Youth Advocate

Youth Development Program

Full-Time, $31,200/year


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Works with eligible program participants in a variety of service settings that could include work experiences, mentoring and/or educational support.



1. Provide mentoring services for youth and young adults facing barriers to success.

2. Plan and participate in meetings with mentees to occur twice a month.

3. Plan and participating in quarterly group mentoring activities

4. Assist participants in identifying their academic area of need and develop a plan to meet that need.

5. Schedule and maintain regular meetings with youth to reach identified academic goals.

6. When suitable, communicates regularly with participant’s school of record and teaching staff to plan for a successful completion of the academic year and/or graduation.

7. Assist participants with activities that help prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.

8. Connections for/to dropout prevention, recovery services, and alternative secondary school options when appropriate.

9. Plan and facilitate group meetings that provide life skills for a successful transition to independent living.

10. Accompany group members on field trips

11. Provide all participants with referrals for additional services when a need has been identified.

12. Transport participants as needed for program success.

13. Complete all necessary program documentation in a timely manner.

14. Maintain regular communication with PCJFS CCMEP case managers,

15. Attend PCJFS meetings as requested.

16. Represent the agency/program to the public in a positive and energetic manner.

17. Comply with all grant requirements, including evaluation.

18. Complies with agency policies and procedures, COA regulations, federal and state requirements, and educational/certification/registry requirements.

19. Other duties as assigned.

1. Valid Ohio Driver’s License and ability to meet agency requirements for driving.

2. Must be able to meet agency requirements for criminal back ground check (Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation).

3. Strong written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to develop effective relationships.

4. Strong computer skills.


MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS: BS or BA from accredited university preferred.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Social Service or mental health experience required. Experience with children required.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position will require transporting participants.

About Family & Community Services, Inc.

As an employee at Family & Community Services you can make a difference. We need people just like you! From providing life’s basic needs – food, clothing and shelter – to counseling and mentoring services, F&CS has touched the lives of countless individuals. No one gets up in the morning and says “I want to have a career in non-profit”. Or maybe they do, it’s truly a calling. You are called to be a difference maker and here, at F&CS, you can make that difference.

The better the workplace experience you have, the better service to our programs and their clients. That’s why we believe in teamwork, continuing education, and dedication. By working together and supporting each other, we have created a culture of service and perseverance.