We are seeking someone to join our dynamic team. The Youth Specialist provides supportive services to youth experiencing homelessness.

  • Provide youth case management
  • Coordinate indoor, outdoor and off-site activities
  • Maintain relationships with preschool/school professionals
  • Be a school liaison
  • Maintain school attendance records
  • Maintains a general inventory of school supplies and uniforms
  • Assist with program services and activities that promote youth success
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with families, parents, children and youth of diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care, harm reduction and motivational interviewing
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to refer participants to appropriate services
  • Ability to maintain good communications and working relationships with clients, co-workers, social service agencies, and referral organizations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must have a good driving record and valid auto insurance
  • Criminal and driver’s background checks required

Benefits

  • Compensation based upon qualifications
  • Positive and supportive work environment
  • Partial medical & full dental insurance premium paid by employer, generous vacation and sick time package, and generous pension/retirement benefits 

Qualified applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Sesany Fennie-Jones, Program Director, at sfenniejones@havenhousing.org. Please no phone calls. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!