Youth Employment & Self Sufficiency Aide



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Asian Counseling and Referral Service
3639 Martin Luther King Way S.
United States


Support immigrant & refugee youth and their families in their quest for education, employment and self-sufficiency.

Start Date: 9/1/2018

End Date: 7/15/2019                              

Application Deadline: 8/11/2017  

Hours: Full Time

TO APPLY: Complete AmeriCorps application at and submit resume to

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Delivering Youth and Job Readiness (YJRT) curriculum to students and parents
  • Independently manage and build relationships with group of young people 
  • Assist immigrant and refugee ELL high school students with career planning
  • Guiding parents / guardians through financial literacy trainings
  • Support youth in project based learning
  • Track and report key outcomes related to Financial Literacy

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Regular attendance at team and agency meetings
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English
  • Ability to speak Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, education or related field preferred
  • High School diploma required
  • Ability to work with Limited English speaking (LEP) youth and their families who are culturally diverse, and academically and economically disadvantaged
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based applications
  • Some weekend and evening service is required


  • Passion for services, ACRS’ Mission and the goal of the Youth Job Readiness Training (YJRT) Program)
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Team player, yet able to work independently
  • Comfortable leading a group of youth and parents
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Reliable and communicative
  • A willingness to step in when needs arise


  • Monthly stipend of $1,202.86 before deductions and withholding
  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Assistance with childcare costs if eligible
  • ORCA Light Rail Pass
  • $5,815 education award (10.5-month positions) that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term)
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
  • Gain experience in teaching and youth development
  • Work with an amazing group of young people
  • Being part of a well-established, vibrant organization that has a strong focus on social justice
  • Chance to be fully integrated into a dynamic, fun and high-functioning team


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

TO APPLY: Complete AmeriCorps application at and submit resume to