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:

***Community School Site Coordinator (1/5/18)

The pay range is $45,000 - $50,000 annually based 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. 

The Community School Site Coordinator works closely with the Principal and with community and families as well, and in some ways is charged with “lowering” the school walls by spearheading the two-way connection between community members (including parents) and the school. The role will require flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend events. This position will report to the Director of School-Based Programs at The Center, Executive Director of School Innovation and to the School Principal. This work entails strong interpersonal skills and cultural competencies; evidence of community relationships and organizing; the ability to manage partnerships; and expertise with data collection, analysis and case management.

The Community Site Coordinator joins the leadership team as a change agent at the school level, and helps to shape the District’s model and infrastructure. Therefore, candidates must be willing to stretch yourself and able to inspire others. A fierce belief in our students and high professional expectations are a must.

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.

***Child and Family Therapist (1/2/2018)

The pay range is $16-$20/hr based on education and experience.

Description: This 11-month position is part of the Student Support Services Department.  The CFT is responsible for providing counseling (individual and family) to students and their families at identified elementary sites. S/he also provides crisis response, consultation and information and referral services.  S/he is responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments that identify the immediate and longer term needs of the students referred.  Based upon this assessment, a service plan is created that includes the immediate direct services to be provided as well as referrals to other resources in the and school and the community. The CFT works closely with the School Social Worker who generates the referrals and integrates into the school community by participating in various school meetings and committees, as appropriate.

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and five (5) years experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  A Master degree is preferred.


***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (12/8/17)

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

Description: As noted above, the emphasis of the 6-12 school model will be on prevention education, immediate 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 education, immediate 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.

***Crisis Nursery Program Manager (11/30/17)

The pay range is $36,000 - $40,000 based on education and experience.

Description: The Crisis Nursery Program Manager is responsible for operation and programming at The Crisis Nursery, to provide a caring living environment for the children and families being served. The Manager’s duties are a combination of direct service and monitoring of clients, supervision of staff, volunteers and interns, and a variety of administrative responsibilities. Furthermore, the Manager is responsible for mentoring and coaching full-time, part-time, and relief Child Care staff, as well as up to 50 volunteers, on their roles and duties.  This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position. 

The Crisis Nursery 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 RHY programs.  

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, education or a related field; and (3) three years experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.  A Master degree is preferred.


***After Hours Program Manager (10/30/17)

Overnight hours: Sunday-Wednesday:  11pm-7am, Friday: 12am-7am (overnight from Thursday-Friday) Additional daytime hours: 2 Tuesdays a month 2pm-3:30pm, All Wednesdays 3-4pm

It is a standard 35 hour work week with an additional 1.5 hours two weeks out of the month.

The pay range is $18.25-$20.75/hr based on education and experience. 

Description: The Center assures 24-hour access to all its counseling, residential and crisis services, including Prevention Counseling, Street Outreach, Crisis Nursery, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living and Maternity Group Home Programs.  The After Hours Manager will provide immediate response to crisis situations where staff need additional supports and supervision.  This position will also provide training to staff with non-traditional hours.  As part of a critical Management and Leadership Team, the After Hours Manager will provide valuable feedback and input to how to ensure best practices and services are provided at all times throughout the Prevention Counseling & RHY Services Continuum.  This position is full-time and requires driving of an agency vehicle and the ability to work mostly overnight shifts with some flexibility for day-time leadership meetings.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

***Community Based Counselor (10/30/17)

The hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. The pay range is $15-$19/hr based on education and experience. 

Description: The Community Based Counselor is responsible for providing on-going individual and family counseling to youth/families seeking Center services. The Community Based Counselor will complete 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.  Community Counselors 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.

Community Based Counselors 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 15/20 cases.

The Community Based Counselor may at times be asked to assist with Intake/Triage responsibilities and to handle crisis phone calls usually in the mornings, from 10 to 1.  S/he is additionally responsible for providing community outreach and networking with other agencies/providers to coordinate services for their clients. The Community Based Counselors are part of a larger team of Counselors who are crossed trained in youth and family group facilitation and Housing Case Management. 

All Counselors are required to rotate after-hours coverage and occasionally work on weekend and evening hours.  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. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred. 

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.


***Chrysalis House On-Site/Live-In 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.

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.