***Prevention Education Specialist -SED (3/25/14)

$13.25-$16.50/hr depending on education and experience

Description: The In-School Prevention Education Specialist is responsible for developing and delivering youth and adult trainings (i.e., groups, workshops, curricula).  S/he delivers science-based curriculum(s) including Get Real About Violence to 3rd-5th graders with fidelity and conducts the research needed to design curriculum on topics and emerging issues relevant to students, families, faculty and the collaboration partners (based on proven best-practice elements and methodology). Additionally, through the execution of services, the PE Specialist performs outreach via information dissemination on the full array of collaboration services. The PE Specialist may be called upon to fulfill the duties of the ATS Student and Support Specialist in his/her absence and therefore must be cross-trained in that position. Note: This is a full-time, 11 month position.  Routine work hours overlap to the school day (before and after school).  Special events or projects may take place during the early evenings and/or on a weekend.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a Human Service field and 1-3 years of related experience with proven platform skills and the ability to facilitate experiential groups. Note: A Master Degree, advanced training and/or certification in areas directly related to the skills required preferred.


***Transitional Living Program Manager (3/5/14)

$37,500-$42,500/yr depending on education and experience

Description: The Transitional Living Program Manager oversees The Center’s independent living programs for homeless young adults.  This includes the apartment-based independent living program and Chrysalis House, a transitional house for parenting teens.  S/He provides supervision and support to program staff (Case Managers, On-Site Support Staff and Volunteers) and oversees the programs life skills trainings.  Additionally, s/he is expected to assist in addressing any client behavioral issues and will work with the case managers to develop trauma informed interventions.  This is a twelve (12) month, fulltime position.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and at least (3) three years of management/supervisory experience.  A Master’s degree is preferred.

***School Based Chemical Dependency Prevention Counselor (3/5/14)

$15-$18/hr depending on education and experience.

The CD Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing school based crisis intervention, counseling (individual, family and group) and case management services to youth ages 12 to 20.  The CD Prevention Specialist provides support for problem solving as well as information and referral services.  S/he is responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments with the student that may identify any issues related to substance use/abuse, problem gambling and other risk factors that inhibit healthy youth development.  Based upon assessment, the CD Prevention Specialist will develop an Individual Service Plan with a youth that includes the direct services provided by the CD Prevention Specialist, school staff, as well as referral linkages to other community agencies and school services.  The CD Prevention Specialist will work with faculty, staff and collaborative partner agencies to assure quality services are provided.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required. Note: A Master’s degree, CPP/ICSP/CASAC, advanced training in chemical dependency prevention-related areas is preferred.  If candidates do not possess related certification, expectation is that active pursuit of these certifications will occur at time of employment.

***Substitute Emergency Shelter Counselor (3/5/14)

$10-$12/hr. depending on education and experience.

The Substitute/Relief Counselor is responsible for supporting and managing a caring shelter environment including: supervision of residents, one-to-one counseling, teaching independent living skills, preparing meals with residents, facilitating recreational outings, and general upkeep of the house itself. This coverage is provided in the absence of full-time staff to insure coverage of the established staffing pattern, or as an addition to the full-time team as deemed necessary by the Shelter Manager.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one year of Human Services experience, preferably working with youth.


All applicants (unless otherwise noted) must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier, access to a vehicle, and must possess or be willing to obtain the following automobile insurance:

Bodily Injury: $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident
Property Damage: $50,000 per accident

To Apply Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

The Center for Youth 
905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Phone:   (585) 473-2464
Fax:   (585) 271-8134
Email:  resumes@centerforyouth.net