Drop-In Center Staff

Friends of Youth

About the organization

For over 70 years, Friends of Youth has been driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, and partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. With 24 program sites serving 18 cities in the Puget Sound Region, Friends of Youth provides safe places and emotional support for youth facing circumstances including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges. By joining our team, you will make a difference in the lives of young people by supporting them in taking their next steps toward safety, stability, and belonging. We are always excited and happy to meet anyone who shares an interest in and passion for contributing to our mission. We hope that you will join us!

Duties

Support young people in accessing food, clothing, hygiene supplies, and other basic needs items.

Provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for guests; respect and honor differences in cultural, social, sexual, and religious backgrounds of each guest.

Refer young people to appropriate resources such as case management, housing, mental health support, substance use support, education, and employment.

Set up Drop-In Center by organizing food, resources, furniture and any other equipment needed for the daily activity.

Monitor laundry and shower use; wash, dry and fold towels, bedding, and guest’s laundry.

Conduct walk-arounds of the surrounding area before and after Drop-In.
Ensure space remains clean after Drop-In is closed by washing dishes, putting away food, sweeping, and cleaning off surfaces.

An ability to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.

Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.

Ability to develop positive relationships with young adults.

Ability to work in a setting that can be highly stressful.

Ability to act as role model.

Understanding of youth and young adult development.

Comfortable interacting with youth and young adults in informal settings.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in social services related field is preferred, or 2 years' experience working with youth and young adults. Lived experience can be substituted for education and/or work experience.

Experience working with at-risk and/or youth experiencing homelessness preferred.

Education or experience in equity and culturally responsive care preferred.

Salary

$19.21 Per Hour + Competitive Benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please apply on our website to be considered for this position.

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