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Youth Specialist

cocoon house

This is a Full-time position in Everett, WA posted January 26, 2023.

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 () 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! Requirements: General: 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 Physical: 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 PI202057749