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 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
  • YOUTHBUILD CONSTRUCTION WORKSITE SUPERVISOR - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the YouthBuild Construction Worksite Supervisor will be responsible for providing supervision and direction to YouthBuild participants at various Construction Training Sites.  In addition to encompassing all programmatic, leadership development, grant compliance and reporting, student supervision and management activities of this federally funded project.  YouthBuild educates and trains participants with multiple barriers, ages 18-24.  YouthBuild key elements include opportunities for participants to earn their GED, gain basic construction credentials, with the ultimate goal of placing program participants in post-secondary education and/or facilitating participants’ entrance into the livable wage jobs in the fields of construction.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND IMPACT - Administration

    POSITION SUMMARY:  As the next step in YouthCare’s multi-year commitment to effective and robust data collection and evaluation, YouthCare’s Director of Research & Impact will direct and contribute to the growth and development of the agency through helping YouthCare define strategy and direction of programming, research, and resource allocation. This new position represents YouthCare’s next step in honing existing systems, interpretation of data, identification of gaps in information gathered, and using data, and the resulting conclusions, in a meaningful way agency-wide. Within 3 years, YouthCare will consistently utilize existing expertise, history, instinct, and the science of our work to make decisions and guide strategy, and have effective tools, protocols, and processes in place to ensure we are implementing effective, efficient programming to best meet the needs of homeless youth.

    The Director of Research and Impact will analyze existing and define new data sets to help YouthCare reach current goals and establish future goals and to define priorities, points of hidden expertise and opportunities for program growth/reduction as indicated. This position will develop and standardize strategic planning tools to foster agency cohesion and consistency across programs and projects. The Director of Research and Impact will supervise the Data & Quality Assurance Manager and their team, and has ultimate responsibility for YouthCare’s data, quality assurance, and evaluation practices, processes, and tools.

    The Director of Research and Impact is a member of YouthCare’s executive team and reports to the Executive Director. This position will partner with programming staff, human resources, community engagement, and communications personnel to develop a culture of continuous learning and quality improvement in all of YouthCare’s practices.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Day-Swing Shifts) - Pathways

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager of Under-18 Residential Programs, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGER - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Director of the James W. Ray Orion Center, the Clinical Services Program Manager will provide clinical leadership and consultation to case managers, chemical dependency and mental health staff at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center.  The Clinical Services Program Manager is accountable for grant outcomes, case management systems and best practice delivery, as well as clinical oversight and support to staff.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM COORDINATOR - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the YouthBuild Program Coordinator will coordinate the day to day program schedule, client files, staff progress notes; provide comprehensive Case Management for all current students; track and document weekly student attendance, progress, attainments and outcomes in compliance with grant guidelines; provide leadership, direction, and updated calendars for all current students, as well as train, supervise, and mentor Student Leadership Council.

    YouthBuild educates and trains participants with multiple barriers, ages 18-24.  YouthBuild key elements include opportunities for participants to gain leadership skills, earn their GED and college credit, and earn construction pre-apprentice certification with the ultimate goal of personal and professional growth toward career or college placement.

    The YouthBuild Program Coordinator will work directly with the YouthBuild Program Staff and students.

    Job Description

    Open Until Closed
  • COMMUNITY ADVOCATE - Homelessness Prevention

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare’s Community Advocate is an independent, self-driven position that provides case management and advocacy services to sexually exploited youth between the ages of 13-24. The role of the Advocate is to identify, engage, and support sexually exploited youth to increase personal safety, navigate complex systems, and gain access to existing services. Primary job responsibilities include outreach and engagement, safety planning, harm reduction strategies, emotional support, and guidance in navigating complex systems and institutions. The Advocate works collaboratively with other case managers within YouthCare and at other social service agencies. Developing and maintaining relationships within the juvenile justice system and law enforcement are also key components of the position.

