Residential Youth Counselor
Company: COCOON HOUSE
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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
Maintain healthy and safe boundaries with youth
Accept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and
Assess emergency situations, gather pertinent information, and
provide proper support
Follow mandating reporting and licensing policies and
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
Process intakes and exits for youth, provide orientation to
incoming youth to the program, and enter required data for proper
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
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
Provide information and directions for off-site services to
Benefits: (may vary depending on part-time vs full-time status)
Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with employer
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
Must be 21 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
1 year of experience working with youth
DSHS background clearance
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
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