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Job: Education Advocate


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Title Education Advocate
Categories Northern California
Position Type TEMP
Salary $22 – $25/ hour
Location San Francisco
Job Information

Position is temp for 3 – 6 months, $22 – $25/ hour depending on education.  First Foundation focuses on stabilizing in-care foster youth with the goal of helping participants achieve their high school diploma and continue on to post-secondary education. The Education Advocate plays a critical role in supporting a young person as they deal with the excitement, rigors and uncertainty of adulthood and departure from foster care. This position works closely with providers, such as social workers, attorneys, group home personnel, teachers, mental health clinicians and administrators to ensure participants successfully obtain their high school diploma. Critical youth objectives are attaining a high school diploma, identifying permanent connections, enrolling in post-secondary education as well as exploring vocational training and end employment opportunities. The Education Advocate facilitates groups while working with the primary providers in each participants’ life to bring about a successful and smooth transition from high school.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Master’s degree in related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
 Three years’ of experience working with at-risk youth, preferably current and former foster youth.
 Ability to lead teams and hold internal and external members accountable.
 Understanding of how the child welfare system operates, and roles and responsibilities within the child welfare system.
 Must have a dependable car, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

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