NYC Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach

NYC Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach (Part-time) Job Description 

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) 

S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and femmes of color – Black, brown, and indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts. Growing out of the dire need for gender-specific services and leadership development for young women impacted by school pushout and the justice system in urban areas, SSLC launched in August of 2014 in NYC and Miami. 

Summary 

Reporting directly to the NYC Program Director, the NYC Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach is responsible for providing youth development, resource support and supportive coaching to youth program participants. Additionally, the NYC Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach will co-facilitate Heart & Soul programming, address youth crises and attend to the social-emotional needs of youth in our programs. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Hold trauma-informed supportive coaching sessions with all Youth Leaders Board, Sisterhood Academy and other youth program participants as needed; Create and facilitate psychoeducation workshops on various healing justice and social-emotional well-being topics as offerings for various SSLC programming sites; 
  • Develop session plans and facilitate session goal-setting with youth; Provide community-based resources to youth when needed; 
  • Coordinate with parents, program staff and other participant support systems to address program and youth needs; 
  • Support with crisis intervention and follow up support when needed–must be available to support/respond off hours; 
  • Be available to communicate with participants and parents via text, phone call, social media message, whatsapp, slack, or zoom; 
  • Advocate for the participants in their home, school or other settings and systems participants navigate as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

admin@soulsistersleadership.org || www. soulsistersleadership.org || (786) 220 – 6483

Training & Staff Development 

  • Trauma Informed Care Training 
  • Restorative Justice Training 
  • Mental Health First Aid 
  • Child Protection Training 

Experience & Competencies Required 

  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously; 
  • Working knowledge of NYC-based youth resources and supports; Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor; 
  • Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude; 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks; 
  • Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism; Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication; 
  • Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice; 
  • Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development; 
  • Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes; Be LGBTQIA+ affirming; 
  • Have reliable transportation; 
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills including active and empathic listening skills; 
  • Have self-awareness and understanding of own self-care practices; Possess emotional intelligence; 
  • Bring your authentic, whole self to position. 

Must have at least one year of experience working with systems-involved youth and/or girls and non-binary youth. Must have 2 years experience doing case management work or resource support; identifying needs and connecting participants and families to resources and services. Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required. Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus. New York City natives strongly encouraged to apply. Folks with direct systems involvement or systems-impacted individuals (e.g. legal system, foster care, experiences of homelessness, government assistance programs, etc.) strongly encouraged to apply. 

admin@soulsistersleadership.org || www. soulsistersleadership.org || (786) 220 – 6483

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions: 

  • Works both remotely and in-person; 
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time; 
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard; May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending; Physically travels via public transit or car to various sites across the city. 

Start date: Starting on or near May 10, 2021. 

Office & Work Hours: General office hours are Monday to Friday 9 AM – 6 PM; work hours are 21 hours per week, 3 days a week remotely and in the field; some nights and weekends expected. 

Location: Position based in our New York City office 

Salary: $23,000 – $28,000 depending on experience; benefits include paid vacation, sick days, flex time and holidays. 

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Kimberley Moore: kimberley@soulsistersleadership.org. Please include “NYC Youth Advocate/Freedom Coach” in the subject line. 

S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.