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Launch Success Coach

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Treehouse
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Seattle, WA
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Published 27 days ago

About Treehouse: 

Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout Washington State, and we are an emerging leader in the national foster care conversation.  

Nationwide only about half of youth in foster care graduate from high school. That’s why Treehouse partners with youth in care statewide as they set and achieve goals to earn their diplomas and make plans for the future. 

Join a team that is passionately committed to youth succeeding. With a mission of giving kids and youth in foster care a childhood and a future, we provide education-focused coaching. We partner to offer experiences and essentials that foster community connections, exploration and growth. We fight for systems changes and join forces to pass landmark reforms that reduce inequities responsible for unjust barriers. 

Well-loved, community-based and fiercely optimistic, Treehouse is uniquely positioned to partner with youth, schools, organizations, caregivers, social workers and funders. Together, we improve outcomes from childhood through high school graduation and beyond, including a successful launch into adulthood.   


We welcome alumni of care and encourage qualified individuals of every race, national origin, religion, age, disability or ability status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to apply. 


Position Summary:

Launch Success Coaches partner with young adults from diverse backgrounds who are post high school up to age 26 and have participated in Treehouse programs for youth in foster care. The LSC builds authentic, affirming intercultural relationships with participants transitioning from working with an Education Specialist in Graduation Success during high school to partner with Launch Success to create a plan for independence.

This position predominately serves King County.


Essential Functions: 

·      Build interculturally affirming connections with Launch Success program participants to coach/mentor them in life skills including problem solving, self-advocacy, academic mindset, self-regulation, persistence, and positive goal obtainment.

·      Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice and ability to effectively engage in candid conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 

·      Identify individualized level of service and support necessary to support participants in the key areas of establishing goals, completing educational/vocational training, job attainment and retention, housing and life stability.

·      Using established tools, systematically evaluate participant basic needs, educational, technical or vocational training needs and/or work and career objectives to launch successfully into adulthood.

·      Work collaboratively with previously assigned high school Education Specialists to continue support of goals and support needs into adulthood.

·      Develop and support an appropriate team for every participant by building effective ongoing relationships with social workers, caregivers and community service providers.

·      Maintain accurate and complete records including case notes, participant support needs, consent forms and support team contact information.

·      Administer career, educational readiness and other assessments.


Additional Functions:

·      Attend all-staff and team meetings.

·      Supervise assigned volunteers to support the needs of participants on your caseload.

·      Support overall Treehouse operations as an ambassador for the mission.

·      Identify caseload participants to act as ambassadors and share success stories to advance the mission of Treehouse.

·      Attend trainings and workshops as requested. 

·      Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

·      Minimum 2 years’ experience providing interculturally supportive and affirming educational or social services support to teens or young adults from diverse backgrounds. 

·      Experience providing support services to young adults from diverse and traditionally underserved populations, including people of color, low-income students, or students with disabilities.

·      Ability to set boundaries and utilize support services to manage personal impact of working with at-risk young adults.

·      Must thrive working remotely and independently outside of a business office while maintaining relationships with coworkers and managers.

·      Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities.

·      Deep commitment to racial equity and social justice and ability to effectively engage in candid conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 

·      Ability to maintain records and data to support effective evaluation processes and analysis, and use program data to inform decision making and service delivery strategies.

·      Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

·      Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

·      Regular attendance and punctuality required.

·      Ability and aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite and other technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in a business environment.

·      Reliable transportation and if driving on Treehouse business, a current driver's license and minimum WA State auto insurance coverage is required. Driving record must be approved by Treehouse insurance provider.

·      Must satisfy Washington State criminal background requirements for working with youth and vulnerable adults.


Desired

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Services or equivalent work experience.

·      Experience with youth who have experienced foster care or youth from other vulnerable populations.

·      Knowledge of educational and community resources available for housing, basic needs, education and vocational training, and work attainment.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

·      Mental Effort - attention to detail, effectively interact with others, apply critical thinking skills to (evaluate and apply procedures, identify cause-effect relationships, synthesize knowledge and skills, evaluate outcomes, prioritize and solve problems and tasks), active participation in meetings, long periods of client interaction, read and understand written policies, protocols and client records, direct activities of others, influence or advocate for others. 

·      Emotional Effort – recognize and respect personal boundaries of self and clients, adapt to changing environment/stress, deal with unexpected emotional support needs of self and clients, handle strong emotions of youth and adults, respond effectively and appropriately to needs of youth experiencing trauma  

·      Physical Requirements Long periods of sitting, extensive computer work, using office/computer equipment.  Ability to travel to client locations. 

·      Working Conditions - typical business office environment as well as remote work locations. Treehouse’s Seattle office is a dog friendly work environment.


This position pays $20.50 hourly non-exempt. Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site (www.treehouseforkids.org/careers) explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. This position will be posted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30.

About Treehouse: 

Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$42,640 - $42,640$20.50 per hour, non-exempt

Benefits

Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site (www.treehouseforkids.org/careers) explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. This position will be posted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site (www.treehouseforkids.org/careers) explaining how you meet the required skills and…

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