You're not currently logged inLogin or Create an Account

On-Call Youth Counselor – Overnight (South Seattle)

Posted on July 5, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Casual / On call
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Under the supervision of the Drop-In Program Supervisor, the Community Outreach Youth Counselor provides support, intervention, and referral services to young people who are experiencing homelessness and/or sexual exploitation. This position carefully facilitates young peoples’ movement from emergency services to case management, housing, education, and employment. It also involves data collection & reporting on outreach contacts.


  • Engage young people in a variety of settings including YouthCare’s Orion Center, the streets, schools, and other areas where young people congregate.
  • Promote YouthCare programs to young people and community partners.
  • Build trust and rapport with young people experiencing homelessness, young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and/or vulnerable young people.
  • Encourage young peoples’ movement from emergency services to case management, education and employment programming.
  • Staff regular drop-in and outreach shifts safely and therapeutically.
  • Provide de-escalation, crisis intervention and basic counseling services.
  • Plan, lead and facilitate enrichment and engagement activities, such as educational or job readiness workshops, art and therapeutic activities, fieldtrips, etc.
  • Multi-task in a fast-paced and hectic environment.
  • Develop relationships with other community agencies to facilitate contacts and services for young people.
  • Refer young people to appropriate and necessary services.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and data collection.
  • Supervise day-to-day responsibilities of Peer Outreach Workers.
  • Participate with staff and volunteers in cooking and serving nutritious meals for up to 75 people.
  • Participate in regular supervision, clinical consultations, designated trainings and weekly staff meetings.
  • Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of the space, including disinfecting surfaces and following cleaning protocols.
About the employer: YouthCare
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
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.


Login to apply

Please login to continue. Don’t have a Union Jobs account? Create one using the Register tab.


Create an account

Register for a Union Jobs account to get access to full job postings in our site.

  1. Profile Info
  2. Demographics
Need help? Call 206-304-3068 or request support

Related Jobs

Subscribe to Job Alerts

Receive email alerts when new jobs you’re interested in are posted. Enter some search keywords and don’t forget to confirm you are subscribing to job postings.

What is a keyword? A keyword is a term you use when making a search online.  At Union Jobs that may be a job title, industry, workplace, etc. You will only receive email alerts when jobs matching at least one of your keywords are posted. When using multiple keywords be sure to use a comma to separate each term.

Support Request Form

Need help? Whether you need technical assistance using the site or require language support to apply for jobs, you can use this form to submit a support request and someone from our team will follow up.

Please note that you may be asked to provide additional information to assess your eligibility for job application assistance and other support.