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

  • CASE MANAGER (IRC) - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Basic Services Manager, the Case Manager will be responsible for providing intensive case management services to victims/survivors of human trafficking (labor and sex trafficking) ages 12-24.

    YouthCare serves homeless and street-involved youth in Seattle, Washington and operates seven housing programs in addition to the Orion Center. The Orion Center is unique in its range of services, providing basic needs such as food and showers as well as case management, a GED program, high school completion, post-secondary educational support, and employment support among others.

    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 OVERNIGHT YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Bilingual Overnight 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 Overnight 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.

    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
  • OVERNIGHT YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Pathways

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Under 18 Residential Program Manager, the Overnight Youth Counselor is responsible for coordination of services for clients placed in the program.  The facility is for youth with behavioral and emotional issues.  Additionally, this program specializes in serving commercially sexually exploited youth who are recovering from complex trauma.

    The Overnight Youth Counselor must balance nurturing and listening while setting limits and maintaining program stability.  The Overnight Youth Counselor must also be adaptable and flexible while maintaining a safe environment.  This is an awake overnight position that requires regular monitoring of clients and other duties as assigned.

    The Bridge is the only program in Washington State providing dedicated residential services (including emergency shelter and long-term housing) to minors who have experienced sexual exploitation. This program offers the specialized, wrap-around services these traumatized young people need — including intensive case management, counseling, education in the nation's first public school developed for sexually exploited youth, and employment training and paid internships.

    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 (YouthTech) - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Employment & Education Manager, the Career Coordinator works directly with program participants, other service providers, and employers and community members interested in employing and/or providing internships for participants.

    YouthCare's James W. Ray Orion Center provides a range of occupational skills training, internships, high school and GED completion and college preparation for homeless and at-risk youth in Seattle-King County.  The Career Coordinator position will work primarily with youth and young adults participating in the YouthTech computer training program and with youth seeking assistance finding employment through the Orion Center’s Job Club.

    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
  • CASE MANAGER - Pathways

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Under-18 Residential Program Manager, the Case Manager is responsible for the day-to-day case management services for youth at Pathways including sexually exploited youth participating in the Bridge Program.  The Case Manager position requires a high degree of flexibility in responding to emergent needs of youth in crisis as well as good collaborative, 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.

    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
  • EXECUTIVE TEAM COORDINATOR - Administration

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare is seeking a highly-organized individual to enhance the effectiveness of the Executive Team by providing management and organizational support. We seek an administrative professional to coordinate critical assignments on behalf of executive leadership, and to support the agency’s Board of Directors. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with exceptional written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Team Coordinator will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities, requests and confidential matters with professionalism and follow-through.

    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 are building a workforce that reflects that diversity.

    Job Description

    May 1, 2014