POSITION SUMMARY: The Bilingual Youth Counselor (BYC) fluent in Spanish is member of a treatment team providing twenty-four hour supervision for up to twelve adolescent males in a residential facility designed as a therapeutic environment. Within this setting youth receive individualized treatment, mental health services, educational and vocation services, recreation and physical education activities. Youth Counselors support the Individual Treatment Plans and Strength Based Behavior Management Plans for each youth and act in accordance with the individual’s needs and abilities. The BYC functions as a counselor to all the residents and is assigned as a primary counselor for one to three residents.
There is a day/swing position open and a graveyard position open for night owls.
Renton Washington is located on the south end of Lake Washington approximately 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.
1. Bachelor of Arts Degree in the social sciences area and
Central American cultural experience preferred.
2. One year’s experience working with youth.
3. Fluent in Spanish
1. Must be twenty-one years or older and have a valid Washington State driver’s license
or be able to obtain one within thirty days.
2. Must have a good driving record.
3. Must be able to pass an FBI background check
4. Must be able to accept the role of authority in a youth/adult relationship.
5. Must be able to function as a team member
BENEFITS: Friends of Youth provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and matching, vacation leave, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays.
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.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Reply with cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTH:
Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling, residential treatment, foster care, and prevention services for youth, young adults and their families.