Employment Opportunities

Youthnet is a private not-for-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Employment decisions are based on merit, agency mission and operational needs, and not on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and any other factor as protected by law. All employees must pass a background check and be at least 18 years of age [some positions require age 21]. Dependent upon position, an employee may be required to provide an abstract of their driving record. In addition, employees are required to complete a TB test. Youthnet is a drug free workplace.

Current Openings -

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Case Aide

    The case aide position offers the opportunity to work with foster youth in our therapeutic foster care program as a positive support person engaged in their lives on an as-needed basis. You will provide case-related services to foster youth and families by assisting with transportation to appointments, participating in community-based activities and recreation, providing supervision and other service plan related duties as directed to address goals, youth needs and safety.

    Flexibility in scheduling is required and evening/weekend availability is preferred. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid Washington State driver's license. Must Pass a Washington State background check. Associates degree in Human Services or related field preferred, but must have a high school diploma or GED and 1 year of experience working with youth and families.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $14.00 /hour

  • Visitation Supervisor

    PURPOSE: To safely provide supportive and nurturing visit services for children in foster care and their parents. To create an atmosphere and environment that encourages the parent-child relationship through visitation while ensuring the safety and well-being of the child. To plan and help assure that the family visitation needs of the foster children served by Youthnet are appropriately addressed. To provide transportation to and from family visits. To document and provide detailed visit notes and reports regarding the interactions between parents and children. To implement all contractual obligations and requirements as related to the role of support staff. To actively support and contribute to the mission and philosophy of Youthnet.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be at least 21 years old;
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED, and two years of experience working with children and families. Or,
    • Associates Degree in Human Services or related field; or 2 years of completed coursework toward Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience working with children and families. Or,
    • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 months experience working with children and families.
    • Must have the ability to pass a Washington State background check
    • Must have a reliable means of transportation, a good driving record, a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance that meets the statutorily required minimum amounts of coverage;
    • Must follow all mandated requirements related to client confidentiality.
    • Must have or complete CPR/1st Aid, HIV/BBP Training

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Have a strong understanding of family systems and child development;
    • The skills and abilities to work successfully with children and families who have experienced trauma and undergoing heightened levels of stress;
    • Ability to make children feel safe, ability to calm anxiety and stress in children;
    • Ability to understand the emotional turmoil visits can have on children, birth parents and foster parents and ways to reduce the stress.
    • Utilize effective communication and problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;
    • Possess the ability to work with diverse populations and practice cultural humility;
    • Have thorough documentation skills and ability to communication information well;
    • Strong interpersonal and relational skills ;
    • Strong observational and assessment skills;
    • The ability to set limits, follow through, maintain boundaries, and objectivity;
    • The ability to appropriately intervene and advocate on behalf of a child’s safety and best interests;
    • Basic knowledge of issues such as child abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide transportation and supervision of visitations between foster children and parents.
    • Complete case notes documenting interaction with participants;
    • Communicate on a daily basis with supervisor;
    • Provide clear, accurate documentation in notes and reports;
    • Assist with program upkeep including organization of training materials and client files;
    • Participate as a member of the foster care staff team in assuring the safety and supervision needs of the children are met;
    • Assist with foster parent support needs as assigned;
    • Participate as a support to case manager in assuring that identified goals are addressed;
    • Provide a positive role model for children and families in their home and community;
    • Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory trainings as required by Youthnet;
    • Instruct, model and research resources for parenting skills as directed;
    • Document behavior and other pertinent information after each client contact;
    • Communicate and assist case manager/licensing coordinator as required and assigned;
    • Other tasks as assigned

    Salary: 14.00/hour

  • SETuP Case Manager

    Title: Supplemental Educational Transition Planning (SETuP) Case Manager
    Reports to: SETuP Program Supervisor

