Youth and Family Advocate

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Start: Jul 27, 2022 / End: Jul 1, 2023 / Location: Dayton, OH
Marianist PULSE is a post-graduate, professional year of service program. We cover all costs – housing, food, transportation, healthcare and living stipend – while Volunteers serve in professional non-profits for 11 months. Spiritual formation, professional development and intentional community living root the experience. Learn more on our website ( but in the meantime, consider this nonprofit role…
Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity, UD Center for Catholic Education (ECHO)
Mission: Our mission is to partner with faith-based and public schools to provide innovative social and emotional services by empowering all children and families, particularly the underserved, with skills for life.
Organization Objective: ECHO serves more than 3,800 children who attend 14 local Catholic schools. These services include psycho-education, behavioral health consultation, counseling, behavioral health referral/follow-up, medical health education, and medical screening/referral/ follow-up along with:
– Second Step (a violence prevention curriculum)
– Child Protection Program (a personal safety program)
– Individual/Group/Family counseling
– Crisis intervention
– Safety assessments
– Clinical referrals and follow-up services and clinical observations and screenings
– Peer mediation
– Family Advocates-Social Workers to help families meet basic needs
Purpose of the Position:
The purpose of the PULSE Volunteer is to assist in the many aspects of ECHO.
The volunteer should be open and interested in working with students, families, teachers, administrators, and community resources to assist in addressing barriers to learning.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Be on time
  2. Remain professional at all times. Representing ECHO throughout the community
  3. Work independently
  4. Show initiative
  5. Attend school functions – some evenings/weekends are required
  6. Assist with teaching a violence prevention program and prevention groups
  7. Creative
  8. Plan and implement family engagement events, Peacemaker events, and fall and spring retreats
  9. Be flexible
  10. Be able to adjust to other duties as the school year unfolds
  11. Must participate in Virtus training
  12. Need to complete (background check)
Commitment Expected:
The PULSE volunteer will be expected to be at the school from 7:30-3:30. There may be times they will be asked to stay longer or work weekends in which time will be adjusted during the week. During Christmas vacation and Spring Break the PULSE Volunteer will work at the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education while the schools are closed.
The PULSE volunteer will shadow the Director, Family Advocate, and a Counselor the first couple of weeks to understand the program in depth. On the job training is the best way to learn about the program. The PULSE volunteer will have access to several ECHO staff to answer any questions they may have.
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