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.

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/training 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

The Youth Crisis Care Professional assists the 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

  • 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.
  • Track information with regard to Safe Places: how many Safe Place presentations were given, how many kids were presented to, how many Safe Place sites were trained / retrained, how many new Safe Place sites were started.
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, three years of driving experience and a good driving record
  • 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

  • Second shift hours are required.
  • 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

The Youth Program Coach is responsible for providing services to pregnant and parenting youth and their children between the ages of 16 and 21 at My Sister Susan’s House, a transitional housing program.

Essential Functions

  • Process referrals, admissions, and discharges according to program protocol and provide case management to participants.
  • Arrange and/or provide transportation to appointments for residents and their children.
  • Provide life skills training individually or in groups to participants in the areas of financial management, cleaning, family cooking, or other areas where the need exists.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate volunteers as needed.
  • Provide appropriate content to our marketing contractor for social media.
  • Each member tracks all service information for volunteers they have personally recruited: name, email, date served, hours served, location served, service activity.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 25 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 furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, three years of driving experience and a good driving record.
  • Clean criminal background.
  • Clean drug test.
  • Respects the cultural diversity of children in care and strives to create a positive relationship.

Working Conditions

  • 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