COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.
Youth Advocate (Foundations)
Youth Empowerment Services
YES Program Manager
This position supports the YES Foundations grant goal of coordinating SEL activities with students and parents. The position will focus on SEL lessons, activities, and cultural integration for both students and parents. The Youth Advocate will assist with connecting participants with wrap-around services provided by CITC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Obtains assistance for students by making referrals to educational resources; arranging for appointments; establishing rapport with in-school staff and other educational agencies.
Facilitates youth success by monitoring progress of each student’s educational support plan, conducting overview of past week’s accomplishments/barriers; following up on educational referrals, and advising parents of youth’s status.
Eases transitions from a rural to urban school system and district wide transfers by providing school linkages, advocating on the youth and family’s behalf and facilitating opportunities for parental involvement.
Reinforces ‘parents-as-advocates’ by respecting parent’s values, learning about the family and providing pertinent resources, school information and community updates to keep the families informed.
Educates students by providing information and resources on areas such as: career and post-secondary planning, setting high standards for academic achievement, home school communication, importance of family involvement in education and other relevant trainings as needed.
Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and information on a quarterly basis.
Maintain cooperative working relationship and ensure effective and timely written and oral communications with parents, staff and other personnel.
Maintains operations by following CITC and ASD policies and procedures; participating in quality reviews.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Assist Middle School Academic Instructor with providing support during the after-school transition and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skill building program.
Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of communication styles to maintain contact with families/students.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with families/students and advocate for their needs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated familiarity with educational and social services resources.
Demonstrated ability to compile and summarize data in spreadsheet, database and word processing formats.
Knowledge of Alaska Native/American Indian educational issues, and unique and specialized needs.
Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Education, or related field required. Year-for-year equivalent experience working with youth may be substituted.
Minimum three (3) years’ experience working with Alaska Native families, knowledge of their values and belief systems.
Knowledge of the Anchorage School District policies and practices.
Continued employment status will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check report in compliance with the 1990 Indian Child Protection Act.
Valid Alaska Driver’s License and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires the driver to be at least 21 years of age.
Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.