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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Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to join an innovative program and make positive change in your community?

 Position Title:  Brattleboro Youth Homelessness Resource Coordinator and Case Manager

 Who is Youth Services?

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.

How will I make a difference?

The Brattleboro Youth Housing Coordinator and Case Manager will make a difference in our community by…

  • Managing the Transitional Living Program Youth Shelter by:
    • Implementing life skills and recreational activity opportunities that are person-centered and youth-driven
    • Facilitating weekly house meetings that prioritize non-violent communication and restorative practices when conflicts arise
  • Managing the department’s local Brattleboro HUD Homeless Youth projects which provides housing vouchers through a combination of HUD Transitional Housing to Rapid-Rehousing and Rapid-Rehousing vouchers
  • Being the expert on all things related to housing resources and services for youth experiencing homelessness in our community
  • Maintaining a caseload of 4-5 clients ages 16-23 and provide services that connect youth to resources, unpaid supports and opportunities to increase their resilience.
  • Being a vital, enthusiastic and supportive member of the Youth Development Programs team
  • Noticing and working to change unjust systems in our community and state

Can I see myself here?

We have found that our staff at Youth Services succeed when they:

  • Emphasize connection and relationship in their work and are able to build meaningful relationships that are rooted in empathy and mutual accountability
  • Value feedback
  • Think systemically
  • Are passionate about justice and believe that everyone deserves to have their needs met
  • Value collaboration that comes from working on a team
  • Are tenacious problem-solvers
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach and deeply believe in harm reduction
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job

Additional Information

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.

Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

How can I be considered for the position?

 You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field or an equivalent amount of education, training, work-experience and lived experience
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position
  • Knowledge of adolescent development
  • Have an very solid, bordering on expert-level of understanding of google suites

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@youthservicesinc.org by November 18th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

We are unable to consider applicants without a cover letter.  If the resume submission platform does not allow for cover letters, please send cover letter directly to humanresources@youthservicesinc.org

Compensation: $16.50 per hour with annual cost of living increase and comprehensive benefits

Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

 

Great new opportunity!

Supervised Visitation Coordinator and Harmed Party Liaison – Job Posting

Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to join an innovative program and make positive change in your community? 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.

Youth Services is seeking a 25 hour per week Supervised Visitation Coordinator and Harmed Party Liaison to join our dynamic team. This organized individual with great communication skills will provide coordination and support for both of these Restorative Justice programs at Youth Services. An Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience is desired.

This position involves two roles within Youth Services: (1) Supervised Visitation Coordinator, (20 hours/week) and (2) Court Diversion Harmed Party Liaison (5 hours/week).   This position also involves Saturday and some evening hours.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to HumanResources@youthservicesinc.org by November 4th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Compensation: $16.25 per hour with annual cost of living increase.

Duties include:

Supervised Visitation Coordinator:

  • Receive supervised visitation referrals from the Court or DCF, and self-referrals.
  • Conduct intakes and screening of parents/guardians and provide an orientation for the child(ren).
  • Supervise visits between non-custodial parents/guardians and their child(ren) on a weekly basis (currently on Saturdays).
  • Provide support and referrals to parents/guardians.
  • Document any issues with supervised visits.

The ideal candidate will understand the effects of domestic violence on children, family roles and relationships, and child development.

Court Diversion Harmed Party Liaison:

The Court Diversion Harmed Party Liaison supports the functioning and maintenance of restorative justice programming at Youth Services. Duties include:

  • Receive harmed party referrals and information from Diversion Case Manager.
  • Coordinate with Victim Advocates at State’s Attorney’s Office regarding harmed party needs and restitution.
  • Perform outreach, engagement and intake (as applicable) of harmed party information and input in a timely manner.
  • Communicate regularly and timely with Diversion Case Manager regarding harmed party input.
  • Advocate for harmed parties’ needs in Court Diversion program.
  • Support harmed parties throughout the Court Diversion process including (as appropriate), collecting victim impact statements, relating impact statement to Diversion restorative panel, coordinating harmed party’s attendance at panel, accompanying harmed party to panel as appropriate (some evening work is required).
  • Other duties as assigned that support the function and maintenance of Restorative Justice Programs.

Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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West River Valley Thrives

Office Location: Townshend, VT 05353

www.wrvthrives.com

 

Prevention Coalition Director

Seeking an individual to provide leadership and coordination for the continued capacity building and oversight of the West River Valley Thrives Coalition and its activities, resources, and staff. This will include coalition and board development, management of grants and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SFP) process, which includes assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as planning for the sustainability of the coalition and its work. Demonstrated skills and/or experience in these areas are preferred.  Position will also include some direct programming responsibilities.

Competitive pay, 36-40 hours per week with full benefits. E.O.E. Position is open until filled.

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to Humanresources@youthservicesinc.org

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West River Valley Thrives

Office Location: Townshend, VT 05353

www.wrvthrives.com

 

Project Coordinator – Prevention Coalition

Seeking an individual to oversee substance abuse prevention strategies of West River Valley Thrives.  The position requires a high degree of outreach and collaboration with diverse stakeholders. S/he will communicate through multiple channels to educate, coordinate, and build momentum around WRVT activities and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth, exceptional organization and communication skills, a collaborative team approach, flexibility in working hours (periodic evening events required), and a strong background in managing work plan activities, writing reports, data entry/computer skills, and prioritization of activities across multiple projects.

Competitive pay, 40 hrs/wk with full benefits.  Position will be open until filled. E.O.E

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to: HumanResources@youthservicesinc.org