MVCAA Employment Opportunities Skip to main content

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!

Youth Advocate


Full time


Oneida County



  • Provide intake, assessment, mediation, case management and other assistance to youth requesting services.
  • Interact with youth during outings and afterschool programs, role model for youth.
  • Responsible for assessments, daily progress notes on customers, charting behavioral progress, transporting clients, facilitating group activities and accessing additional help when required.
  • Organize and Schedule activities at shelter.
  • Organize and schedule outings.
  • Recruit youth for DDSO Program
  • Keep files up to date and complete files with all required documentation
  • Advocate for the rights of children, empower youth to advocate for themselves
  • Function as a team player, giving aid and assistance to co-workers, as needed
  • Inputs information to HMIS data base system.
  • Attends meetings and participates in trainings, as directed.
  • Provide 24-hour service, on a rotating basis, after working hours through hotline phone (evenings, weekends and holidays).
  • Available to alleviate and mediate problems between youth.
  • Ability to encourage open and trusting relationships and communications.
  • Sensitive to the needs and feelings of homeless youth.
  • Completes all documentation in files of assigned youth according to Federal and State regulations.
  • Observes confidentiality according to Performance Standards and Agency Policy.
  • Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities.


  • Performs other duties as requested by the Program Director.


  • High School Diploma and Minimum of two (2) years of relevantexperience
  • Sensitivity to the needs and feelings of at risk youth and families.
  • Knowledge of Family Court 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 physically engage in outdoor activities.
  • Must pass all criminal history background checks and an annual physical.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License


« Return to Job Listings

How to Apply


Click here for an application

Complete and submit with your resume to

Please also complete the following forms and submit with completed application:

Voluntary Self-Identification Form

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

9882 River Road, Utica, NY 13502 Phone: (315) 624-9930 DonateDonate