Careers

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) meets the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families in Washington, DC. We believe that young people and families already possess the strengths and abilities necessary to solve their problems and improve their lives. A person who believes he/she can change and who can envision a different life can make that desire real. With more than 30 years of experience meeting the ever-changing needs of DC’s youth and families with innovative programs, we are always willing to listen and ready to help.

SBY seeks individuals who want to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, neglected and at-risk youth and their families in the metropolitan DC area. If you are interested in a career at SBY, please review the current job opportunities listed below and send your resume and cover letter to resumes@sashabruce.org, unless a different email is noted. In addition, please also print, fill out, and include the Application for Employment form found below in your email. Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject of the email. Thank you.

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STAFF ACCOUNTANT

The Staff Accountant is a key position within the Finance Office who reports to the Controller. The Staff Accountant maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. This position is also responsible for payroll processing in conjunction with the Controller, and must be familiar with OMB requirements, or similar requirements, for proper allocation of expenses and payroll processing.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a fully accredited four year university or college, or Associates degree in Accounting with related experience. Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting concepts, practices and procedures, demonstrated competence in pertinent computer applications and systems. Two years of related accounting experience plus additional experience, if combined with Associates degree. Demonstrate proficiency in using a personal computer, including knowledge. and skill in the use of the Windows operating system and pertinent software applications such as: Microsoft Excel,Microsoft Word, General Ledger and other accounting software for a medium sized corporation, Abila/MIP software preferred. Online payroll software, Ceridian preferred

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

SBY is seeking a Communications Coordinator that will connect with staff, volunteers, and the greater community. The Coordinator will assist the facilitation of communications between SBY youth and the community, lead a youth group as needed, and write news articles for the organization.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, experience in human service non-profit operations, ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders. Must be detailed oriented and organized.

PROGRAM MANAGER We are seeking a Program Manager who will be responsible for the day to day operations of the program, including compliance with all contractual agreements, personnel, program implementation, building maintenance, program finances, administrative systems and daily reporting. The Program Manager serves as a liaison to SBY’s administrative staff, other SBY programs, and the community at large.

A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s Degree preferred), in the Human Services delivery system or a degree in psychology, counseling, public health, social work or related behavioral health field with course work in the areas of program development, health education, harm and risk reduction or nonprofit management with a minimum of 2 years supervisory and youth development experience. Experience working with at-risk youth or the homeless population. Previous administrative, clinical, sexual health and supervisory experiences required. Strong communication and organizational skills required. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Program Manager”

AFTERCARE COUNSELOR-BRUCE HOUSE (FULL-TIME)

SBY is seeking a qualified Aftercare Counselor for the Bruce House program. Duties include facilitating development of “aftercare” plan for youth who are exiting the shelter through input of youth and family members, providing ongoing educational advocacy and school enrollment and attendance support, working at the SBY shelter and in families’ homes to support family reunification and stability, and to improve intra-family communications. The Counselor will also establish and maintain work relationships with key community providers of supportive services that can help youth aftercare clients attain self-sufficiency and life management skills (employment, vocational, training, education, recreation, health, etc.); fulfill and maintain all clinical and reporting requirements as dictated by funding contracts/grants; maintain familiarity with local services (both within and outside the Agency) that might serve as resources and identify those client needs which require outside referrals, including, but not limited to: health care mental health care, educational services/schools, alcohol and drug abuse treatment and education, big siblings/mentors, sex education and AIDS prevention; and initiate and implement special projects/activities that will benefits shelter graduates.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field with 2 to 3 years of experience of counseling at-risk youth and their families. Knowledge of local social services functions and court/child welfare systems are desired. A valid driving license and car is required. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Aftercare Counselor-Bruce House” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

ON-CALL LICENSED NURSE-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

SBY is seeking a Licensed Nurse who will be responsible for providing direct medical services to the residential programs. Duties include distributing and logging medication, performing the triage medical examination of each youth that enter into the program, providing medication management training for new employees and a yearly refresher for current employees, and conducting initial medical screening for new residents upon admissions to any residential programs.

