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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YOUTHBUILD CASE MANAGER  Manage a caseload of assigned students, aged 16-24, with sensitivity to individual needs. Ensure assigned clients receive sufficient guidance and the support necessary to reach their employment goals. Identify challenges/unmet needs and workforce solutions for students, business partners, and program stakeholders. Work closely with program staff in meeting benchmarks and participation rates. Provide direct services to assigned case load including individual, family and group counseling, educational and legal advocacy, employment and life skills development, referrals, crisis intervention, etc. Developing, monitoring, and amending individual participation plans. Coordinate services with local employment partners including the District of Columbia One Stop, Department of Employment Services, and DC DOL staff to assist participants in locating employment opportunities through Sasha Bruce Youthwork. Provides crisis intervention and on-site counseling.

Combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, counseling or related field from an accredited College or University, or minimum of 3 (three) years of case management services experience.
Proven successful track record in youth counseling, encouragement, motivations, and being a role model. Expert knowledge of issues of homelessness sufficient to sustain program requirements.

h3 SITE COORDINATOR/VFZ MENTORING RICHARDSON YOUTH CENTER
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Site Coordinator will perform the duties required to achieve the goals of the Violence Free Zone Mentoring Model thru Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. (the grantee) housed at Richardson Youth Center which includes developing and maintaining creative during and after-school programming that allows students extended support in the areas of academic, social, & emotional needs. In addition, the position requires the applicant to build strong relationships with program participants & their families at the core of the work.

Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field or related field and/or at least two years of experience delivering competency-based counseling services for at risk youth or group facilitation experience. Strong communication and organizational skills required and the qualified applicant should have the ability to relate with youth on life issues, provide individual & group counsel, as well as be a positive motivating factor in their pro-social development. Strong computer skills and online data collection experience required.

GED INSTRUCTOR (CONTRACT POSITION)

SBY is seeking an experienced GED Instructor to teach math/science or social studies/language arts subjects with integrated writing to prepare learners to pass the new GED test for the Youthbuild program. The Instructor will also teach courses that include a level of computer literacy, keyboarding, and online navigation to prepare learners to efficiently navigate on computer hardware/software in preparation for GED test. Responsibilities include developing and submitting weekly lesson plans, providing ongoing assessment of individual student progress and adapt curriculum and lesson plans according to the needs of the students, and providing one on one tutoring/assessment to youth in need of extra academic training support. Other duties include partnering with program staff to lead the production of best practices to support youth interests and advise staff on key outcomes of the program; participating in the development of assessments of programs to promote healthy living for homeless youth and establish and sustain professional networks with academia, the non-profit community, and other subject matter experts to enhance programs; and assisting in community outreach, recruitment and follow on activities and provide documentation and maintenance of participant files in compliance with program procedures.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s is preferred, with significant experience working with disconnected youth. Should have a demonstrated ability to engage and teach youth that are basic skills deficient and/or have a previous track record of unsuccessfully completing secondary schooling. Strong computer capability, including Excel and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. This is contract position. Please submit your cover-letter and resume including your salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include in the subject line “GED Instructor-Contract”. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

SBY is seeking a Director of Residential Programs to develop, oversee, and evaluate the residential programs; act as spokesperson and liaison between the organization and its stakeholders regarding the advocacy of the residential programs; and will produce strategic models and systems for the management of the residential programs. Duties include providing clear, accurate data qualitatively / quantitatively to the Executive Director; facilitating consistent standards for client centered care and positive outcomes for youth; and working with Program Managers and staff to develop systems to ensure high quality outcomes and services for our youth. Other responsibilities include instilling and fostering a sense of financial accountability among team members regarding the management of their programs and assisting Development Department staff in developing and implementing new program proposals

The candidate should have a Bachelors Degree; a Masters Degree is preferred, in Human Services or related field (preferably working with adolescents/young adults) with 5 to 7 years relevant senior level supervisory / management experience. Please submit your cover-letter and resume including your salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include in the subject line “Director of Residential Programs”. No phone calls, walk-ins or third party agencies please.

PROGRAM MANAGER-(FULL-TIME)

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, resume and salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include in the subject line the title “Program Manager”

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 in the subject line the title “Nurse.” 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 in the subject line the title “Occasional Worker” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins 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. A valid Driver’s License is required. Please submit your cover-letter, resume and salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include in the subject line 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, resume and salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include in the subject line 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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