Youth Eastside Services
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Join our Team

Make a difference in the lives of children and families in East King County by joining the committed, dynamic staff of Youth Eastside Services. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send us your cover letter and resume. Refer to the job title and job number (if listed):
  • By mail to YES, 999 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008
  • By fax to 425.274.0728
  • By email to Human Resources  (attachments should be in Microsoft Word or text-only format)

All positions remain open until they are filled. For more information about available positions, call Human Resources at 425.747.4937. Youth Eastside Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Job Postings (as of 07-23-14)


Provide counseling to youth & families (days and evenings).  Experience in substance abuse and mental health counseling; ability to work with diverse populations; Master's Degree, License and CDP required.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish required.  Specialized training in Evidence-Based Practice(s) preferred (i.e. DBT, CBT).  We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment.  Send cover letter and resume to or fax to 425-274-0728.  YES is committed to having a diverse staff team.  LGBTQ and people of color encoursed to apply

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (Part Time - 18 hours per week) -

Summary of Responsibilities:  Coordinate the recruitment and effective deployment of groups and individuals who wish to donate their time to advance the mission of YES.  Perform other activities as assigned to maximize short and long range support for YES programs and services.

Essential Functions:

  •  Coordinate volunteer services program to connect individuals and groups to opportunities to give their time in support of agency programs and services.
  • Consult director and program managers to define organization needs for various volunteer services.
  • Research corporate employee volunteer programs and develop relationships with key contacts.
  • Develop and implement plans for volunteer recruitment.
  • Interview, screen and refer applicants to appropriate roles.
  • Orient volunteers in overall agency information and processes prior to assignment iin specific units.
  • Ensure that volunteers receive adequate on-the-job as well as other required training.
  • Provide resources to ensure that all agency volunteers receive the supervision, evaluation and recognition they deserve.
  • Assist program managers in resolving personnel issues with volunteers.
  • Serve as liaison between administration, staff and volunteers.
  • Speak to community groups, explaining how volunteers help advance the organization's services.
  • In collaboration with Fund Development Manager, coordinate volunteer support for special events.
  • In collaboration with Marketing/Communications Manager, ensure timely and accurate information for volunteer listings in all media, including print materials, agency website, United Way Volunteer Center, Microsoft Giving Site and timely news releases.
  • Coordinate timely and accurate volunteer record-keeping, including applications, background and reference checks.
  • Prepare statistical reports on extent, nature, and also value of volunteer services.
Required Skills and Education:
  • Three to five years of paid or volunteer experience in education or human services;
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred in a relevant field.
  • Ability to communicate with, coordinate the work of and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles.
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or as a volunteer preferred.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics of agency services, in particular HIPAA regulations.
  • Commitment to YES goals and mission.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer experience and skills in Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent) and donor database, preferably DonorPerfect.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Working Conditions/Safety Hazards of the job: 
  • Must have transportation available for outside agency meetings and duties.  Occasional evening and weekend duties.  Based at Bellevue office.
Youth Eastside Services is committed to having a diverse staff team.  LGBTQ and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter & resume to


The Opportunity
Youth Eastside Services (YES) is one of the largest providers of substance abuse treatment and comprehensive youth and family counseling services in the region. As youth encounter increasingly complex challenges, YES is a critical community resource for these young people and their families. YES seeks a development leader who is ready to help a thriving organization expand its impact, resources, and influence, and is passionate about empowering young people and their families to lead healthy lives.
The Organization
Founded by volunteers in 1968, Youth Eastside Services (YES) supports youth and families who encounter emotional distress, substance abuse, violence, and other challenges. YES focuses on intervention, outreach, and prevention; and partners with other human service organizations, schools, and community centers to provide critical wrap-around services for over 23,000 individuals per year.
Headquartered in Bellevue’s Crossroads Park the organization’s supportive and flexible work environment complements a passionate staff. A 28-member Board of Trustees sets the organization’s direction. Fifty-three experienced and dedicated full-time employees work with over two hundred volunteers to provide evidence-based best practice programs. The YES team includes licensed mental health practitioners, certified chemical dependency professionals, peer educators, and other field experts. YES offers diverse and comprehensive programming designed to engage clients with differing levels of need and experience.
The Role
Charged with overseeing all development and marketing efforts for YES, the new director will lead a four-person fundraising and marketing team and guide all major giving activities including planning, donor identification, engagement, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation. S/he will interact regularly with donors, the Board of Trustees, and staff the board development committee. The director must be knowledgeable about the organization’s programs and impact in order to speak publicly on behalf of YES as representative in the community. The ideal candidate will partner with program staff to understand the nuances of YES services in a way that ensures client trust and confidentiality.
For more information view the detailed position profile here.
To Be Considered
Please submit your two-page resume and a cover letter to Anne Keeney via no later than July 3, 2014. Your cover letter should express passion for the mission, and fit for the role. Resume review will begin prior to the closing date, and screening interviews may start on or around June 18, 2014. You may direct questions to Anne Keeney at 206-411-4144.


