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Youth Advocate

Company: COCOON HOUSE
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 16, 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 Outreach program is looking for the right person to fill the Youth Advocate role which works directly with youth ages 12-24 experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The purpose of this position is to engage with street-dependent youth through street outreach in the county and youth-driven, goal-based case management.

Our Youth Advocates...
Meet youth where they're at in order to build positive relationships to establish trust and support
Relate to both youth and other staff across the agency
Maintain healthy and safe boundaries with youth
Have a familiarity with local services and how to access them
Accept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices
Assess emergency and dangerous situations, gather pertinent information, and provide proper support or emergency services
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 the job look like?
Days Full-time: 40 hrs/week
Conduct hands-on, daily street outreach to street-dependent youth in Snohomish County
Promote and present on Cocoon House services through community outreach
Build a network of agencies and resources within Snohomish County and the Puget Sound region
Provide mobile, youth-driven, strength-based case management based on positive youth development with a focus on assistance with employment, education, housing, substance abuse, medical care, and legal needs for up to 25-30 youth.
Support other programs as needed
Provide coverage in a phone rotation for a 24/7 crisis response line for youth in need of SafePlace
Benefits:
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:
Preferred:
Spanish speaking/bi-lingual skills
General:
Must be 21 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
Experience working in case management or supportive services [preferably with youth and young adults]
DSHS background clearance
Acceptable driver's abstract with no more than 2 violations within last 3 years
Possess a valid driver's license, insurance, and reliable transportation
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)
Physical:
Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds
Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
Standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping
Running for brief periods of time
Go up and down stairs
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 , Youth Advocate, Other , Everett, Washington

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