Overnight Residential Youth Counselor for Refugee and Immigrant Youth

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 difficult circumstances, including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges. By joining our team, you will make a difference in the community with youth taking their next steps toward safety, stability, and success.



The awake Overnight Residential Youth Counselor (RYC) is a member of the staff team that provides 24/7 supervision and support to refugee and immigrant youth in the New Roads programs. All RYC’s help to implement the individual case goal plan, function as counselor to all youth, and provide supervision and guidance to youth within the programs.


-Provide care and supervision of youth, including performing regular bed checks and monitoring whereabouts; positively structures morning routines for youth by instructing and guiding youth in self-care tasks, including personal care, wake-up routines, and preparing meals according to posted menus.
-Assist youth with establishing and achieving their goals, while modeling appropriate behavior and healthy relationships.
-Record interactions, health and behavioral observation in youth charts, objectively taking note of activities or incidences, and filing charts according to the filing organization system.
-Perform house laundry and dishwashing duties to maintain a clean and healthy living environment; provides general sanitation support, including the cleaning of offices and restrooms.
-Collaborate as a member of the staff team by attending weekly meetings, having familiarity with each youth’s case goal and supervision plan, and encouraging a sense of community and safety.



High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
One year of experience in working or volunteering with youth.
Must be 21 years of age or older.


Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.
Experience in working or volunteering with refugee and/or immigrant youth.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.


Non-bilingual starting rate of $17.47 per hour, Bilingual in Spanish starting rate of $18.02 per hour, with an increase after one year of employment with Friends of Youth.

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