Full Time

Child Advocate, Pathways for Women & Improving School Attendance at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

Fields: social work, mental health, women’s rights, youth, racial justice

Location: Seattle, Washington

About the Organization: An inclusive and thriving community transformed by racial and gender equity, with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Our vision is a healthy community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity, and there is social justice for all people.


  • When the barriers of institutional and structural racism are broken down, everyone will benefit.
  • Because women of color have been historically marginalized and excluded, their voices must be centered in this work.
  • When people are confident in their inherent strength and communities are valued and selfdirected, they are empowered.
  • We must stand together across lines of difference with courage, compassion, and commitment to transform our community.

About the Position: This position is a 40 hours per week position divided between two core responsibilities to provide activities to HOMEWARD BOUND PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN SHELTER child and family participants and liaison services for IMPROVING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Collaborative. This position has a social justice component that will allow for critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism policy are core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in social work, mental health, or education; OR Associate’s degree with at least 3 years working with children and their caregivers; OR equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Passion for working with children and youth; Ability to work closely and effectively with children of varying ages in whole-family settings
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of differing skills and backgrounds; Ability to work effectively as part of a team, while honoring each other’s opinions; Ability to collaborate and network with others
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles; Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty; Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Experience in the fields of mental health and/or education preferred
  • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and ACEs; understanding of secondary trauma
  • Knowledge of McKinney-Vento Act
  • Experience/Familiarity with Public Education Systems
  • Ability to work some evenings; Ability to travel independently to multiple worksites in Snohomish County within a day in a timely manner
  • Core Competencies Expected: Caring, Ethics & Integrity, Interpersonal Skills, Relationship Building, Collaboration, Race & Social Justice Advocacy, Fostering Diversity

Estimated Salary: $17.99 hourly (40 hours/week, non-exempt) + benefits: medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans. At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

Deadline: Until filled

Apply Here:
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish


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