Advocacy Services for Kids

Youth Engagement Specialist

Advocacy Services for Kids

JOB TITLE: Youth Engagement Specialist

TIME/HOURS: Part-time/ 10-20 hours a week


WAGE/SALARY: $13.00-$17.40/ hour

SUPERVISOR: Youth Services Manager


PERIOD: 3 Months


The Youth Engagement Specialist will be responsiblefor assisting the Youth Services Manager in the oversight, monitoring and administration of youthinvolvement in the system of care so that

youths' experiences and perspectives drive theplanning, implementation, and evaluation of the system of care. This position will assist the YouthServices Manager in all aspects of the C.A.Y.

M.O.V.E. program, the youthadvisory board for the Kalamazoo System of Care. The Youth Engagement Specialist will be a support, resource and mentor to young people who bring youth voice

into the system of care as well as empower youth and enhance their leadershipskills.


Assist withregular meetings of youth involvement efforts within the community

Support andnurture development activities for youth participation

Gather and adaptmaterials for youth participation

Provideskill-building opportunities to youth

Collaborate withyouth, agency and community representatives to implement youth participationplans

Create methods tocollect youth opinions about services and programs in our community

Completenecessary program evaluation, including DESSA and YPQI

Assist YouthService Manager with marketing, recruitment, and orientation of new members

Empower membersto educate others and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health

All other dutiesassigned


1. Possess a high school diploma or GED.

2. Have experience working with youth withmood, emotional, and behavioral challenges

3. Ability to work flexible hours is includingevening/weekend availability

4. Have basic typing/computer processingskills

5. Have reliabletransportation, proof of insurance, and ability to transport marketingmaterials 

Send resumes to Kaley Ford, Youth Services Manager, at kaleyf@askforkids.org or fax (269)978-0287 by 6-24-16


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