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Youth Focus is a local non-profit dedicated to serving Guilford County’s youth and families since 1971.  Youth Focus offers maternity, young women’s, transitional, and emergency housing, some covered by insurance or Medicaid, and others available free of charge.

Today, over 45 years later, Youth Focus maintains a strong, family-based approach to care, involving parents, other family members, and caregivers whenever possible.

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Helping youth achieve safety, security, and success.

Youth Focus Job Openings

Youth Focus is an affiliate agency of Alexander Youth Network. All applications, screening, and employee benefits are managed by Alexander Youth Network.

This is a 3rd shift standby/sleep position at The Youth Focus’ My Sister Susan’s House program. The program provides housing and transitional living services for pregnant and parenting youth ages 16-21 for up to 18 months. The Program coach provides support to youth in a residential setting, helping them learn independent living skills. The program coach is responsible for assisting clients with goal setting, providing case management, facilitating groups, supervising outings, providing transportation, and providing overall support in a therapeutic environment.  This position is mainly sleep and is paid at the federal minimum wage level while asleep.  Agency minimum wage is paid for awake hours or for other shifts. 

My Sister Susan’s House offers housing and transitional living services for pregnant and parenting youth ages 16-21. Youth are provided with a variety of services: counseling, vocational and educational training, parenting classes, independent living skills training, and other supports. These youth, and their dependent children, live at My Sister Susan’s House for up to 18 months with all of their living expenses taken care of while they pursue goals that will allow them to live successfully on their own and provide the nurture and support their children need.

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This is a Live-In Position; housing is included and a commitment to live at the program is required. The Youth Focus’ My Sister Susan’s House program provides housing and transitional living services for pregnant and parenting youth ages 16-21 for up to 18 months. The Live-In Program coach provides support to youth in a residential setting, helping them learn independent living skills. The program coach is responsible for assisting clients with goal setting, providing case management, facilitating groups, supervising outings, providing transportation, and providing overall support in a therapeutic environment. 

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The Youth Focus’ HEARTH Transitional Living Program provides supervised housing for male, female and gender non-conforming youth ages 18-21 for up to 18 months. The Program coach provides support to youth in a residential setting, helping them learn independent living skills. The program coach is responsible for assisting clients with goal setting, providing case management, facilitating groups, supervising outings, providing transportation, and providing overall support in a therapeutic environment.

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Staff person would be responsible for interacting and leading activities with clients, inputting accurate weekly data of all crisis calls and walk-ins into the CDT system; supervising clients throughout their shift; completing intakes if they arrive during their shift; ensuring the house is clean and tour ready; administering medications as needed; and other duties as needed. Minimum of 21 years of age High School Diploma/ Equivalent Required. Experience with population preferred. 

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