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Youth Advocate

Full and part-time, PAID positions

At Volunteers of America, Utah’s Youth Resource Center (880 So. 400 W.), interact with youth to create a safe, nurturing environment that will offer stability, encourage self-sufficiency, and independence. Rewarding work at an agency where we are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. Opportunities for advancement are available.

  • Interact with youth and provide them with information on community resources.
  • Distribute basic need items and maintain an accurate record of services delivered.
  • Resolve conflicts and crisis manage as necessary.
  • Enforce the center guidelines for conduct.
  • Complete rounds consistently to ensure clients are in appropriate areas
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Cleaning and some meal preparation.

Full-time, Sunday (8:00am-6:00pm), M-W (2:30pm-12:30am)

Full-time, Th-Sun (2:30pm-12:30am)

Full-time, Sat-Wed (12:00am-8:30am)

Part-time, Sat & Sun (8:00am-4:30pm)

Part-time, Sat & Sun (4:00pm-12:30am)


  • Paid or volunteer experience interacting with adolescents.
  • A degree in the social service field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to interact with homeless clients, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills.
  • Perseverance and care when clients exhibit behaviors that contribute to continued homelessness.
  • Ability to assist with moving cots, dividers, chairs, and tables within the shelter.
  • Driver's license with clean driving record required (No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years and no DUI in the last 5 years).
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.

Full-time benefits include: paid holidays, vacation and sick days; medical, dental, and life insurance; retirement plan.

$12.50 per hour, $13.00 after 3 months and completion of  training, $1.00 per hour shift differential for graves.

Submit resume on the career page of our website:

EOE / Veterans / Disabled

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Last Updated: 6/18/19