Job Openings

Educational Advocacy Regional Coordinator- Everett and Snohomish County

About Treehouse: 

Join a team that is passionately committed to helping every child in foster care succeed in school and in life!  Treehouse staff and volunteers improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by providing direct service education support and access to essential needs that all kids equally deserve.  We also work at the legislative level to help develop, lead, and pass landmark reforms to reduce the inequities in the system that limit our youth from achieving their full potential.

Treehouse is a well-loved, community-based agency uniquely committed to partnering with school systems, government agencies, caregivers, social workers, and funders to change the trajectory of kids in foster care by helping them make it to graduation day and beyond. Our goal is for foster youth in King County to graduate high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future.

Treehouse values diversity and it is expressed in all aspects of our work, from the individuals and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.  We value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.  We welcome alumni of care and encourage qualified individuals of every race, national origin, religion, age, disability or ability status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to apply.

The Position:

Treehouse currently has an opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Educational Advocacy Regional Coordinator based in Everett, WA. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, Monday through Friday during business hours. This position is on an 11-month work schedule, with a 4-week furlough each year in July as determined by state contract. This position is based in Everett, with travel to surrounding areas within Snohomish County.

Essential Functions for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by providing effective educational planning and advocacy for youth by primarily working with the team around a youth, including caregivers, social workers, and school staff.
  • Ensure that youth’s rights are upheld under federal and Washington State education law.
  • Manage regular caseload as assigned by supervisor.
  • Work remotely from the local Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) office, and provide outreach and support to other DSHS offices in the area.
  • Frequent travel inside coverage area to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, social workers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Track all direct, consultation, and I&R interventions in the Dynamics database, including intake assessment, efforts, and semester assessments.
  • Consistent and timely data collection, entry, and ongoing evaluation of efforts.
  • Support capacity building efforts via presentations and trainings to caregivers, social workers and community partners.
  • Provide timely feedback and communication on all cases to social worker.

Salary and Benefits:  The hourly range for this position is $18.00 to $22.00, depending on experience.  Treehouse offers a generous benefits’ package.  Medical, dental and vision benefits paid by employer are offered with this position, as well as a matching 403(b) plan, long-term disability, life insurance,  paid holidays and Staff Appreciation days, and a generous Paid Time Off plan.  Dependent medical benefits are offered at employee cost.

Applying for this position:

This position is open until July 8, 2016. For full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions please click here.

If you prefer to mail your resume and cover letter, please send your application materials to Treehouse, ATTN: Human Resources, 2100- 24th Ave S, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144.

Treehouse is an equal opportunity employer.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application system as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 206-267-5105.