Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Center for Youth. 
We are pleased that you are considering us!

Here is a list of current openings:

***Chrysalis House Skill Builder (2/22/17)

Hours: Sunday 2-10pm, Monday 2-10pm, Tuesday 9-5pm,Wednesday 9-5pm, Thursday 2-10pm
$15-$18+/hr based on education and experience.

Description: Chrysalis House Skill Builders will engage and establish mutually respectful, trusting relationships with the youth we serve.  Staff will utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to working with youth.  Skill Builders are responsible for coordination of life skills programming and parenting education curriculum at Chrysalis House.  Staff will conduct on-going assessments of youth’s skill level and create individual/group training opportunities.  This includes teaching group living skills and implementation of an evidence based parenting education curriculum.  The Chrysalis House Skill Builder (s) will also be responsible for providing direct supervision and support to residents during traditional and non-traditional hours.  This includes evenings, weekends and holidays.  Monitoring group dynamics and direct crisis intervention and response is expected.  The Skill Builder is a (12) twelve month, full-time position. 

Requirements: A minimum of an Associates Degree in human services, education or a related field; and (1) one year experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

***Administrative Assistant (2/16/17)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm
$15-$17/hr based on education and experience.

Description: This position provides telephone and reception coverage for a busy office environment for a minimum of 3 hours per day.  Additionally s/he serves as the first backup for the regular receptionist.  The position is responsible for a variety of administrative support duties such as administration of the conference/training request process, providing administrative support to Counseling/RHY and other departments across the agency as assigned. 

Requirements: Associates Degree in Business/Office Technology or related degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of related office experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. 

 

***Accountant (1/24/17)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
$23-$25/hr based on education and applicable experience.

Description: The Accountant works closely with the Director of Finance & IT and the Executive Director in developing agency Accounting Policies and Procedures.  The Accountant is responsible for ensuring maintenance of and adherence to all agency Accounting Policies and Procedures.  S/he manages program budgets, maintains reliable accounting information concerning grant receipts, donations, expenditures and ensures proper recording of the agency's assets.  S/he works autonomously in performing complex accounting tasks in order to properly reflect the financial position of the agency and for the development of revenue and expense projections. The Accountant is responsible for the timely gathering and preparation of information necessary for management reporting, planning, analysis and decision making. S/he is responsible for the preparation of reports for various governmental and regulatory agencies.  S/he works closely with the agencies outside auditors in the preparation of information essential to the completion of the annual audit process.  The Accountant assists the Director of Finance in conducting periodic inventory of fixed assets and in needs assessment and research for procurement activities. 

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with a minimum of three (3) years experience in accounting or related responsibilities. Fund accounting experience will be advantageous. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

***Housing Support Counselor (1/24/17)

Hours: Generally 9-5 with flexibility to work early or later as needed to meet client needs.
$15-$18+/hr based on education and experience.

Description: The Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for providing individual and family counseling to runaway and homeless youth and their families. The Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager completes the comprehensive assessment begun by the triage/intake counselor. This assessment includes identifying any issues related to substance use/abuse, problem gambling and other risk factors that inhibit healthy youth development. An Individualized Service Plan is developed and implemented based upon the assessment and goals identified by the youth, including appropriate prevention activities. Housing Support Counselors/Case Managers then provide short-term counseling and activities that focus on resolving identified problems and/or assessing and improving the level of youth and family risk and protective factors that are predictive of substance abuse and/or problem gambling. Heavy emphasis is placed on strengthening family relationships to ensure that youth return home without further episodes of homelessness. Youth that cannot return home are provided case management support to identify and obtain safe, stable housing. 

Housing Support Counselors/Case Managers also provide crisis intervention, as well as, family counseling and information and referral services, as needed. This is a full-time, 12 month position.

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and 2 years experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience. 

Note: A Master’s Degree, CPP/ICPS/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 the time of employment.

 

***Safe Harbour Advocate (1/24/17)

$15-$19/hr based on education and experience.

Description: The Monroe County Safe Harbour Advocate provides intensive case management and advocacy for commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth in order to access services, including medical, mental health, financial, emergency shelter and other basic living and safety needs.  This position will assist CSE youth in crisis intervention, problem solving, action planning and skill building in order to address immediate life and safety issues, reduce the risk of continued sexual exploitation and abuse.  The Monroe County Safe Harbour Advocate will provide outreach to other agencies and community partners across Monroe County in order to identify CSE and coordinate immediate access to needed services and supports.  Advocates will work "non-traditional" hours and may be required to work several evenings per week and some weekends.  

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and (2) two years of experience with navigating systems and crisis case management, or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  A Master’s degree is preferred. 

 

***School Based Chemical Dependency Prevention Counselor (1/10/17)

$15-$19/hr based on education and experience.

Description: 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. The CD Prevention Specialist will attend school meetings, referral meetings, and when appropriate, school events. They will maintain a professional relationship with faculty, staff and partnering agencies. The CD Prevention Specialist will also coordinate and facilitate groups, workshops and trainings as needed and requested.

The CD Prevention Specialist is part of a larger Counseling Team that is cross trained in Housing Case Management and Intake Assessment as well. 

Requirements: 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. 

 

***New Beginning House Overnight Support Staff (12/5/16)

Hours: Wed, Sat and Sun 10pm-8am
Awake rate: $12/hr, Sleep rate: $9.70/hr 

Description: The New Beginning House is an independent living program for young men ages 18 -21 who require stable housing while completing high school, enrolling in college and/or working to obtain employment.  The program includes independent living skill building, case management and opportunities to strengthen permanent connections with their family and community.

Aside for responding to emergencies during the night, overnight staff duties will include routinely engaging the residents in the evening as well as in the morning in order to ensure they are prepared for the day.

The New Beginning Overnight Support Person will be on-site and available to provide support and supervision to New Beginning Independent Living Program (NB ILP) clients from 10pm-8am Mon-Fri and on weekends and holidays.  Awake rate 10pm – 12am and 6am – 8am, sleep rate 12am – 6am.  This is a part time position at 3 shifts a week.  This is a (12) twelve month position.

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and 1 year experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.

 

***Emergency Shelter Relief Counselor (9/14/16)

Day/evening/weekend shifts available. $10/hr day shift, $12/hr evening shift.

Description: 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.

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

The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.