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Current Jobs available at Friends of Youth

Position Title

    On Call / Relief Shelter Staff - The Landing


    Support young adults in emergency shelter - Landing Overnight Staff

    Come support young adults age 18-24 as they work to get stable and transition out
    of homelessness. Friends of Youth operates the only young adult shelter in East
    King County and we need your help. Do you enjoy watching movies, playing board
    games, serving homemade meals and talking with a diverse group of young people?
    If so, we have a great job for you here at Friends of Youth. Join "The Landing" team
    as an overnight staff and get to know some of the most amazing young people you
    will ever meet. Typical shelter shifts are from 8pm - 11pm or 8:30pm - 8:30am. We
    are open 7 nights a week, 365 days a year.


    A. Direct Service
    1. Responsible for the security of the facility during shift.
    2. Responsible for knowing the whereabouts of guests at all times during shelter.
    3. Respect the confidentiality of each guest and/or their family.
    4. Provide a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment for guests.
    5. Respect differences in cultural, social, sexual and religious background of each
    6. Monitor laundry and shower use.
    7. Helps to serve dinner and breakfast daily for young adults.
    8. Report extraordinary changes in guests’ behavior or situation to Program Coordinator
    and/or Case Manager.
    9. Hold and secure guests’ prescription medicines and prohibited items in a safe
    secure location during shelter.

    B. Placement Tasks
    1. Check guests into shelter during scheduled times.
    2. Initiate orientation and intake paperwork for any young adult who staying at shelter
    for the first time.

    C. Security Checks
    1. Check that all doors are locked and secured at the beginning of all shifts.
    2. Conduct walk-throughs of areas surrounding The Landing.
    3. Conduct searches of each guests’ belongings at check-in to ensure the removal of
    any prohibited items.

    D. Laundry
    1. Wash, dry, and fold used towels and guests’ laundry each night.
    2. Collect dirty towels and blankets each morning and take to laundry room. Start one
    load of laundry before leaving shift.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
    1. A Bachelor's Degree in the Social Sciences field is strongly preferred.
    2. At least 21 years of age.
    3. Must have Red Cross First Aid/CPR card and Blood Borne Pathogens Certification
    or obtain them within 30 days of hiring.
    4. Must pass TB screening.
    5. Must successfully pass criminal history check (WAC 388-73-030).
    6. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    1. Ability to observe and discuss behavior problems and suggest appropriate
    2. Ability to act as a role model.
    3. Ability to work in a setting that can be highly stressful.
    4. Ability to interact with volunteers and provide leadership.
    5. Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of organizations.
    6. Ability to work shifts on short notice.
    7. Ability to work late hours. Shifts are primarily in the late evening (8pm – 11:30pm)
    or overnight (8:30pm-8:30am).




    $15 / hour

Reports to

    The Landing Program Coordinator 



Application Deadline

   Open until filled.


    Send cover letter and resume to Cassandra Butler at  

Job Posting Date

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