Re-Entry Life Coach

Maple Valley, WA
Specialized and Integrated Services King County – King County Services Housing /
Full-Time /
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

YWCA Passage Point is a program designed to address one of the sources of homelessness in King County – discharge into the community of persons who have been incarcerated and who, upon release, are without decent, safe housing. All residents must be committed to working toward housing stability and reunification. The unique aspects of Passage Point include its program goals: to reduce recidivism, end homelessness and reunite children with their parents. For that reason, Passage Point is much more than a place providing affordable housing – it is an opportunity to start life in the community with support and encouragement and directed by the specific needs.

This Re-Entry Life Coach will provide intensive, strength-based case management services to parents with multiple barriers who need supportive services in order to attain their personal and housing goals. The Re-Entry Life Coach is a member of the YWCA’S Homeless Initiative Department, which is a part of the Specialized and Integrated Services Division. This Division has a reputation in the community for providing culturally competent services with particular emphasis on serving homeless and low-income families and individuals.

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles 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.


    • Complete screening to determine residents’ needs (housing, employment, education, domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse treatment, health, parenting, legal and reunification)
    • Assist with in-reach & out-reach and provide residents with support services and/or referrals to other community agencies
    • Assist residents in developing goal and action plan, and documents progress and referrals
    • Act as an advocate and provide assistance to tenants of supportive housing who are in danger of eviction
    • Assist parents in becoming permanent housing-ready by conducting or referring for life skills training, resources, or other services
    • Transporting or arranging transport for tenants/potential tenants to off-site appointments, court dates, school, etc. as-needed
    • Client interaction that could involve researching information related with criminal history, child custody, and DOC stipulations
    • Maintain complete and accurate resident files which demonstrate intensive case management
    • Participate in scheduled team case consults and monthly regional site meetings
    • Contribute to a supportive team environment


    • One to two years of experience working with at-risk/high risk populations
    • One year experience in case management/life coaching as a case manager, or closely related position
    • Familiarity with domestic violence, drug alcohol addictions and/or mental health
    • Experience with prison population specific to re-entry desired
    • Demonstrated application of established policies, procedures, laws and regulations
    • Experience with: HUD, Section 8, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and/or another government program 
    • Commitment to diversity, including sensitivity to the needs of residents and staff from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
    • Ability to produce driver abstract and pass Defensive Driving Training
    • Able to transport client to and from appointment in company van
    • Must have valid Washington State Driver License, insurance and an acceptable driving record
    • An acceptable driver's record is defined as less than two citations for moving violations or accidents within the past three years
    • Must pass YWCA driving test.

Hours, Rate, and Benefits

    • Hourly Rate $25.00
    • Hours per week: 40
    • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave plans
    • At the time of hire, employees may enroll voluntarily in the Fidelity 403b Plan
    • After two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund

Physical Requirements

    • All positions at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc. As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients
    • Continuously sits while doing indoor work including operating a computer
    • Continuously local travel to multiple locations for off-site meetings and transport of residents to meeting, appointments and transit sites.
    • Frequently uses speech, hearing, and sight abilities in exchanging information with residents, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
    • Frequently uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping and reaching in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
    • Occasionally lifts/carries up to 20 pounds in performing duties in the office and in traveling to off-site meetings
    • Occasionally reaches outward, stands, squats, kneels, bends, walks and reaches above shoulders in performing duties in the office and in traveling to off-site meetings
    • Indoor office environment with occasional outdoor work and exposure to excessive noise
    • Continuously over 80% time, Frequently 20-80% time, and Occasionally under 20% time

YWCA encourages applicants with a variety of experiences to apply!

At YWCA, we recognize that lived expertise is a powerful asset. This refers to the insights, knowledge, and skills developed by those who have navigated systems and experienced inequity.

Valuing lived expertise helps build trust with program participants, develop culturally responsive programs, and break down barriers to equity. It enriches our collective understanding and enhances our ability to serve communities that are furthest from opportunity.

Vaccination Requirement
All new hires must be vaccinated in accordance with CDC guidelines before their first day of employment.

Mental Health Considerations
All employees of the YWCA interact with clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms, including but not limited to, racial trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, and financial hardship. As a result, employees are at risk of secondary trauma. We encourage employees to seek support inside and outside the workplace and maintain self-care routines.

Equal Opportunity Employment
YWCA Seattle King Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law Poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement.

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