About the organization
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
YouthCare is seeking Engagement Specialists for our Housing, Shelter, and Engagement Services programs. Engagement Specialists are responsible for the daily management of the program sites. Programs must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other staff, the Engagement Specialist’s task is to create a safe and caring environment for vulnerable young people in the program who are preparing to transition to become more self-sufficient. The position requires an individual who can actively contribute to a positive, stable, responsive, and responsible environment for change. We have various shifts available – DAY, SWING, & GRAVE with pay differentials for Swing and Grave shifts.
Successful candidates will have:
•High School Diploma: GED or associate degree in human services, Social Work or related field, bachelor’s degree preferred.
•Preferably: at least 1 year of professional or volunteer experience successfully working with at-risk-youth or young adults in a crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential setting.
•Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements and must be at least 21 years of age.
NON-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES ARE REPRESENTED BY THE OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES’ INTERNATIONAL UNION (OPEIU) Local 8.
$21.19 per hour plus shift differential for Swing & Grave
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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