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:

***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.



***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.


***Street Outreach/Emergency Shelter Counselor (1/9/15)

$12.00-$15.00/depending on education and experience

Description: The Street Outreach/Shelter Counselor engages runaway, homeless and street youth on the street and in the agency’s shelter with the goal of increasing their access to agency and community resources designed to address the medical, mental health, financial, emergency shelter and other basic living and safety needs of resourceless youth. This position will assist youth staying at the shelter with connecting to the essential outside community resources that are necessary to achieve safe, secure and stable housing. The Street Outreach/Shelter Counselor & Community Resource Specialist will assist runaway, homeless and street youth in crisis intervention, problem solving, action planning and skill building in order to address immediate life and safety issues, reduce the risk of sexual exploitation and abuse and reduce or prevent incidents of homelessness. This position will coordinate with existing intake staff to ensure that each youth who comes to the Center’s 905 Monroe office in crisis will be connected to the appropriate resources. Outreach/Shelter Counselors will work "non-traditional" hours.  Outreach/Shelter Counselors are required to work several evenings per week. This is a (12) twelve month, 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.  A Master degree is preferred.


***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.




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.