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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


Mentoring Program Manager

The Mentoring Program Manager will oversee and manage Spectrum’s Mentor Program.  Implementation and participation in grant related deliverables and activities; data collection and reporting as indicated is also part of this position.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and Maintain Spectrum’s existing Mentor Program matches.  Recruit, screen, and train new mentors/mentees as needed and identified. 
  • Provide support for all matches, also plan, and execute periodic events.
  • Responsible for the ongoing communication and follow up with mentor/mentee matches and gathering of mentor service logs as outlined. Other documentation and reporting as indicated.
  • Work with all Spectrum programs to facilitate and match identified clients/youth with mentors. 
  • Participate in any relevant staff meetings and supervision pertaining to essential functions of the job.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, or related field necessary.    
  • Experience being a mentor or working with mentor programs.
  • The ability to work independently, manage time effectively, meet deadlines, set priorities, and adapt to changing priorities. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. 
  • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment.  Position requires daily trips up and down a flight of stairs. Some travel required.

Work Environment

This is a field position, and some travel is required.

The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities by employees so classified.


Supported Housing Staff

This position provides support for, and encourages, residents to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be an active participant in the supported housing community & activities that support residents to achieve their goals. Staff will model effective, appropriate, and timely communication with others regarding resident updates. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.  This is an evening shift: 

  • Tuesday 3:00 pm-1:00 am, Wednesday-Friday 4:00 pm-2:00 am

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Programming
    • Support and encourage residents to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
    • Take residents on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
    • Administer resident medication. 
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
    • Individual client files, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents 
  • Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
    • Update on the shift and status of all residents
    • Medication, UA, critical information discussed  
  • Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
  • Knowledge of life skills work including meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning, & personal hygiene, job readiness/employment skills.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.  
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion. 
  • Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

Work Environment 

This position require flexibility and travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules and shifts are subject to change. It is the employee’s responsibility to find adequate respite coverage in advance of approved time off requests.     


Youth Development Coordinator

The Youth Development Coordinator (YDC) reports to the Youth Development Program Manager. They provide activities and services to assist youth in DCF/state custody as they transition to adulthood and acquire the skills to be self-sufficient adults in a community setting.

The YDC will achieve this goal by assessing and assisting youth in identifying their goals; developing a strengths-based plan of care to help them meet their goals; and identifying life-long connections and support.  

Case management services will emphasize accessing housing, jobs, education, and the development of strong ties with natural support networks, including families, local community organizations, and other significant adults.

Essential Functions 

  • Maintaining a case load, providing direct services to approximately 27 youth monthly.  Including submitting VSA’s for at least 6 Medicaid billable youth each month.
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation in client files, completion of monthly web-based data reporting, and providing other program information as outlined in the grant.
  • Assisting clients in developing individualized comprehensive plans for making the transition from state custody.
  • Outreaching to DCF and youth in care, collaborating with existing custodial guardians, attending DCF case plan reviews, and consulting and contributing to the development of the DCF case plan.
  • To provide case management including efforts to:
    • Assist youth in identifying their goals;
    • Conduct formal assessment of the youth’s preparation for adulthood;
    • Assist youth in developing a plan that uses their strengths to help them meet their goals;
    • Assist youth in attaining sustainable employment;
    • Assist youth in identifying their goals to complete secondary education and prepare, enroll, and complete post-secondary education;
    • Assist youth in accessing and maintaining affordable housing;
    • Assist youth in accessing health care;
    • Assist youth in identifying and developing lifelong connections and support from caring adults.
    • Creating and support of opportunities for youth to participate in community service and leadership activities, including the state Youth Development Committee.  
    • Providing access to the supports and services called for in Act 74, the Youth in Transition Law and its associated rules.   
    • Attend monthly network meetings with statewide YDCs.
    • Enter client data, HSP billing packets, checking and credit card ledgers by the 10th of the following month.
    • Create appropriate schedule and maintain calendar. Update at least bi-weekly for payroll. 
    • Track personal mileage and submit monthly for reimbursement.
    • Manage and update client lists monthly.
    • Attend weekly group supervision with YDP staff and access Supervisor for individual case consults and all other support as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.
  • One year of experience working with adolescent and young adults.
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion. 
  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development.
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals.
  • The ability to utilize supervision by asking for assistance, support and training, and accepting and utilizing feedback.
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member.

Work Environment

This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport.  Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance are required.  


Food Systems Intern

Drop-In is looking for a student or interested persons who would like to work with homeless and at-risk youth around issues of food security, nutrition, farming and agriculture, and food education. The Food Systems Intern would develop or implement specific programming designed to engage our community on issues related to food in a non-biased way. This intern would also collaborate with the Intervale Food Hub as well as other community partners on matters of food security. This person should ideally be dedicated to building food security, ending homelessness, and must enjoy interacting with youth! This person would also work closely with drop-in youth coaches as well as our food coordinator, who plans and executes our meal program. This is a flexible position, geared towards education and general youth engagement.

This position is not compensated but can be coordinated to fulfill certain academic requirements. Please reach out to cbrown@spectrumvt.org or sbrooks@spectrumvt.org to find out more!