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Child and Youth Services Program Coordinator

Cornerstone Advocacy Service


Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $5M agency with approximately 90 employees.  Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center.

Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: $43,000 +
Hours: Flexible 

Primary Duties:





POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsible for development and implementation of Cornerstone’s comprehensive Children and Youth Services. One component of this program is focused on assisting young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who have experienced partner violence, stalking, sexual assault/exploitation or trafficking, or trauma related to witnessing violence within their homes. A second component is focused on working with children ages 6 – 12 around social/emotional skill development, safety planning, and violence prevention education. Leadership role includes on-going program enhancement and efficacy in the promotion of successful and innovative services; and consistent supervision and support to Cornerstone’s Children and Youth team. 


Leadership and Oversight: 30%

  • Familiarity with evidenced-based/best practice violence prevention models for children, youth and young adults, with an emphasis on services for sexually exploited youth.
  • Maintains accountability for implementation of individual advocacy, education, and support services with children throughout emergency and transitional housing services as needed/requested.
  • Assists with development and implementation of an advocacy service model that responds to youth and young adults within the community or within their homes, with a focus on accessing necessary services, including therapy, housing, jobs, chemical health, education, or other issues requested. 
  • Develop relationships with appropriate non-profit, law enforcement, and youth service programs for purposes of collaboration. 
  • Maintain a level of expertise surrounding current research regarding sexual violence and human trafficking, teen dating violence, harassment, and family violence, in addition to being knowledgeable about the existing resources for children and youth.
  • Work in collaboration with management and development staff in the grant writing and reporting process (i.e., research, focus groups, statistics, etc.)
  • Provide vision and work to develop long-term strategies for programmatic excellence and expansion.
  • Contribute to budget development and expense control as requested.

Supervision: 30%

  • Provide consistent supervision with all Children and Youth staff, meeting a minimum of once every two weeks for support, problem solving, and performance management.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings.
  • Implement on-going evaluation of services and distribute results to staff and supervisor monthly.
  • Ensure that staff conduct all programmatic services with efficacy to service model.
  • Support staff to provide individual support/advocacy with children, youth, and families referred for sexual trafficking, dating violence, aggressive behaviors, sexual harassment, family violence issues, anger awareness, and related issues.
  • Review staff notes for accurate, complete, confidential information recorded in case notes and data base on a timely basis.
  • Work with staff in continued development and improvement of services. 
  • Ensure that all staff, volunteers, and interns employ best practices.

Direct Service Provision: 25%

  • Provide direct services for children and youth, including individual and/or group - as well as parental support/advocacy/training/education; and related issues, as needed.
  • Complete data entry in a timely manner

Administration:  10%

  • Responsible for hiring, orientation, and training, evaluation, and supervision of program staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Complete time sheet and PO authority as assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with established Policy and Procedures.




Master’s Degree preferred or 4-Year Degree in Social Work or related field with a minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience and background in working with children and youth specifically around violence prevention issues.

Experience necessary in the area of dating violence, bullying, anger, family violence, and crisis intervention, preferably with domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking victims/survivors. Knowledge of resources and how to access them.

Ability to work independently and to make decisions under pressure. Experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with law enforcement agencies, school systems, and in building relationships with these and other community providers a plus.

Must have access to a reliable car and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and insurance.


Additional Info:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way. ABOUT CORNERSTONE Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package.

How To Apply:

RESUMES without COVER LETTERS will not be reviewed or considered for employment at Cornerstone Advocacy Service. Please e-mail your COVER LETTER AND RESUME to No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please.


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