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Youth Shelter Leader - Coffee Oasis

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Openings

2 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 23, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Application Window

June 30, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Location

  • Tacoma, WA

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

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Youth Shelter Leader - Coffee Oasis

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Description

The Youth Shelter Leader cares for and supervises youth in our 24/7 youth shelter by performing essential duties and responsibilities for further the youth’s progress towards housing stability and case management goals.

The Shelter Direct Care position cares for and supports youth, ages 13-17, who are housed in our overnight licensed shelter. Essential duties and responsibilities include planning and leading recreational activities; handle crisis phone calls; help prepare meals; provide mentorship; assist in academic support and accountability for schooling; ensure a safe environment for fellow employees and residents; attend staff and youth shelter meetings; enforce shelter behavioral expectations; encourage youth to accomplish case management goals which may include mental health, schooling, obtaining ID, employment, life goals, etc.

​The Coffee Oasis began in 1997 in Kitsap County and recently expanded to Pierce County in 2019. The Coffee Oasis is a non-profit organization that exists to create pathways of opportunity for youth to be restored in heart, soul, mind, and body. We believe youth are the future of our community, but many are hurting, homeless, and hindered from living their full potential. The Coffee Oasis youth programs offer a place for the community to invest in their future—the youth. We do this through creating safe shared spaces, mentorship, street and school outreach, goal setting, job training, shelter, and crisis intervention. The only way for our mission to succeed is through the support of the entire community—intentional inter-generational and cross-cultural investment. We accomplish this mission through sustainable and successful coffee businesses. The cafés offer a “third place” for the community to gather and buy products with the added value of all profits returning to create opportunities for youth.​

The Youth Shelter Leader cares for and supervises youth in our 24/7 youth shelter by performing essential duties and responsibilities for further the youth’s progress towards housing stability and case management goals.

The Shelter Direct Care position cares for and supports youth, ages 13-17, who are housed in our overnight licensed shelter. Essential duties and responsibilities include planning and leading recreational activities; handle crisis phone calls; help prepare meals; provide mentorship; assist in academic support and accountability for schooling; ensure a safe environment for fellow employees and residents; attend staff and youth shelter meetings; enforce shelter behavioral expectations; encourage youth to accomplish case management goals which may include mental health, schooling, obtaining ID, employment, life goals, etc.

​The Coffee Oasis began in 1997 in Kitsap County and recently expanded to Pierce County in 2019. The Coffee Oasis is a non-profit organization that exists to create pathways of opportunity for youth to be restored in heart, soul, mind, and body. We believe youth are the future of our community, but many are hurting, homeless, and hindered from living their full potential. The Coffee Oasis youth programs offer a place for the community to invest in their future—the youth. We do this through creating safe shared spaces, mentorship, street and school outreach, goal setting, job training, shelter, and crisis intervention. The only way for our mission to succeed is through the support of the entire community—intentional inter-generational and cross-cultural investment. We accomplish this mission through sustainable and successful coffee businesses. The cafés offer a “third place” for the community to gather and buy products with the added value of all profits returning to create opportunities for youth.​
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Living Allowance

$2284 - $2284 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

- Access to an emergency fund to address financial emergencies that may affect completion of service term

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County
- Pass a DCYF background check for working with minors.
- Have completed or willing to get a tuberculin test.
- Have or be willing to complete HIV/AIDS/Bloodborne pathogen training.
- Have or be willing to complete first aid and CPR training.

Desired Qualifications:

- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience. We highly value lived experience and mentorship. We are looking for individuals you can speak from experience to mentor the youth we serve.
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity and inclusion

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 25

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

Hosted By

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Youth Shelter Leader - Coffee Oasis

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