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Overnight Residential Youth Counselor

Location: Everett
Posted on: August 4, 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 Overnight Residential Youth Counselors who work directly with youth residing in our licensed long and short-term facilities in Everett. 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 Overnight Residential Youth Counselors...Relate with youth and staff with a positive and collaborative approachMaintain healthy and safe boundaries with youthAccept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practicesAssess emergency situations, gather pertinent information, and provide proper supportFollow mandating reporting and licensing policies and proceduresDe-escalate youth in crises and utilize anti-racist, inclusive, equity-based, and trauma-informed care in all of their workRemain awake and attentive for full shift What does a shift look like?Overnight Full-time: 10 hrs, 4 days/week - Part-time shifts also availableProcess intakes and exits for youth, provide orientation to incoming youth to the program, and enter required data for proper recordkeepingPartner 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 staffAssisting, demonstrating, and teaching youth household tasksMaintain cleanliness of facilitiesArrange appointments, fill prescriptions, and dispense medication for youthCommunicate with other providers to assure youth are following through with their commitmentsRespond to community calls, drop-ins, and referrals with appropriate information and directionsParticipate in enrichment activities programming and planning with fellow staffProvide information and directions for off-site services to youthBenefits: (may vary depending on part-time vs full-time status)Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with employer contribution403(b) retirement plan21 days of PTO accrued in first year10 agency-recognized holidaysPaid training & testing: CPR/first aid, food handler's permit, blood borne pathogens, abuse awareness, TB testing, and additional in-depth practical trainingsPay Scale: $22-23/hrCocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request. Candidates with lived experience, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply!Requirements:General:Must be 21 years of age or olderHigh school diploma or GED1 year minimum of experience working with youthDSHS background clearanceAcceptable driver's abstract with no more than 2 violations within last 3 yearsPossess a valid driver's license, insurance, and reliable transportationProof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)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.Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 poundsLifting and carrying up to 50 poundsStanding, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stoopingRunning for brief periods of timeGo up and down stairsPI186582928SDL2017

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

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