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 Management (DCM) program focuses on prevention services by working with minors in juvenile detention who are at risk of homelessness, and/or youth with high-risk of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, gang activity, and those who are entrenched in street life. 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.

    The Detention Case Manager is responsible for providing case management services to youth involved in the juvenile detention system. Primary responsibilities include: outreach and engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, harm reduction strategies, educational referrals, 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, as appropriate, and work to support a healthy family system.

    The Detention Case Manager conducts outreach to at-risk youth in King County Juvenile Detention and within other public and social service agencies, in order to link at-risk youth to case management services. Once enrolled, the Detention Case Manager assesses risks/needs, assets, and develops an Individual Service Plan with each youth. The Case Manager then works with each participant to implement the service plan, which may include referrals and follow-up to address housing, legal, health, education, employment and family/community goals. Referrals are also made for needed services such as mental health and/or chemical dependency counseling, including services for specialized trauma and prostitution recovery services. This work is conducted in cooperation with other providers such as probation officers, caseworkers and attorneys.

    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 III - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Young Adult Shelter (YAS) Program Manager, the YAS Youth Counselor III is responsible for the oversight of the Young Adult Shelter Youth Leader Program located at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center. The YAS Youth Counselor III will work with youth and their Case Managers to create and hold youth to 60-90- day goal plans which include employment and housing goals. The YAS Youth Counselor III will also aid in recruitment and outreach for shelter Youth Leaders and work with Youth Leaders on any necessary behavior and support plans.

    In conjunction with the YAS Program Manager, the YAS Youth Counselor III is responsible for completing client paperwork and records, entering data into the database, and performing shelter office hours. The YAS Youth Counselor III has primary responsibility for keeping accurate Youth Leader files.

    The YAS Youth Counselor III will be scheduled on floor shifts several nights per week at the shelter including being responsible for the supervision of 20 shelter guests (ages 18-24) and the nightly management of the program site. In conjunction with other shelter staff, the YAS Youth Counselor III's task is to create a safe and supportive environment for shelter guests. All shelter staff must be comfortable establishing appropriate boundaries and setting firm limits for shelter guests, enforcing shelter rules, providing crisis intervention and attending meetings.

    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
  • 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