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Why Work At Avenues

Avenues partners with youth experiencing homelessness to achieve their dreams. We strive to do that in a safe and nurturing environment through a social justice lens. Through such service, Avenues seeks to support youth and young families while they define their experiences, life dreams and futures. Our work takes into account historical trauma, systems of oppression and intersectionality while being grounded in the power of resiliency, healing and community.

Our work is grounded by the 9 Evidence-based Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness.

Our Values

Equity
Community
Respect + Dignity
Trust
Liberation
Anti-Oppression

Current Openings

Youth Advocate and Engagement Specialist, Minneapolis Avenues: provides case management services for youth experiencing homelessness through Avenues for Youth’s emergency shelter and transitional housing. Through intake to after-care, the YAES strives to do that in a safe and affirming environment through a social justice lens. This position will partner with youth while they define their experiences, life dreams, and future. The YAES’s work takes into account harm reduction, trauma-informed care, strength-based and positive youth development principles while connecting with youth. Learn more here. 

Youth Support Specialist Team Lead: will provide supervision of evening and overnight staff through recruitment, training, coaching, and ensuring best practices are followed. They will aide other staff in engaging youth through weekly activities, modeling excellence in the completion of shift duties. Along with other Youth Support Specialists, the Team Lead will meet the basic needs of youth, coach on independent living skills, manage the house and on-site supervision, and completion of appropriate documentation. Team Leads collaborate with staff and managers to achieve the best results for youth. Learn more here. 

Youth Support Specialist and Food Coordinator: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing. This position also coordinates food ordering, deliveries, and maintains the food inventory lists. Learn more here. 

Youth Support Specialist, Overnight: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing of their choice. Learn More Here.

Youth Support Specialist, On-Call: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing of their choice. Learn More Here.

Youth Support Specialist Weekend 2nd Shift, Brooklyn Park: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing of their choice. Learn More Here.

Mental Health Therapist, Part-Time: will provide mental health services to youth ages 16-21 and families as needed at Avenues' Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park. Learn more here.