Begin a Career with the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

If you are interested in applying for future consideration or in learning more about the availability of a position, please use our contact form. Or, you can download our application and reference forms and email to [email protected] or mail to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo
Human Resource Department
c/o Jennifer Mickens
282 Babcock Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Please include a cover letter with your application.

A valid NYS driver’s license for one year is required to operate club vehicle(s).
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-time Youth Development Professionals:
Youth Development Professional Part Time: This position requires that candidates be at least 18 years old, have strong organizational and communication skills - both written and verbal, experience working with youth ages 6-18 and the ability to plan and implement programs in the specific core area of health & life skills and Character & Leadership Development. Must be an active, energetic, hands-on person able to handle large and small groups and must possess a valid NYS driver’s license. HS diploma required. CPR and First Aid training is a plus.

Newly Posted:

Maintenance Worker  Full-Time
Under supervision of the Director of Buildings & Facilities, the Maintenance Worker performs routine preventative maintenance and repair procedures on Boys & Girls Club buildings and furnishings, mechanical equipment and utility systems, and is also responsible for maintaining the grounds around the Clubhouses.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Minimum one-year experience in a maintenance role, preferably in a youth environment.
• Must have basic working knowledge of building trades; to include painting, carpentry, HVAC, and electrical.
• Must be able to use standard tools of the trade; including outside equipment such as lawn mowers and snowplows.
• Must have working knowledge operating and repairing maintenance equipment. • Must be able to climb ladders. 

Food Services Associate  Part-Time

Under supervision of the CEO, the Food Service Associate with a major focus on Food Grants and Club Service. Assists in keeping an accurate, running inventory of all food and supplies being used by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, ensuring adequate levels of both are available. The Food Service Associate must also maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen environment at all times. The Food Service Associate must also manage the Food Binders for all Food grants from all sites and conduct annual trainings and inspections, document and inventory food and supplies at all Clubs. Must keep accurate recordkeeping of food served, portion sizes, etc. in order to comply with government and/or grant requirements, and maintain and inspect all Food production records.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s Degree and Serve Safe Certification preferred.
• 1 year of experience in a food preparation environment for large groups of people (100+).
• Must be able to plan and organize food preparation and serving operations to meet fixed schedules. • Extensive knowledge of health regulations and current standards.
• Prior experience with ordering, inventory and menu planning preferred.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. 

Mental Health Counselor  Part-Time 

Summary: The Mental Health Therapist is responsible to provide diagnostic assessments, therapy, and counseling for youth, and possible youth families experiencing mental health issues, behavior and or communication challenges. The Mental Health Therapist will be familiar with other services and resources in the community and will provide information and support when required.

Summary of Duties:
• Maintain confidentiality of records relating to the clients they are working with.
• Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with BGCB counseling services.
• Act as a client liaison to refer member or family to outside services where needed.
• Conduct initial assessments and refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
• Guide youth in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
• Encourage youth to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
• Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist them in overcoming challenges.
• Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in youth’s status.
• Meet with families, school staff, probation officers, law enforcement, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information if requested.
• Maintain all professional licensure(s) required and provide prompt cooperation with third party credentialing for billing purposes.
• Maintain up-to-date client and program records as required by funders and agency.
• Prepare weekly reports on youth, presenting issues, and outcomes, as required by funders and the agency.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling program and youth progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
• Conduct activities related to compliance with federal and state laws related to mandated reporting, HIPPA, and the Data Privacy Act.
• Other duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer.

Professionalism:

• Dress in the official attire or as directed for identification and professional presentation & appearance.
• Maintains required attendance and punctuality to ensure appropriate coverage for all Clubs.
• Adhere to all organization’s policies and procedures.
• Shows respect and courtesy in all interactions with all BGCB relationships.
• Act as a positive Role Model to all members while maintaining a professional relationship.

Teamwork:
• Support and communicate with supervisor and co-workers in a cooperative manner.
• Responsible for sharing in the housekeeping of the club to ensure staff and member safety.

Diversity Management:
• Model and practice sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity with members, co-workers and in all other interpersonal interactions.
• Demonstrate initiative in learning about and implementing skills related to diversity.

Safety:
• Ensure all activities are designed and executed in a safe manner for all participants.
• Ensure that staff is aware of the location of members at all times.
• Ensure the building is properly secured at all times, including at opening and closing.
• Ensure staff completes daily safety checks.
• Report all accidents/incidents immediately and assist with necessary documentation.

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology. Independent licensure as a LMFT, LICSW or LPCC and the ability to supervise. LPCs and LGSWs are also encouraged to apply.
• Prefer candidate with five years of providing diagnostic assessment experience and therapy services to youth through adulthood, addressing a wide variety of problems and disorders, in a multicultural setting.
• Must have good written, and oral communication skills.
• Must have great organizational skills
• Must maintain professional licensure and/or certification throughout employment with this agency.
• Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
• Valid NYS driver’s license for 1 year required in accordance to standards of our insurance company and OCFS for operating club vehicle(s). Local travel required.
• Strong multi-tasking, time management and organization skills.
• Must be CPR and First Aid certified with 6 months of hire.  

Boys & Girls Clubs
of Buffalo

282 Babcock Street
Buffalo, New York, 14210

Our mission:

Provide a safe and stable experience that assures success is within reach of all our members - that they graduate from high school with plans for their future and that they are living a healthy lifestyle.

501(c)3
EIN: 16-0849516