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Position Title

    P/T and On-Call Shift Residential Staff - New Ground Totem Lake


    The Residential Staff is a member of a low barrier transitional housing team. Twenty
    four hour care is provided for up to ten homeless youth age sixteen to twenty one.
    The Shift Residential Staff provides direct service and is responsible for assisting
    staff in successfully maintaining safety and cleanliness of the facility. Residential
    Staff will provide on-site supervision; supporting youth to achieve their Independent
    Living Plan goals; and providing structure in the home.


    A. Guidance and Supervision
        1. Responsible 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, and enhance cultural pride.
        6. Report to Lead Case Manager extraordinary changes in young adult’s behavior
        or situation.

    B. Monitoring Tasks
        1. Make every effort to protect and secure resident's property.
        2. Monitor and document the whereabouts of all residents at all times.
        3. Report any known or suspected abuse, exploitation or neglect of residents in
        consultation with management to Child Protective Services.
        4. Monitor cameras and log unusual activity for clients’ safety and program

    C. Participate as a Member of the Residential Team
        1. Be familiar with Independent Living and Life Skills goals for each resident.
        2. Attend and participate in staff meetings if applicable.
        3. Contribute to discussions, offer input and feedback concerning both residents
        and co-workers.
        4. Initiate conflict resolution.
        5. Display positive morale; speak positively and objectively about the program.
        6. Attend meetings as requested.

    D. Communicate Information in Verbal, Non-Verbal and Written Form and Maintain
        Required Forms and Records
        1. Provide objective descriptive case notes of behavior events.
        2. Understand and separate one's own belief and value system from interpretation
        on behavior and events.
        3. Be straight-forward and concise in communications.
        4. Show congruency between verbal and non-verbal messages.
        5. Maintain daily communication log, and case notes of behavior on each resident.
        6. Complete incident reports per agency policy.
        7. Complete other reports as requested by supervisor(s).

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in a social service field is preferred.
        2. Experience working with teens/young adults in alternative setting a plus
        3. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license or be able to obtain one by
        date of employment.
        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 vehicle(s) on
        Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with
        the requirements of Friends of Youth.
        5. Must have a Red Cross First Aid Card, CPR training, HIV/AIDs training, or be
        able to obtain one within thirty days of employment.
        6. Must pass TB screening.
        7. Must successfully pass criminal history check (WAC 388-148-0035).
        8. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Understand the dynamics of troubled youth and incorporate knowledge into daily
        interactions with youth.
        2. Ability to show tolerance and acceptance of youth.
        3. Understand nature of youth/adult relationship. Is comfortable with, and accepts
        role of authority.
        4. Good role model.
        5. Knowledge of Strength Based Practice, Harm Reduction Model, and Trauma
        Informed Care.
        6. Demonstrate control in stressful situations.
        7. Know personal stressors and weaknesses, and work to overcome them.
        8. Knowledge of relevant COA standards, or willingness to become familiar with
        them, and participation in a Performance and Quality Improvement process.
        9. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a
        commitment to the value of cultural competency.


    P/T hours and On-Call hours vary


    $15 / hour

Reports to

    Lead Case Manager



Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Kendall Kramer at 

Job Posting Date

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