Compassionate & Committed Child Advocates!! Volunteer for Our Programs!


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Detroit and Metropolitan DetroitDetroit, MI 48221


About

The co-advocate/apprentice will aide in creating innovative and therapeutic programming, events, co-facilitate youth groups, forums, fairs, and some presentations. A prospective candidate should have high energy, a passion for advocating for child survivors, and a creative spirit. 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, child abuse (specifically sexual abuse/incest), 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 grass roots 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
  • 10 hour monthly minimum
  • DHS Clearance Mandatory; Metro Detroit residents, iChat background check

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