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 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 Over-18 Residential Youth Counselor (Float) 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
  • 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
  • YOUTHBUILD CASE MANAGER - James W. Ray Orion Center

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the YouthBuild Program Manager, the YouthBuild Case Manager will enroll, track and provide supports for YouthBuild participants to reduce barriers to employment and post-secondary education including apprenticeship training.  The YouthBuild Case Manager will help with recruiting cohorts of young adults into the program and support program goals to develop alumni programming.

    YouthCare’s YouthBuild program is a federally funded, state certified Apprenticeship Preparatory Program that educates and trains participants with multiple barriers, ages 18-24.  YouthBuild key elements include opportunities for participants to develop leadership skills, earn their GED or diploma, and earn apprenticeship preparatory certification, with the ultimate goal of placing program participants in post-secondary education and/or livable wage jobs. Job training focuses on residential construction of low-income housing in the community.

    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 - 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 Barista Training and Education Program which YouthCare operates in conjunction with FareStart.

    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 RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - Administration

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Director of Residential provides leadership, oversight and direction to YouthCare’s housing programs for runaway and homeless youth and young adults.  This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing program personnel, quality and delivery of services, contract management program development and evaluation, and quality assurance.  This position currently directly supervises five residential managers who oversee 8 residential houses serving minors and young adults, as well as one housing voucher program.

    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
  • 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
  • COMMUNITY ADVOCATE (0.75FTE) - 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.

    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
  • 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.

    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 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) - 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