Youth Outreach Center Advocate

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Tubman

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Role Summary

Tubman’s North Star Youth Outreach Center connects youth and young adults 13-24 of all genders (and their children, if parenting) to basic needs and resources. Youth are able to receive a range of services including 1:1 advocacy, safety planning, and connections to resources provided by Tubman and partner agencies. Volunteers provide customized and comprehensive support services, including a computer lab, shower, laundry, clothing, food, creative art, recreation, and meditation spaces.

Impact & Benefits

 Make a difference in a young person’s life by recognizing their strengths and providing advocacy on their behalf

 Maintain a safe and empowering community by providing support to youth, young adults, and children who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, violence, and trauma

 Connect youth and young adults to Tubman resources and services

Position Responsibilities

 Have knowledge of Tubman’s range of resources, services, and partnerships

 Foster trusting relationships with young people to create a safe and peaceful environment while maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality

 Follow agency guidelines as you interact with clients to identify their needs and strengths

 Communicate and collaborate to provide coordinated services to clients

Position Qualifications

 Previous relevant experience and enjoy working with youth and young adults

 Comfort working under pressure, able to remain calm in response to difficult situations

 Strong communication and people skills, including respect for diverse backgrounds and cultures, empathy, flexibility, patience, and the ability to build on strengths

 Interest and attentiveness to fostering a culturally inclusive environment

Time Commitment & Availability

 One 4-hour shift a week for a minimum of nine months preferred

Days and times of available shifts are as follows:

 Maplewood Mall: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am-3:00 pm and 3:00-7:00 pm, and Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm

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About Tubman

Location:

3111 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

Thriving people, healthy relationships, peaceful communities.

Description

For more than 40 years, Tubman has helped women, men, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming, and community education.

Tubman is the state's largest provider of domestic violence services, with more than 20 percent of all Minnesota shelter beds for adults and children experiencing family violence.

Each year, we help about 25,000 people in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties and the surrounding area get the support and information they need to experience safety, hope, and healing.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3001 White Bear AveMaplewood, MN 55109

(45.03151,-93.0222)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Youth Services
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • One 4-hour shift a week for a minimum of 9 months

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