    Purpose: To support educational goals and youth progress in the education system for youth from foster care. To develop, implement and administer a supplemental education transition plan for foster youth with the goal of improving graduation rates and post-secondary plan initiation. To provide specific developmental and logistical tasks to be accomplished for high school and postsecondary success.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • B.A. in Social Work, Human Services, Education or related field;
    • 2 years experience working with youth ages 13 -21;
    • Possess the ability and strong desire to work with at-risk children and families for various socio-economic, educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds;
    • Knowledge of youth development and strengths-based practices;
    • Ability to access resources and support services;
    • Knowledge of post-secondary education resources preferred;
    • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if necessary;
    • Ability to interact as a team member;
    • Possess above average communication skills, both written and verbal;
    • Possess above average documentation skills;
    • Complete necessary documentation in a timely manner;
    • Willingness to attend agency sponsored trainings/events and increase knowledge of issues relevant to families and youth in the Youthnet programs;
    • Self-directed ability to work independently and organize own schedule in an appropriate and responsible manner;
    • Ability to pass a Washington State background check;
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, car insurance, and own transportation;
    • Valid CPR and First Aid card;
    • HIV/Blood Borne pathogen training;
    • Pass TB test;

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist youth in creating a Transition Plan from Middle School to High School or GED to Post-Secondary programs;
    • Assist youth in completing goals as identified in their Transition Plan;
    • Assist with planning monthly groups and the Annual Summer Event;
    • Program upkeep including organization of training materials and client files;
    • Complete case notes documenting interaction with participants;
    • Attend DCYF FTDMs;
    • Participate as a member of the youth’s team in assuring the safety and supervision needs of the youth are met;
    • Participate as a member of the youth’s team in assuring that identified goals are addressed;
    • Provide a positive role model for children and families in their home and community;
    • Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory trainings as required by Youthnet;
    • Instruct and model social and life skills as directed;
    • Meet with school personnel to coordinate service delivery for youth;
    • Must be able to address treatment goals objectively as identified on the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Must be able to maintain open mindedness regarding client choices and goals;
    • Document behavior and other pertinent information after each client contact;
    • Communicate with and assist IL Program Supervisor as required;
    • Other tasks as assigned

    COMMUNICATION

    Oral Communication
    • Ability to related to and interact with children, staff, school personnel and others in a professional, collaborative manner.
    • Communicate effectively in individual or group situations including demonstrating listening skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a supportive, non-defensive manner
    • An effective advocate for individuals receiving support.

    Written Communication
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing using accurate grammatical form and able to read, interpret, and retain written information
    • Ability to accurately and objectively document necessary information in a timely manner
    • Represent Youthnet in a professional manner

    PERSONAL SKILLS
    • Takes personal responsibility for own actions. This is demonstrated through owning problems, problem solving, and no projecting problems or failures to others or the “system” if not warranted.
    • Model teamwork, respect and cooperation.
    • Demonstrate above average work standards, completing tasks in a timely manner
    • Ability to effectively problem-solve and make decisions to include resolving crisis situations and developing resolution between parties.
    • Work well with other team members by demonstrating ability to cooperate with others using friendly, cooperative relations in accomplishing mutual goals and preparing assignments on time.

    Salary: $15.00/hr.

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Case Manager

    TITLE: Therapeutic Foster Care Case Manager

    REPORTS TO: Program Director

    PURPOSE:

