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:

***Bilingual Housing Support Counselor (4/12/17)

Pay range is $15-$18/hr based on education and experience. 

Description: The Bilingual Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for providing individual and family counseling to runaway and homeless youth and their families. The Bilingual 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.


***Chrysalis House On-Site Support (4/7/17)

Compensation for this position is a combination of rent, utilities and minimum hourly wage.

Description: The Evening/Weekend Support Person will reside in a third-floor apartment at the maternity group home, Chrysalis House, and be available to provide support and supervision to Chrysalis House residential clients from 10pm-8am five days a week including holidays and weekends. This is a (12) twelve month position.

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


***Director of Development, Marketing and Special Events (3/30/17)

Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 9-5pm with flexibility
Pay range is $51,000 - $58,000 annually based on education and experience.

Description: The Director of Development, Marketing and Special Events is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of the agency’s non-grant fund development efforts including: enhancing the image of The Center in the community;  assisting in building a pool of Center Friends and donors; managing and coordinating special events, both large-scale community events and smaller events that are program-directed; and developing a diversified non-grant fund development portfolio for the agency.   S/he serves as the liaison between the agency and young professionals Associate Board.  S/he takes the lead responsibility in enhancing the staff and Board’s capacity to support fund development activities.  The Director manages and oversees the updating of the agency’s core mailing and fund development databases.  S/he develops an annual public relations plan to meet The Center’s program, public communication and fund development needs and is responsible for public relations and press/media management including social media, television and radio, and print media.  The Director works closely with the Director of Finance in the development and management of an annual fund development and public relations/communications budget and with the Volunteer Coordinator in the recruitment, training and implementation of volunteers as related to marketing and special events. The Director ensures the coordination of agency fund development, marketing, and communications with administrative and program operations. S/he is a member of the agency’s senior management team.  The Director works with and supports the Board’s role in communications and fund development.  The Director is supervised by the Executive Director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Masters level degree and/or specialized training/education related to fund/institutional development and marketing preferred.  Requires a minimum of 5 years related experience. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.


***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist - Buffalo, NY (3/30/17)

Pay range is $15-$19 per hour depending on education and experience.

Description: This position is provides prevention education services, immediate crisis response and professional development to the assigned school community . The Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist will be trained to deliver a variety of best-practice and research-based services (i.e., groups, workshops, curricula), with a focus on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). This is an 11-month position.

Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in a Human Service or related field and 1-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination. Note: A Master Degree, advanced training and/or certification in areas directly related to the skills required preferred.


***Emergency Shelter Counselor (3/9/17)

Hours: Sunday 7:30-3:30, Monday 8-4, Tuesday 2-10, Wednesday 12-10, Thursday 4-10
Pay range is $15-$18/hr based 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.


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

Hours: Sunday 2-10pm, Monday 2-10pm, Tuesday 9-5pm,Wednesday 9-5pm, Thursday 2-10pm
Pay range is $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.


***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.