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Youth Specialist

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Hiring Bonus: $500 at 2 months & $1,000 at 6 months!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 vital role of Residential Youth Counselors (Youth Specialist) who work directly with youth residing in our licensed transitional living facility 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 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 workWhat does a shift look like?Available Shifts: Swing Full-time & Part-time - Overnight Full-time & Part-time - On-callProcess 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 86% 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 trainings from field expertsHiring Bonus: $500 at 2 months & $1,000 at 6 months!Qualification for Washington's Homeless Service Worker Stipend Program of up to $4,000 (https://www.homelessworkerstipend.com/)Pay Scale:Day & Swing: $19-20/hrOvernight: $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 GED6 months 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, auto insurance, and reliable transportationProof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)Physical:Ability to effectively communicate with all internal and external clientsBe able to hear voices and alarms.Ability to read and comprehend a variety of materialsAbility to operate phone, computer, and record information for files and logsMust be able to lift up to 50 IbsMust have ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency.Go up and down stairsPI197705571

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Youth Specialist, Other , Everett, Washington

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