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Relief Residential Youth Counselor (Kirkland, WA)

compensation: $15-$16 per hour
employment type: part-time


SUMMARY: The Relief Residential Youth Counselor works on an intermittent or as needed basis to fill in a shift normally worked by a full time Residential Youth Counselor. The primary responsibility of the Relief Residential Youth Counselor is the supervision and accountability of residents in our staffed residential programs. Relief staff can work in one or both of the programs below:

Youth Haven: The Youth Haven program offers 24-hour care for up to 12 youth (ages 7-17). The program is a state-licensed residential group facility designated as a short-term placement for youth referred from the state child welfare system and for runaway and homeless youth.

New Roads: Friends of Youth's New Roads program provides residential services and programming in a small group home setting for up to five unaccompanied refugee and immigrant male youth, ages 16-21. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


Shifts: Day (8am-4pm), Swing (4pm-12am), and Grave (12am-8am), Monday-Sunday. Evening hours and weekend availability are currently the most prioritized need of shifts.

A. Education and Experience
1. A Bachelor or Arts Degree in the social sciences is preferred.
2. One year experience working with youth preferred.
3. Must have a valid Washington State's driver's license or be able to obtain one by date of employment.
4. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth.
5. Must have a First Aid Card, CPR card and Food handler's permit, or be able to obtain one within thirty days of employment.
6. Must pass TB screening within one year of employment.
7. Must successfully pass criminal history check (WAC 388-148-0035).
8. Education or experience in cultural competency preferred.

B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Understand the dynamics of troubled youth and incorporate knowledge into daily interactions with youth.
2. Ability to show tolerance and acceptance of youth.
3. Understand nature of youth/adult relationship.
4. Is comfortable with and accepts role of authority.
5. Good role model.
6. Demonstrate control in stressful situations.
7. Know personal stressors and weaknesses, and work to overcome them.
8. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a commitment to the value of cultural competency.
8. An ability to follow written policies, procedures, and program manuals.

For more information on job responsibilities and qualifications, please click on "Apply Here" link above.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support. To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our website at
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