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Employment Opportunities with YFA Connections

If you are interested in Employment Opportunities with YFA, please click on the link below to open the employment application. You can then mail or email a cover letter, resume and the completed application to: Human Resources PO Box 3344, Spokane, WA 99220.

Employment Application Form

Thank you for your interest!



                                             CURRENT OPENINGS:

Part Time Youth Shelter Residential Staff


Want to make a difference in the life of a child?


In this role, you'll be working with 12 to 17 year old youths in a short term residential setting. As a member of our friendly team, you'll develop and supervise activities, counsel and encourage youth, and keep accurate records. You'll be working part time with a possibility for advancement.


You'll have the opportunity to help provide youth shelter and counseling with the goal of returning then with family or finding another safe residence. You'll also have an opportunity to gain paid experience in the non-profit and social services field.


You'll have formal experience working with youth or you'll have college education in behavioral or social science or a related field. You'll be able to pass a DSHS criminal background check and drug test. You'll also be required to complete paid orientation training including CPR/First Aid (provided by us). You'll have flexible work availability including days, evenings, overnights and holidays. You'll be at least 21 years of age. Please send resume and cover letter to sdoering@yfaconnections.org

Full Time Youth and Family Counselor

Job Summary:

Youth and Family Counselors are full-time residential staff who work at the Crisis Residential Center, a shelter for at-risk youth ages 12-17.  Youth and Family Counselors work with youth, parents, and community resources to reconcile conflict at home through mediation, and case management. Applicants must have formal experience working with at risk-youth or education in behavioral or social science or a related field. Staff will need to pass a DSHS criminal background check and drug test. Must be 21 years of age to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•               In collaboration with the entire team, provide a positive, supportive and safe environment for      youth, families, and fellow staff members

•               Advocate and connect youth to proper resources through case management.

•               Model and teach appropriate communication and conflict resolution

•               Whenever possible, reconcile youth with family members; strive to reconcile youth with family   as soon as is possible

•               Follow Guidelines set in Residential Services Standard Operating Procedures Manual

•               Interact with youth in positive ways

•               Facilitate recreational activities

•               Follow the shift schedule as developed by the lead worker or supervisor

•               Act as lead worker when assigned.

•               Facilitate individual counseling sessions

•               Complete service plans within 24 hours of case assignment

•               Complete HMIS assessments and Discharge Summaries appropriate time frames.

•               Ensure that client charts are kept up to date and accurate for all assigned cases

•               Be knowledgeable about area social service resources, particularly those that pertain to clients

•               Collaborate with DSHS social workers, therapists, counselors, case managers, teachers, etc. for case coordination and service plan completion

•               Complete all paperwork (e.g. progress notes, briefing logs, etc.) as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures

•               Conduct intakes, when assigned, in a professional and courteous manner

•               Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings

•               Represent that program in the community at various events, as assigned

•               Arrive prepared to be on duty at the time your shift begins.

•               Maintain a thorough knowledge of each Residential Services program

•               Facilitate mediation sessions between youth and family members with the goal of reconciliation





Essential Skills and Experience

•               Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.

•               One year of experience working with children.

•               Strong oral and written communication skills.

•               Strong conflict mediation skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

•               Two years of experience working with adolescent youth in a residential setting

•               Experience with documentation in a social service setting

•               One year of experience working with children and families in crisis


Schedule: Swing 2-10 Wednesday-Sunday

Open Until Filled





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