Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350

Career Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Career Details
Position:Youth Advocate, Outreach - Safe Habor
Category:DS
Type:EMP Employee
Term:FT
Reports To:Outreach Manager
Location:Harlem
Description:Streetwork Project is the oldest street outreach program for homeless and street-involved youth in New York City. The program has grown from its beginnings in 1984 as a storefront project to encompass both outreach and comprehensive harm reduction services. The core service is long-term, one-on-one counseling, which is offered in a non-judgmental and holistic manner utilizing a harm reduction approach that focuses on building trust, fostering self-esteem, exploring options and choices, and empowering youth to change their high-risk behaviors.
As part of our continuum of services, we provide overnight outreach in teams of two seven nights a week throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Outreach Youth Advocates work overnight hours to meet the most disenfranchized youth while they are in crisis (outreach four nights a week: W 4pm-2am; TH 5pm-2am; FR&SA 11pm–7am) This position is a new addition to the existing program that focuses on street outreach to young people involved in the commercial sex trade. This is an 8 – month program with possibility of renewal.
Responsibilities:Essential Job Functions:
• Conduct overnight street outreach to homeless and street involved young people
• Crisis intervention and individual counseling
• Apply harm reduction philosophy to street outreach with young people in the commercial sex trade
• Maintain all nightly data, records and documentation
• Provide information to adolescents regarding shelter options and all other referrals
• Identification of new resources appropriate for population
• Maintain current sources of areas of congregation of homeless youth
• Assess individuals seeking assistance
• Advocate on behalf of under 18-year-old clients for Administration for Children’s Services support
• Participate in staff meetings, staff trainings, weekly supervision, and appropriate training workshops

Secondary Job Functions:

• Petty Cash reconciliation
• Assemble and prepare supplies and materials needed for outreach shift
• Maintain current sources of areas of congregation of target population
• Coordinate services with other Streetwork staff
Qualifications:• GED or High School Diploma
• Bi-lingual English/Spanish
• Valid Driver’s License
• Experience working with clients in the commercial sex trade
• Compassionate approach to others and openness to new ideas
• Dynamic energy, able to multi-task and negotiate multiple requests
• Non-judgmental approach and ability to empathize with others
• Experience working with LGBTQ communities
• Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Genuine interest in working with disenfranchised youth and young adults

Desirable:

• Bachelor’s Degree in social services, creative arts, liberal studies or any field related to working with youth
• Understanding of harm reduction perspective
• Demonstrate the ability to work independently

All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.



Education:Not Applicable
Salary:
Hours:Not Applicable
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