Young Adult Shelter Overnight Counselor
Community Youth Services Olympia, WA
- Posted: over a month ago
- $16 Hourly
- Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical
Community Youth Services is recruiting for on-call Overnight Counselors for its Young Adult Overnight Shelter in Olympia. This position is responsible for maintaining a safe and stable environment for young adults, ages 18-21, accessing the overnight shelter in Rosie’s Place Drop-In & Resource Center. This position also provides crisis intervention, referral services and strengthening support systems. Hours of operation are 9:00 pm-6:30 am seven days a week; staff shifts are four 10 hour shifts (8:45 pm – 6:45 am). Staff is expected to stay awake during the entire shift.
Community Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state and local laws.
Starting pay $16.00 per hour. On-call, non-exempt.
Education and direct experience working with high-risk youth, particularly street dependent, homeless, and runaway youth must equal a minimum of two years. If education is used to meet this requirement, degree/courses must be in a social science or related field. A transcript may be requested to determine if courses taken qualify.
Required to carry a cell phone during all working hours.
The ability to pass an extensive background check with no history of conviction or perpetration of child abuse or physical harm to a child or children or an individual aged 18 years and above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason.
Professional and personal conduct that maintains a personal and professional background so that criminal history remains free from unlawful conduct. Certain crimes may disqualify employees to have unrestricted access to children or vulnerable populations in accordance with Department of Social Health and Services policy and Washington State law. Professional or personal conduct that causes this clearance to be suspended or denied will result in suspension and/or termination of employment. (Pursuant to RCW 43.43.832, 43.43.832(7), 43.43.834, 43.20A.710 and WAC 388-06.).
A valid Washington State Driver License with a three-year good driving record. The ability to pass and maintain a clean driving records check. Professional or personal conduct that results in a restricted or denied driving status could result in termination of employment.
Proof of personal auto insurance levels at or above a $100,000 combined single limit must be provided once offer of employment is accepted.
A sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the organization's employment and service population.
Must possess, or obtain within 30 days of employment CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen certification.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
Maintains a healthy environment for participants in shelter to minimize crisis behavior,
Utilizes Evidence Based Practices, Positive Youth Development and Harm Reduction for behavior modification to facilitate positive behavior with participants,
Provides oversight and maintain program structure to participants accessing YAS to include enforcing behavior expectations in order to maintain a safe and calm milieu,
Makes decisions necessary to maintain the safety of staff and participants in YAS to include evicting a shelter participant or calling law enforcement when necessary,
Coordinates participant transition into and out of the shelter,
Records significant interactions and behavioral data in daily log, behavior/safety plans and/or incident reports as needed,
Informs Program Director of significant activities as related to residents and facility,
Completes incident reports and notify appropriate parties when necessary,
Plans and prepares an evening snack to meet basic needs of participants,
Tracks participant attendance,
Sets up the shelter each evening and cleans up in the morning,
Verifies participants’ identification/age,
Manages behavior expectations of participants, and
Contributes to daily staff log
Community Youth ServicesWhy Work Here?
CYS fosters a supportive, staff-cultured environment where your growth potential is limitless!
Join an organization that is dedicated to empowering at risk youth and families to meet goals around safety, stability, belonging and success. Join a team of professionals whose shared vision is centered around every youth/young adult being part of a supportive home and community while achieving their full potential for personal growth. WHY? Because CYS believes in strengthening our communities by empowering youth and families to create their own success. Join CYS and be a part of the solution with an employer that provides a staff driven culture where we view our staff as our greatest asset in providing quality services, which shows in our 90% retention rate. Community Youth Service is a non-profit located in Olympia, WA.
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