The Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. exists to help troubled children and their families. We seek to teach socially acceptable behavior, instill emotional stability, and guide the reunification of families.
In addition, we aim to protect the child, the family, and the community from negative life events. Our goal is to assist families in breaking the cycle of dependency in the child welfare and juvenile justice system. Do you want to be a part of our team?
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child?
The Youth Opportunity Center provides staff with extensive training to better understand the needs of our youth and families. We provide classroom instruction, shadowing (observation), and videos as part of our core training curriculum. YOC staff have opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions with mentors and training personnel during all facets of the hiring, training and employment process.
YOC’s screening process includes extensive background checks, drug screens, and reference checks. YOC staff must demonstrate positive character traits and be positive role models for our kids, during and after work hours.
The YOC accepts staff and interns who exhibit professionalism, flexibility, maturity, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and a willingness to develop and grow within an organizational culture. Minority, culturally diverse, and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply as well.
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, here are a few opportunities that are currently available:
We are ALWAYS accepting applications for part-time and/or full-time Child Care Specialists to work directly with at-risk youth in our organization. Applicants seeking a position should have open availability with multiple shifts including the weekends. Applicants for a part-time position must be available to work 2nd shift (2p-11p) OR 3rd shift (10:30p-7:00a) with some weekend availability. Child Care Specialist must have a high school diploma or GED; be 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. Experience in criminal justice, psychology, social work, childcare, education and any human services related field preferred. Part-time positions without a college degree start at $9.75 and part-time with a degree start at $10.25. Full-time positions with a degree begin at $10.75 and without a degree is $10.25. Second-shift employees earn additional $.50 per hour.
Applicants for ANY POSITION must be 21 years of age or older; pass a pre-employment drug-screen and a complete criminal history background check, which includes information from the FBI, Department of Child Services (DCS), Child Protective Services (CPS), and the National Sex Offender registry.
Once hired, you must attend and pass ALL Core training sessions, which are PAID, that will take place over a (2) two-week period on Monday-Friday from 8:00A-5:00P.