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Drop-in Center Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Advocate

Purpose
The LifeSpring Drop-in Center is a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space for youth and young adult’s ages 18-25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. All services are free of charge. The drop in center is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm.

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Specific Activities
•    Create a warm and welcoming environment so youth and youth adults (YYA) will feel safe and accepted
•    Provide supportive services to YYA’s who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness
•    Provide basic needs assistance (food, water, new clothing, hygiene products, access to shower and do laundry, etc.) to YYA’s when they enter the Drop in Center
•    Engage and promote YYA’s social & emotional well-being
•    Connect YYA’s to non-housing resources based on their needs
•    Connect YYA (if YYA express and interest) to the YYA Liaison that will provide more intensive case management
•    Work closely with Just in Time (JIT) staff to determine best fit for YYA
Qualifications/Requirements
•    Interested in supporting YYA’s who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness
•    Demonstrate awareness of trauma-informed, client-driven, and culturally sensitive care
•    Being open and flexible to new tasks that may be requested by program staff
•    Culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming, non-judgmental, punctual, empathetic, and committed
•    Professional and YYA centered
•    Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Physical Demands/Work Environment
TB Test, Drug Screening, and Live Scan Background Check
Work Schedule
•    TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
•    Must be able to commit to at least one day a week for a minimum of 4 hours
•    The Drop-in center is open 10am-4pm Monday - Friday
•    Days may be divided into two shifts to accommodate volunteer schedule
•    At least six months or one semester commitment expected
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