The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is hiring Youth Advocate Fellows who are passionate about bringing positive changes to the Alameda County foster care system! YAP is a three-year, 40-hour per week (Monday-Friday) job that combines professional development opportunities and work experience with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Youth Advocate Fellows (YAFs) are current and former foster and probation youth (ages 18-22) involved with Alameda County’s Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice Systems. YAFs’ work involves trainings for Child Welfare Workers, policy feedback on committees, outreach projects, participation in Independent Living Program (ILP) events, Team Decision Making meetings and Case Planning 14+ Child and Family Team meetings. YAFs also receive professional development training, supervision and coaching, and an opportunity to work on education and employment related goals.
In order to apply for the position, you must attend a mandatory YAP information session to learn more about the job. For more details about the information sessions and eligibility requirements, check out the flyer.
The starting pay rate is $14.93/hour and includes health insurance benefits, paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays.
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