The Family Advocate will implement a new innovative program model to provide family engagement, advocacy and support to families of LGBTQ and gender expansive youth in foster care and/or at risk of entering care. The Family Advocate will also work in collaboration with Foster Adopt Connect programs and Community Partners to provide and coordinate comprehensive LGBTQ related support and consultation to workers.
The Family Advocate will work with families and other caregivers of referred youth to build or rebuild relationships, educate and train, and provide other support as needed where there are challenges for family members in regards to the youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The goal of the project is to achieve permanency for LGBTQ youth.
This position is based in Independence, MO at FosterAdopt Connect Headquarters, with travel to other areas of Missouri and Kansas serviced by FAC.