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Residential Service Specialist

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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. We believe that every young person deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. Currently, our Young Adult Housing program is looking for the right person to fill the Resident Services Specialist role which works directly with formerly homeless young adults ages 18-24. The purpose of this position is to offer supportive services to young adults in a housing first program model at Journeys at Cocoon House.
Our Resident Services Specialists...

  • Builds relationships with young adults to establish trust and engagement in services when needed
  • Maintains healthy and safe boundaries with young adults
  • Has a strong familiarity with local services and how to access them
  • Accepts and are competent in a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with the young adults in the program, outside partners, and the public that they work with
  • De-escalates crises and utilizes anti-racist, inclusive, equity-based, and trauma-informed care in all of their work What does the job look like? Swing Full-time: 40 hrs/week
    • Use strength-based, positive youth development approach with a focus in key areas such as: education, employment, housing, health/wellness, life skills, relationships, and community connectedness.
    • Assist young adults in building community while at Journeys
    • On-site support for young adults
    • Create and oversee life skills activities Benefits:
      • 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: $19hr
        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! Requirements:
        • Bilingual English/Spanish skills General:
          • Must be 21 years of age or older
          • High school diploma or GED
          • Experience working with young adults experiencing homelessness
          • 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 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 stairs Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request. Candidates with lived experience and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Residential Service Specialist, Other , Everett, Washington

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