Overnight Shelter 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 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 full-time, awake Overnight Shelter Staff works to support the 24/7 services at The Landing, a shelter that provides services to young adults experiencing homelessness. The Overnight Shelter Staff position is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and supportive shelter program, and will uplift the caring and non-judgmental environment that is provided to young adults.


-Ensure a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment for the young adults, while respecting differences in the young adults’ cultural identities, social identities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender identities.
-Guide the check-in and intake processes for all young adults coming to The Landing.
-Provide structure and guidance with cooking, serving, and cleaning up meals; monitor laundry and use of the showers.
-Conduct regular security checks of the facilities and monitor whereabouts of young adult guests.
-De-escalate conflicts between young adults as they arise, and report extraordinary changes in young adults’ behavior or situation to Program Coordinator.
-Maintain guest records in Youth Force database, ensure the Landing Shelter Tracker is updated weekly, and perform WATCH background checks are completed for new and returning young adults.
-Foster a healthy team environment by working collaboratively and communicatively with fellow shelter staff team.



Experience working with young adults; experience working with young adults who are experiencing homelessness is preferred. (Lived experience with homelessness or street culture can be supplemented for work experience or education.)
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, social work, or related field is preferred.
Demonstrates an appropriate maturity level to supervise and support young adults.


$18.04 per hour; $18.54 per hour for bilingual candidates.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]endsofyouth.org

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