Nexus Youth and Families: Restoring hope, building futures, and strengthening communities through programs with youth, young adults, and families.
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Outreach Workers provide referral information, crisis intervention, counseling and mentoring on the streets to youth/young adults who may not otherwise access services. Outreach Workers help build and maintain vital partnerships and collaborations with local businesses, schools, police departments, and social service agencies. In addition, this role works in direct collaboration with Case Managers, shelters, and other resources to enroll potential clients into appropriate services.
As one of the most mobile and visible representatives of Nexus Youth and Families, we are seeking candidates that have a high degree of professionalism in all activities and interactions.
You will need to have:
Outstanding communication skills
Demonstrated competency in working with at-risk youth/young adults
High School Diploma required, BA in social work or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and related experience
Experience working directly with youth/young adults in the street environment
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in crisis intervention and harm-reduction
Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse economic circumstances, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientation
Ability to communicate and set firm, clear boundaries
WA State Driver's license and proof of insurance and ability to travel throughout S. King Co.
This is a full time position. 12pm – 8pm with some variation in the schedule
The salary for this position is $17.00 per hour.
Benefits: Medical, dental, FSA, PTO, and retirement plan for full time staff.
To apply: Please REPLY to this posting and attach your resume.
There are 2 open positions - one outreach position for youth under 18 and one position for young adults over 18.
Nexus Youth and Families is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds.