About the organization
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first shelters to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people ages 12-24 experiencing homelessness have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
YouthCare is seeking Youth Counselors for our Housing, Shelter, and Drop-In Services programs. Youth Counselors are responsible for the daily management of the program sites. Programs must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other staff, the Youth Counselor’s task is to create a safe and caring environment for vulnerable young people in program who are preparing to transition to become more self-sufficient. The position requires an individual who can actively contribute to a positive, stable, responsive and responsible environment for change.
- 1 or more years of experience successfully working with vulnerable young people or young adults in a crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential setting.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree or experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
- Course work, experience, or training in child or human development, chemical dependency, mental illness, group dynamics, residential treatment, or related experience highly preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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