Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Youth Home House Parent

Job Location US-WA-Auburn
# of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Job Status
USD $18.11/Hr.
Regular Full-Time
Pay Grade
Hiring Manager Title
Youth Recovery Home Supervisor


This position assists the Youth Recovery Home staff in providing a safe and comfortable environment for the residents of the MIT Health Division’s Youth Recovery Home (YRH).  The House Parent will provide a mature and culturally grounded presence for YRH residents, complete housekeeping duties, engage in meal preparation, and provide transportation, as needed.



  1. To be in attendance and on time.
  2. To demonstrate reliable and consistent attendance.
  3. To attend team meetings, consultations, supervision, and other program meetings.


Major Duties:

  1. Works with the YRH’s Behavioral Specialists and YRH residents to support resident plan goals.
  2. Plans and prepares meals for residents and ensures adequate food is available for snacks outside of scheduled meal times. Purchases food to plan for house meals.
  3. Follows applicable Federal FDA and IHS health regulations concerning the preparation and handling of food.
  4. Completes housekeeping tasks to ensure common areas are clean and tidy on a daily basis. Assists Behavioral Specialists in developing a chore list for residents and helps supervise the completion of chores.
  5. Follows HIPAA regulations as they pertain to behavioral health services.
  6. Participates in relevant team meetings to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to resident care.



  1. Adheres to safety policies and procedures within the Health Division.
  2. Participates in filing incident reports when appropriate and forwards them to the Family & Youth Program Manager in a timely manner.
  3. Responds to emergencies calmly and professionally.




  1.  Represents the MIT Health Division in a positive and professional manner when interacting with clients and the community.
  2. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations skills in dealing with other staff and providers.
  3. Proficient in written communication; legible and accurate documentation, scheduling, correspondence, and forms.
  4. Consistently maintains confidentiality in regards to all client information and follows HIPAA policies and procedures.
  5. Demonstrates strong client advocacy and empowerment skills.
  6. Demonstrates conflict management and resolution skills as they apply to client care issues.
  7. Is proactive in communicating with supervisors regarding any unusual circumstances concerning staff or the program in general.

Other Duties:

  1. Provides occasional transportation for clients when deemed necessary by YRH Supervisor.
  2. Attendance at mandatory and/or approved trainings.
  3. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time.  Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. One (1) year experience working with adolescent youth.
  3. A Washington State Food Handler’s card and one year experience planning and preparing meals.
  4. Experience working with Native American Youth in residential care, working with at-risk youth, meal planning and preparation for larger groups preferred.
  5. Must pass pre-employment, urinalysis testing and criminal background check.
  6. Current and valid WA State driver’s license.
  7. Current CPR certification or ability to obtain it within a designated time frame.
  8. No substance abuse for the past three (3) years.
  9. Current negative TB test and/or medical documentation stating employee is not contagious.


  1. Entry-level skill in working with at-risk youth.
  2. Ability to plan and prepare healthy meals for large groups.
  3. Ability to manage time efficiently to assure consistent meal preparation and completion of daily household routines.
  4. Knowledge and skills in conflict resolution with adolescents.
  5. Ability to remain calm in a crisis.
  6. Knowledge of Native American culture.
  7. Ability to communicate in English effectively in writing and verbally when communicating with others.
  8. General housekeeping skills.
  9. Skill in using computer and office equipment.


  1. Able to communicate effectively in the English language in person, phone, and writing.
  2. Ability to be physically active up to 75% of the time to include standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, and reaching.
  3. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  4. Manual dexterity of hands/fingers for writing and computer input.
  5. Prompt and dependable.

Licenses or Certifications Required

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe. Current CPR certification and Washington State Food Handler’s card/permit.


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