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:

***School Based Chemical Dependency Prevention Counselor (1/10/17)

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

Description: The CD Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing school based crisis intervention, counseling (individual, family and group) and case management services to youth ages 12 to 20. The CD Prevention Specialist provides support for problem solving as well as information and referral services. S/he is responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments with the student that may identify any issues related to substance use/abuse, problem gambling and other risk factors that inhibit healthy youth development. Based upon assessment, the CD Prevention Specialist will develop an Individual Service Plan with a youth that includes the direct services provided by the CD Prevention Specialist, school staff, as well as referral linkages to other community agencies and school services. The CD Prevention Specialist will work with faculty, staff and collaborative partner agencies to assure quality services are provided. The CD Prevention Specialist will attend school meetings, referral meetings, and when appropriate, school events. They will maintain a professional relationship with faculty, staff and partnering agencies. The CD Prevention Specialist will also coordinate and facilitate groups, workshops and trainings as needed and requested.

The CD Prevention Specialist is part of a larger Counseling Team that is cross trained in Housing Case Management and Intake Assessment as well. 

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required. 
Note: A Master’s degree, CPP/ICSP/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 time of employment. 

 

***Assistant Director of Counseling and RHY Programs (1/6/17)

Pay range is $50,000 - $53,000, based on education and experience.

Description: The Assistant RHY Services Coordinator is responsible for providing assistance in overseeing the Counseling all RHY programs and services, including Crisis Nursery, OASAS Counseling, Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Programs. This includes support and supervision to the Program Managers;  monitoring  and evaluating direct service delivery; implementing ongoing quality improvements; and assuring compliance with policies/procedures and adherence to funder requirements/regulations.

The Assistant 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, Crisis Nursery, and other RHY Programs. 

Requirements: Master Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field and 3 years related experience OR Bachelor Degree in above areas and 5 years related experience. A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Must have access to a reliable vehicle and telephone.

 

***Crisis Nursery Family Resource Navigator (1/5/17)

Hours: Monday - Friday, daytime flexible hours anytime between 8a-7p.
$14.50-$17.00/hr based on education and experience.

Description: The Crisis Nursery Family Resource Navigator will provide supportive case management service to families utilizing the Crisis Nursery Program.  They will conduct a needs assessment for families interested in receiving case management services. The Family Resource Navigator is responsible for assisting clients with referral(s) to community resources such as childcare, housing, financial assistance, medical care, substance abuse and mental health treatment.  The Family Resource Navigator will provide advocacy as needed.  This is a (12) twelve month, full-time position with day and evening hours.

Requirements: A minimum of an Associate’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.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

 

***Part-Time Crisis Nursery Childcare Provider (1/5/17)

Hours: Sunday 8p-12a, Monday 8p-12a, Tuesday 8p-12a, Wednesday 1p-5p, Saturday 4p-12a 
$13/hr  

Description: The Crisis Nursery provides a safe, nurturing environment for children from birth to age 14 (up to 17, as part of a sibling group), whose families are in crisis.  Our goal is to keep siblings together during a crisis. Children can stay, on a short-term basis, at the Crisis Nursery and be cared for by our trained staff.  The goals are two-fold: first and most important, to provide temporary care for children at risk of abuse and neglect.  We provide support to families and caregivers, so they have a place to turn before abuse occurs.  We work to provide the necessary referrals to get families the help they need.

This is a part-time, year round position.  Some flexibility with staff’s availability required.

Requirements: A minimum of a high school diploma, at least 2 years of experience in paid or unpaid childrearing and be at least 18 years old.

 

***New Beginning House Overnight Support Staff (12/5/16)

Hours: Wed, Sat and Sun 10pm-8am
Awake rate: $12/hr, Sleep rate: $9.70/hr 

Description: The New Beginning House is an independent living program for young men ages 18 -21 who require stable housing while completing high school, enrolling in college and/or working to obtain employment.  The program includes independent living skill building, case management and opportunities to strengthen permanent connections with their family and community.

Aside for responding to emergencies during the night, overnight staff duties will include routinely engaging the residents in the evening as well as in the morning in order to ensure they are prepared for the day.

The New Beginning Overnight Support Person will be on-site and available to provide support and supervision to New Beginning Independent Living Program (NB ILP) clients from 10pm-8am Mon-Fri and on weekends and holidays.  Awake rate 10pm – 12am and 6am – 8am, sleep rate 12am – 6am.  This is a part time position at 3 shifts a week.  This is a (12) twelve month position.

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s 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 Program Manager (11/17/16)

Hours: Mon - Fri, combination of day and evening hours.
$40,000-$50,000/year based on education and experience.

Description: The Emergency Shelter Manager is responsible for operation and programming at The Center House, to provide a trauma informed and caring environment for the youth being served. The Manager’s duties are a combination of direct supervision and monitoring of residents, supervision of staff, volunteers and interns, and a variety of administrative responsibilities. Furthermore, the Manager is responsible for mentoring and coaching full-time and part-time Emergency Shelter Counselors on their roles and duties.  This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position.  This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

The Emergency Shelter 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 other RHY Programs.  

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

 

***Emergency Shelter Counselor (11/15/16)

Hours: Fri and Sat Off, Sun 2-10, Mon 2-10, Tues 7:30-3:30, Wed 8-4, Thurs 3-11
$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.

 

***School Based Positions (10/21/16)

Full-Time 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. Bachelor’s degrees is required and minimum 2 years related experience. Pay range is $15-$19 per hour depending on education and experience.

Crisis Intervention Prevention Specialist FLOAT: This position is provides prevention education services, immediate crisis response and professional development to the assigned school community. The Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist float 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. Bachelor’s degrees is required and minimum 2 years related experience. Pay range is $15-$19 per hour based on education and experience.

Part-time, Relief Crisis Intervention Prevention Specialist: The emphasis of the K-12 school model will be on prevention education, individual and family sessions, information and referrals, the Help Zone (Alternative to Suspension) Program elements, immediate crisis response and staff professional development.  The relief staff will perform the duties of a Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist, in their absence, 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 position's hours are during the school day, scheduled as-needed to cover staff absences. The pay rate is $15.00 per hour.

Prevention Education Specialist: The Prevention Education Specialist is responsible for developing and delivering youth and adult trainings (i.e., groups, workshops, curricula).  S/he delivers science-based curriculum with fidelity and conducts the research needed to design curriculum on topics and emerging issues relevant to students, families, faculty and the collaboration partners (based on proven best-practice elements and methodology). Additionally, through the execution of services, the PE Specialist performs outreach via information dissemination on the full array of collaboration services. Pay range is $15-$19/hr based on education and 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.