Thank you for your interest in employment with Identity.

Identity’s reputation for providing quality services is reflected in its employees, who form an outstanding bilingual team with the expertise to carry out Identity’s mission of serving Latino and other diverse youth with excellence.

Current Openings

Identity is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish/English) full-time Youth Development Specialist. Time schedule: Monday-Friday 9 am – 6 pm. The position is open immediately. Identity is looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to work with youth and their families. The Youth Development Specialist facilitates sessions with a cohort of no more than 25 students and also provides case management services to their families.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field
  • Minimum two years of experience working with youth or community outreach/enrichment program(s)
  • Training in Stages of Change, coaching, counseling, or adolescent development is a plus
  • Must be able to pass a federal criminal background check and a Child Protective Services background check
  • Must complete the following trainings upon hire: Advancing Youth Development, Child Protective Services, HIPAA, and CPR/First Aid
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Valid driver’s license required

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To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Giankarlo Vera, Program Manager, at gvera@identity-youth.org


Identity is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish/English) full-time Parent Outreach Worker/Case Manager for our elementary school program. Parent Outreach Worker assesses parents and families’ needs and concerns. Responsibilities include: completing needs assessments, follow-up surveys, action plans, and case management services. Plans and implements monthly parent meetings and maintains records.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Three (3) years working in a social services environment preferred.
  • Must be able to pass federal criminal background check and a Child Protective Services background check.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Requires travel between sites e.g. office, home visits, school.

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To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Karla Ponce, Program Manager, at kponce@identity-youth.org


 

Identity is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish/English) full-time Youth Development Specialist. This position is located in Wheaton High School.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Minimum two years of experience working with youth or community outreach/enrichment program(s)
  • Training in Stages of Change, coaching, counseling, or adolescent development is a plus
  • Must be able to pass a federal criminal background check and a Child Protective Services background check
  • Must complete the following trainings upon hire: Advancing Youth Development, Child Protective Services, HIPAA, CPR/First Aid Bilingual English/Spanish required

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To apply, send resume to Human Resources at humanresources@identity-youth.org


Identity, a nonprofit community-based organization serving youth and their families, is seeking a Mental Health Therapist for our young-adult students. This position is located in our Crossroads Youth Opportunity Center in Takoma Park, MD.  The Mental Health Therapist performs a full range of clinical services including client assessment, development of treatment plans, individual and family counseling, reunification related services, and maintenance of client records.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling, required
  • LCSW Preferred, LGSW will be considered (must be licensed in Maryland)
  • Knowledge of and experience in assessment, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, trauma-focused service delivery
  • 3-5 years of experience working with diverse populations, specifically at-risk Latino and African American youth and families
  • Experience with gang-involved, immigrant youth, and youth with history of delinquency, homelessness, family separation, etc., preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Must be flexible in order to meet youth and family needs (ex. evening hours, weekend hours, and
    home visits, etc.)

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To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to adudamel@identity-youth.org, fguzman@identity-youth.org, and kmontiel@identity-youth.org


Identity, a nonprofit community-based organization serving youth and their families, is seeking a 30 hours Spanish & English GED Instructor for our young-adult students. Classes are held at the Up–County Youth Opportunity Center in Gaithersburg, MD.

The Spanish & English GED Instructor will be responsible for planning and delivering both English and Spanish GED instruction/ tutoring with the goal of helping youth pass the GED exam.

The GED program is a key element in our goal  to support  young people in their transition to adulthood, helping them move closer to acquiring the skills and experiences necessary to secure steady employment and be on a path toward self-sufficiency. All of our work is grounded in the Positive Youth Development model, supported by intensive family case management and counseling.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with GED programs
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Experience teaching adults in all 4 GED subjects, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math
  • Certified teachers preferred
  • Must be able to pass a federal criminal background check and a Child Protective Services background check.

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To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Adrian Fontes at afontes@identity-youth.org

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Contract Positions

Identity has openings for short-term contract positions. To express interest, please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter to humanresources@identity-youth.org, or to the email address listed in the ad. Please mention where you initially saw the opening. In most cases, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

ESOL Instructor-Bilingual, Takoma Park

Benefits

Identity offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance; and health reimbursement accounts. In addition, we offer a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays, and generous paid time off. As an added benefit, Identity offers several opportunities for professional training.

Identity is an equal opportunity employer.