YMCA of Greater Seattle

Behavior Support II- Case Aide

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/28/2023 11:59 AM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Social Impact Center YMCA - 3401 Building
Social Impact Center
3401 Rainier Ave. South
Minimum compensation
USD $22.00/Hr.


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Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

The Y is seeking a dedicated individual for the position of Behavioral Case Aide. You will provide support for participants and their families primarily in the YMCA Behavioral Rehabilitative Services (BRS) Program. Participants in the BRS program have been involved in the child welfare system and may be residing with foster parents, kinship caregivers/relatives, or their birth parent(s). The Behavioral Case Aide works closely with treatment team members providing clinical support to participants and families within the program.  Behavioral Case Aides also work to provide support to participants and families in school, home, and community environments.  Behavioral Case Aides may also work with participants in traditional foster care to provide visitation supervision.


This position is at the Social Impact Center Y, the social services branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The mission of the Social Impact Center Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful, and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Social Impact Center Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire


Hiring Range: $22.00 – 24.20/hr


  1. Supervises participants in social and recreational experiences and provides respite to caregivers.
  2. Develops and facilitates life skills and coping skills curriculums for participants.
  3. Provides behavior management support for participants in home, school, and community settings.
  4. Supervises visitation with parents and/or siblings.
  5. Assists in developing participant’s strengths and interests and helps enroll in extra-curricular activities, i.e., obtain pass to YMCA, visit animal shelters, obtain library card, etc.
  6. Works therapeutically with participants and their caregivers on service plan goals.
  7. Provides direct participant support in emergent and crisis situations.
  8. Ensures participants are transported on-time and safely to/from all scheduled parent/sibling visitations, appointments and other activities. Service area includes King County, south Snohomish County, and north Pierce County.
  9. Reports all critical incidents in accordance with YMCA Incident Reporting Policy & Procedures.
  10. Adheres to YMCA program rules and procedures.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Must be at least 21 years of age
  2. High school diploma or high school equivalency course of study (GED/HSEC) with 2 years of directly relevant experience (professional or volunteer) working with children and youth in one of the following settings: daycare or family home setting as a nanny, day camp, school, sports, or child placing agency.
    OR Associate’s degree and 1 year of directly relevant experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and 6 months of directly relevant experience.
  3. Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification***
  4. Have the skills and ability to work successfully and meet the special needs of participants in child welfare care.
  5. Ability to transport self and participant(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet participants at their home or school. Access to working vehicle and proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required. ($100,000/$300,000, 100,000 property damage).
  6. Be able to complete and pass a criminal background check.
  7. Intermediate proficiency with computers, basic Microsoft Office software and case management/client tracking software.
  8. Experience tracking and summarizing data into reports.
  9. Strong organizational and communication skills with attention to details, timelines and follow-through.
  10. Current state approved first aid, CPR and HIV/AIDS training certification.*
  11. TB test by the Mantoux method. **
  12. Prior to hire all Behavioral Case Aide Support Specialist must be assessed by the Contractor to possess the following:
  • Knowledge of child safety;
  • Behavior management training authorized by DCYF to include redirection, physical intervention.
  • Effective problem solving;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Knowledge of basic child development and milestones; and
  • Effective interpersonal communication.


*        Within 30 days of employment or first available training

**       Within 30 days of employment

***      Within 120 days of employment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, related field, or equivalent, OR Associates degree with one year of directly relevant experience working with children, youth, and families preferred. 
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  • Background in trauma-informed care and working with children with significant behavioral health challenges.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Are very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 


“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”


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Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



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  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence


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