The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is currently looking to hire Youth Advocate Fellows who are passionate about bringing positive changes to the Alameda County foster care system! YAP is a three-year, 40-hour per week (Monday-Friday) job that combines professional development opportunities and work experience with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Youth Advocate Fellows (YAFs) are current and former foster and probation youth (ages 18-22) involved with Alameda County’s Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice Systems. YAFs’ work involves trainings for Child Welfare Workers, policy feedback on committees, outreach projects, participation in Independent Living Program (ILP) events, Team Decision Making meetings, and Transitional Living Conferences. YAFs also receive a rigorous training curriculum, on-the-job coaching, and the opportunity to attend college or an internship.​​

In order to apply for the position, you must attend a mandatory YAP information session to learn more about the job. For more details about the information sessions and eligibility requirements, check out the flyer.