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:

***Housing Support Counselor (6/28/16)

Description: The Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for providing individual and family counseling to run away and homeless youth and their families. The Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager completes the comprehensive assessment begun by the triage/intake counselor.  This assessment includes identifying any issues related to substance use/abuse, problem gambling and other risk factors that inhibit healthy youth development.  An Individualized Service Plan is developed and implemented based upon the assessment and goals identified by the youth, including appropriate prevention activities.  Housing Support Counselors/Case Managers then provide short-term counseling and activities that focus on resolving identified problems and/or assessing and improving the level of youth and family risk and protective factors that are predictive of substance abuse and/or problem gambling.  Heavy emphasis is placed on strengthening family relationships to ensure that youth return home without further episodes of homelessness.  Youth that cannot return home are provided case management support to identify and obtain safe, stable housing. 

Housing Support Counselors/Case Managers also provide crisis intervention, as well as, family counseling and information and referral services, as needed.  This is a full-time, 12 month position.  

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.

 

***School Based Positions (6/28/16)

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

The Center for Youth is now hiring for these "anticipated"  positions:

  • Social Learning Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist
Overview of Each Position:


Social Learning Specialist:

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. This position works in an Alternative to Suspension classroom providing social-emotional training and support to students.  This is an 11-month position.  Bachelors degree is required and 1-3 years of related experience.  Pay range is $15 - $19 per hour depending on education and experience.

Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist:

This position is provides prevention education services, immediate crisis response and professional development to the assigned school community .  The Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist will be 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).  This is an 11-month position.  Bachelors degrees is required and minimum 2 years related experience.  Pay range is $15-$19 per hour depending on education and experience.

 

***Community School Site Coordinator at School 45 (6/21/16)

$21-$23.50/hr depending on education and experience.

Description: This is position is 12 months per year, 40 hours per week. This position works closely with the school principal to design, implement and evaluate the school’s Community School program. Community Schools seek to integrate the vast resources in the community, linking them to students and families in ways that support students’ educational success. Thus, s/he develops, promotes and furthers the wisest use of community resources to create positive impact by enhancing community and individual assets, meeting critical human service needs, and promoting long-term community solutions. This involves conducting ongoing needs assessments of families and students, both in and out of school, and then developing and managing partnerships in response, to mitigate barriers to learning.  

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree related to any of the following (or similar) fields is desired: Public Administration; K-12, Adult or Child Education; Planning; Health Administration; Nonprofit Management; Nursing; Public Health; Project Management; and Social Work. Successful experience in urban reform work is strongly desired. Several years of demonstrated success in work settings relevant to this position, such as program design and implementation, grant management, establishing and managing partnerships.

 

***TLP Apartment On-Site Support Person (6/9/16)

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

Description: The TLP Support Person will reside in a program site apartment and be available to provide support and supervision to TLP Residential clients from 6pm-8am Mon-Fri and on weekends and holidays. This is a (12) twelve month position. 

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. 

 

***Safe Harbour Advocate (6/9/16)

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

Description: The Monroe County 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 Monroe County 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 work "non-traditional" hours and may be required to work several evenings per week and some weekends. This is a full-time position.

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. 

 

***Community Based Counselor (5/27/16)

$15-$18+/hr depending on education and experience.

Description: This is a full time, 12 month position with hours from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday. The Community Based Counselor/Evening is responsible for providing on-going individual and family counseling to youth/families seeking Center services.  Particular emphasis is placed on family work which can be done during evening hours when family members are more available, and with young adult clients who may be working during the day. The Community Based Counselor/Evening will complete the comprehensive assessment begun by the triage/intake counselor.  S/he will work with the youth to develop an Individual Service Plan which is directed by the youth. The Community Based Counselor will also facilitate family groups and workshops.

S/he will also provide crisis intervention and case management, as well as family counseling and information and referral services as needed.  The average caseload of a Community Based Counselor is 14/15 cases.

S/he is additionally responsible for providing community outreach and networking with other agencies/providers to coordinate services.

 The Community Based Counselor will be expected to assist with Intake/Triage responsibilities and to handle crisis phone calls as well as serve as the primary back up to the Evening Triage Counselor as needed. 

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  A Master's degree is preferred. 

 

***Rapid Rehousing Specialist (5/27/16)

$15-$17+/hr depending 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 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. 

 

***Rapid Rehousing Landlord & Employer Liaison (5/27/16)

$15-$17+/hr depending on education and experience. 

Description: The Rapid Rehousing Liaison will assist homeless Transition Age Youth (TAY) in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing by recruiting landlords that offer safe, affordable apartments for young people ages 18 – 24.  The Landlord & Employer Liaison will be responsible for providing landlords with mediation services and support communication with their TAY tenants. Additionally, the Landlord & Employer Liaison will provide support to program participants through referrals and connection with employers in order to enhance housing stability by maintaining employment. This position will also assist clients in apartment searches and other related activities.  Approximately 40 youth will be served annually.  This is a 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. 

 

***Bilingual Emergency Shelter Counselor (4/14/16)

$15.50-$18.50+/hr depending on education and experience. *Must speak spanish* 

Hours: Sunday 2-10pm, Monday 2-10pm, Tuesday 7-3pm, Wednesday 8-4pm, Thursday 2-10pm

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.  This staff person must be fluent in Spanish and English.

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.