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Position Title

    Overnight Counselor - The Landing


    The Overnight Counselor provides supervision, guidance, and performs certain
    guidance tasks in the shelter for up to fifteen homeless young adults, implements
    agency and shelter policies, and is responsible for the safety and cleanliness of the
    facility. The Overnight Counselor is an awake staff and performs the tasks below.


    A. Guidance and Supervision
    1. Have overall responsibility for security of facility and grounds during shift.
    2. Responsible to know whereabouts of every young adult at all times.
    3. Respect confidentiality of the young adult and his/her family.
    4. Provide a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment for the young adults.
    5. Respect differences in the young adult’s cultural, social, sexual and religious
    background. Enhance cultural pride.
    6. Monitor laundry and showers.
    7. Provide snacks and breakfast daily for young adults.
    8. Report to Case Manager or Program Coordinator extraordinary changes in young
    adult’s behavior or situation.
    9. Maintain prescribed medications in a secure area.
    B. Placement Tasks
    1. Check all young adults into The Landing during scheduled times.
    2. Initiate orientation for any young adult who is admitted during his/her shift.

    C. Security Checks
    1. Check at the beginning of his/her shift all doors that needs to be secure.

    D. Laundry
    1. Wash, dry, and fold used towels each night.
    2. Collect dirty towels and blankets each morning and take to laundry room.
    3. Monitor and teach young adults to do their own laundry.

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 and in generally good health.
    3. Have no serious criminal record.
    4. Must have Red Cross First Aid/CPR card and Food Handler’s permit or obtain
    them within 30 days of hiring.
    5. Must pass TB screening.
    6. Must successfully pass criminal history check (WAC 388-73-030).
    7. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    1. Ability to develop warm and open relationships with young adults.
    2. Ability to observe and discuss behavior problems and suggest appropriate
    3. Good role model.
    4. Ability to work in a setting that can be highly stressful.
    5. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a
    commitment to the value of cultural competency.
    6. Ability to interact with volunteers and provide leadership.
    7. Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of organizations.


    Full Time



Reports to

    Landing Program Manager



Application Deadline

    Open until filled.


    Send cover letter and resume to Amy Mckenzie at

Job Posting Date

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