Residential Youth Counselor for Refugee & 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 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!


Model a positive attitude and appropriate behavior for youth residents while teaching independent living skills.
Provide academic support and tutoring to residents as they meet their education goals.
Assist in planning a wide range of recreational and vocational activities, including group outings; develop plans with youth for constructive use of free time.
Facilitate group meetings to constructively address house problems or concerns.
Teach, supervise, and model chores, including meal preparation and clean-up, room care, and residence maintenance.
Monitor residents’ health, and document whereabouts and behavior changes; create and maintain the residents’ charts.
Ability to perform CPR and First Aid and to administer Naloxone, if needed (training provided).



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 16-20.


Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Experience working or volunteering with refugee and/or immigrant youth.


$18.62-19.19 Per Hour + Competitive Benefits

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