2500 NE 54th Street
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 currently seeking a Career Coordinator for Over-18 Housing Services: Under the supervision of the Program Manager - Employment Training, the Career Coordinator will move between all of YouthCare's Over-18 Housing Services Programs, offering services and support to a client base of young people. The Career Coordinator will work closely with each young person on overcoming their particular barriers to access education, job training programs, internships, and employment opportunities. The position also requires the Career Coordinator work closely with other service providers both within YouthCare and with external agencies and employers interested in employing or providing internships for young people. On occasion, the Career Coordinator may be asked to attend community meetings to discuss employment and facilitate Job Readiness Trainings for young people.
Please note: This position includes daily local travel primarily between our Main Office, University District Drop-in Center, and 4 housing locations all located with-in 4 miles of each other in the University District and North Seattle. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Though this position is supervised by the Employment Training Manager and is part of the Education and Employment Team, the Career Coordinator also receives support and takes direction from the two Housing Program Managers that oversee the Housing Services programs.
Successful candidates will have:
· Experience with services for young people experiencing homelessness.
· Experience or training in the areas of social work, youth development, anti-oppression work, chemical dependency, and root causes of poverty, and Social Justice issues.
· Experience working in crisis situations and with de-escalation strategies and techniques.
· 2 or more years of experience in an employment, education, or transitional living program setting
· High School Diploma or GED
· Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements.
YouthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
We offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision, paid leave, and transit subsidies!
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please click here: Career Coordinator – Over-18 Housing Services