Program Manager, New Roads

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!


Hire, train, supervise, and coach the program supervisors and assigned team staff.

Lead weekly team meeting for group supervision and discussion of the residents’ service plans, behavioral, and clinical needs.

Train staff in culturally appropriate interviewing, counseling and relationship techniques to motivate and engage youth to remain in services from orientation through transition.

Plan for successful transition of youth, including the involvement of community resources and other supports; oversee the implementation of the residents’ transition plan as identified by the youth and LCSNW Social Worker.

Complete and submit all reports on youth by assessing core and contributing problems, setting outcome goals, and checking progress toward those goals; maintain case notes as required, including documentation of all individual client sessions.

In collaboration with the Director of Specialized Residential Services, screen residents for admission while considering contracts and professional knowledge of the current residential population.

In collaboration with the Director of Specialized Residential Services and the Mental Health Specialist, determine treatment methods and goals.

Ensure completion and adherence to program procedure in various forms and reports mandated by Friends of Youth, such as Incident Reports, Goal Plans, Performance Quality Improvement (PQI), Discharge and Transition Summaries, etc., in a timely and organized manner.


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in social services or closely related field. (If degree is not in social services, five years of full-time, relevant experience may substitute education requirement.)

Minimum two years of experience working with youth.

Education or experience in working effectively with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Experience working with youth in a residential setting.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related social service field.

Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Supervisory experience.

Experience working with refugee and immigrant youth.


$64,000-$67,000 Annually + Competitive Benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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