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Youth Advocate: Full-Time

180 Degrees - St. Cloud Youth Shelter

Saint Cloud,

Youth Advocate: Full-Time

180 Degrees - St. Cloud Youth Shelter

Saint Cloud,
 
Number Of Vacancies: 1
 
For fifty years, 180 Degrees has helped Minnesota youth and adults break the cycle of trauma caused by poverty, racism, mass incarceration, homelessness and sex trafficking. We provide tools and support to help build stronger, brighter more resilient communities. A fast-growing, $6 million social service agency, 180 Degrees is on the cutting-edge of developing and implementing programs to serve youth and adults experiencing homeless, trafficking, and mass incarceration. With locations around the state, we seek the brightest and the best to join our highly diverse teams. Life skills and academic experience are valued equally. We hire people without academic credentials who share life experiences similar to our clients. We also hire people with academic and career experience in social work, psychology, criminal justice, and non-profit management. What’s most important is your commitment to learning, growing, and being part of a team. At 180 Degrees you’ll get on a career path and have opportunities to build new skills through training, certification, and a supportive team culture. The State of Minnesota recognized 180 Degrees has surpassing other employers in hiring a diverse workforce. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply. 180 Degrees is looking for dedicated and committed individuals interested in turning lives around to ensure safer communities. Our organization is highly diverse and includes individuals with all sorts of life experiences. Plus, we like to have fun! Check us out at: www.180degrees.org. We are currently hiring for SAINT CLOUD YOUTH SHELTER, our twelve-bed emergency shelter for youth ages 12 –19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located in Saint Cloud and helping youth from around the state, SYCS is a comfortable, 2-story residential home where all youth are welcome. The Youth Advocate position is responsible for assisting in the holistic case-management support of youth and for developing, supporting and implementing youth programming that is culturally-competent and grounded in positive youth development, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care. This position is for a Full Time Youth Advocate, Thursday - Monday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. When home is not a safe place, or youth are kicked out of home, couch-hopping, or on the streets, SCYS offers a safe alternative. Youth share kitchen, living, recreational, and beautiful outdoor spaces and receive transportation to school. Supportive staff help youth work through any crisis, secure community resources, and plan for the next step on their journey. At SCYS, youth gain self-sufficiency and independence, with a goal of family reconciliation and reunification. Qualifications: Age 21, meet the Minnesota Department of Corrections rule 2960 standards for Group Residential Programs and all other applicable agency standards. Valid driver’s license required Special Skills: Culturally competent, strong organizational and prioritizing skills, good written and verbal communication skills; along with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Be a positive role model for the youth and resolve conflict in a constructive fashion. Take crisis calls, conduct call screenings, intakes and discharges. Support daily case management goals for the youth. Teach and model the skills necessary to maintain good health through the teaching of healthy eating habits. After training provide passing medication through our Medication Administration policy using proper documentation. Provide concise communication via case notes, staff logs, phone contacts, resident files, medical administration forms, etc. Display teamwork through supportive communication, participation in the development of case management plans and attending staff meetings. Maintain appropriate involvement in daily and recreational activities with the youth through positive role-modeling, sportsmanship and safety. Driving and/or transporting youth as needed. Other duties may be assigned Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 180 Degrees, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Includes a 5% shift differential for overnight/weekend shifts. 180 Degrees offers competitive salaries and full-time employees are eligible for an outstanding total rewards package below: Collaborative team environment with quarterly all staff meetings/events. Paid time off (PTO) starting at 17 days annually. Medical, Dental, FSA & HSA options Life, STD, LTD, 401K company match up to 4% 11 paid company holidays Student Loan Reimbursement ***Sign on Bonus of $300 for part-time (min 20 hrs/week) and $600 for full-time (Half paid out at 3 months and other half at 12 months).

About 180 Degrees - St. Cloud Youth Shelter

Since 1989, youth across Central Minnesota have found safety and support at 180 Degrees  Emergency Youth Shelter in St. Cloud. 

When the home is no longer safe, or when youth and families need time and space to work through conflict or mental health crisis, or when youth are homeless or couch hopping, 180 Degrees is here to help.

Open 24-hours, 7 days a week, 180 Degrees' supportive program serves youth ages 12-17 from across Central Minnesota who experience or are at risk of homelessness, sexual exploitation, violence, and neglect. Case Managers empower youth to identify strengths, explore resources, and develop goals and plans to realize their potential. 


Services are free and accessible to youth who walk in for services as well as through referrals from schools, social workers, and youth agencies from Benton, Blue Earth, Big Stone, Hennepin, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Polk, Mower, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Swift, Wadena, and Wright counties.

Supportive Services & Programming

  • 12-bed Emergency Shelter/Residence for youth ages 12-17
  • Shared living and kitchen space with prepared meals and essentials
  • Support groups and positive reinforcement
  • Family engagement
  • Individual and family therapy and one-on-one primary counseling
  • Therapeutic activities and groups with our therapist
  • Gender-specific and spirituality/culture specific programming
  • Recreation and pro-social activities
  • Life skills addressing social, emotional, chemical, and physical health

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