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!
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
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Non-Bilingual starting rate of $17 per hour and Bilingual in Spanish starting rate of $17.50 per hour.
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
Relief staff can pick shifts from the available openings including Day (8am-4pm), Swing (4pm-12am), and Overnight (12am-8am). Relief staff must pick up at least one shift per month. Work is performed onsite/in-person in Kirkland, WA.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Friends of Youth welcomes, honors, and celebrates our clients, colleagues and communities’ diverse identities, histories, knowledges, languages, and cultures. Our organizational values shape the way we work individually and collectively, as we prioritize young people’s belonging and achievement. We work to challenge, alter, and ultimately dismantle interconnected systems of structural and historic oppression. We collaborate with community stakeholders and partners to develop policy and decision-making frameworks that advance racial equity.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Friends of Youth is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. As an organization on a journey towards becoming anti-racist and anti-oppressive, we are committed to equitable hiring practices. As an equal opportunity employer, Friends of Youth does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, ethnicity, cultural identity, creed, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, religion, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, are/have been system-impacted and other people from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with Disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. It is our commitment to assess our current systems and create more opportunities for access and inclusion. To request accommodation or support, please email the Human Resources Team at HR@friendsofyouth.org.
For a copy of the full job description, please e-mail HR@friendsofyouth.org.
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…