Young Man

Employment Opportunities

Current Jobs available at Friends of Youth

Position Title

    Program Supervisor, Youth Haven


    The Youth Haven shelter program is a state-licensed group home for up to 12 youth
    (ages 7-17). Youth Haven is designated as a short-term placement for runaway and
    homeless youth and for youth in foster care. The Program Supervisor provides direct
    oversight to the staff team of residential youth counselors. The Program Supervisor    
    serves as assistant to the Program Manager in orienting, training, scheduling and
    supervising the staff team. The Program Supervisor assists in establishing and
    maintaining a caring, healthy, and therapeutic atmosphere for all youth in the
    program and sets an example for staff in the supervision, monitoring, and
    documenting of youth activities and behavior. Responsibilities also include
    ensuring that residents’ medical needs are met with the fewest possible barriers
    and that program operations meet state licensing regulations and other contractual


    A. Supervisory Tasks
        1. Assist in interviewing, hiring, training and orientation of Residential Youth
        Counselors and Relief staff in health and safety requirements, agency policies,
        basic youth service techniques, and all contracted program requirements.
        2. In cooperation with the Clinical Program Manager, ensure the adequate
        staffing of all shifts in compliance with agency policy and contracts.
        3. Supervise the residential youth staff in implementation of goals and objectives.
        Meet two or three times per week with new staff for orientation and performance
        evaluation purposes for the employee's first two months on the job. Ensure that
        the new employees learn documentation procedures and skills consistent with        
        agency policy and contract requirements.
        4. Give staff regular verbal and written feedback on the adequacy of performance,
        both positive and negative, and suggest alternative methods of problem resolution
        when appropriate.
        5. Complete staff performance evaluations at six months and then yearly
        thereafter under the direction of the Clinical Program Manager. This includes
        providing information on performance relative to the job description and stated
        6. Monitor the accumulation and use of compensatory time by staff and ensure
        it is used within the week in which it is accrued.
        7. Meet with the Clinical Program Manager on a weekly basis to discuss
        program progress and employee performance.
        8. Provide information on appropriate on-the-job behavior by staff members to
        the Clinical Program Manager as quickly as possible when indicated. In an
        emergency and in accord with written agency policy, may, in the absence of
        the Clinical Program Manager or the Director, relieve a Youth Counselor from
        duty until the Clinical Program Manager makes an initial determination of the
        9. Assign shift tasks to staff as needed and monitor task completion.
        10. Participate in selecting, incorporating and supervising student interns
        and volunteers in completion of their duties and service time in cooperation with
        the volunteer coordinator.
        11. Provide input to the Clinical Program Manager regarding day-to-day behavior
        of residents. Work with the Clinical Program Manager to establish and
        implement appropriate therapeutic goals.
        12. Attend agency or professional training, seminars, or conferences to
        increase professional knowledge.
        13. Seek out and develop community resources in preparation for, and at the
        time of transition for youth from the program.

    B. Medication Coordinator Tasks
        1. Train staff in medication management. Ensure new 30 day supply of
        medication on time. Coordinate pick up and disposal of medications.
        2. Organize and update the medication log weekly including authorizations,
        medication descriptions, and current signed consents for each youth.
        3. Count medications weekly and complete report for submission to Clinical
        Program Manager and Director. Track and correct errors daily. Retrain staff who
        misadminister medications.
        4. Schedule and arrange with Youth Counselors a physical examination on
        Intake. Ensure that dental exams, mental health screenings, and eye
        examinations are scheduled as necessary.

    C. Unit, Records and Safety Tasks
        1. Oversee the program’s recreational, educational and vocational activity
        schedule in coordination with the Clinical Program Manager. Oversee weekly
        recreation expenses and ensure that proper documentation is kept of expenses
        and all receipts are submitted monthly.
        2. Maintain unit vehicle mileage log and be responsible for the cleanliness and
        upkeep of the vehicle. Ensure mileage is logged properly and submit log to
        Program Assistant on a monthly basis.
        3. Oversee the health and safety of the house in cooperation with the Clinical
        Program Manager, pursuant to agency licensing and guidelines. Make ongoing
        checks of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors. Assure a fire drill is held at least
        once per month; earthquake drills are completed quarterly and submit their
        reports to the Program Assistant.
        4. Participate in management meeting of agency supervisor staff to discuss
        common concerns and to adopt or modify policies and procedures.
        5. Delegate above tasks in coordination with the CPM as appropriate.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in the social sciences area is preferred.
        2. Minimum one year experience working with youth in a residential setting.
        3. Previous Supervisory experience preferred.
        4. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license, or obtain one by
        employment date if a requirement for the position.
        5. Must have Red Cross First Aid Card, CPR, TB screening, or obtain within thirty
        days of hiring.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Knowledge of adolescent growth and development.
        2. Attention to detail in managing tasks.
        3. Ability to work in a setting where frustration and confrontation occur regularly.
        4. Ability to observe and discuss behavioral adjustment problems and suggest
        appropriate alternatives.
        5. Ability to develop warm and open relationships with youth.
        6. Demonstrated willingness to assume extra responsibility.
        7. Knowledge of relevant COA standards, contract expectations, Friends of
        Youth policies/procedures and participation in a Performance and Quality
        Improvement process.
        8. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and
        a commitment to the value of cultural competency.
        9. Must have own transportation available with necessary insurance.
        10. 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.


    Full Time: Sunday - Thursday, mix of day and swing shifts


    $23 / hour

Reports to

    Clinical Program Manager



Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Bailee Bryant at

Job Posting Date

Return to Employment Opportunities