Join the Youth Focus team

Thank you for your interest in joining the Youth Focus team. We are an affiliate organization of Alexander Youth Network, North Carolina’s leader in children’s behavioral healthcare. You will be re-routed to the Alexander Youth Network website to complete your application.

Current Openings

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Job Objective: Responsible for offering appropriate intervention services for at-risk youth ages 7-17 at our Youth Crisis Center; facilitates individual, group and family conferences and provides appropriate referrals to residents and families as needed; responsible for maintaining the residence and clients in a clean and safe environment. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services for Crisis Counselor; for Awakenight, Overnight and weekend an Associate’s Degree in Human Services is an acceptable or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 21 years of age High School Diploma/ Equivalent Required. Experience with population preferred. The Youth Crisis Center operates 24/7, 365. This position is for PRN (as needed- hours may vary) and Part-time 3rd shift Sunday-Tuesday (24 hours) strongly preferred. Must be able to attend a two-week orientation.

Do you have in interest in working with North Carolina’s leader in children’s behavioral healthcare? Alexander Youth Network needs you!

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children’s mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients – wherever they are.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Outpatient Services
  • Community-based Programs
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Day Treatment
  • Residential Treatment

In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.

To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.

What you would do:

Alexander Youth Network is looking for a live in Program Coach for My Sister Susan’s House (MSSH) transitional housing for pregnant women. The individual in this position will provide direction to pregnant/parenting clients who are transitioning to independent living.  This is a live in position who would typically work 12 hours per day Monday-Friday and off every other weekend.  

Alexander Youth Network offers transitional housing for pregnant women and/or youth ages 16-21 year old in developing the skills needed to move forward towards personal independence. MSSH focuses on helping youth increase independent living skills, build healthy relationships, heal and recover from abuse, improve self-esteem and increase resilience to interpersonal violence. The program will empower youth to increase their awareness of protective factors, risky relationships and the power of their choices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives instruction for daily activities from the Program Manager, coordinates this with residents’ schedule and helps implement accordingly.
  • Models for residents and gives them instructions regarding desirable health, personal habits, and independent living skills
  • Purchases food for meals and prepares meals as needed
  • Plans, leads, and participates in recreational activities
  • Oversees the day-today activities of the program by enforcing the rules and policies of the maternity home and the agency. Supervises the residents and their children.
  • Provides transportation, tutorial assistance, and emotional support to residents
  • Maintains any duties necessary to continue upkeep of the facility
  • Participates in team meetings and provides feedback to residents and staff about individual clients’ progress and ways to improve programming
  • Completes all required record keeping in a timely manner
  • May be assigned other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • The ability to write routine reports and correspondence in a legible manner.
  • The ability to use basic math skills including multiplication, division, understanding units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license that is in good standing with 5 years experience
  • Clean criminal background.
  • Respects the cultural diversity of children in care, and strives to create a positive relationship.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or high school diploma and one to two years’ experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

What We Offer:

Alexander offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!

Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities

Job Purpose

The Safe Place Coordinator-Youth Crisis Care Professional assists the Act Together Crisis Care staff in running the Safe Place Program in Guilford County.  This position may also assist Act Together Crisis Care Staff in providing emergency housing to youth who have runaway, are experiencing a family crisis, are the victims of abuse or neglect, or who are homeless for other reasons.

Essential Functions

  • Complete annual Safe Place site checks/trainings with community partners (Please note, workers will need reliable transportation – mileage will be turned in and paid by Agency)
  • Community outreach to recruit potential new Safe Place sites
  • Participate and present at local community resource fairs
  • Present Safe Place awareness within the public school setting (Target Population: middle school and high school students)
  • Data-entry into National Safe Place Database
  • Provides pictures and content for Social Media
  • Process referrals, admissions, and discharges according to program protocol and provide case management to participants.
  • Conduct individualized case management for each participant with proper documentation
  • Give instructions to residents regarding desirable health and personal habits
  • Assist with recreational activities and enrichment programming
  • Address behavioral problems through agency protocols
  • Provide milieu counseling services to residents
  • Be a good role model for the residents with appropriate professional behaviors.
  • Assist the residents with any case management needs and make referrals for services when appropriate.
  • Complete all required monthly reports in a timely manner
  • Chart activities in resident’s records and complete or update treatment plans
  • Assist in planning and execution of special agency events: Holiday youth celebration, National Runaway and Homeless youth week Open House, etc.
  • Coordinating Volunteers as needed
  • Providing appropriate content to our marketing contractor for social media
  • Assume other duties at the request of staff.
  • Escort residents to designated activities and provide ongoing supervision of residents
  • Assist with educational activities
  • Assist with outreach activities through the Safe Place program: training new and existing safe place sites; presenting safe place information to youth and organizations; coordinating outreach services.
  • Take on and perform one special role (performance measures, safe place coordinator, enrichment programming, etc.)
  • Track information for how many clients have been counseled regarding housing, how many clients have applied for housing, and how many clients have obtained housing.
  • Each Member tracks all service information for volunteers they have personally recruited: name, e-mail, date served, hours served, location served, service activity.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university OR high school diploma and one to two years’ experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • The ability to write routine reports and correspondence in a legible manner.
  • The ability to use basic math skills including multiplication, division, understanding units of measure, using who numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions

Working Conditions

First and Second shift hours are required but mainly working on First Shift

Generally works in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

Physical Requirements

The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer and printer.

The person in this position needs to be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds of force.

Program Benefits

Living stipend of $508/month

Education award $3,097.50

To view additional job openings with Youth Focus and the Alexander Youth Network, click here