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Outreach Youth Counselor

Company: COCOON HOUSE
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 Outreach program is looking for people to join the team of Outreach Youth Counselors who work directly with youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness at our drop-in center, U-Turn, in Everett. The purpose of this position is to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth, promoting positive interaction, providing life skills, social skills, and enrichment activities with a focus on harm reduction and increasing supports in their lives. This is done through providing information for referrals, links to other services, and crisis intervention.Our Outreach Youth Counselors...Meet youths' basic needs while building positive relationships to establish trust and supportRelate to both youth and other staff across the agencyMaintain healthy and safe boundaries with youthHave a familiarity with local services and how to access themAccept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practicesAssess emergency and dangerous situations, gather pertinent information, and provide proper support or emergency servicesFollow 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 workWhat does the job look like?Days Full-time: 40 hrs/weekConduct stationary outreach with youth at the U-Turn Drop-In Resource Center to ensure all youth are aware of other Cocoon House services such as Advocates and Navigators for case management servicesCollect and track accurate data on services received throughout the shiftCook meals and clean facilities as assigned for U-Turn needsSupport volunteers and community partners as neededProvide coverage in a phone rotation for a 24/7 crisis response line for youth in need of SafePlaceBenefits: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: $18/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 GEDExperience working with at-risk 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: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 stairsPI186582960SDL2017

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

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