NBT & YAP Seek Youth Development Specialist

June 29, 2020

NBT, along with our partner, Youth Advocate Programs, operates the School-Based Youth Services Program in New Brunswick School District. We are looking to hire a Youth Development Specialist for this program.

Internal Posting Closes: July 6, 2020


Position: Youth Development Specialist              Location: New Brunswick, NJ


Status: Full Time Hourly                                         FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt


Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 29 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.  

Summary of the Position:  Youth Development Specialist is responsible for the coordination and supervision of recreational activities. Must manage accurate documentation and responsible for implementation of intake assessments. Maintain good communication and act as a liaison between school personnel, families, and community. Make the appropriate referrals to external community agencies. Support summer programming. Provide monthly and quarterly agency reports and maintain documentation. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of online database. Attend and participate in internal and external meetings. Assist with projects and activities as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, school counseling or youth development preferred. Knowledge of local community high desirable. Experience working with youth in an urban setting and working with diverse communities. Skills needed: written and oral communication, able to maintain accurate documentation, must be computer literate, ability to work within a team, able to multi-task, and works well under pressure.


Bi-Lingual(English and Spanish) is preferred.


Candidate should indicate salary requirements.


Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record and auto insurance coverage with a minimum bodily injury liability limits of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident. 


Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, AFLAC, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan. 


Contact Information: Please submit a cover letter, resume’, and two (2) Professional references and one (1) Personal reference to: ATTN: Rebecca Escobar at rescobar@yapinc.org


Visit the Youth Advocate Programs website to view this job opening: http://www.yapinc.org/Jobs/Job-Detail/jobid/3297