children/youth issues

Qualifications and position requirements:   

  • *Bachelor Degree (preferred) in Human Services, Social Work, or Psychology and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience that provides understanding of what constitutes effective mentoring and influencing children/ youth to make good decisions.
  • Computer literate with good typing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Access to reliable transportation and physically able to meet all work schedule requirements, including on-site visits to Granville County Schools. Clean driving record is a must.
  • Previous grant writing and grant administration, a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and public speaking skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, ethnic, and cultural populations
  • Possess clear understanding of youth development while maintaining adherence to all mandatory reporting laws and strict client confidentiality

Hiring annual salary range for an *Advocate II Position:       $33,008 – $37,330
Hiring annual salary range for an Advocate I Position:          $29,718 – $32,902
*applies to Advocate II range, only, with appropriate degree and experience
Benefits include:

  • Partial reimbursement for premium cost of health care plan selected by employee, and covering employee only
  • Employer paid life insurance plan
  • Monthly Pay via Direct deposit
  • Paid Time Off for Sick Time and Vacation, based on length of employment
  • Holiday Pay

Interested individuals should e-mail resume to:  proark@flvf.org 

Position will remain open until filled

We are an EEO Employer M/F/D/V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (01/21)

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