The qualified candidate must have an Associate/Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a minimum of 3 years experience in the human service delivery field preferably working with adolescents/young adults. A DC Health Professional License and professional liability insurance are required. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Nurse.” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

CASE MANAGER – V STREET/PHP (FULL-TIME)

We are seeking an innovative Case Manger for the PHP/V Street program who will assess and mitigate life skill developmental needs of the Program participants and their educational needs, such as finding resources to obtain a GED or high school diploma. The successful candidate will be responsible to assist families with establishment of Family Services Plans to identify short and long term individual and family goals to obtain and maintain housing. He/she will also conduct monthly review of spending summary and review program rules, policy and procedures with residents. The Case Manager is accountable to provide support and advocacy for children and partner with other agencies to provide resources and tools to assist families with receiving community support. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in social services and 3 years experience in related field. Experience working with adolescents/ at-risk youth highly desired. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Case Manager PHP V St.” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

LIFE SKILLS COUNSELORTRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM (FULL-TIME)

SBY is seeking a talented Life Skills Counselor to assess and mitigate life skill developmental needs of its Transitional Housing Program participants. The successful individual will have demonstrated experience and knowledge of issues of homelessness sufficient to sustain program requirements. Will work with case manager to assess and address the ongoing life skills development needs of program participants. Will provide ongoing, hands-on assistance to residents in preparing for -and-securing-permanent housing. Oversees and participates in cultural, recreational, and social events. Tracks and reports the progress of clients through their service plans.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, psychology, or related field (preferably working with families, adolescents/young adults), with a minimum of 3 years case management experience. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program. Must have the ability to ensure the confidentiality of privileged information. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Life-Skills Counselor-Transitional Housing Program” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

RESIDENTIAL ACTIVITY MONITOR OLAIYA’S CRADLE PROGRAM (PART-TIME)

SBY is seeking a part-time Residential Activity Monitor to be responsible for providing direct services to clients in a residential program for disadvantaged youth. The successful candidate will be responsible to report, plan, and execute weekend activity schedule and supervise recreational activities. Will also provide crisis intervention and on-site counseling, conduct house checks and inspections, and maintain comprehensive records to accurately report on house activity. Accountable to answer crisis calls, provide office coverage, receive visitors, perform house cleaning and prepare meals as directed. Will perform other duties as assigned. Must have 5 years experience, a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with adolescents/ youth highly desired. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include Residential Activity Monitor Olaiya’s Cradle” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk ins or third party agencies please.

OCCASIONAL WORKER (AS NEEDED)

SBY is seeking Occasional Workers for several of our programs. They are responsible for providing direct services to residential clients, including monitoring individuals, referrals and crisis intervention. Duties and expectations may be added depending on the program. Such duties include coverage of house/office; maintaining control and supervising clients by enforcing house rules and its cleanliness and safety. Additional tasks include providing the Program Director with timely and accurate documentation of all services provided, including client progress reports and reports of problems needing immediate attention, regular house and room checks, maintaining necessary records, including but not limited to legible, comprehensive and accurate reports of house activities, crisis intervention and counseling.

The Occasional Worker is expected to participate fully in training offered by the agency and to integrate this training into their work. All services will be provided under the supervision of the Program Director. Qualifications needed for this position include a BA and/or 5 years experience with you. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. If you have a passion for helping youth and you meet the requirements, please send a resume and cover-letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Occasional Worker” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

EMPLOYMENT COUNSELORINDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM (ILP) – (FULL-TIME 2PM to 10PM)

