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:

***Chrysalis House Evening/Weekend Relief Counselor (10/1/14)

Description: The Chrysalis House Evening/Weekend Relief Counselor will monitor and provide support for residents in the event the On-Site Support Staff and/or Skillbuilders are unavailable for personal emergencies or scheduled vacation.  Hours for this position are flexible and depend on the needs of the program.

Requirements: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in human services, education or a related field; and 1 year experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience. 


***Director of Operations (10/21/14) 

45K-55K/yr depending on education and experience  

Description: The Director of Operations at The Center for Youth takes the lead responsibility for oversight and maintenance of all the facilities, equipment and vehicles owned and leased by CYS Properties and The Center for Youth Services.  The Director will also have a significant planning and visioning role for the agency, including working with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and senior management on the agency strategic plan, as well as program and agency expansion.  The position hires and supervises the Facilities Support position and the maintenance responsibilities of the Program Managers in the Runaway and Homeless Youth programs.  This position is responsible for facilities planning as well as overseeing renovation and construction projects as needed.  The Director requests and analyzes bids and leases, negotiates and awards contracts, and monitors performance of vendors.  S/he is responsible for the purchasing, oversight and maintenance of all equipment including but not limited to; telephones, computers, printers, copiers, vehicles, heating and cooling units, external property maintenance, etc.   

Requirements: Bachelors Degree required, MBA or MPA preferred.  Requires 4 years related experience in a position with comparable administrative duties, including experience in facilities management


***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist at School #3 (11/21/14) 

Description: The emphasis of this K-12 school model is on prevention education, individual and family sessions, information and referrals, Alternative to Suspension Program elements,immediate crisis response and staff professional development.  This position delivers 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). With a dedicated Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist, the needs of the teachers and the administration are more easily met. The Specialist provides an assessment of needs, training of teachers, and planned duplication between the research-based best practices and the classroom learning.  The Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist is also 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.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.


***Housing Support Counselor (11/21/14)

$13-$17/hr depending on education and experience

Description: The Housing Support Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for providing individual and family counseling to runaway 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.


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.


***Overnight/Awake Emergency Shelter Counselor (11/21/14)

$12-$15/hr depending on eduation 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.

Requirments: 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.