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:

***Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist at New Beginning House (2/2/16) 

$12-$15/hr depending on education and experience

Description: The Center for Youth, in partnership with the Youth and Justice Program of the RCSD, has developed an academic alternative program, featuring a personalized learning environment –The New Beginning Program is a ground-breaking approach that addresses the academic and social-emotional issues of young men, ages 16-20 that have experienced personal challenges.  This school offers a structured, consistent, predictable and supportive environment that promotes positive relationships that are imperative to the young men’s sense of security, safety and self.  It interrupts negative behaviors with law enforcement, juvenile justice incarceration, truancy and transforms them into academically engaged young men.  It reflects the transformative and interventional approach by the Rochester City School District and The Center for Youth when providing students with an ideal learning environment, social/emotional growth is essential.  The Center for Youth will provide a full-time Lead Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist, a Full-Time AmeriCorps Member, rent through lease agreement with Blessed Sacrament, and Y.M.C.A. provision of physical education space and instruction.

The Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for the day to day service delivery of all social/emotional aspects The New Beginning Program This includes promoting the project, recruiting, screening and qualifying participants, as well as, assessing participant skills and needs, helping establish employment plans and goals, maintaining appropriate records and data collection, and identifying quality job opportunities for youth during both for the summer and throughout the academic year. The Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for the delivery of all Prevention Education Services, Job Readiness Training and Character Education Programs

Requirements: Master's Degree in human services or related field and 5 years’ experience working with youth in school-based initiatives, juvenile justice programs or workforce readiness initiatives; leadership and supervision experience.

***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (2/2/16) 

$14-$18/hr depending on education and experience

Description: 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, 35 hours per week position.

Requirements: Bachelors degrees is required  and minimum 2 years related experience. Pay range is $14-$18+ per hour depending on education and experience.


***Lead Emergency Shelter Counselor (2/2/16) 

$14-$18/hr depending on education and experience. The hours are: Sunday-8-4, Monday 2-10, Tuesday 2-10, Wednesday 12-10, Thursday-OFF, Friday-OFF, Saturday 8-2

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.


***Social Learning Specalist - Buffalo (1/22/16) 

Full-time Position available in Kenmore-Tonawanda School District through June 2016.
$15-$19/hr depending on education and experience. 


 The Center for Youth delivers an Alternative-to-Suspension (ATS) program which is designed to:

  • reduce short-term, out-of-school suspensions;
  • minimize disruptive behavior;
  • avoid future suspensions;
  • and keep youth on track with their academics.

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 social-emotional support and teaches life-skills and positive coping mechanisms, while the teacher ensures the students complete their regular classroom assignments. 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. Note: 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.

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.