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Are you looking for a career that will make a difference in the lives of families in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties?

MVCAA is currently recruiting individuals to work with at risk youth, preschool age children and their families Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (MVCAA) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. MVCAA Offers a Generous Benefit Package!

Senior Youth Advocate


Full time



The Senior Youth Advocate is responsible for providing information and services to meet the needs of dependent children, their parents, family members, and guardians.  The Senior Youth Advocate will also work with schools, educators, social workers, doctors, community organizations and local political leadership to advocate for the rights of children.  In addition, Senior Advocate will have limited supervision of Youth Advocates and significant involvement in all Youth Programs.



  • Coordinates program activities for the summer, recreational outings for DDSO and sets schedule for communication club.
  • Assist in training staff in various programs.
  • Seeks and maintains collaborations to enhance program.
  • Assists with managing day to day program activities.
  • Provide intake, assessment, mediation, case management and other assistance to youth requesting services.
  • Conduct outreach and community education programs.
  • Advocate for the rights of children.
  • Function as a team player, giving aid and assistance to co-workers, as needed
  • Inputs information to data base system.
  • Attends meetings and participates in trainings, as directed.
  • Completes all documentation in files of assigned youth according to Federal and State regulation
  • Participates in 24 hour coverage schedule.
  • Observes confidentiality according to Performance Standards and Agency Policy.
  • Supports School Readiness goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties.
  • Adheres to Agency Personnel Policies.



  • Performs other duties as requested by the Program Director.



  • Two years experience in related field and/or AAS in Human Services preferred.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and feelings of at risk youth and families.
  • Knowledge of Family Court, OPWDD and Department of Social Service Regulations beneficial.
  • Basic knowledge of community resources in county of assignment.
  • Ability to communicate with youth/families and outside agencies.
  • Ability to climb at least two flights of stairs.
  • Ability to lift approximately 30 lbs.
  • Means of transportation.


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