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:

***Rapid Rehousing Specialist (10/19/17)

The pay range is $15-$19/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, M-F 10am – 6pm.  

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. 


***Director of Finance and IT (10/11/17)

The pay range is $55,000 - $65,000 per year. 

Description: The Director of Finance and IT is the Chief Financial Officer at The Center for Youth and is responsible for the oversight and supervision of all the financial and fiscal operations at The Center. The Director takes the lead responsibility for budget projection, development and management and provides oversight and supervision for the agency's financial management operations, procedures and controls and works closely with the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.  This position is responsible for the transmission and reconciliation of employee payroll, required payroll reporting to outside agencies, and yearly audits.  S/he ensures the effective management of cash flow.  This position is a member of the senior Management Team and is involved with agency policies and procedures that impact the revenue and fiscal health of the organization.  This position provides leadership in the planning of new initiatives and the maintenance of current functions. S/he also assumes all of these responsibilities for CYS Properties, Inc. a subsidiary of The Center for Youth Services, Inc.  This position is also directly responsible for managing the agency's Management Information System (IT), data collection, reporting, research and evaluation functions. As requested, the Director develops specialized statistical reports, statistical analysis, and research regarding programs, services and operations.  This position is supervised by the Executive Director.  

Requirements: MBA or MPA preferred, with a strong emphasis in Accounting and Finance.  Requires 8 years related experience in a position with comparable administrative duties, including experience in strategic financial planning, government grants and a proactive review of the agency fiscal strength.


***Bilingual (Spanish/English) Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (10/5/17)

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

Description: The emphasis of the 6-12 school model will be on prevention educationimmediate 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 educationimmediate 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. Must speak bilingual in Spanish and English.

 

***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.


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

The 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.

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.