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:

***Street Outreach – Safe Harbour Advocate (6/18/15)

$13-$16 depending on education and experience

This is a temporary, full-time position through 12/31/15

Description: The Street Outreach Safe Harbour Advocate provides intensive case management and advocacy for commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth in order to access services, including medical, mental health, financial, emergency shelter and other basic living and safety needs. This position will assist CSE youth in crisis intervention, problem solving, action planning and skill building in order to address immediate life and safety issues, reduce the risk of continued sexual exploitation and abuse. The Street Outreach Safe Harbour Advocate will provide outreach to other agencies and community partners across Monroe County in order to identify CSE and coordinate immediate access to needed services and supports. Advocates will provide street outreach as well and work "non-traditional" hours and may be required to work several evenings per week and some weekends. 

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and (2) two years of experience with navigating systems and crisis case management, or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.


***New Beginning Independent Living Program Manager (6/11/15)

$35-$40K depending on education and experience 

Description: Independent Living Program Manager oversees The Center’s Independent Living Program for homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness young men. S/He provides supervision and support to program staff (Case Managers, Relief Staff and Volunteers) and oversees the programs life skills trainings. This position also works closely with the Director of Operations to maintain the upkeep of the facility and the Director of School-Based Programs to ensure best service delivery to program participants who are in school. Additionally, s/he is expected to assist in addressing any client behavioral issues and will work with the case managers to develop trauma informed interventions. This is a twelve (12) month, fulltime position. The Independent Living Program Manager also participates in the On-Call RHY Supervisor rotation (for 1 week, every 5 - 6 weeks). This emergency response system is intended to provide after-hours and weekend support to the Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Program.  

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and (3) three years of management/supervisory experience. A Master’s degree and at least (5) years of experience working with this target population is preferred. 


***Social Learning Specialist - Buffalo Area (6/11/15)

Full-time Position Anticipated for Fall 2015 - work-site is Kenmore-Tonawanda School District

$15-$19/hr depending 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. Instead of sending students home, schools keep students in a classroom with a Social Learning Specialist from The Center for Youth and a teacher or teacher’s aide. The Center for Youth provides socio-emotional support and teaches life-skills and positive coping mechanisms, while the teacher ensures the students complete their regular classroom assignments.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 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.


***School-Based Positions (6/1/15)

$15-$19/hr depending on education and experience

We are hiring for:

  • Social Learning Specialists – provides student support and prevention education in an alternative to suspension program classroom
  • Prevention Education Specialists - develops and delivers science-based curriculum and conducts the research needed to design curriculum on topics and emerging issues relevant to students, families, faculty and collaboration partners
  • Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialists - provides prevention education, individual and family support, information and referrals, immediate crisis response and staff professional development
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Education or related Human Services field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • Must have 2-4 years applicable experience
  • Must have previous classroom experience
  • Must have crisis intervention skills
  • Must have a valid drivers license and a driving record that is acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier as well as access to a vehicle with required insurance levels


***Substitute Emergency Shelter Counselor (3/26/15) 

$10-$12/hr depending on education and experience, mostly nights/weekends

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.