Relief Overnight Residential Youth Counselor - New Roads & Youth Haven

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!

Duties

PURPOSE

The Relief Overnight 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 Overnight 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

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 organization system.
Perform house laundry, dishwashing duties, and other chores to maintain a clean and healthy living environment; provides general sanitation support, including the cleaning of offices and restrooms.

Qualifications

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

$17.00 - $17.50 Per Hour + $250 Signing Bonus

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