Connections Advocate Program and TLU Coordinator

Job Title: Connections Advocate Program and TLU Coordinator

Description: The individual in this position will supervise, manage, and support the Connections Advocate Program and Teens Like Us (TLU) Youth Group working with adolescent youth and their families.


  • Dedication to working with youth and families, particularly youth that identify as members of the queer community.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline or related field, or at least 2 years of experience in a youth development setting.
  • Ability to connect and collaborate with a variety of resources and programs in Dane County.
  • Understanding of Social and Emotional Learning processes and Positive Youth Development approaches.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and other common workplace applications.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with gender studies or equivalent preferred

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in best practices training from current TLU and Connections Advocates staff.
  • Provides counseling and supervises counselors who are providing counseling, case management, and supportive services to runaway, homeless, and unaccompanied youth.
  • Coordinates the collection of information necessary to submit accurate and timely reports to funding and/or regulatory agencies.
  • Monitors program compliance with agency policies and procedures regarding client documentation and reporting standards.
  • Ensures appropriate service referrals for clients to programs within Briarpatch as well as our community partners.
  • Co-facilitates competency development groups and helps staff develop group curriculum.
  • Works with school district teachers and staff to ensure program participants’ educational achievement.
  • Participates in weekly TLU youth group meetings (virtual and in-person formats).
  • Staffs community resource and outreach events to increase awareness of program services for youth.
  • Participate in the planning of the agency’s annual Pride Prom

To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by October 4, 2023. to:
Briarpatch Youth Services
Attn: Human Resources
2720 Rimrock Road
Fitchburg, WI 53713-3337
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