Relief/On-Call Residential Youth Counselor

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 Residential Youth Counselor works on an intermittent or as needed basis to fill in a shift normally worked by a full time Residential Youth Counselor in our licensed residential programs for youth. The primary responsibility of the Relief Residential Youth Counselor is ensuring the safety, support and supervision of all youth in our staffed residential programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Maintain a comfortable living environment by demonstrating to youth that they are respected and understood as individuals; by demonstrating that adults can help them deal with challenging behaviors without being punitive, retaliatory, rejecting.
Responsible for the supervision and monitoring of all youth in the program and to be aware of their whereabouts at all times.
Maintain daily communication log, and milieu notes of youths’ whereabouts, activities and behavior for each youth.
Help youth develop appropriate and healthy relationships with peers and staff.
Report any known or suspected abuse, exploitation or neglect of youth in consultation with management to Child Protective Services.
Facilitate regularly scheduled groups and structured activities as requested.
Demonstrate acceptance of, and establish a positive relationship with each youth.
Assist youth with establishing and achieving their goals, while modeling appropriate behavior and healthy behavior.
Transport and accompany youth to appointments as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Social Sciences is preferred.
High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.
Experience working with homeless youth and/or youth that are involved in the foster care system preferred.
Minimum of one-year full-time experience working or volunteering with youth.

Salary

$17- $17.50 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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