On-Call / Relief Residential 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.

Duties

The On-Call / Relief Residential Youth Counselor works in a collaborative environment to support unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth ages 16-20 at New Roads, and youth experiencing homelessness ages 7-17 at Youth Haven. Relief Residential Youth Counselors work intermittently to ensure care and supervision is provided 24/7 while assisting with youths’ homework, recreation time, and meals.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

-Model a positive attitude and appropriate behavior for youth residents while teaching independent living skills.
-Provide academic support and tutoring to residents as they meet their education goals.
-Assist in planning a wide range of recreational and vocational activities, including group outings; develop plans with youth for constructive use of free time.
-Teach, supervise, and model chores, including meal preparation and clean-up, room care, and residence maintenance.
-Monitor and document residents’ health, whereabouts, and behavior changes.

Qualifications

SCHEDULE
Relief staff can pick shifts from the available openings including Day (8am-4pm), Swing (4pm-12am), and Overnight (12am-8am). Relief staff must pick up at least one shift per month.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
-High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
-Minimum one year of experience in working or volunteering with youth.
-Must be 21 years of age or older.
-Must have a valid Washington State driver's license or be able to obtain one by date of employment.
-Passion for working with youth and young adults ages 7-21.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences.
-Bilingual in Spanish and English.
-Experience working or volunteering with refugee and/or immigrant youth. Experience working with youth in foster care or experiencing homelessness.

Salary

$17-$17.50 per hour (currently, premium/additional pay per hour is offered!)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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