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
  • YOUTH COUNSELOR (Day/Grave Shift) - Casa de los Amigos

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

    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 CASE MANAGER - Casa de los Amigos

    POSTION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Bilingual Case Manager at Casa de los Amigos will be responsible for the day-to-day case management 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 intake and exit paperwork, case planning, crisis intervention, transportation, providing or obtaining translation services, and ensuring clients meet all immigration related court appointments and requirements.  This position requires shift responsibilities and on-call paper 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
  • OVER-18 YOUTH COUNSELOR (Float) - Residential

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Transitional Living Program Manager, the Floating Youth Counselors are support staff for full time Youth Counselors in various residential programs throughout YouthCare.

    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
  • DETENTION CASE MANAGER - Homelessness Prevention

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare’s Detention Case Manager (DCM) position is an independent, self-driven position that focuses on prevention services by working with minors with recent involvement in the juvenile detention system. The goal of the program is to reduce the future involvement of these adolescents in the King County justice system, and help them engage in needed services and pro-social activities in the community. Primary responsibilities include: outreach and engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, harm reduction strategies, emotional support, legal advocacy, information and referrals, and guidance in navigating complex systems and institutions. The DCM is also expected to develop relationships with families and work to support a healthy family system.

    Per contract requirements, the Detention Case Manager is responsible for enrolling 35 youth per year onto the caseload. Outreach opportunities include youth in King County Juvenile Detention and within other public and social service agencies. This work is conducted in cooperation with other providers such as probation officers, caseworkers, attorneys, and other social service providers. This position is located at the King County Youth Services Center (Juvenile Court building), though will involve travel around King County.

    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

    Open Until Filled
  • YOUNG ADULT SHELTER (YAS) YOUTH COUNSELOR II - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSTION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Young Adult Shelter (YAS) Program Manager, the YAS Overnight Youth Counselor II is responsible for the supervision of 20 shelter guests (ages 18-24) and the nightly management of the program site at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center - Young Adult Shelter.  In conjunction with other shelter staff, the YAS Counselor's task is to create a safe and supportive environment for shelter guests. Counselors must be comfortable establishing appropriate boundaries and setting firm limits for shelter guests, enforcing shelter rules, providing crisis intervention and attending meetings. Must have the ability to establish a good rapport with homeless young adults who may struggle with chemical dependence or  behavioral and emotional issues.

    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.

    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
  • OVERNIGHT YOUTH COUNSELOR (Grave Shift) - Catalyst at Straley House

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Catalyst at Straley House is a “straight off the streets” housing program for homeless young adults ages 18-21 who may not be ready or eligible for more stable housing programs. Residents can stay for a maximum of six months to stabilize, set goals, and work towards independence and permanent housing. The program is staffed 24 hours with a dedicated staff that provides activities, life skills, structure and stability.

    Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the provision of services to program participants. In conjunction with other clinical staff, the Youth Counselor’s task is to create a safe and caring therapeutic environment for high risk youth in residence who are working towards stabilization and preparing to transition to more stable housing.  The position requires an individual who can actively contribute to a positive, stable, responsive and 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
  • INTERAGENCY CAREER COORDINATOR (Part-Time) - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  YouthCare is partnering with Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy, Seattle Tilth, and BikeWorks, to create work-based learning opportunities for students at the Columbia City School site. The projects are designed to provide opportunities for youth to gain work maturity and job skills, earn a stipend, gain school credit, and increase school engagement.

    Under the supervision of the Employment & Education Program Manager, the Interagency Career Coordinator will be responsible for providing supervision, training and direction to a crew of approximately 8 high school students working alongside Seattle Tilth staff on gardening, landscape maintenance, pea patch maintenance and harvesting projects.  In addition to supervising and training youth, this position works in collaboration with the school staff to ensure youth’s school retention. The position supports the administrative tasks associated with the gardening program and another project operated by BikeWorks including tracking data, processing payroll and delivering checks, managing client files, and eligibility paperwork.

    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