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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Day/Swing Shift) - Pathways

    POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Under-18 Residential Program Manager, the 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 Youth Counselor must balance nurturing and listening while setting limits and maintaining program stability.

    Pathways  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 case management, counseling, education, 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
  • EDUCATION CASE MANAGER - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the James W. Ray Orion Center Education Supervisor, the Education Case Manager will provide intensive, individualized case management support to youth enrolled in the GED program at the Orion Center, operated in partnership with Seattle Public Schools. Working with the GED, Seattle Public Schools, and post-secondary teams and partner agencies to create a more robust post-secondary college pathway, culture and practice for the GED program at the Orion Center.

    Under HB 1418 funding from Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy, Youth will receive support from the case manager to remove barriers to completing their GED and support to enroll and succeed in post-secondary education. GED students enrolled at Interagency Academy Orion GED program will be provided support with issues such as homelessness and unstable housing, involvement in the juvenile justice system, drug/alcohol issues.

    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
  • DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS - Administration

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Deputy Director, and serving as a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for strategic and operational direction and oversight of YouthCare’s financial management as well as overseeing the organization’s information technology and facilities systems and processes.   Leads, coaches, and develops a group of professionals with Agency-wide responsibility and visibility.

    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