Training Child Advocates!! Volunteer for Our Trauma-Centered Programs!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Detroit and Metropolitan DetroitDetroit, MI 48201

About

After completion of out two-day training, our volunteer co-advocates assist in facilitation and instructing innovative and therapeutic programming. They help to host events for the community and youth groups, including forums, fairs, and some presentations.

A prospective candidate should have a creative spirit, high energy, and apassion for advocating for young survivors of childhood trauma. Our advocates must be able to follow directives and be self-starters able to plan events and recruit team members.

Co-Advocates must complete Just Speak, Inc. training. Advocates are monitored and evaluated. Regardless of prior training, a Just Speak co-advocate must adhere to Just Speak, Inc programming, policies, and mission.

Qualifications: Must be willing and able to work in urban school settings AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. MUST HAVE A DHS CLEARANCE PRIOR TO STARTING. High School Diploma accepted, but college-level coursework or field related degree is strongly preferred 1 - 2 years experience working with youth ages 3 to 18, childhood trauma, and general at-risk populations, preferable, but not necessary. Background in psychology or trauma studies preferable, but not necessary.

  1. Must possess high level verbal and written skills
  2. Experience with sexual abuse/assault advocacy or counseling preferable, but not necessary
  3. Must have a good rapport with youth
  4. Passion for grassroots organizations/advocacy.
  5. Interest and experience in research.
  6. Must identify with a holistic and non-traditional approach to child trauma prevention, intervention, and awareness.
  7. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and navigating social media
  8. Must be organized, flexible, and good on a team
  9. Must have transportation for training, PROGRAMS, events, and meetings.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to JustSpeak@JustSpeak.org. We will respond with a packet, including an application and DHS Clearance. Upon receiving the completed documents, you will be contacted if you are determined to be a suitable candidate!

Do not contact us, if you are unwilling to obtain a DHS Clearance. You will not be considered.

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Administrative Support
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Sales Coaching & Training
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hour monthly minimum
  • DHS Clearance Mandatory; Metro Detroit residents, iChat background check

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