Media Statement

April 30, 2020

Contact: Debra Johnson


DCYF Launches Campaign to Recruit Staff for Behavior Rehabilitation Facilities

Olympia — In an effort to maintain the quality and safety standards at foster group homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is currently recruiting a pool of temporary, on-call staff who can step in to work at various Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) facilities across the state.

The agency is looking for full-time staff, as well as anyone who wants to work on a per-shift basis. This role will work on-site at one of these youth group homes to supervise and support youth residents and to carry out the day-to-day activities and operations of a residential program.

This is a great role for anyone who has experience as a:

  • Social Worker
  • Visitation Provider
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Substance Use Disorder Professional
  • K-12 Paraeducators and other classified staff

To reach qualified candidates, DCYF created a Residential Youth Worker Recruitment Flyer, which outlines the position requirements. 

“These staff will be part of a team responsible for helping traumatized children and youth through a very stressful crisis, while ensuring program and facility safety,” said Luba Bezborodnikova, DCYF Assistant Secretary of Licensing.

DCYF will maintain the list of people who sign up as willing to help, and BRS programs will contact directly and hire individuals from this list. If hired, these positions will be paid by the BRS programs.

To sign up for the temporary staffing pool visit DCYF’s website and complete the following form: