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Here is a list of current openings:
***Lead Prevention Counselor (11/12/15)
$15-$19+ depending on education and experience. This position is a full-time, 12 month position.
Description: In addition to the essential duties of a Housing Counselor and a Community Counselor, the Lead Prevention Counselor will monitor the Housing and Community files in the agency e-file system, assign cases as needed, provide support to team members in the event of Program Manager’s absence and other team lead duties as needed. The Lead Prevention Counselor will carry a case-load based on the need of the team, focusing on reduction in drug and alcohol use and increase in protective factors utilizing evidence-based programs whenever possible from these areas: Housing - provide individual and family counseling to runaway and homeless youth and their families. The Housing Counselor 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 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. 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. Community Based - 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.
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.
***Youth Prevention/Intervention Specialist at New Beginning School (11/9/15)
$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 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.
***Activity Coordinator (11/6/15)
At Urban Choice Charter School (hours are Mon – Fri, 2:30 – 6:30 pm) $15/hr
Description: The Activity Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the coordinating and implementing of the comprehensive activity-based after school enrichment and academic assistance program. He/she assists with the direct implementation and development of program services. The Activity Coordinator’s duties include offering support to staff who provide youth with tutoring services, activities, and trainings and groups. This position is directly supervised by the After School program manager.
Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in a Human Service or related field or combination of education and experience.
***Chrysalis House Evening/Weekend Support Person (10/30/15)
$10/hr & $11.25 for overnights and weekends
The Overnight, On-Site Support position will be available November 13, 2015.
Description: This is a "live-in" position. The 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, Mon-Fri. Rent and utilities are provided as compensation for the position (small additional hourly rate may apply).
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. A Master’s degree is preferred.
***Emergency Shelter Counselor (10/7/15)
Full-time position, some evening hours. $14-$16/hr depending on education and experience.
The hours are: Tuesday 4-10pm, Wed 12-10pm, Thurs 2-10pm, Fri 2-10pm, Sat 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.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
***Crisis Intervention/Prevention Specialist (9/24/15)
Please Note: This position is “ANTICIPATED” pending funding confirmation. This position (similar to all school-based), if funded, will be funded through the current school year
$15-$18/hr depending 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.
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.
***ATS Social Learning Specialist-Float Position (9/9/15)
$15-$18/hr depending on education and experience
Description: The ATS Social Learning Specialist/Float position as part of a support services team will provide coverage for staff who are absent from work. When coverage is not needed, the SLS/Float will provide additional support to those school sites identified by the Program Manager. He/She works to create a youth/family/faculty friendly presence within the school that is founded on cooperative relationships and direct communication. The SLS/Float will be cross-trained and able to provide the full continuum of care; specific areas of focus are prevention education and alternative to suspension services. 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.
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.
***Prevention Education Specialist (9/9/15)
$15.00-18.00/hr depending on education and experience
Description: The School Based Prevention Education Specialist is responsible for delivering youth trainings (i.e. workshops, curricula). S/he delivers research-based curriculum (Life Skills Training, Get Real About Violence, RiPP) with fidelity and conducts needs assessments needed to enhance curriculum on topics and emerging issues relevant to students, teachers and any 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. At some sites The PE Specialist may be called upon to fulfill the duties of the Social Learning Specialist in his/her absence and therefore may be cross-trained in that position. Note: This is a full-time, 11 month position. Routine work hours overlap to the school day 35 hours/week. Special events or projects may take place during the early evenings occasionally.
Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Education or a Human Service field and 1-3 years of related experience with proven platform skills and the ability to facilitate experiential groups. Note: A Master Degree, advanced training and/or certification in areas directly related to the skills required preferred.
***Substitute Emergency Shelter Counselor (8/18/15)
$10-$12/hr depending on education and experience, mostly nights/weekends
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.