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YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish Crisis Advocate (On-Call) in Seattle, Washington

Why work with YWCA Seattle King Snohomish?


YWCA SKS is the region's largest non-profit organization with a 120+ year legacy, focused on the needs of women, with programs serving 7,000 people each year. When you work with YWCA, you make a difference.


We're women and BIPOC-led, family-centered, and supportive of employees. As a full-time YWCA employee (30+ hours), you'll enjoy a benefits package including medical insurance, generous vacation, holiday, sick leave plans, and an outstanding retirement plan. Put your passion for racial equity and social justice to work -- apply today!


What You'll Do


Angeline's is a Day Center for homeless women serving 75 women daily based on a harm reduction, housing first model. The goal of the Day Center is to build trusting relationships to move women out of homelessness. The* Crisis Advocate* will provide supportive services that help participants identify strengths, assess their needs and develop action plans to encourage stabilization.


This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


*Hourly pay rate: *$21.00{rel="nofollow"}

  • Provides a welcoming, safe environment by building trust and professional rapport with clients
  • Staffs the front desk to welcome women into the space, monitor cameras and respond to callers and visitors
  • Offers support and encouragement to clients transitioning out of homelessness
  • Assists in negotiating the social service system, obtaining personal identification, apply for public assistance benefits, enrolling in Medicaid Benefits, and connecting clients to Employment Specialists at Worksource
  • Assists with housing applications, advocates by connecting with landlords, and assists in housing search
  • Provides crisis intervention and de-escalation as needed as well as models positive behavior
  • Coordinates group activities and community meetings with the clients
  • Must be able to maintain accurate and complete records
  • Reads relevant documents to keep current with internal events, policies, and procedures (logs, newsflashes, and previous night's records)
  • Monitors outside activity, ensures sidewalks are safe and clear.
  • Participates in staff meetings and trainings as directed and collaborate with Housing Support Specialist and Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
  • Encourages a supportive community environment by coordinating activities and workshops to meet the needs of clients
  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race & Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Incorporates the YWCA's Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions.
Minimum Qualifications

At least two years of direct social service and experience working in a shelter setting or with homeless population strongly desired

Ability to work effectively and empathically with clients who have mental health and chemical related issues

Must be able to respond in an e