Peer Youth Advocate - Over-18 Housing Services

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $32,240
Maximum: $34,840
Details: DOE

Published

07/26/2018

Address

1828 Yale Avenue
Seattle
Washington
98101
United States

Description

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 Peer Youth Advocate for our Over-18 Housing Services. Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Peer Youth Advocate is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All housing programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, programs must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other staff, the Peer Youth Advocate’s task is to create a safe and caring environment for vulnerable young people in residence 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. A Peer Youth Advocate is defined as a person self-identified as currently or formerly receiving services for homelessness.


Successful candidates will have:

  • 1 or more years of experience successfully working with vulnerable young people or young people in a crisis, during outreach efforts or in residential 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.

Benefits

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

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

High School


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