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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CASE MANAGER PROMISE PLACE

SBY is seeking a Case Manager at the Promise Place program. The individual will be responsible for assessment, development and completion of case and individual plans within the required time period; implement case plans, including individual counseling, facilitation of resident meetings and group sessions; maintain case records, HMIS, and internal tracking logs; coordinate benefits for residents (SNAP, TANF, POCC, etc.); and plan discharge and aftercare follow-up for up to six (6) months.

Ability to maintain communication with Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Community Services Division, Child, Adult, and Family Services, other public and private agencies is necessary. The candidate should have a MSW and have expert knowledge of issues of homelessness and youth. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Case Manager Promise Place” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

FACILITATOR-TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM (PART-TIME CONSULTANT)

SBY is seeking a Part-time Facilitator Consultant for the Teen Outreach Program. Responsibilities include facilitating (up to 5) TOP Clubs according to the grant requirements; implementing community service activities, academic enrichment and other specialty programs; maintaining healthy and appropriate relations with students; providing timely and accurate documentation of services provided, including reports of problems; maintain familiarity with local services (both within and outside the Agency) that might serve as resources for client needs.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field or related field and/or at least two years of experience delivering competency-based services for youth. Additionally, at least 1 year of group facilitation experience with middle and/or high school youth and strong communication and organizational skills required and has the ability to demonstrate a strength based approach when relating with youth on life issues. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Facilitator-Teen Outreach Program” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please

DIRECTOR OF EVALUATION (FULL_TIME)

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) is seeking a Director of Evaluation to promote SBY commitment to best practices via research, data collection, quality assurance measures and policy analysis. Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing and disseminating data for learning, program improvement, and accountability; ensure that SBY staff is trained in documenting client-level behavioral and attitude changes; plan for evaluation and research of agency programs, determine evaluation and research initiatives and collaborate with senior team for the direction and execution of a data-driven performance management system based on the best available evidence, and any other duties assigned.

The candidate should have the ability to analyze and present data while assisting staff in utilizing data in creating outcomes for clients; strong experience with, and knowledge of, human service organizations’ database best practices; detail oriented and extremely well organized, while able to understand and apply big-picture concepts; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to manage and streamline processes in a complex and diverse environment while managing time and adhering to deadlines. A Master’s degree is preferred. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Director of Evaluation” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

PROGRAM MANAGER –PERMANENT HOUSING PROGRAM (FULL-TIME)

SBY is seeking a Program Manager for the Permanent Housing Program (PHP). The candidate is 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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring that all documentation, including case files, client statistics, and data entry are accurate, up to date and in compliance with grant requirements; working with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high quality outcomes and services; providing direct supervision to all staff who interact with clients through one-on-one supervision, staff meetings and live-supervision sessions; and Assist in the development and maintenance of administrative systems to facilitate and enhance the delivery of services.

A Bachelors Degree in Human Services, business/public administration, or in a related field with a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Additionally, the candidate should have experience working with at-risk youth or the homeless population. A valid driver’s license and car is required. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Program Manager-Permanent Housing Program” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR (PREVENTION, OUTREACH, WELLNESS, EDUCATION & RISK)

SBY is seeking a Program Director for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy prevention, education and outreach efforts. The Director maintains the daily operations in compliance with all contracts, including: personnel, program services and finance, program development, administrative systems, reporting, and building maintenance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in local sexual health coalitions, task forces, consortiums, or services provider associations; ensuring that the highest quality HIV prevention, street outreach, crises intervention, counseling, sexual health education and referral services are provided to all clients; developing and managing programs according to grant specifications and oversee and direct all program activities, and ensuring that all documentation are accurate and up to date.

The candidate should have a Masters Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Human Services, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Work with a minimum of 4 years supervisory experience; knowledge of adolescent sexual health and service providers; and HIV testing and counseling certification as well as experience with HIV/AIDS education with high risk minority youth.Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Program Director (Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education, and Risk)” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, 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.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST RE CONNECTION ZONE 2014

SBY is seeking a creative Leadership Development Specialist to work with youth, staff, and community leaders to advocate on behalf of homelessness. The successful individual will be responsible to develop assessment programs to amend the lives of the homeless, plan and coordinate annual calendar of events, identify challenges and workforce solutions for students, business partners, and program stakeholders. Will also be responsible to conduct regular group and individual sessions with youth to assess and challenge and improve ineffective behaviors and develop and amend individual participation plans. Accountable to coordinate partnership services with local employment partners and assist participants in locating employment opportunities. Assist in community outreach initiatives, recruitment and follow-on activities and document and maintain participant files; including timely submission of quality case notes, progress reports, and other monthly compliance reporting. Will liaise with staff to implement a leadership series that attracts, retains, and grooms participants to flourish into emerging leaders.

Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field and 5 years experience required. Must have experience planning and executing programs and assessments for youth, and have the ability to communicate effectively publically, orally and in writing. Workforce development experience and the ability to plan, organize, and implement training workshops applicable to young adults is essential. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Leadership Development Specialist Re Connection Zone 2014” 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.

CASE MANAGER OLAIYA’S CRADLE PROGRAM (FULL_TIME)

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc. is seeking a seasoned Case Manger its’ Olaiya’s Cradle Program. 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. Will also conduct monthly review of spending summary and review program rules, policy and procedures with residents. Case Manager 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 or related field and 3 years experience. 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 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. 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.

CONSTRUCTION TRAINER– YOUTHBUILD (FULL-TIME)

SBY is seeking a Construction Trainer for its YouthBuild Program in Washington, DC. The experienced Construction Trainer will be responsible for teaching carpentry skills with special emphasis on construction site safety, clean up and usage, and the handling and maintenance of hand and power tools and other equipment. Construction site responsibilities also include: production safety, interface with subcontractors; partners; and inspectors as required.

The trainer will be responsible for supporting youth interests, participation in program development and assessments, and promote healthy living for homeless youth. Accountable to assist with vocational counseling and development of trainees’ skills and will also advocate for viable job opportunities with prospective employers. The successful individual will have demonstrated experience in carpentry, construction oversight, and career development. Community outreach and participation in meetings and sessions and performing other special projects are required. Incumbent will provide client documentation and enforce safety guidelines. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with youth, community agencies, local contacts at schools, employment sites, hospitals, and other agencies is a necessity.

This position requires an Associate’s degree or certification in carpentry and a minimum of 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program and have the capacity to obtain HBI-PACT and NCCER construction certifications are required. Additionally, excellent verbal and written communication skills are required; as is the ability to build and sustain relationships with a diverse group of youth. Please submit your resume and cover-letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Construction Trainer-Youthbuild” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME)

INNOVATIVE AND DRIVEN! SBY is seeking a creative Development Coordinator to manage day-to-day activities in the Development Office. The successful candidate will be responsible to strategically research, identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic support and develop and sustain relationships with assigned prospects. Will provide grant writing and proposal development support, administer fundraising strategies, methods, and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors. Will also be responsible to oversee the development of campaign material, conduct special community events, and administer the SBY’s development database by gathering, entering, assessing, and monitoring funding data and have the ability to report metrics from the database and facilitate meetings, conferences and other public fora as required. Responsible to participate in fundraising events and complete applications for improvement of existing and new business opportunities. Additional responsibilities include writing content for the SBY website, manage regular distribution of electronic newsletter and solicit support via direct mail and on-line fundraising initiatives. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field and 4 years experience required. Must have experience planning and executing special events, and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare and write funding applications to grant-making foundations and other funding sources essential. Please submit your cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies 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. 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.

CASE MANAGER PHP V STREET PROGRAM (FULL-TIME)

We are seeking an innovative Case Manger for the PHP/V Street Program . 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. Will also conduct monthly review of spending summary and review program rules, policy and procedures with residents. Case Manager 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 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 COORDINATOR– PHP PROGRAM (FULL-TIME)

YOU CARE – WE CARE! SBY is seeking a strong Life Skills Counselor to assess and mitigate life skill developmental needs of PHP Program participants. The successful individual will have demonstrated experience in the care of clients and their families to provide mainstream and community resources, and oversee and participate in cultural, recreational, and social events. Will utilize resource materials to promote character, skills, and talents of client population. Responsible to also provide families with support services such as mediation and other social services. Accountable to 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. 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 Coordinator-PHP” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

RISK REDUCTION COUNSELORTESTER POWER PROGRAM (PART-TIME)

HOT JOB! SBY is seeking a Risk Reduction Counselor to partner with recruited youth to develop individual service/behavior change plans and provide weekly skills building and case management sessions for individual clients (including family members and partners). Will also provide individual HIV/STI education and risk reduction counseling and refer and facilitate medical care treatment and other social services to clients entering the program. Must have the ability to complete session documentation and participate in events and training hosted by the agency. Will perform other duties as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in health education or related field and 2 year’s experience with adolescent health matters sufficient to sustain program requirements. Must also have the ability to obtain and sustain various clearances required to work in the program and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. 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 “Risk Reduction Counselor-Tester POWER” in the subject line. No walk-ins, telephone calls, or third party agencies please.

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK (3 PART-TIME NEEDED 5 DAYS A WEEK)

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is seeking 3 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 have the ability to gain and sustain various background and clearance checks. 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.

RESIDENTIAL ACTIVITY MONITOR, REACH PROGRAM (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 2:00PM to 10:00PM)

SBY is seeking a part-time Residential Activity Monitor to be responsible for providing direct services to clients in a residential program for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, including individual, group and family counseling, case management, referrals and crisis intervention. All services are aimed at maximizing the client’s progress towards a supported and criminal free lifestyle. The candidate will be responsible for reporting, planning and implementing weekend activity schedule. Will also plan, schedule, organize and supervise recreational activities. Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and recreational . Must have 5 years experience, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work or related field of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with adolescents/ youth in the juvenile system highly desired. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Residential Activity Monitor, REACH” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk ins or third party agencies please.

CASE MANAGER REACH, REACH PROGRAM (2PM to 10PM MON thru FRI) and1 WEEKEND A MONTH

We are seeking an innovative Case Manger to provide direct services to clients involved in the Juvenile Justice System to include individual, group and family counseling, case management, referrals and crisis intervention. Incumbent will conduct client assessments; counsel clients and family members; provide case management services, and develop individual treatment plans with clients. Will also provide client progress report notes, assist with discharge and aftercare planning, and provide office coverage during shift assignments, maintain house safety and enforce house rules. The successful candidate will have 5 years experience, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work or related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with adolescents/ youth in the juvenile system highly desired. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Case Manager REACH” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

ACTIVITY MONITOR CHLOE (PART-TIME WEEKENDS)

SBY is searching for a Activity Monitor that is responsible for coordinating and participating in life skills group sessions and resident activities to promote social interaction, reality and intellectual stimulation. The person provides house and office coverage, maintains control and continuous supervision of clients, enforces house rules and monitors house for cleanliness and safety. The person will maintain records, including accurate reports of house activities in a house log. Will provide crisis intervention and on-site counseling. The successful candidate must have 5 years experience, a Bachelors degree in social services field, or a combination of education and experience. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and put the title “Activity Monitor Chloe” in the subject line. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

PROGRAM DIRECTORRESIDENT EMPOWERMENT ADOLESCENT COMMUNITY HOME (REACH)

We are seeking a Program Director to be responsible for maintaining the day to day operations of the program in compliance with contractual agreements, including; personnel, clinical services, building maintenance, program finance, administrative systems, reporting, and development. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to SBY’s administrative staff, other SBY programs and the community at large. Will ensure the highest quality crises intervention, life skills, education, counseling, and housing services are provided to clients, develop and maintain administrative systems to facilitate and enhance the delivery of services, assess client applications and facilitate regular client progress reviews. A degree in Human Services or related field and a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required. Submit cover-letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include the title “Program Director REACH” in the subject line. No phone calls or third party agencies please.

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