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 On-Site Support (9/20/17)

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. Some of the primary duties include performing apartment and curfew checks and responding to client’s “after-hours” needs/emergencies.

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

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.

 

***Emergency Shelter Counselor (9/18/17)

The hours are: Sunday 2-10 pm, Monday 2-10 pm, Tuesday 9 am-5 pm, Wednesday 8 am-4 pm, Thursday 4-10 pm
The pay range is $15-$19/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.

 

***Triage Counselor (9/18/17)

The hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. The pay range is $15-$19/hr based on education and experience.

Description: The Triage Counselor is responsible for providing crisis counseling and responsive care for youth ages 12-21 seeking Center services (Including Counseling, Emergency Housing and Transitional Living). The Triage Counselor completes a comprehensive assessment that identifies immediate needs as well as longer term developmental and/or treatment needs. This assessment includes identifying any issues related to substance use/abuse, problem gambling and other risk factors that inhibit healthy youth development. An initial Individualized Service Plan is developed based upon the assessment and goals identified by the youth, including appropriate prevention activities. He/she also provides crisis counseling for families, information dissemination and referral services, as needed.

The Triage Counselor handles crisis phone calls, as well as walk in clients seeking assistance. S/he is additionally responsible for providing community outreach and networking with other agencies/providers to coordinate services for their clients.

The Triage Counselors are part of a larger team of Counselors stationed at the Monroe Ave location.

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.

 

***Workforce Navigator (9/18/17)

The hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. The pay range is $15-$19/hr based 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.


***Rapid Rehousing Specialist (9/8/17)

The hours are Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm. The pay range is $15-$17+/hr based on education and experience.

Description: The Rapid Rehousing Specialist(s) will assist homeless Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 18 – 24 in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.  Some TAY will be provided rental assistance and others not, but all will receive supportive services by the Rapid Rehousing Specialist, including, basic and independent living skills assessment, training, supervision, and referrals and support, as needed.  The Specialist will assist clients in apartment searches, working with landlords, moving into and setting up their apartments, and other activities to ensure self-sufficiency and housing stability.  Approximately 40 youth will be served annually.  This is a 35-hour full-time position.

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

 

***Activity Coordinator (8/17/17)

The hours are Monday - Friday, 2:45-6:45 pm (20 hours per week). Positions are 10 months. Pay is $15/hr. 

Description: The Activity Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the coordinating and implementing of the comprehensive activity-based after school enrichment and academic assistance program. He/she assists with the direct implementation and development of program services.  The Activity Coordinator’s duties include offering support to staff who provide youth with tutoring services, activities, and trainings and groups. This position is directly supervised by the After School program manager.

Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in a Human Service or related field or combination of education and experience.


***ATS Social Learning Specialist - Kenmore Tonawanda (8/14/17)

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

Description: 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. 

Note: This is a full-time, 11-12-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.

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


***Program Manager-Family Support Services Program (7/10/17)

Hours: This is a 12 month position. Services are provided Monday-Friday from 11:30-7:30p.m.  The Program Managers hours are based on a 40 hour week.

Description: The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing a comprehensive activity/service-based after-school Family Support Service Program. He/she assists with oversight and administrative functions related to the program. The Program Manager duties include providing adults/families with enrichment services, activities, trainings and groups, direct supervision of the Family Support Specialists, and carrying out other administrative responsibilities for the program. This position is directly supervised by the Director of School-Based Programs.

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

 

***Family Support Specialist (Part-Time) (7/10/17)

Hours: This is a 12-month position (Hours of operation are 3-7:30p.m.)

Description: The Family Support Specialist is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the coordinating and implementing of the comprehensive activity/service-based family enrichment program. He/she assists with the direct implementation and development of program services.  The Family Support Specialist’s duties include offering support to staff families with enrichment activities, tutoring services, social /emotional activities, and trainings and groups.  This position is directly supervised the Program Manager.

Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in a Human Service or related field or combination of education and experience.

 

***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (6/21/17)

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

Description: The emphasis of the 6-12 school model will be on prevention education, immediate crisis response and professional development.  The lead staff person at this site will be a Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist, 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).  All students in the school are accountable with support to behave in ways that positively affect them personally, academically, socially, and from a health perspective.  All services provided by the Center for Youth can easily be woven into this system.

With a dedicated Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist, the needs of the teachers and the administration will also be more easily met.  The assessment of needs, the training of teachers, and the planned duplication between the research-based best practices and the classroom learning will be a much smoother process.  The dedicated Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist will also be able to access additional resources from The Center for Youth once the needs of the school are clearly defined.

The Crisis Intervention/Prevention 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.  The Program Manager is able to provide the full continuum of care; The specific areas of focus are prevention education, immediate crisis response services and the professional development. 

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.

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 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.