Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Center for Youth. 
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Here is a list of current openings:

***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.


***Mt. Morris -- Social Learning Specialist (ATS) and Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (6/21/17)

Pay range for both of these positions is $15-$19/hr based on education and experience.

Social Learning Specialist (ATS):

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.

Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist:

Description: The emphasis of this K-12 school model is on prevention education, individual and family sessions, information and referrals, Alternative to Suspension Program elements, immediate crisis response and staff professional development.  This position delivers 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)

With a dedicated Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist, the needs of the teachers and the administration are more easily met. The Specialist provides an assessment of needs, training of teachers, and planned duplication between the research-based best practices and the classroom learning.  The Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist is also 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. 

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.

 

***Child and Family Therapist (6/21/17)

Pay range is $16-$20/hr based on education and experience.

Description: This 11 month position is part of the Student and Family Support Services offered by The Center to School #45.  The CFT is responsible for providing counseling (individual and family) to School #45 students and their families. S/he also provides crisis response, consultation and information and referral services.  S/he is responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments that identify the immediate and longer term needs of the students referred.  Based upon this assessment, a service plan is created that includes the immediate direct services to be provided as well as referrals to other resources in the and school and the community. The CFT works closely with the School Social Worker who generates the referrals and integrates into the school community by participating in various school meetings and committees, as appropriate. 

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and five (5) years experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  A Master's degree is preferred. 

 

***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.

 

***TLP Apartment On-Site Support (5/17/17)

Compensation for this position is a combination of rent and minimum hourly wage for on-call.

Description: The TLP Support Person is a live-in position. S/he will reside in a program site apartment and provide support and supervision to Transitional Living Program residential clients from 6pm-8am Mon-Fri and on weekends and holidays. Some of the primary duties include performing apartment and curfew checks and responding to client’s “after-hours” needs/emergencies.

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 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.