Safe Place Liaison
Do you want to use your energy,
charisma, and “can do” attitude to help young
people in crisis? Friends of Youth is looking for a friendly,
outgoing person to join
an energetic and passionate team to provide crisis
intervention to at-risk youth,
working to keep young people off the streets. Safe Place is a
locally run by a collaboration of three agencies in King
County: Friends of Youth,
Youthcare, and Auburn Youth Resources. The Safe Place program
runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either by
reuniting them with
their family or responding in person to connect them with
emergency shelter. The
Safe Place Liaison position offers a balance of direct
service work with youth in
crisis as well as the opportunity to provide outreach and
training to the local
community and youth.
A. Program Operations:
1. While on-call, the Safe Place
Liaison will be responsible for answering and
responding to phone calls 24 hours a
day with the support of the Specialized
Residential Services’ Director.
During this time, the Safe Place Liaison will be
expected to be present in the office
for 20 hours during the on-call working week.
2. Coordinate the implementation of
Safe Place specifically in East & North King
County. This includes working with
Friends of Youth’s development team to
publicize the initiative, presenting
to community businesses and organizations,
and completing administrative tasks.
3. Work closely with the Director of
Specialized Residential Services and the
President/CEO at Friends of Youth to
strategically grow the National Safe Place
model in needed areas of support for
at risk youth.
4. Work closely with the Program
Manager of Youth Haven, the under 18 shelter
at Friends of Youth, to monitor the
impact of Safe Place implementation.
5. Work collaboratively with
counterparts at YouthCare and Auburn Youth
Resources and future expansions as
the program grows in King County.
6. Maintain collaborative and
effective relationships with community providers and
7. Perform outreach with youth and
relevant community members to ensure
community awareness of how to access
the Safe Place program as a resource
for youth in crisis.
8. As needed, ensure an effective
pickup program for participants from Safe Place
locations and provide follow up
9. Maintain clear, professional,
timely participant contact notes, incident reports,
progress updates, statistical
records, and other documentation according to all
strict confidentiality laws and
10. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications
A. Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2. Previous experience working with
3. Knowledge and experience of crisis
response and intervention,
child abuse/neglect, juvenile
justice, domestic violence, housing and
homelessness, substance abuse, mental
health issues, public assistance
rights, sexual abuse and assault,
4. Experience networking and
advocating with other agencies to access
housing, medical, financial, legal,
educational and other resources on behalf
of youth or young adults.
5. Education or experience in
B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills, specifically effective and
engaging public speaking skills.
2. Ability to relate in an empathic,
supportive, non-judgmental manner to all
youth and their families.
3. Ability to work well with
volunteers including the ability to recruit, direct,
support and thank program volunteers.
4. Strong youth engagement and
5. Ability to work independently and
as part of a team.
6. Experience working with diverse
populations. Acceptance of a variety of
lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural
and spiritual practices.
7. Ability to pass a DSHS Criminal
8. Must demonstrate sensitivity and
responsiveness to cultural differences
and a commitment to the value of
C. Additional Requirements - Within 30 Days of Hire
1. Must have current negative TB test
2. CPR / First Aid Certification
3. HIV / AIDS Training (minimum 4
4. 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
vehicles on Friends of Youth business
must carry auto liability insurance that
complies with the requirements of
Friends of Youth.
Director of Specialized Residential Services
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