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Residential Youth Counselor

Company: COCOON HOUSE
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
At Cocoon House we empower young people, families, and communities in Snohomish County to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing, and prevention. Currently, our Youth Housing program is looking for people to fill the important role of the Residential Youth Counselors who work directly with youth residing in our licensed long and short-term facilities in Everett and Monroe . The ultimate purpose of this position is to provide a safe and supportive environment for teens in the care of Cocoon House, promoting positive interaction, providing life skills, social skills, and other enrichment activities.

Our Residential Youth Counselors...
Relate with youth and staff with a positive and collaborative approach
Maintain healthy and safe boundaries with youth
Accept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices
Assess emergency situations, gather pertinent information, and provide proper support
Follow mandating reporting and licensing policies and procedures
De-escalate youth in crises and utilize anti-racist, inclusive, equity-based, and trauma-informed care in all of their work

What does a shift look like?
Days & Swing Full-time: 8 hrs, 5 days/week - Part-time shifts also available
Process intakes and exits for youth, provide orientation to incoming youth to the program, and enter required data for proper recordkeeping
Partner with case managers to support youth case plans and interact with you in alignment with their established plans. This includes communicating with fellow staff regarding the plan and maintaining appropriate logs and forms with updated information.
Supervise youth in the program and ensure safety while holding youth accountable to policies, guidelines, and rules by assigning appropriate consequences in collaboration with fellow staff
Assisting, demonstrating, and teaching youth household tasks
Maintain cleanliness of facilities
Arrange appointments, fill prescriptions, and dispense medication for youth
Communicate with other providers to assure youth are following through with their commitments
Respond to community calls, drop-ins, and referrals with appropriate information and directions
Participate in enrichment activities programming and planning with fellow staff
Provide information and directions for off-site services to youth

Benefits: (may vary depending on part-time vs full-time status)
Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with employer contribution
403(b) retirement plan
21 days of PTO accrued in first year
10 agency-recognized holidays
Paid training & testing: CPR/first aid, food handler's permit, blood borne pathogens, abuse awareness, TB testing, and additional in-depth practical trainings
.

Requirements:
General:
Must be 21 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
1 year of experience working with youth
DSHS background clearance

Physical:
Both orally and in writing, communicate effectively with youth, staff, other programs, vendors and the public.
Be able to hear voices and alarms.
Possess close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, and visual ability to read a variety of materials.
Have dexterity of hands and fingers to reach, handle and operate telephone, computer keyboard, and record information in appropriate youth files and logs.
Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request.
Candidates with lived experience and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply!

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Keywords: COCOON HOUSE, Everett , Residential Youth Counselor, Other , Everett, Washington

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