- Job date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 00:08:49 GMT
- Expected salary: $32.48 – 37.77 per hour
- Job title: OOC/TES Youth Development Counselor
- Company: City of Seattle
- Location: Seattle, WA
Through the lens of racial equity, the Human Services (HSD), a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, people experiencing homelessness, seniors, and persons with disabilities. To that end, HSD is looking to hire up to 4 Youth Development Counselors (YDC) to support the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) summer component. SYEP serves youth and young adults ages 16-24 who live in the city of Seattle from low-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities and prepares them for entry-level jobs in Seattle. The goal is to increase youth and young adults’ ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them.
SYEP has three components: a school-year exploration and learning experience, summer internships, and private sector internships for college students. The summer internship places young people in work settings to apply knowledge, gain hands-on experience, and build their resume. Private sector internships are available for Seattle Promise students (Seattle public high school graduates in their 13th and 14th year at a Seattle College tuition free). YDCs will provide continuous guidance and support to all program participants and assess support service needs. YDCs will report to the Human Services Program Supervisor Sr.
When necessary, this position is expected to work evening and weekends. This position will be located in Seattle at 810 3rd Avenue, Suite 420 and travel throughout the City of Seattle or work virtually in accordance with public health guidance in response to current COVID-19 guidelines.
- Manage a caseload of up to 50 youth and young adults, ages 16-24.
- Support in the development and implementation of virtual and/or in-person curriculum/learning sessions.
- Provide participants with ongoing assistance with employability skills, including resume writing, career exploration, interviewing techniques, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication.
- Assist with employer and student outreach for program delivery, program application and eligibility requirements.
- Assess employability of participants and counsel participants on vocational and educational needs, conduct group and individual training sessions on job market skills.
- Work in a team which provides pre-employment workshops, and internship placement for up to 400 summer interns. Participate in weekly meetings and committee assignments as needed.
- Utilize Windows-based software including Internet, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite 20010 (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and social media tools to promote regular communication with students, community partners, etc.
- Maintain close communication with outreach and partnership coordinator to ensure smooth transition of interested employers.
- Engage with families and schools to support young people’s career development.
- Support with researching and developing internship sites that align with participant interests.
- Act as liaison between participant and worksite agency to ensure positive internship experience for participant and employer.
- Provide consistent support to participants and employers to assist in submission of accurate and timely payroll.
- Conduct site visits to worksite agencies and ensure that personnel and employment laws, practices, and procedures including Department of Labor Regulations and City of Seattle and Human Services Department policies, are adhered to.
- Investigate any concerns or complaints and coordinate a mutually agreeable solution.
- Assist in making program presentations for program exposure to organizations, employers, and the general public.
Experience/Education: Requires a minimum of three years social services experience involving interviewing, counseling, or crisis intervention, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Psychology or a related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which provides the ability to perform the work of the class).
Certification/License: Washington State Driver’s License.
Education: B.A. in Social Work or Human Services
- Applicants from historically underrepresented communities
- A deep commitment to anti-racist work, racial equity, and social justice.
- Proficiency with Windows-based software including Internet, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite 20010 (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
- Confident and experienced in the use of social media tools to promote regular communication with students, community partners, etc.
Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
2. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
3. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
4. Supplemental questionnaire responses.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver’s abstract.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City’s website at: