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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


Mental Health Therapist /Case Manager/ CDP

 Position requires

Master's degree in behavioral health field 

Documented two years of full time clinical experience in mental health and substance use disorder ¬†treatment 

Ability to obtain Washington State Mental Health Professional Certification (MHP) upon hire 

Current Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) certification

Must have valid driver's license, insurance, and safe, operable motor vehicle

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Complete assessments, intakes and case management for adults with mental health and substance use disorders

Provide individual and group treatment services

Periodic after-hours crisis phone coverage. 

Benefits include medical/ dental/ vision insurance, company-paid life/ AD&D/ LTD insurance and retirement plan with company match.

 Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and Washington State Patrol background check. 

Please send resume and letter of interest to sdoering@yfaconnections.org


YouthREACH Case Manager

Job Summary

YouthREACH Case Managers provide outreach and case management services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth living on the streets in Spokane. This position is organized through a collaboration with Team Child, Volunteers of America, Excelsior Youth Services, and YFA Connections. YouthREACH is funded by the Washington State Department of Commerce. This position will focus on serving youth and young adults between the ages of 13 to 24.


Essential Job Duties

  • Provide street-based outreach to youth in Spokane as part on outreach team.
  • Engage with area youth who are living in unsafe situations:
  • Develop trusting relationships with youth while maintaining safety and professionalism
  • Assisting youth in getting their needs met through referrals and active case management.
  • To participate in community activities and events for the purpose of increasing awareness and education regarding services and resources available through the YouthREACH program.
  • Assure YouthREACH services are in compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Understand and support YouthREACH program policy and procedure manuals.
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service training and supervision as scheduled.
  • Complete daily outreach logs and contact sheets as required.
  • Complete of all required paperwork.
  • Ensure that client files and program records are maintained in accordance with agency and grant requirements.
  • Represent YouthREACH at community meetings, agency networking and collaboration activities and events related to runaway, homeless and street youth.
  • Maintain good communication and relationships with providers, funders and community partners.
  • Attend Board of Director’s meeting, retreats and special events as required.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services related field/or a blending of previous payed social services experience/education/ lived experience.
  • Minimum age 21
  • Must be able to pass a DCYF Criminal Background Check
  • Experience working with homeless/at-risk youth
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • ¬†Knowledgeable of area resources for youth and how to help youth access those resources. For example, juvenile justice system, DSHS/ DCYF Services, HOPE, BECCA and RHY services available to youth in the area.



  • Competitive benefits package including, paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage available.
  • $15.00/hr.
  • 35-hour work week
  • Gain valuable social services experience while working for a quality non-profit


Please send resume and letter of interest to sdoering@yfaconnections.org




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