Youth Counselors

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $32,240
Maximum: $34,320
Details: $15.50/hr. - $16.50/hr. (DOE)




United States


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 experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 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.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma; GED or Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Preferably: at least 1 year of professional or volunteer experience successfully working with at-risk-youth or young adults in a crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential setting.
  • Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements including but not limited to DSHS background check and must be at least 21 years of age.

YouthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and YouthCare is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of actual or perceived sex; race; color; religious creed; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy; nursing parent status; physical, mental or sensory disability; medical condition; genetic information; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity or expression); military or veteran status; or any other basis protected by federal, state and/or local laws. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.


We offer competitive salary, medical, dental, and vision, paid leave, and transit subsidies!

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

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