Early Intervention Coordinator

Posted on February 26, 2024
OPEIU Local 8
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Early Intervention Coordinator

Regular Full TimeDirect Service

Salary Range: $27.15 To 33.10 Hourly

WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time regular and non-exempt.  The work schedule will vary by program and may include a weekend shift.  We generally work Monday – Friday (9:00am – 5:00 pm).

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Early Intervention Program Manager, the Early Intervention Coordinator will provide outreach and connection to services for youth who are at risk or experiencing crisis, housing instability or homelessness in King County.

This is a collaborative and community-based outreach position that aims to prevent homelessness and sex trafficking. The main goal tasks of this position are to prevent homelessness and sex trafficking. This is done by identifying young people at risk and connecting them to resources as a prevention measure. The coordinator will work closely with other teams at YouthCare to deliver prevention programs to community partners, with the aim of increasing awareness about the risk factors of trafficking, providing prevention tools, and promoting early intervention for youth.

The primary responsibilities of this role include identifying, engaging, and supporting young individuals and families who are dealing with unstable housing, homelessness, sex trafficking, mental illness, a history of trauma, and violence. This is an in-person position based out of a YouthCare site and focuses primarily on serving the North King County area.


  • Provide targeted outreach in schools, community, and teen centers, and on the streets to identify youth at risk or currently experiencing housing instability, family conflict or sex trafficking and connect them and their families to appropriate resources.
  • Collaborate with YouthCare’s Outreach and Specialized Services teams regularly to build outreach design and implementation plans and provide community-based prevention programming.
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with other community agencies to facilitate and provide services for youth.
  • Coordinate and meet with other YouthCare teams to offer support for case consultations and referrals.
  • Ability to meet youth in their community within King County by using agency vehicles.
  • Build trust and rapport with young people experiencing crisis or who are at risk of homelessness, housing instability or sexual exploitation.
  • Connect young people and families to community resources, including housing, health and mental health, chemical dependency, education, employment, legal support, life skills, etc.
  • Assess youth for safety concerns; incorporating the youth’s self-determination goals with an understanding of local laws and reporting requirements.
  • Provide problem-solving skills and positive communication techniques to promote healthy interactions with clients and partners.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and data collection, including intake, enrollment, individual service plans, and case notes as needed. Additionally complete incident reports within the required timeframe on any facility damage, medical emergencies or any incident which occurs out of the ordinary functioning of the site or program.
  • Comply with the agency’s mandated reporting requirement and report suspected abuse, neglect, or sexual exploitation of minors within the required timeframe.
  • Execute Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) tasks and accreditation standards and adhere to all agency policies and procedures.
  • Reliably attend and contribute to training and development as needed for your role and the needs of our agency as a whole such as program requirements, DEI&J, supervision and other as identified.
  • Contribute to our DEI&J culture by creating at least one SMART Goal related to DEI&J within your control to deliver.

This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.



  • 1 year of experience working with disadvantaged young people or a combination of lived experience.
  • Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental manner to young people and their families.
  • Strong ability to work independently and remain motivated and engaged.
  • Strong engagement and relationship-building skills. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients while building trust and respect.
  • Ability to travel around King County. Work location will vary, and schedule will be decided upon hire.
  • High School Diploma, GED, or Associate’s degree.
  • Experience and credentials must comply with program contractual requirements, including but not limited to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) background clearance process and must be at least 21 years of age.  DCYF Clearance must be maintained for entirety of employment when working with under-18 clients.


  • BA in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. A degree may be substituted for four years of successful experience with high-risk young people.
  • 1 or more years of direct experience working with young people that have been survivors of sex trafficking.
  • Experience with developing prevention programming.
  • Knowledge of best practices for engaging youth through community and street outreach
  • Experience networking and advocating with other agencies to access mental health support, general needs, educational and other resources on behalf of young people.
  • Knowledge and experience of crisis intervention, child abuse/neglect, juvenile justice, domestic violence, housing and homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, public assistance rights, sexual abuse and assault, family dynamics.


  • Must be able to provide I-9 supporting documentation for employment.
  • Ability to provide a negative TB Test (results must be within one year of hire date).
  • Employees who drive YouthCare vehicles as a requirement for their position, must be at least 21 years of old, possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, meet minimum safe driver criteria established by the agency and our insurance company which includes completion of Defensive Driving and 15-passenger Van trainings. Drivers under the age of 25 must have been licensed for at least 3 years and those operating vehicles with a capacity of 15 or more passengers must be at least 25 years old.
  • Ability to obtain a current Food Handler’s Card
  • Successful completion of pre-service training courses as required by contracting agencies. Training such as CPR & First Aid (Adult/Child), Bloodborne Pathogens, and Behavior Management.
  • Computer software skills including Windows, Microsoft outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Work on location at YouthCare program sites and in the community.
  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills with good quality spelling, grammar, and punctuation, in English.
  • Commitment to YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.


  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds. Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; running for brief periods of time; and go up and down stairs.
  • Ability to lift and carry tools and supplies.
  • Ability and comfort working outside daily, in various weather conditions.
About the employer: YouthCare

YouthCare offers a wide variety of career opportunities, including positions in shelter and housing services, engagement and outreach services, homelessness prevention services, employment and education services, case management, counseling, development, and non-profit administration. YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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