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Lead Shelter Counselor

Company: New Horizons
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

New Horizons is looking full time Lead Shelter Counselors to engage with young people experiencing homelessness ages 18-25. Shelter counselors lead the nightly operations of Cedar Street and The Nest, New Horizons' two young adult shelters. This is an excellent position for someone who has a passion for providing direct service to young adults experiencing homelessness. Candidates must be reliable, patient, proactive and resourceful. Lead shelter counselors play the important role of providing consistency and predictability of presence for those who stay at New Horizons. We will provide paid training to build on a candidate's existing skills. The full-time position requires working three regular overnight shifts (8pm - 8:30am) per week. Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) Non-judgmental and enthusiastic attitude about engaging with young people across the spectrum of religious and spiritual beliefs, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender. Demonstrated skills of teamwork and proactive coordination. Proficient within the PC environment including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Preferred Qualifications Prior experience successfully working with young adults Experience with overnight/shelter/residential programs Understanding of Trauma Informed Care Benefits Include: 25 Paid Time Off (PTO) days per year, accrual starts on first day of employment Six (6) paid holidays each year - New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Employer-paid medical, dental and life insurance for employee-only plans ($0 deducted from paycheck) 403(b)-retirement plan with a 2% employer match (after 6 months of employment) Employee Assistance Program (work/life balance, counseling, employee support) Financial Wellness Program (budgeting, financial planning, workshops) As a condition of employment, proof of full COVID vaccination is required. New Horizons is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply, especially people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people with lived experience. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $21 - $23 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: New Horizons, Seattle , Lead Shelter Counselor, Other , Seattle, Washington

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