* Youth Advocate


Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has an immediate need for a highly skilled Youth Advocate/Case Manager to work with adults and child victims of domestic violence.  This position is 32 hours per week. This position will facilitate initial interventions for youth to the program and services. This position will be responsible for crisis interventions and ensure consistent stability and safety to the program through direct service to the clients.

Primary Duties

  • Assess and Support Children and Youth Needs
  • Conduct supportive and trauma informed exchange interview with parents and youth of all ages including pre-school, elementary and teens
  • Complete all required documentation for program intake
  • Complete intakes and service and advocacy plans for each youth served
  • Make referrals for internal agency and external services
  • Provide Direct Service and Group Support
  • Plan and implement trauma informed support groups including pre-school, elementary aged and teens sessions
  • Plan and implement educational programs for parents and staff regarding the impact on children of witnessing domestic violence including trauma, grief and loss and resiliency information
  • Organize or provide educational support such as tutoring and advocacy to support educational needs of preschoolers, children and teens
  • Organize and provide recreational activities (possibly including field trips with parents with safety considerations assessed)
  • Develop and maintain childcare resources, information and referral
  • Provide individual- trauma informed support for child of all ages
  • Provide case management services including arranging school transfers and enrollments
  • Provide advocacy services to link with services and programs to meet unmet needs of children and their families with parents’ permission

Additional Responsibilities

  • Aftercare or Follow-Up Services
  • Provide one-on-one support for out-of-shelter children and youth
  • Provide case management services
  • Provide educational presentations to schools, teachers and community groups
  • Maintain on-going documentation and prepare and compile reports
  • Assist with development of outcome and quality measures and collect and analyzes data
  • Assist with program design, grant development, and trainings for youth program
  • Identify sources for donations to youth programs and acknowledge any donations provided
  • Assist in the Coordination of Youth Programming with that of the Adult Case Management

Job Requirements

Education: High School Diploma and 40 hour Volunteer Training.

Licenses or other required certifications: Bachelor’s and Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferred.

Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience providing services to victims of crime or working with an underserved population or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities: Knowledge and training in domestic violence, trauma informed intervention, child abuse, child development, ages and stages, trauma, grief and loss and resiliency.  Ability to perform job duties with a high degree of initiative and professionalism; demonstrated sound judgment, and outstanding communication skills. Ability to utilize database tools and gather evaluation statistics. Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to multi-task. Familiarity with Ashland County resources. Ability to ambulate enough to access private homes/locations which may not be readily accessible. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks.


  • Competitive compensation.
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance.
  • Generous accrued paid vacation.
  • 3 personal days.
  • 8 accrued sick days.
  • 8 paid holidays.
  • Retirement match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to bbarone@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Youth Advocate" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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