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.
Provides culturally competent, family focused, evidence and strength-based advocacy and coaching to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization for children, youth and their families in the YMCA Family Services and Mental Health Program. Identifies resources and assists families in learning the skills to effectively advocate for themselves in order to meet priority needs. Collaborates effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to meet the action plan goals to that address the family's priority needs. The Family Advocate may facilitate informal wrap around meetings or participate in formal wrap around meetings with the family, other professionals and natural supports. The Family Advocate provides immediate and scheduled crisis outreach services to families in King County including 24/7 on-call shifts.
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
Hiring Range: $22.00 – 24.20/hr
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
** Within 30 days of employment.
*** Within 120 days of employment.
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
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.
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