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Youth Care Advocate Brewster Treatment

Old Colony YMCA

Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
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Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Shift Supervisor or Supervisor, the Youth Care Advocate is responsible and accountable for monitoring residents in the program and for maintaining a safe and secure environment for both staff and residents. She/he will reflect and display the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.



  • Program/Department Responsibilities:
    • Implement all security procedures of the YMCA and program as outlined in the Operations Manual.
    • Supervise and monitor all residents in all phases of daily activities and nightly routines.
    • Implement and supervise recreational activities.
    • Conduct thorough intake and discharge procedures (including all paperwork and careful storage and labeling of resident’s belongings and valuables.
    • Keep accurate log entries, van mileage, incident reports, meal count sheets, clinical reports, and security sheets, prior to completion of shift.
    • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings and trainings, as directed.
    • Prevent crisis situations from escalating by intervening and counseling clients.
    • Provide support and assistance in any crisis situation including physical restraint of client and remaining at the unit until the situation is resolved.
    • Complete advocacy responsibilities including documentation for assigned residents.
    • Report any suspected child abuse to Assistant Shift Supervisor/Shift Administrator.
    • Supervise and assist in meal preparation, laundry, and chores.
    • Complete supply inventories upon request.
    • Maintain work schedule as directed.
    • Receive permission from Shift Supervisor or designee prior to leaving the unit to ensure proper staff coverage.
    • Provide professional and courteous telephone service to all contacts, i.e. courts, Dept. of Children and Families, Dept. of Social Services, parents, and others.


  • Supervision of Personnel:
    • To assist the Assistant Shift Supervisor in orientation of volunteers, interns, and new employees.


  • Fiscal Responsibilities:
    • Ensure that petty cash receipts are completed when purchasing items under $20 and that remaining petty cash is returned to Assistant Shift Supervisor.


  • Facility/Housekeeping Responsibilities:
    • Inspect all of the equipment and document on the unit security sheet.
    • Supervise residents’ follow-through on their chore assignments and endure that floors, walls, bathroom/shower areas, program equipment, etc. are kept clean and sanitary.
    • Clean staff bathroom and room.


·         Interdivisional/Community/Volunteer Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the annual Strong Kid’s Campaign.


·         Education/Experience/Physical Requirements:

    • High School diploma or equivalent work related experience with adolescents preferred
  • Capable of consistently and successfully managing clients with severe, emotional and behavioral problems
  • Must have visual and auditory acuity in order to maintain security of the program
  • Must be physically capable of participating in the following activities:
    • Hiking
    • Orienteering
    • Initiative Games & Problem Solving Activities
    • Mountain Biking
    • Top Rope Rock Climbing
    • Canoeing – flat water
    • Kayaking – flat water



To ensure the overall operations of the unit and support teamwork, the Youth Care Advocate will accept additional responsibilities, as assigned. I understand that my hours of employment are subject to change to meet the business needs of the Old Colony Y.


To Apply Please Visit: 

or Call Stephen Gallerani at (508) 510-1336

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