Youth and Family Advocate

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Role Summary
Collaborating with staff to support youth whose families have experienced violence, sexual
assault, exploitation, stalking, and/or harassment, our Youth and Family Advocates are
responsible for providing individualized supportive services and comprehensive advocacy to
children, youth, and families currently living at Tubman’s shelters and Transitional Housing.
Impact & Benefits
 Make a difference in a young person’s life by listening to and advocating for their needs
 Guide youth and parents in building life skills and enhance positive decision-making skills
 Practice supportive crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques to foster growth
and resilience within families
 Gain experience in advocacy while supporting parents, youth, and families
Position Responsibilities
 Foster trusting relationships with children, youth, and parents while maintaining
confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries
 Promote family healing while facilitating fun field trips, activities, and respite childcare
 Communicate and collaborate with colleagues to provide coordinated services to youth
and families, following agency guidelines to administer safety planning, crisis intervention,
and additional resources and referrals as appropriate

Position Qualifications
 Enjoy working with children, have experience working with infants through age 12
 Ability and willingness to listen actively and respond respectfully and appropriately to
children, youth, and parents, and to make necessary judgments regarding health and
 Excellent communication and people skills, including emotional stability and patience
 Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
 Comfortable working under pressure, able to remain calm in response to difficult situations
Time Commitment & Availability
 Weekday, afternoon, and evening availability preferred
 Commit to 10 hours per week for a minimum of four months

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3111 1st Ave SMinneapolisMinneapolis, MN 55408



  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Youth Services




  • 10 hours/week for a minimum of 4 months

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