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Outreach Youth Counselor

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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. The Outreach Youth Counselor provides a safe and supportive environment for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness at our youth drop-in center, U-Turn - promoting positive interaction, providing life skills, social skills and enrichment activities. They provide needed information and referrals, linkages to needed services, and crisis intervention with a focus on reducing involvement in youth violence and/or gang involvement; increasing youths' abilities to access services to become more self-sufficient; and increasing supports in youths' lives.

Our Outreach Youth Counselor....

  • Meet youths' basic needs while building positive relationships with the youth to establish trust and support.
  • Link youth to other Cocoon House programs including Advocates and Navigators for case management services.
  • Participate in a phone rotation for 24/7 crisis response to youth in need of SafePlace. Will be responsible for answering the Safe Place phone for a week at a time roughly four times a year.
  • Supports of all volunteers and community partners.

    What does a shift look like?
    Part-Time, 25-30 Hours

    • Conduct stationary outreach at Cocoon House U-turn Drop-In Resource Center to ensure all youth are aware of other Cocoon House services.
    • Cook and clean as scheduled and will meet requirements as assigned by U-Turn Program Manager.
    • Collect and track data on services received throughout the shift and complete weekly data requirements to assist UTURN Program.


      • 403(b) retirement plan
      • PTO accrual for part-time roles
      • 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 Scale: $18/hr

        • Must be 21 years of age or older
        • 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


          • 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
          • Ability to travel for various distances through urban or rural environments in various weather conditions
          • Must have ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency
          • Must be able to lift 20-40 lbs.

            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! PI208164648

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Outreach Youth Counselor, Other , Everett, Washington

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