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Current Jobs available at Friends of Youth

Position Title

   Safe Place Volunteer

Description

    The Safe Place Volunteer, under the direction of the Safe Place Liaison, will assist in
    responding to youth who have run away and are seeking a Safe Place.  The volunteer
    acts as additional support both for Safe Place staff and youth experiencing crisis
    situations.

Responsibilities

1. Provide on-call support through one week shifts as scheduled with Safe Place Liaison.
2. When a Safe Place call is received while volunteer is on-call, volunteer and staff will arrange a meet-up location to respond together to the youth in crisis.
3. Volunteer will always accompany the Safe Place staff when responding to crisis calls.
4. Volunteer must maintain client confidentiality at all times.
5. Volunteer will maintain up-to-date knowledge and training for responding to Safe Place calls.

Required Skills and Qualifications

A. Education and Experience
1. Must be at least 21 years of age or older
2. Must pass a background check
3. Must fill out and submit the Friends of Youth Volunteer Application and attend the Friends of Youth Volunteer Orientation
4. Must attend Friends of Youth Safe Place Volunteer trainings as scheduled and required
5. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
6. Must have reliable cell phone
7. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth
8. A First Aid/CPR certification is strongly preferred
9. Education and experience in cultural competency
10. Must have a genuine interest in working with youth in crisis

B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to work in an environment that could be highly stressful.
2. Ability to develop warm and open relationships with young adults while maintaining strong boundaries.
3. Ability to be a positive role model for young adults.
4. Ability to respect the confidentiality of program participants.
5. Respect differences in young people’s cultural, social, sexual and religious background and willingness to enhance cultural pride.
6. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a commitment to the value of cultural competency.

Hours

    Part-Time

Salary

    N/A

Reports to

   Safe Place Liaison

Location

    East King County (Mobile)

Application Deadline

    Applicants will be subject to interview prior to volunteer placement. Open until filled.

Contact

Job Posting Date

    12/17/12
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