Working Hours: Full-time In-Person (40+ hours per week)
Closing Date: Until filled
Start Date: Immediate
Description: Re: New Homes for Youth are a partnership between Eastside Academy (www.eastsideacademy.org) a non-profit, Christian alternative high school (grades 9 – 12) for highly at-risk youth, and Bellevue Presbyterian Church (www.belpres.org). Re: New is designed to provide an intentional, healing community for youth that attend Eastside Academy and are in need of safe, stable, therapeutic housing. Associate House Parents are the employees of the partner Eastside Academy and work in a home with up to 6 high school youth. This position includes participation in a cohort with other ministry residents as well as serving within the high school ministry at BelPres. There is opportunity to be mentored and learn within a network of people to include pastoral staff and other ministry professionals. This position collaborates with other Residents to support, reflect and grow spiritually and professionally.
ReNew Residents are the employees of the partner Eastside Academy and work in a home with up to 6 high school youth, invest in the High School Ministry at BelPres and engage in the School of Ministry’s Residency Program.
Serve as Associate House Parent: Provide in-home care to students while house parents are off schedule Develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with students and staff Cultivate and maintain positive and healthy relationships with house parents Participate regular case management meetings, staff training, development Provide mentoring and support to student residents by building relationships, guiding activities, providing professional support. BelPres Youth 50% Re: New Residents works closely with the High School Director and High School Associate in the implementation and development of the needs of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church High School Ministry. Program Responsibilities include assisting BelPres staff with tasks associated with high school youth group.
Includes: Help facilitate the lobby and worship experiences. Spend 2 hour of contact work with students each week. Assist in organizing events that help to bridge relationships between EA and BelPres students. Attend BelPres High School Ministry events/retreats in partnership with EA student participation Weekly meet with Youth Director and/or High School Associate for meetings.
General Requirements: Have a positive attitude and be able to handle difficult situations with a professional demeanor. Work with other team members with cooperation. Competent using Microsoft Office programs and basic office equipment Effective problem solving with students, parents, and/or volunteers Flexibility and quick to think and respond in the moment
Qualifications: Be a professing Christian and a member of a church or Christian community Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (required) or a Master’s Degree (preferred) from an accredited college or university Be able to work and live in harmony with the core values and affirmations of the Eastside Academy Demonstrate experience and competence in the requirements for this position, particularly in having experience working with at-risk youth WA State Teacher Certification preferred
Experience: youth (teenage) volunteer/work: 1 year (Required) At-risk youth work: 2 years (Preferred)
Benefits: Eight days sick leave Minimum of five weeks summer vacation Regular school holidays/breaks Insurance, medical and dental Job Type: Full-time Vacation commensurate with other Re: New staff
Ability to commute/relocate: Bellevue, WA 98004 (Required)
COVID-19 considerations: As a small school, we are able to respond well to social-distancing requirements and preventative measures. This position will be in-person. We follow all requirements as required by the CDC and WA State.
Eastside Academy is a non-profit, alternative high school. Our mission is inspiring change in the lives of at-risk youth through high school education, counseling, recovery, housing, and life skills programs in a Christ-centered environment.
You can find out more about what we do through our student, alumni, and family stories on Youtube.