Youth Development Specialist - Child, Adolescent and Family Health

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $45,000




1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


To apply online please go to and search for requisition number: 747.

Youth Development Specialist - Child, Adolescent and Family Health Child, Adolescent and Family Health

Youth Development Network provides case management and referrals to High School youth in Boston Public Schools to increase healthy behaviors associated with successful school achievement and overall youth development. DUTIES: Provide case management including home visiting of high school students referred for chronic absenteeism from Boston Public high schools. (Staff will be located at a high school as assigned.) Work with students, families and schools to identify and address barriers to school attendance. Ensure protocols are followed including screening, assessment, counseling and referrals. Develop a service plan and academic goals with students, family and school, link families to community resources to address barriers to school attendance, and carry an appropriate caseload of clients. Work in collaboration with Connecting Families to Schools (CFS) and other City of Boston (COB) programs including Boston Public Schools in addressing absenteeism; ensure consistency in practice and protocols. Administrative functions include: manage client records including precise and accurate case notes, timely data collection, and consistent database entry. Develop and lead life skills workshop curriculum for YDN summer program, a city funded youth employment program for high school students attending summer school. Attend student support and/or academic achievement framework meetings at high schools as required. Work in a confidential capacity with youth, peers, adults, parents, Boston Public Schools, Community Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Police and other law enforcement agencies, BPHC Programs, City of Boston agencies, BPHC Management and Executive Office. Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

BA or Associate Degree required; OR 5 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing may be substituted for undergraduate degree. Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing, conversation) required. Demonstrated experience coordinating and implementing youth programming; Ability to write clear, concise reports, and to follow and to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner; Ability to understand, explain, apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures of unit activities; Ability to provide oversight, including planning and assigning work and motivating staff; Knowledge and experience working with local community agencies; Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines; Demonstrated cultural competence with diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups; Team player with excellent interpersonal and excellent communication skills

Additional Information

City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement