Washington State DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant - Dual Language-Spanish in Snoqualmie, Washington


NOTE: Candidates must be certified by the DSHS Language Testing and Certification Unit as a Cluster 5 translator in Spanish prior to employment. Find information about Language Testing and Certification at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ltc/.

You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Echo Glen Children's Center. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to fill a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant position to assist Juvenile Rehabilitation Residential Counselors in providing comprehensive case management, transition planning and counseling and treatment services for an assigned caseload of youth in an extended mental health program. You will interpret and translate for residents/clients whose primary language is Spanish and with limited proficiency in English.


You have an opportunity to manage a limited case load of one to two youth and assist residential counselors in providing supervision and services to youth who have a complex range of disorders and treatment needs and their families. You will serve as back-up for residential counselors and respond to emergent situations as well as assist residential counselors to assess youth behavior for risk to self and others and monitor youth compliance. This position also performs routine security duties, supervises and/or serves meals to resident groups, monitors movement of residents within the facility and in the community and organizes and supervises group recreational activities.

You will provide written and verbal translation/interpretation for residents whose primary language is Spanish.

For questions about job 08167, contact Dave Ozment at (360) 725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov. Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.


Two years of college education from an accredited institution AND two years of experience as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officer.


Two years of college education AND two years of experience in casework, counseling, probation and parole, social services, planning, directing or facilitating youth group activities or experience in a related field.

Note: Qualifying education must be from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or a foreign equivalent. A degree in social work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Foreign Degree. For an international degree, you MUST attach your U.S. credential evaluation (one source for credential evaluation information can be found at: http://www.naces.org/members.html).

The selected candidate must be certified by the DSHS Language Testing and certification Unit as a Cluster 5 translator in Spanish prior to the hire date.

Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a questionnaire mandated by the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act that asks questions regarding any past acts of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse.

This position performs activities that meet the definition of counseling of Washington Administrative Code 246

  • 810-010 (7). Counselors need to apply within seven days of employment for an Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher counseling-related credential from the Washington Department of Health. As a condition of continued employment, the incumbent must possess within 60 days of hire and maintain a current counseling-related credential from the Washington Department of Health.

This position functions in a Rehabilitation Administration secure care institution. Work is both indoors and outdoors in a moderate to high risk environment serving juvenile offenders with complex rehabilitation needs including chemical dependency, cognitive impairment, mental health issues and sexual offending histories who may exhibit physical and verbal aggressiveness. You will be trained in and required to use approved verbal de-escalation techniques and physical control, restraint and take-down methods on aggressive youth when needed.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-08167(B190)

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $2,724.00 - $3,541.00 Monthly

Location: King County – Snoqualmie, WA