YES is seeking a full time dynamic Director to lead our Substance Abuse & Co-occurring Treatment Services. Candidate should possess five (5) plus years in effective program leadership and clinical supervision as well as have a history of developing and maintaining good relationships with external partners/funders. 

The Director mut have a "can do" attitude with the dedication to do what is needed to deliver and manage the highest quality of program with an ability to maintain a larger vision for the program while simultaneously attending to details.  Director will assure that the highest caliber clinical services are being delivered, are responsive to community needs, uses the most current EBP interventions and are reaching all aspects of diversity in our eastside community.  Director will assure that all aspects of program ar being managed at an optimal quality level, including areas such as service delivery, contract documentation and case records. 

The ideal candidate should be proficient in the use of electronic medical records, or have a propensity to work in such a system.  Required:  Master's Degree, License and CDP; Specialized training in Evidence-Based Practice(s) (i.e. DBT, CBT, 7 Challenges); G.A.I.N. Certified, CDP Clinical Supervisor.  Preferred:  Certified G.A.I.N. trainer; bi-lingual English/Spanish.  Excellent benefits. Salary DOE. 

We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment.  YES is committed to having a diverse staff team.  LGBTQ and people of color encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to

SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER/PARENT EDUCATOR - Part time 38 hours per week to provide family support services to pregnant and parenting teens and families.  BA + two (2) years' experience required.  Knowledge of child development, home visiting, and working with diverse population preferred.  Please do not respond if you are not fluent in Spanish.  Salary DOE.  Send cover letter and resume to, or fax to HR, 425-274-0728.  We are committed to having a diverse staff team.  LGBTQ and people of color encouraged to apply.

Be a volunteer and make a difference

YES depends on nearly 20,000 volunteer hours a year to help us build self-reliant youth, strong families and a safe, caring Eastside community. Our volunteers receive training and support, along with the deep satisfaction of knowing you're making a real difference in the lives of young people. Here are just a few ways you can help:

Table Captain –  Invest in Youth Breakfast
  • Help us raise funds for the largest fundraiser of the year by inviting your friends and colleagues as a guest at your table. There is no cost to you.
Mentoring opportunities with excellent support/guidance/training
  • Success Mentoring Program: Adult mentors commit 2 hours per week for at least a year. Get to know your 9-17-year-old mentee doing things you both enjoy.
  • Healthy Start Parent Mentor Program: Help promote positive parenting and share your knowledge and life experiences with a young first time parent.
General office 
  • Help two or more hours per week with administrative tasks like filing, copying, data entry and other office projects, depending on your interests and skill level.
Marketing internship
  • Practice what you are learning in college about marketing or public relations. Work 5 hours per week for three to six months.
Supply drive
  • Support a drive to collect back-to-school supplies, summer camp necessities, activity tickets or other items at your work, church, school or other group. Then join us for a fun filling-day or help with distribution—a great office team or book group project. Items are used for low income kids participating in Camp Mariposa™, Summer Explorers Therapeutic Day Camp, UPROADS Teen Recovery Group and more.
Party providers
  • Help plan one of the many gatherings like our mentor appreciation dinner, pumpkin carving or holiday celelbration. Provide food, decorate and/or help the staff make a truly memorable event.
  • Plan a party fundraiser with your friends and neighbors.
  • Spend a couple of hours a month calling and thanking YES donors, or assemble a group for a calling party.

Because of the confidential nature of the work we do at YES, we cannot accept volunteers who are less than 21 years old, or anyone who is fulfilling court-ordered community service hours.

For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities — or to suggest other ways that you might help YES — email our Brooke or call 425.586.2326.