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Youth Advocate

Location: Everett
Posted on: November 26, 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 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 workWhat 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 SafePlaceBenefits:
      • 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 trainingsPay Scale: $19-$20

        • Spanish speaking/bi-lingual skillsGeneral:
          • 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 stairsCocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request. Candidates with lived experience and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply! PI197703772

Keywords: COCOON HOUSE, Everett , Youth Advocate, Other , Everett, Washington

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