    Per contract requirements, the Community Advocate is responsible for enrolling approximately 15 youth per year onto the caseload, and is expected to develop and maintain relationships with other service providers in order to facilitate referrals. This position is located at the King County Youth Services Center (Juvenile Court building), though will involve extensive travel throughout King County.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • CARE COORDINATOR - Homelessness Prevention

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare’s Care Coordinator provides case management services to 9th grade students (novice and veteran) enrolled at Interagency Academy. Interagency is a network of small, alternative high schools spread out across Seattle designed to encourage students who need different supports than comprehensive schools offer.

    The Care Coordinator is an independent, self-driven position that focuses on improving students’ school performance and increasing credits earned toward graduation. These goals are achieved through working with youth and families to address personal barriers, by supporting the student and their families in moving past these difficulties, and through creating a strong connection between student, family, services, and school. Major tasks of the position include identifying, engaging, and supporting youth and families coping with issues such as unstable housing or homelessness, mental illness, histories of trauma and violence, involvement in the juvenile justice system, drug/alcohol issues, pregnancy or parenting issues, etc.

    This position is located out of Interagency Academy’s administrative office, in Columbia City, though the Care Coordinator will be assigned to 4 schools in Seattle and is expected to have a regular presence at all sites. This position will also include travel throughout King County, depending on the needs of the clients.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTHBUILD CAREER COORDINATOR - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the Career Coordinator is primarily responsible for classroom-based and hands-on Job Readiness Training, secondary education support, academic and professional goal assessment + preparation, preparing youth to obtain and retain employment, as well as the placement and monitoring of students in post-secondary education activities and institutions.

    The position will support youth transitioning to the next level of educational attainment, both during regular program (phase 1) and follow-up (phase 2). This position will also teach weekly, college-accredited, nationally-certified, job-readiness classes for all students in regular program (phase 1).

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH YOUTH COUNSELOR (FT/Temporary) - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Drop-In & Community Outreach Program Manager, the Community Outreach Youth Counselor provides support, intervention, and referral services to youth who are experiencing homelessness and/or sexual exploitation.  The Community Outreach Youth Counselor engages youth in a variety of settings including the James W. Ray Orion Center, the streets, schools, and other areas where youth congregate. This position carefully facilitates youth movement from emergency services to case management, housing, education, and employment. It also involves data collection & reporting on outreach and on-site contacts.

    YouthCare's James W. Ray Orion Center is a multi-service drop-in center for youth ages 12-22. The center offers youth basic needs services; three meals daily (M-F), showers, laundry, and lockers. James W. Ray Orion Center also houses Employment Programs, an Interagency High School site, offers Case Management, a GED preparation and tutoring program, an Emergency Young Adult Shelter, and Engagement Activities during drop-in hours.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - HOH & Young Adult Shelter

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Independent Living Program Manager and YAS Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site.   In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Day-Swing Shifts) - Catalyst at Straley House

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BARISTA AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Employment & Education manager, the Barista and Technology Program Manager is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and supporting YouthCare’s Barista Training and Education program.  The Barista program is operated in partnership with FareStart.  In addition, this manager will coordinate technology programming that operates out of the James W. Ray Orion Center, including working with subject matter experts and supporting volunteer instructors.  The manager is charged with program development, contract and partnership oversight, staff supervision and ensuring that youth enrolled in programs are receiving necessary skills toward self-sufficiency.

    Job Description

    Open Until Closed
  • BILINGUAL YOUTH COUNSELOR (Swing Shift) - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • BILINGUAL YOUTH COUNSELOR (Day-Swing Shifts) - Casa de los Amigos

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Pathways

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Manager of Under-18 Residential Programs, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Float - Grave Shift) - Pathways & Shelter

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Manager of Under-18 Residential Programs, the Youth Counselor (Float) is responsible for the daily management of the program site. All residential programs are open 24/7 and per agency licensing requirements, program must maintain safe staff and client ratio to provide services to our clients. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor's task is to create a safe and caring environment for high risk youth 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.

    Job Description

    Open Until Filled