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The mission of Friends of the Children is bold: to accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing systemic barriers and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what.

Friends of the Children – Seattle, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving children facing systemic barriers in our community, is growing and has openings for full-time Professional Mentors. These positions offer a fantastic opportunity to work intensively with youth to develop trusting relationships, set positive expectations, nurture talents and abilities, and teach life and academic skills.

Friends of the Children has an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community's most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors, called Friends. These are salaried positions and not volunteers. Friends guide children from kindergarten through high school graduation, in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, gang involvement, drug use and violence. A Friend works consistently and intensively with youth as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting and sustained relationship with each child. For more information, go to www.friendsseattle.org.


For each child, a Friend will:

•        Set clear and positive expectations.

•        Discover, nurture and promote a child’s strengths, talents and abilities.

•        Help assure physical and emotional well-being.

•        Teach life and academic skills. Provide enrichment activities. Model responsible behavior.

•        Friends work both one-on-one and in group settings with each of their children for about four hours per week. (A Friend’s caseload usually includes approximately 8 youth)

Other Requirements:

•        Work hours vary but are generally 10:00am – 7:00pm, Monday through Friday, however flexibility is essential.

•        Friends must provide/use own vehicle and insurance. We reimburse for mileage.

•        Must pass finger print background check.

•        Must pass drug screening.

•        Must have decent driving record.

•        1-2 years of experience working with high risk youth or youth in the foster care system

•        Early education experience (ages 4-6) preferred for K5 position


Friends of the Children--Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children--Seattle provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children--Seattle hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  

The mission of Friends of the Children is bold: to accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing systemic barriers and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 42,436 - USD 43,687DOE

Benefits

Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 401k with 3% employer match. Generous paid sick and vacation leave, paid holidays, paid civic action days, and floating holiday. Tuition reimbursement. Parental leave for parents of all genders, including for adoption and foster placement. Free AAA membership. Employee professional development fund.

Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 401k with 3% employer match. Generous paid sick and vacation leave, paid holidays, paid civic action days, and floating…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
4436 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

How to Apply

Please email a resume and brief cover letter to info@friendsseattle.org

Please email a resume and brief cover letter to info@friendsseattle.org

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