Unserved & Underserved Children & Youth (XY) Advocate
Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible


WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.

Salary Ranges: $22.40-$26.34/hr DOE.

Position Summary: The XY Advocate will engage unserved/ underserved children and youth and will work with Community Incubator Leads (CILs) in the Del Paso Heights, Arden Arcade, and North Highlands neighborhoods to help address underlying root causes of trauma and will provide support and skills to mitigate such trauma. The XY Advocate will also provide case management to children & youth who are at risk of and/or survivors of domestic violence, including emotional support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and community resources/information.  The XY Advocate will support youth and their families with concrete needs such as food, shelter, safety, and accessing resources.  


An Advocate who is successful in this program will be:

  • survivor-centered, trauma-informed, culturally responsive
  • skilled in facilitating interactive conversations and activities with survivors and their children
  • able to engage and respond to survivors and community partners
  • open minded and able to hold space for non-judgmental conversation and healing
  • able to advocate confidently and hold appropriate boundaries
  • organized, dependable, flexible, and able to work both as a team and independently


Essential Functions:


  • Develop partnerships with youth-serving community-based organizations in the highest need communities to engage unserved/ underserved African American / Black youth.
  • Provide case management services to children & youth including crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support, education and resources as needed.
  • Attend and actively participate in Black Child Legacy Campaign (BCLC) meetings
  • MDT’s CFT’s and other case coordination meetings.
  • Facilitate educational and peer support groups as needed.   
  • Provide children & youth with support in achieving their education, employment, financial, housing, and wellbeing goals.  
  • Maintain accurate client records and enter data into database in a timely manner. 
  • Complete accurate and timely reporting requirements.
  • Communicate with supervisor, as needed, for support and supervision.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with partner and community agencies.
  • Attend all required training and stay knowledgeable about current dynamics and trends of domestic violence and its impact on survivors and their children.  


Other Responsibilities/Duties


  • Model appropriate professional behavior and intervention skills
  • Attend mandatory program and staff meetings.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekend days.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


ADA Job Characteristics:


WEAVE is committed to providing inclusive, accessible and respectful workplaces for all staff, including those with disabilities such as being in a wheelchair, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, blind or low vision or other access or functional needs.


WEAVE works to equip staff of all abilities with reasonable accommodations to perform their job functions. These can include the provision of adaptive equipment, materials in alternate formats, and flexible work schedules. Our priority is to provide ongoing, individualized accommodations to give all staff access to resources best suited to their needs. If you require an accommodation to access this job application, please send a request to hr@weaveinc.org.


Work environment is primarily in an emergency shelter/24-7 facility setting. May need to lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to retrieve items, climb stairs, or use an elevator. Employee may also need to remain in one position (i.e., sitting or standing) for an extended period of time while completing work tasks. Must be able to efficiently operate a keyboard and mouse or adaptive equivalent, take notes; utilize desk tools such as phones or calculators, and utilize larger office equipment such as printers and copy machines. Communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience to successfully meet job requirements. 
  • Experience with domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking services preferred
  • Experience working with families and/or children preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Reflective of communities served
  • Regular attendance
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Word
  • Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour classroom peer counselor training (post-hiring requirement) and attend amount of required continuing education to maintain certification
  • Provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof vehicle insurance
  • Satisfactory results from DOJ background check.


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