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:

***School Based Positions (2/6/15) 

Social Learning Specialist:The Social Learning Specialist as part of a support services team, works to create a youth/family/faculty friendly presence within the school that is founded on cooperative relationships and direct communication.  While SLS are cross-trained and able to provide the full continuum of care, specific areas of focus are prevention education and alternative to suspension services. This position works in an Alternative to Suspension classroom providing social-emotional training and support to students.  This is an 11-month, 35 hours per week position.  Bachelors degree is required and 1-3 years of related experience.  Pay range is $14 - $18 per hour depending on education and experience.


Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist:The Center for Youth, in partnership with the Youth and Justice Program of the RCSD, has developed an academic alternative program, featuring a personalized learning environment –The New Beginning Program. The program addresses the academic and social-emotional issues of young men, ages 16-20 that have experienced personal challenges. The Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for the day to day service delivery of all social/emotional aspects.   This includes promoting the project, recruiting, screening and qualifying participants, as well as, assessing participant skills and needs, helping establish employment plans and goals, maintaining appropriate records and data collection, and identifying quality job opportunities for youth during both for the summer and throughout the academic year. The Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for the delivery of all Prevention Education Services, Job Readiness Training and Character Education Programs.This is an 11-month, 35 hours per week position.  

Bachelors degrees is required  and 5 years related experience.  Pay range is $14-$18 per hour depending on education and experience.

 

***Housing Support Counselor (2/4/15) 

$13-$17/hr depending 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.

 

***Emergency Shelter Counselor (1/16/15) 

$12-$15/hr. depending on education and experience

Description: The emergency shelter team provides emergency survival-support services to homeless and runaway youth 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, year-round. Counselors strive to engage and establish mutually respectful, trusting relationships with the youth we serve. Clients are approached from a strength and asset-based perspective and staff form partnerships with them to help facilitate the identification of issues, concerns and needs and develop strategies to meet those needs. The ultimate goal of the team is to provide emergency care and support to RHY in a safe, respectful environment and to work with them to resolve the issues which led to their homelessness so that they can ultimately, secure and maintain a stable living environment.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

***Building Cleaner

Part-time Position (morning shift) – approx. 15 hours per week (Monday through Friday), 6am to 9am, 15 hours weekly, $11 / hour 

Description: The Building Cleaner works closely with the Director of Operations and Maintenance staff to ensure The Center for Youth facility is cleaned and maintained. S(he) must be able to assist in helping to identify and prioritize facility cleaning needs and in the development of a monthly and quarterly cleaning schedule. S(he) is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the interior physical area of 905 Monroe Avenue.

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent, experience in building cleaning and facility maintenance.

 

***Workforce Navigator (12/23/14)

$12.50-$16.50/depending on education and experience

Description: Learn to Earn is a job readiness program providing wrap-up services to currently enrolled out-of-school youth, age 16-21 funded by the Workforce Investment Act.  Components of the program include: academic support, needs assessment and referral, and participation in a job readiness curriculum. The Workforce Navigator is responsible for implementing all aspects of direct service delivery for the Learn 2 Earn 2 Program at The Center for Youth Services. This includes promoting the project, assessing participant skills and needs, helping establish employment plans and goals, maintaining appropriate records and data collection, and identifying quality job opportunities for youth during the academic year.  In cooperation with the staff at The Center for Youth, the Workforce Navigator acts as a link to other agencies, local businesses and Rochester Resource Alliance. The Workforce Navigator maintains contact with and provides ongoing information to participants’ significant others and develops and facilitates job readiness trainings. The Workforce Navigator provides support to the Project Manager and acts as official ambassador of the program when necessary.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience is required.

 

***Overnight Support Staff - New Beginning House (3/2/15)

2 part-time positions available (30 hours per week).  Rate of pay is $12.00 for awake hours and $8.75 for sleeping hours.

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 reside in a program site apartment and be 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.

Requirments: 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.   

 

 

 


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.