Careers

Interested in a rewarding career that will make a positive difference?

On behalf of Youth Services, we would like to thank you for your interest in pursuing career opportunities with our community nonprofit. Youth Services provides exemplary service utilizing a team passionate about improving the quality of life throughout Windham County.

Youth Services is proud to offer a generous benefits package that, when coupled with competitive salaries, allows us to attract and retain the best staff you may ever work with. If you would like to be part of a talented and caring team dedicated to providing outstanding services, please consider a career at Youth Services.

There are also many ways to volunteer your time and talents at Youth Services, which has enjoyed a long tradition of tremendous community support.  Each year nearly 300 volunteers play an invaluable role in supporting the agency’s delivery of services in a variety of ways. Thank you for your interest in Youth Services!

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Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Intake and Groups Coordinator

Summary:  Working with the Director of Youth Development, the YYA Intake and Groups Coordinator will screen and coordinate referrals, new intakes, brief services, crisis calls and respond to information requests; develop and coordinate skills building, support and activist groups for YYA and families; cultivate and maintain relationships with community and regional partners; conduct outreach and recruitment and provide support for host homes in Windham County.  This is a full time position split between our Bellows Falls and Brattleboro offices.

The ideal candidate will be self-driven; able to understand and respond to immediate client and program needs and shift priorities as warranted; be a reliable and self-reflective team member; have excellent and thoughtful boundaries and exceptional organizational skills.  Critical thinkers who have a natural tendency toward creative and relentless problem solving, especially regarding systems-of-care and resource access, are encouraged to apply.

Duties:

Intake coordination:

  • Screen individuals and families seeking services determine eligibility, need, risk and to identify brief service goals

Brief support & stabilization services:

  • Provide brief and/or stabilization services to youth, young adults and families seeking services including access and referral to resources related to basic needs, including food, housing, transportation, medical insurance and mental health and medical care

Work with YDP director and internal and external partners to identify and coordinate prosocial youth, young adult and/or family groups such as:

  • Life skills building
  • Sex education
  • Non-violent communication

Host home coordination

  • Outreach, recruitment, and on-boarding of host families to host youth for up to 21 days

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology or related field or an equivalent amount of training, education and/or lived experience
  • Experience working with families and youth and young adult populations
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Organizational skills, ability and desire to work in a team, good communication skills, and flexibility.
  • Reliable transportation and motor vehicle insurance coverage.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to HumanResources@youthservicesinc.org

Deadline to apply: Ongoing until position is filled.

Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer.

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Brattleboro Youth Shelter Case Manager

Summary:

The Brattleboro Youth Shelter Coordinator and Case Manager is an essential position within Youth Services’ Youth Development Programs Department.  This individual oversees the Brattleboro Transitional Living Program youth shelter (for youth ages 16-22) by liaising with other case managers, people receiving services, the resident advisor, landlord and other service providers; facilitating weekly house meetings prioritizing non-violent communication and restorative practices when conflicts arise; implementing and adapting programming to increase life skills and the independent living readiness of residents.

Additionally, this position supports 8-10 youth ages 12-24 with accessing resources, connecting with community, increasing well-being, engaging with vocational and employment opportunities growing overall resilience through community-based case management.

This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport.  Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and/or an equivalent amount of training, education and/or lived experience
  • One year of experience working with adolescent and young adults

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development
  • Experience interfacing with DCF, housing, employment, and similar services
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals.
  • The ability to utilize supervision and team collaboration by asking for assistance, support and training, and accepting and utilizing feedback
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to HumanResources@youthservicesinc.org

Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Coordinator

Youth Services has been a highly-respected part of the Windham County of Vermont community since 1972. Our mission: working together to build resilience and be a catalyst for change. Youth Services is a supportive, creative, dynamic workplace.

The Youth Services’ Workforce Development department launched a youth-led screen-printing business combining workforce development skills and mentoring to create a dynamic supportive environment for young people in our community.  This programmatic model also includes social services support, youth leadership, and builds entrepreneurial skills.  Additionally, in order to better meet community needs, we are launching an adult day labor program. This program facilitates temporary employment on an as-needed basis to anyone willing and able to work in our community. Both programs operate in cohort models with an assumption that community connection is a necessary prerequisite to progress.

Youth Services is seeking a full time employment coordinator to join our innovative workforce development team. This compassionate and organized individual will provide coordination and support for both of these employment mentoring programs at Youth Services. The Employment Coordinator must have the ability to think collaboratively, solve problems, and have good decision-making skills, including a deep understanding of systems of oppression and economic disparity in our community. This position is currently split 50/50 between these two complementary programs, one for adults and one with older youth.

Duties:

Program Operations

  1. Facilitate the operation of a youth led screen-printing business in collaboration with the Brattleboro Screen-printing Cooperative.
  2. Operate a programmatic model that integrates with screen-printing business.  This mentoring model will include work-skill development, case-management support, youth-voices and leadership, and entrepreneurial encouragement.
  3. Provide oversight and coaching for adults mentors as they navigate strength based relationships with youth.
  4. Collaboration with community partners
  5. Logistical support for an adult temporary labor program including transportation, payroll, and service referral.

Community Relations

  1. Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with state and social service agencies, community partners, and stakeholders to further the agency’s ability to achieve agency goals and improve the system of care for our clients.
  2. Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with the private sector, both small businesses and associations, to recruit mentors and employment opportunities for clients.

Administrative

  1. Provide strong project management skills to ensure the timely, organized and accurate implementation of ongoing initiatives.Ensure client files and program records are maintained in compliance with all funder requirements, state and federal status, and Youth Services policies. Conduct regular audit of files.
  2. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with department policy.
  3. Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have at least 2+ years of private sector collaboration experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with adolescents, young adults, and other vulnerable populations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with strength-based practices and youth development frameworks;
  • Experience in mentoring or being a mentor; case management, and/or social work.
  • Demonstrate ability to contribute to a supportive, and affirming environment for all participants;
  • Understanding of dynamics of oppression, marginalization, poverty and ability to thrive in diverse work environment;
  • Successful experience teaching, training or supervising new learners, and a talent for empowering and engaging others to work together to achieve goals;
  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices;
  • A working knowledge of referral agencies in Windham County that support youths and families;
  • Must have reliable transportation, a scrappy can-do attitude, and an ability to work occasional evening hours.

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to HumanResources@youthservicesinc.org

Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer