Bilingual Youth Counselor

Friends of Youth

About the organization

Driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, Friends of Youth partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. Founded in 1951 to provide quality foster homes for at-risk adolescent boys, Friends of Youth has since expanded to 24 program sites with services in 18 cities. With 70 years’ experience and national accreditation, we annually serve over 3,200 youth and families ages 0-25 in the Puget Sound Region, focusing in North and East King County. We provide safe places and emotional support for marginalized young people facing difficult circumstances, including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges, providing the tools necessary to move disenfranchised young people from crisis and instability to safety, stability, and success.


-Model a positive attitude and appropriate behavior while overseeing the supervision, safety, and care of youth residents individually and in group settings.

-Assist in planning a wide range of recreational and vocational activities; develop plans with youth for constructive use of free time.

-Teach, supervise, and model chores with a sense of pride and responsibility, including meal preparation and clean-up, room care, laundry, and general residence upkeep.

-Participate in in supervising classroom activities under the director of the DCS teacher and assist residents with school assignments.

-In collaboration with the youth, Clinical Program Manager, and Mental Health Therapist, develop and implement assigned youths’ treatment plans, and monitor youths’ health and transport to medical appointments.

-Listen and respond to individual youth concerns, helping clarify and understanding feelings, attitudes and behaviors; guide youth in developing appropriate, health and supportive relationships with peers and staff.



-High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
-Bilingual in Spanish and English.
-21 years of age or older.
-One year of experience working or volunteering with youth.


-BA or BS degree in social sciences.
-Central American cultural experience.


$18.02-$18.89 per hour (currently, premium/additional pay is offered!) + benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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