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Youth Specialist

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

Job 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 approach
Maintain healthy and safe boundaries with youth
Accept a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices
Assess emergency situations, gather pertinent information, and provide proper support
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 a shift look like?
Available Shifts: Swing Part-time - Overnight Full-time - On-call
Process intakes and exits for youth, provide orientation to incoming youth to the program, and enter required data for proper recordkeeping
Partner 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 staff
Assisting, demonstrating, and teaching youth household tasks
Maintain cleanliness of facilities
Arrange appointments, fill prescriptions, and dispense medication for youth
Communicate with other providers to assure youth are following through with their commitments
Respond to community calls, drop-ins, and referrals with appropriate information and directions
Participate in enrichment activities programming and planning with fellow staff
Provide information and directions for off-site services to youth
Benefits: (may vary depending on part-time vs full-time status)
Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with 86% 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 from field experts
Hiring 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/hr
Overnight: $22-23/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
6 months minimum of experience working with youth
DSHS background clearance
Acceptable driver's abstract with no more than 2 violations within last 3 years
Possess a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation

Ability to effectively communicate with all internal and external clients
Be able to hear voices and alarms.
Ability to read and comprehend a variety of materials
Ability to operate phone, computer, and record information for files and logs
Must be able to lift up to 50 Ibs
Must have ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency.
Go up and down stairs


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

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