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Relief Overnight Residential Youth Counselor - New Roads and Youth Haven

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Friends of Youth
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Kirkland, WA
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Published 22 days ago

PURPOSE

The Relief Overnight Residential Youth Counselor works in a collaborative environment to support unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth ages 16-20 at New Roads, and youth experiencing homelessness ages 7-17 at Youth Haven. Relief Overnight Residential Youth Counselors work intermittently to ensure care and supervision is provided 24/7 while assisting with youths’ homework, recreation time, and meals.  


RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • Provide care and supervision of youth, including performing regular bed checks and monitoring whereabouts; positively structures morning routines for youth by instructing and guiding youth in self-care tasks, including personal care, wake-up routines, and preparing meals according to posted menus.   
  • Assist youth with establishing and achieving their goals, while modeling appropriate behavior and healthy relationships.  
  • Record interactions, health and behavioral observation in youth charts, objectively taking note of activities or incidences, and filing charts according to the organization system.   
  • Perform house laundry, dishwashing duties, and other chores to maintain a clean and healthy living environment; provides general sanitation support, including the cleaning of offices and restrooms. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.  
  • Minimum one year of experience in working or volunteering with youth.  
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.  
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license or be able to obtain one by date of employment. 
  • Passion for working with youth and young adults ages 7-21.  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English. 
  • Experience working or volunteering with refugee and/or immigrant youth. 
  • Experience working with youth in foster care or experiencing homelessness.  

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Non-Bilingual starting rate of $17 per hour and Bilingual in Spanish starting rate of $17.50 per hour + $250 signing bonus*.

 

LOCATION & SCHEDULE

Relief staff can pick shifts from the available openings. Shifts are overnight, 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. Work is performed onsite/in-person. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES  

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.   
  • Ability to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.  
  • Understand the dynamics of homelessness and trauma experienced by the youth and incorporate knowledge into daily interactions with youth. 
  • Knowledge of Strength Based Practice, Harm Reduction, and Trauma Informed Care. 
  • Understanding of clear and appropriate boundaries with youth. 
  • Ability to perform CPR and First Aid and to administer Naloxone, if needed (training provided).

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT  

  • Must be 21 years of age or older. 
  • Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check.
  • Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.   
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license.   
  • Must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

 

EQUITY STATEMENT  

Friends of Youth welcomes, honors, and celebrates our clients, colleagues and communities’ diverse identities, histories, knowledges, languages, and cultures. Our organizational values shape the way we work individually and collectively, as we prioritize young people’s belonging and achievement. We work to challenge, alter, and ultimately dismantle interconnected systems of structural and historic oppression. We collaborate with community stakeholders and partners to develop policy and decision-making frameworks that advance racial equity. 

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Friends of Youth is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. As an organization on a journey towards becoming anti-racist and anti-oppressive, we are committed to equitable hiring practices. As an equal opportunity employer, Friends of Youth does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, ethnicity, cultural identity, creed, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, religion, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, are/have been system-impacted and other people from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. 

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with Disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. It is our commitment to assess our current systems and create more opportunities for access and inclusion. To request accommodation or support, please contact the Human Resources Team.  


*The signing bonus is a one-time bonus that must be repaid if the employee leaves their position at Friends of Youth before six months.  

PURPOSE

The Relief Overnight Residential Youth Counselor works in a collaborative environment to support unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth ages 16-20 at New Roads, and youth experiencing homelessness ages 7-17 at Youth Haven…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021

Compensation

See below
$17.00 - $17.50 Per Hour + $250 Signing Bonus

Benefits

Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Referral Program, Retirement Plan, Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Referral Program, Retirement Plan, Vision Insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

Non-Bilingual and Bilingual in Spanish

Non-Bilingual and Bilingual in Spanish

Location

On-site
Kirkland, WA, USA

How to Apply

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