ILP NEEDS YOU! SBY is seeking a dedicated Employment Counselor to assist residents with employment plans and individual and family counseling. The successful individual will have demonstrated experience in developing specific career plans, identifying employment opportunities, and facilitating the training of resume writing and interviewing techniques. Will also provide outreach for prospective clients, perform emergency group sessions and participate in regular case review meetings and other special projects. Accountable to provide client documentation, office coverage during shift assignments, maintain house safety and enforce house rules as required. Provide mainstream and community resource information, oversee and participate in cultural, recreational, and other social events. Will utilize resource materials to promote character, skills, and talents of client population. Must establish and maintain positive relationships with community agencies and local contacts at schools, employment sites, hospitals, and other agencies. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field and 3 year’s experience with adolescent health matters sufficient to sustain program requirements or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. Demonstrable ability to ensure the confidentiality of privileged information. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Employment Counselor” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK (Occasional)

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is seeking part-time Housekeepers/Cooks to perform a full range of custodial and cooking duties. The primary responsibilities include cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities and food production in the kitchen operations. Duties include but are not limited to providing coverage for other service workers during scheduled and unscheduled leave. The housekeeping responsibilities include cleaning multiple facilitates sites (cleaning restrooms and showers, mopping and waxing floors, emptying trash, washing walls and glass, and overall sanitization, perform routine maintenance activities, will notify management of need for repairs, and clean ice or related debris from affected areas. Additionally, will issue supplies and equipment according to established budget and responding to requests and addressing any issues within the requirements. Must understand and comply with employee’s safety and use of chemicals and equipment and maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition. The cooking responsibilities include creating food from scratch. Will play an integral role in food production, purchase and prepare large quantities of food, follow standardized recipes, within required production schedule and sanitation standards. Will also be responsible to maintain basic food recipes, preparation, service and sanitation principles and provide leadership in the preparation and serving of high quality and great tasting meals. Responsible to be considered “on-call” and available for emergency housekeeping and facility operations before and after normal work hours. Must adhere to other duties as assigned in a collaborative, efficient, and willing manner at the request of immediate supervisor, staff, and senior leadership, and other SBY constituents. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. The candidate must have at least 2 years of janitorial experience and 3 years experience as a cook and the ability to obtain a food handler’s license, the ability to stand, lift, and manage equipment in the amount of 20 to 25 pounds. Also have great customer service skills, multi-tasking and knowledge of janitorial and unique cooking skills highly desired. Qualified candidates please send a cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Housekeeper/Cook” in the subject line. No phone calls walk-ins or third party agencies please.

CASE MANAGER- 3 SHIFTS (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am)

SBY is seeking an experienced Case Manager. Positions are available in several SBY programs. The Case Manager will conduct all client assessments, provide case management services, develop individual treatment plans, provide appropriate referrals, attend all court and administrative reviews; provide the Program Manager with timely and accurate documentation (including client progress reports and reports of problems that require immediate attention); assist clients with discharge and aftercare planning; and maintain familiarity with local services. Additionally, he/she will ensure that all client files, records, monthly reviews and Individual Service Plans are accurate; conduct monthly review of spending; advocate for families and individuals to obtain services; and utilize automated systems to update, maintain, track and report progress.

The selected candidate should have a Master’s degree in Human services or a related field and at least 3 years experience working with at-risk youth, homeless populations, and juvenile offenders. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Case Manager” and the shift you are available (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am) in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR-3 SHIFTS (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am)

SBY is seeking Residential Counselors for various programs. Qualified candidates will perform house/office coverage, maintain control and continuous supervision of clients, enforce house rules, and monitor house (individual rooms included) for cleanliness and safety; maintain familiarity with local services (both within and outside the Agency) that might serve as resources and identify those client needs which require outside referrals; and provides crisis intervention and on-site counseling. Additionally, he/she will provide the Program Director with timely and accurate documentation of all services provided, including client progress reports and reports of problems that require immediate attention; maintain all necessary records, including but not limited to legible, comprehensive and accurate reports of house activities in the house log; and initiate and implement special projects/activities that will benefit the residents.

The candidate should have at least a Bachelors degree with 2 to 3 years relevant experience in Human Services or related field (preferably working with adolescents/young adults). Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program: criminal/FBI, child protection, medical, and other required by program. A valid Driver’s License is required. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Residential Counselor” and the shift you are available (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am) in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

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