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Outreach Youth Counselor

Location: Everett
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job 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 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 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 services
Collect and track accurate data on services received throughout the shift
Cook meals and clean facilities as assigned for U-Turn needs
Support volunteers and community partners as needed
Provide coverage in a phone rotation for a 24/7 crisis response line for youth in need of SafePlace
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
Pay: $18/hr

Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request.
Candidates with lived experience, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply!

Must be 21 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
Experience working with at-risk youth
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)

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


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

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