We’re Hiring! Violence Intervention Specialist

The REACH Center works with nearly 3,000 at-risk youth and young adults ages 12-24 each year to provide them with housing services, educational opportunities, career development, peer mentoring, and other supportive services. REACH has a strong track record of leveraging institutional partnerships to serve young people, and coordinates programs that annually place over 200 people in jobs and provide permanent housing for up to 300 youth experiencing homelessness. REACH is at the forefront of youth development, career readiness, and the fight against youth homelessness in the Greater Puget Sound Region. The work of the REACH Center contributes to positive systems change and has sparked interest in widespread replication of the REACH service delivery model.

POSITION TITLE:Violence Intervention Specialists
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Regular, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO:ACT Program Manager
Salary Range:$40,000 – $43,000


The Violence Intervention Specialist will intervene with youth and young adults who are at risk of or involved in violence and/or gang affiliation. The position will provide direct individual advisement, restorative mediations/conflict resolution and mentorship. The position requires attendance at team meetings, working collaboratively with community partners, facilitating groups and building rapport with youth and young adults. The Violence Intervention Specialist will document all interventions through a database system, analyze data, and report services.

Individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant, refugee, or homeless young adult are strongly encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This position requires in-person contact with clients while observing social distancing and other safety protocols.


Salary Range:

$40,000 – $43,000

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter, your resume, and three professional references to: jobs@reachtacoma.org.  In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

  • Why do you believe homelessness exists, particularly for youth and young adults?
  • If you are selected for this role, what would you bring to the role that few other candidates could bring?

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The REACH Center is a partnership project of Tacoma Community House. While all work-related duties will be performed at and for The REACH Center, this position will be filled by Tacoma Community House, one of the longest-serving nonprofits in Tacoma. In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.