Work at YouthCare

 

At YouthCare, we value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun.

YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

YouthCare is committed to providing all employees with a work environment and working conditions that enhance each employee’s opportunity for success. We strive to create an environment where all employees feel comfortable and are treated respectfully. Policies are in place to assure that the workplace is free from unlawful harassment, intimidation, and all unfair practices.

Benefits

YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave after successful completion of the Introductory Period.

Application Process

A resume and cover letter are required for all applicants and should be emailed to hr@youthcare.org. Please identify which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Resumes and cover letters can also be mailed to YouthCare at the address below but must be dated prior to the job closing date.

YOUTHCARE
Human Resources
2500 NE 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

YouthCare Employment Application: If you have been requested to complete an application, please click here to download the document.

People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Opportunities at YouthCare

  • ON-CALL YOUTH COUNSELOR - All Programs

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the On-Call Cooordinator, the On-Call Youth Counselors are support staff for full time Youth Counselors providing shift coverage on an as-needed basis.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • ON-CALL OVERNIGHT YOUTH COUNSELOR - All Programs

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the On-Call Cooordinator, the On-Call Overnight Youth Counselors are support staff for full time Youth Counselors providing shift coverage on an as-needed basis.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Bilingual Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing and coordinating mental health services to youth at YouthCare in the ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) funded programs.  Duties include initial mental health assessments, one on one counseling sessions, facilitation and planning of groups for youth, collaboration with case planning and completion of on-going assessment paperwork. This position requires on-call responsibility, a high degree of flexibility in responding to emergent needs of youth in crisis, and good organizational and documentation skills.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    About Casa: This federally funded program provides an alternative to adult detention for undocumented youth (12–17) awaiting determination of their status. Many were brought to this country by family and had no choice in the matter. Many made that decision on their own. Many were trafficked in — perhaps to end up working in a marijuana field at the point of a gun, or in other forms of effective slavery and exploitation. Many were fleeing war zones. They come from all over the world, for different reasons and in different ways. To us, they are homeless youth, brought to us by Immigration and Customs Enforcement with next to nothing. Most now want only to be reunited with their families. Others know they will never see their families again. While they are with YouthCare, waiting for an immigration court's decision, they receive case management, medical and mental health care, education, and legal services.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH) TEAM LEAD - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Team Lead at Casa de los Amigos will be responsible for the daily operations of the Casa programs for all shifts; including ensuring that ratios are met at all times. The Team Lead will provide day-to-day leadership and guidance of the youth counselors. Duties include ensuring client services are being provided in accordance to plans, providing on-going training to staff and orientation to new hires, staff scheduling and support of the program manager.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    About Casa: This federally funded program provides an alternative to adult detention for undocumented youth (12–17) awaiting determination of their status. Many were brought to this country by family and had no choice in the matter. Many made that decision on their own. Many were trafficked in — perhaps to end up working in a marijuana field at the point of a gun, or in other forms of effective slavery and exploitation. Many were fleeing war zones. They come from all over the world, for different reasons and in different ways. To us, they are homeless youth, brought to us by Immigration and Customs Enforcement with next to nothing. Most now want only to be reunited with their families. Others know they will never see their families again. While they are with YouthCare, waiting for an immigration court's decision, they receive case management, medical and mental health care, education, and legal services.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • OVER-18 YOUTH COUNSELOR (Float) - Residential

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the On-Call Cooordinator, the Floating Youth Counselors are support staff for full time Youth Counselors in various residential programs throughout YouthCare.  Shifts will cover four Graves at Passages and one Swing at ISIS.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center.  The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  James W. Ray Orion Center's employment programs serve and support a wide spectrum of youth skills and interests.  Offerings include the Working Zone Art Tile project, Barista Training and Education Program (in partnership with FareStart) YouthTech/Cisco IT Essentials Training, Workforce Investment Act Services, and YouthBuild construction pre-apprenticeship training.

    Under the supervision of the Employment and Education Manager, the Employer Engagement Specialist is responsible for establishing and building relationships with employers to create job opportunities for youth.  The position will utilize business development and customer relationship management best practices to meet employment outcome goals.  As an employment coach for our youth and leader of workshops and trainings, the Employer Engagement Specialist should be able to work effectively and supportively with homeless youth individually, in groups, and at their worksites.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTHCARE/AMERICORPS - Tutor GED Program

    POSITION SUMMARY:  The GED program at the James W. Ray Orion Center is part of YouthCare’s mission to build confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth, by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. The program serves homeless youth who are pursuing their GED, as well as youth who have obtained their GED and are transitioning into post-secondary educational opportunities. After an initial assessment of a student’s education level, they are enrolled and supported in creating an individual service plan designed to progress at a pace that suits their needs. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm, with more intensive individual support available to student in the afternoon. We start the morning together doing a group activity to enrich reading comprehension skills and then break off into individual, one-on-one work with the GED teachers and volunteer tutors. The program often incorporates group lessons and activities into the daily plan to keep things interesting and inspiring. Once a student has worked through the preparation materials and shown readiness to test, we provide them with an official online pre-test through GED.com. If they are likely to pass, we register them and pay for their test, and provide transportation to a local community college for testing. Testing occurs on a weekly basis, taking those who are ready and wanting to test. While students work on their GED, education staff encourage them to connect with case management services, housing, and job training opportunities. When students earn their GED, we help connect them to community resources to enroll in college or pursue job opportunities of their choice. Our program’s main goal is to meet young people where they are at to help them progress in their education and in their lives.

    To Apply:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51204&fromSearch=true  

    Job Description

    August 15, 2014
  • UNDER-18 YOUTH COUSELOR (Float) - Residential

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Under-18 Residential Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. The Youth Counselor, in conjunction with the clinical team, is responsible for creating a safe environment for high-risk youth in residence, some recovering from complex trauma, who are preparing to become more self-sufficient. The position requires an individual who can actively contribute to a safe, positive, responsible environment for change.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • PART-TIME OVERNIGHT YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Alhadeff Family Home of Hope

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the weekend Overnight Youth Counselor ensures the safety and well-being of up to twenty (20) young adults, ages 18-24, living at the Alhadeff Home of Hope, a Phase II transitional living program.

    The Home of Hope is an independent living program. Participants are young adults experiencing independence while still being able to access services. They furnish and decorate their own apartments, shop and cook for themselves, pay the bills, and negotiate shared space and responsibilities with roommates.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL ON-CALL YOUTH COUNSELOR / TAKING CALL TRANSPORTERS - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Bilingual On-Call Youth Counselor is responsible for the coordination of services for clients placed in the 8-bed shelter facility.  The facilities are for youth 12-17 years of age who have been placed in the program by the Office of Refugee Resettlement Department of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ORR / DUCS).  The Bilingual Youth Counselor must balance nurturing and listening while setting limits.  Must have organizational ability as well as be adaptable and flexible while maintaining a safe environment.  This position will be evaluated within 90 days of hire, in order to ensure that this position (employee) is fulfilling job description and program needs.

    The Bilingual On-Call Youth Counselors will support Casa de los Amigos as Taking Call Transporters which will require transporting youth out-of-state during times of influx.  Taking Call Transporters will be responsible for answering and responding in person to out of state youth transportation needs.  Transporters taking shifts will receive a stipend when taking calls.

    About YouthCare:  YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    About Casa:  This federally funded program provides an alternative to adult detention for undocumented youth (12–17) awaiting determination of their status. Many were brought to this country by family and had no choice in the matter. Many made that decision on their own. Many were trafficked in — perhaps to end up working in a marijuana field at the point of a gun, or in other forms of effective slavery and exploitation. Many were fleeing war zones. They come from all over the world, for different reasons and in different ways. To us, they are homeless youth, brought to us by Immigration and Customs Enforcement with next to nothing. Most now want only to be reunited with their families. Others know they will never see their families again. While they are with YouthCare, waiting for an immigration court's decision, they receive case management, medical and mental health care, education, and legal services.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL (Engish/Spanish) CASE AIDE - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Bilingual Case Aide at Casa de los Amigos will be responsible for the day-to-day assistance in case management and mental health services and coordination with Homeland Security's Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Juvenile Coordinator for the Unaccompanied Minor youth placed in the Shelter under the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  Duties include all initial intake and exit paperwork, crisis intervention, transportation, and ensuring clients meet all immigration related court appointments and requirements.  This position requires shift responsibilities, a high degree of flexibility in responding to emergent needs of youth in crisis, and good organizational and documentation skills.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    About Casa: This federally funded program provides an alternative to adult detention for undocumented youth (12–17) awaiting determination of their status. Many were brought to this country by family and had no choice in the matter. Many made that decision on their own. Many were trafficked in — perhaps to end up working in a marijuana field at the point of a gun, or in other forms of effective slavery and exploitation. Many were fleeing war zones. They come from all over the world, for different reasons and in different ways. To us, they are homeless youth, brought to us by Immigration and Customs Enforcement with next to nothing. Most now want only to be reunited with their families. Others know they will never see their families again. While they are with YouthCare, waiting for an immigration court's decision, they receive case management, medical and mental health care, education, and legal services.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • CASE MANAGER - Alhadeff Family Home of Hope

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Independent Living Program Manager, the Case Manager will be responsible for the coordination of services for youth residing at the Alhadeff Family Home of Hope.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • CAREER COORDINATOR (YouthBuild) - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthBuild provides young adults from disadvantaged populations with education, employment and professional training opportunities to become successful employees and leaders in their community. YouthBuild educates and trains participants with multiple barriers to completing their education and obtaining living wage jobs, ages 18-24. YouthBuild key elements include opportunities for participants to earn their GED and gain basic construction credentials with the ultimate goal of placing program participants in post-secondary education and/or livable wage jobs.

    Under the supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the YouthBuild Career Coordinator is primarily responsible for preparing pre-apprentices for professional success by:  (1) Teaching the Job Readiness and Professional Development portion of the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum; (2) Providing career exploration opportunities via tours and guest speakers; (3) Overseeing each pre-apprentice’s Secondary Education Plan + Progress; (4) Supporting student enrollment and retention in Post-Secondary Education; (5) Facilitating each crew’s student-led Service Learning Project; and (6) Recruiting eligible candidates, year-round, for each new crew.

    About YouthCare: YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the James W. Ray Orion Center. The James W. Ray Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs, case management, a GED program, a Seattle Public Interagency High School, post-secondary educational support, and employment programs.  At YouthCare we offer the opportunity to make a difference and truly meaningful work for those who value hard work, dedication to helping homeless youth, and having fun. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled