Housing Manager (Current Employee) – Arlington – November 9, 2016
Cocoon House provides Street Outreach, Housing, and Homeless Prevention Services to youth who are runaway, foster youth, or those who are being forced out of home. The people who thrive here really care about being a nurturing presence to youth who have multiple traumas. Staff are encouraged to use their own passions, be they in education, music, art, cooking, etc., to connect with youth and provide them opportunities to grow into well rounded young adults. Co-workers are enthusiastic, have a good sense of humor, and want to be part of a community. Shifts vary from enjoyable to stressful, but Cocoon House offers a lot of PTO and encourages self-care. Many staff use the Wellspring benefits. Open to people who are creative dressers, tatooed, "been there" and may not want to be in a corporate work setting. A place to learn and grow in service to vulnerable kids in our county.
Several locations (Monroe, Arlington, Everett), Multiple ongoing education opportunities, Staff are given a lot of rein to create programming and come up with solutions to problems, Cocoon House is well-regarded in Sno County and beyond, Welcoming to GLBTQ, POC, and people who have immigrated to the US
Most opportunities for advancement depend on having at least Bachelor's degree
On Call (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – September 30, 2016
Poor treatment of employees who are faced with dealing with youth who are there because they do not think they have to follow the rules at home. No support from staff who will hang you out to dry when one of the youth lie about you. They will bully you into working for them and file a false CPS report on you on a whim.
Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – April 24, 2016
Cocoon House provides a great service to youth and the community in Snohomish County. Attended useful training's, worked alongside some of the best and brightest, and genuinely loved this place!
Upper management very progressive and proactive to serve the youth and community. Not much opportunity for advancement, high turnover in lower paying positions, and the typical random bad apple. Would recommend anyone to apply to this agency, great experience and great people.
low paying, inept dept director
great cause, unique and fun atmosphere, hands on ceo and upper management, great people
Advocate for Homeless & At-Risk Youth (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – December 15, 2015
Amazing co-workers and great atmosphere. Since I am very passionate about working with this population I enjoy my job. I think the best part of my job is my involvement with Denney Youth Juvenile Justice Center and the youth incarcerated there. I enjoy the court process and being court support for my youth. The hardest part of my job is making everyone a priority. With 30 youth in my caseload it can, at times, be challenging to make each of them my first priority.
Mobile Case Managment and Outreach to get out of the office
Prep-Cook- Volunteer (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – March 13, 2013
I liked helping out the cocoon house and becoming the house's cook. I didnt really learn alot consitering I am used to cooking for people alot. The hardest part was trying to keep everyone out of the kitchen when I was cooking, although it was enjoyable making people happy.
Residential Worker (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – May 23, 2012
A number of people I use to work with are nolonger there, however the overnight shift workers are GREAT!!! If management likes YOU, you will be promoted without any problems, if not you will get excuses. Job security is not based on merit, and some of the best workers don't get credit.
Promote from within, serving all aspects of homelessness
Director of Outreach Programs (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – May 17, 2012
I have been with the agency nearly 6 years. I have seen transitions within the agency to better serve our agencies mission. Cocoon House does serve truly homeless to at-risk youth and Prevention programs to support families. Cocoon House focuses on our agencies mission to serve vs. that of individual staff driving the direction, because of this Cocoon House provides service to youth on the streets through Street Outreach/Advocates & U-Turn low barrier street level drop-in. Emergency Shelter in 3 areas of our county and Transitional Housing for long term housing. Cocoon House values their staff and prove that by promoting staff from within and consistanly offers room for staff development. The salary scale from front line staff up to the executive levels all falls within the upper levels of standards for this scope of work. Cocoon House is a strong passionate agency that stays mission driven and employee valued.
Missrepresented to the community and its clientele
Teen Advocate (Former Employee) – October 12, 2011
This agency claims to be youth driven concentrating on the extremely at risk, but the reality is that their primary clientele are much higher functioning youth. They focus is on grant number rather than the youth. The leadership frowns upon any questioning of decisions made by them. The good thing about the agency is that it tries to keep the staff excited about their jobs by holding a lot of team building workshops and by sending employees to trainings.