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Youth Recreational Advocate

Posted: 02/21/2021

Synergy Services mission is to strengthen the individual, family and community through prevention, crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy, and education. We have an immediate need for a Youth Recreation Advocate at Synergy House (our teen shelter) which is located at I-35 and Parvin Road in the Kansas City, Missouri Northland area. 

Shift hours are:
Sunday Off
Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday 6p-11p
Thursday 6p-11p
Friday 6p-11p
Saturday 6-11p

Our teen shelter is an emergency crisis shelter for teens 12-18 years of age, providing a caring, therapeutic environment. This position is responsible for providing a safe, structured, educational environment in a therapeutic setting. This position will plan recreational activities for youth residing at Synergy House, our teen emergency shelter.  Assists with answering the youth crisis line, provides support and advocacy to clients and other duties as assigned.

Position requires an Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one plus years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS in social services or related field preferred. Prior experience working with youth, especially homeless and/or at-risk youth. Having knowledge of community resources a plus. 

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, consent to background check and Children’s Division/Child Abuse screening, fingerprint screen, drug screen and have a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). MVR must be free of violations that conflict with Synergy’s insurance policy. Position requires CPR, Med Tech certification and Chauffer’s License within 30 days from date of hire.

Competitive hourly rate of pay offered including shift differential for working evening/weekend hours of work. 

Application instructions: email resumes to

Synergy Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion:
Synergy Services is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We feel or staff, interns, and volunteers are among our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual difference, life experience, knowledge, self-expression, and unique capabilities that our staff, interns, and volunteers bring to their work at Synergy represents a large part of not only our agency culture but or reputation as well. We embrace and encourage our staff, interns and volunteers, differences in age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veterans status or any other characteristic that makes us unique. 

We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal employment for all individuals, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability (including pregnancy), national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veteran status and any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state and local laws.  

Job Type: Part Time