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Street Outreach Advocate (Jackson & Wyandotte County)

Synergy Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The following position is currently available.  Resumes with cover letter may be submitted in confidence to hr@synergyservices.org

For questions contact LaMonya Lockett at 816-505-4846.

All full-time positions are eligible for generous benefit package including medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick days and personal holidays and a 401K Plan with Employer Match. Some regular part-time positions are eligible for partial benefits. Synergy Services is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Street Outreach

 

Street Outreach Advocate (Jackson and Wyandotte County)- FT Position - Provides a continuum of services, opportunities and supports for runaway, homeless, and street youth up to age 24 in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  Youth will be provided services, opportunities and supports including but not limited to assistance with meeting medical and dental needs, housing such as shelter and transitional living programs, educational materials, counseling, referrals, and transportation to appointments.  Will provide youth basic necessities such as bottled water, blankets, first aid kits, snacks, and some clothing. Promotes the program in the community, at events and in groups for youth.  Will provide youth chances for exploration, practice, reflection, expression, creativity, group membership, and contribution & service through the arts, recreation and education. This advocate will also be the point person and transportation for Youth 4 Change KC groups, and Transformation groups (a total of 4 monthly meetings).

Responsibilities include respond to hotline calls from street youth, plan and conduct groups, activities and workshops to teens on Synergy’s Youth Campus and in the community (e.g. youth-serving agencies, libraries, schools, etc.), carry on-call cell phone for on-call rotation for the Safe Place Program, attend community youth oriented agency meetings, performs presentations to schools, youth-serving agencies, libraries in the community, documents and follow all protocol per the Street Outreach Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), completing all logs and paperwork required for the program. 

Shift hours are:

 

Monday-Friday 11:00a-7:00pand some evenings and weekends as needed.

Position requires Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two years related   experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  An Art and/or Recreation background in curricula, program planning and implementation experience is preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in social services field preferred and/or Youth Development/Human Services Certification.  Prefers experience in working with street youth. All staff must be 21 years of age, pass a background check (Children’s Division/Central Registry/Child Abuse), drug screen, fingerprint screen, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Position requires CPR, and Chauffeur’s License within 30 days from date of hire.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Synergy Services is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  We feel our staff, interns and volunteers are among our most valuable assets.  The collective sum of the individual difference, life experience, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities that our staff, interns and volunteers bring to their work at Synergy represents a large part of not only our agency culture but our reputation as well.

We embrace and encourage our staff’s, intern’s and volunteers’ differences in age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veterans status or any other characteristic that makes us unique.

Non-Discrimination:

We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal employment for all individuals, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability (including pregnancy), national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local laws.

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