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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:

Preferred:
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!

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

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