    To plan, develop and implement services for children and youth and to collaborate with DCYF in the delivery of services to each child/youth. To help assure the health, safety and emotional needs of all clients served. To provide on-going parenting guidance, emotional, and situational support to families served by Youthnet. To implement all contractual obligations and requirements as related to the role of case management staff. To assist, as needed, with family visitation, foster family recruitment, case aide duties and licensing responsibilities. To actively support and contribute to the mission and philosophy of Youthnet.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social services or a closely related field, from an accredited school.
    Must meet the contractual requirements for education and at least two years of experience in the field of foster care, mental health, youth corrections, and/or other related fields;
    Ability to access resources and support families;
    Awareness and appreciation of other cultural backgrounds, equity, diversity and inclusion;
    Ability to work flexible hours;
    Ability to interact as a team member;
    Willingness to attend agency sponsored trainings and events;
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    Bilingual in Spanish preferred
    Self-directed, ability to work with minimum supervision and support.
    Ability to pass a Washington State criminal check;
    Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance.
    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Utilize a trauma-informed approach to support the service needs of the child, youth, family and caregiver as necessary.
    Arranging for counseling as described in the ISTP.Coordinating mental health, drug/alcohol, medical or other treatment as described in the ISTP.
    Reviewing and participating in the development of the youth’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in coordination with the child/family team. Advocating with the local school district to ensure that the youth receives appropriate educational services.
    Coordinating and insuring inclusion of the child/family team in planning and decision making processes.
    Providing ongoing assessment of service and support needs of the client. Advocating for youth to be moved to a less intensive support structure as functioning improves.
    Ensuring that services provided are documented in the individual client file.
    Provide individualized case management and coordination of services.
    Case managers must maintain:
    Training, experience knowledge and demonstrated skills in each area he or she will be supervising;
    Skills and understanding needed to effectively manage cases; and
    The ability to monitor staff development and training
    SUPERVISION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Knowledge of and ability to comply with contractual requirements.
    Ability to schedule and facilitate case meetings, possibly involving multiple individuals with differing agendas, in a timely and collaborative manner.
    Ability to act in a lead capacity for assigned client cases.
    Monitor foster homes for compliance with health and safety requirements as related to the child/children placed in the home.
    Coordinate all planning and related case services for children assigned to assure that the requirements and needs of the children are met.
    Assure that all services and information are in place within one week of placement:
    Individual child notebook to foster parent
    All necessary appointments scheduled (i.e. doctors, therapists, etc.)
    Client file and documentation completed
    Maintain liaison with parents, DSHS caseworkers, school staff, probation officers, therapists, and all other persons necessary for effective treatment.
    Establish monitoring systems to include:
    Weekly home visits as indicated by individual needs of the child or home;
    Consistent phone contact with other treatment team members.
    Establish and maintain case files including required records, logs, documents, and reports.
    Ability to be proactive in identifying alternative placement and respite options.
    Carry emergency on-call cell phone as established by agency protocol.
    Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory trainings as required by Youthnet.
    Case management staff with a Bachelor’s degree must consult with a person with a Master’s degree in social services or a closely related field one hour for every 20 hours worked.
    Other tasks as assigned.
    COMMUNICATION:

    Oral Communication:
    Ability to relate to and interact with clients, foster parents, staff, and others in a professional, collaborative manner.
    Communicate effectively in individual or group situations including demonstrating listening skills.
    Ability to communicate with multiple customers including the people receiving support, foster parents, family support aids, biological parents, state personnel, and others.
    Effectively advocate for people receiving support.
    Ability to promote non-defensive, collaborative relationships.
    Written Communication:
    Ability to communicate effectively in writing using accurate grammatical form and ability to read and interpret written information.
    Ability to write objective reports and maintain accurate documentation.
    Ability to complete written requirements in a timely manner, consistent with contractual obligations.
    Represent Youthnet in a professional manner.
    MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

    Coach, train, and mentor foster parents and provide positive leadership and team building based on respect, cooperation, and competency; which embraces Youthnet’s mission, vision, and values.
    Demonstrates excellence in work standards and tenaciousness in completing tasks.
    Takes personal responsibility for actions.
    Ability to effectively problem-solve and make decisions to include resolving crisis situations, and developing resolutions between parties.
    Ability to work well with other team members by demonstrating ability to cooperate with others in the group using friendly, cooperative relations in accomplishing mutual goals and preparing assignments on time.
    Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with people receiving support, co-workers, parents, and supervisors.
    Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $15.00 /hour

NEEDED: Foster Parents willing to commit to care for children on a short-term or long-term basis. Youthnet desires to find parents interested in temporary respite care (weekends), short term shelter care (up to 30 days), foster care (assisting a reunification with biological families) and foster/adoption. For information contact: Carla Arnold at (360) 336-1610 ext. 201.

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