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Pathfinder's Youth Shelter provides emergency housing and supportive services to homeless and runaway teens. Assistant Advocates assist with the physical and counseling needs of the youth and help staff maintain the high level of care it provides. They provide the day-to-day supervision of the residents and the guidance, support, and encouragement needed to return to a safe place.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of resident youth.
  • Answer phones and provide information information, referrals and crisis counseling.
  • Complete intakes, facilitate groups and resident orientations.
  • Assist staff with general house management.
Qualifications:
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be age 20 or older.
  • Possess experience or an interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle and value system that is in accordance with the interests of the youth.
  • Be able to make a 4 hour a week commitment for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Be able to pass reference and background checks.
To learn more about becoming an Assistant Advocate or to apply, contact Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, Lauren Domski, at ldomski@pathfindersmke.org.

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About Pathfinders

Location:

4200 N HOLTON ST, MILWAUKEE, WI 53212, US

Mission Statement

Pathfinders emplowers youth in crisis to make positive life choices.

Description

Pathfinders empowers youth and young adults by providing them with emotional support, resources for basic needs and tangible tools for a fresh start. Services include:

  • An eight bed youth shelter.
  • Counseling services.
  • A drop-in center that provides case management, job support, food, laundry and shower facilities and health and risk reduction resources.
  • An behavioral alternative public school.

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1614 E. KaneMilwaukee, WI 53202

(43.05571,-87.89062)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4+ hours a week for 4+ months.
  • Assistant Advocates are required to commit at least 4 hours/week for a minimum of 4 months.

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