We are currently seeking dedicated and qualified candidates who have a passion for helping America’s youth for the following positions:

  • Evening Crisis Services Supervisor, Thursday through Monday, 4pm-midnight

The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) has an immediate full-time opening for a crisis services supervisor position. The crisis services supervisor position provides solution focused crisis intervention, information and referral, message relay and other related services for runaway and at-risk youth and their families via the crisis hotline and across varied digital platforms. The crisis services supervisor will supervise and support volunteers who deliver NRS’ services.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed professional that enjoys working with a diverse group of people and is sensitive and responsive to cultural differences.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and a minimum of one year crisis intervention or applicable work experience and/or internship or work study placement in a social service environment.

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who is able to conduct multiple tasks in a dynamic environment. Strong communications skills both written and verbal. Must be able to demonstrate empathy, self-regulation, and good social skills and be able to abide by the tenants of NRS’ philosophy (confidential, nonjudgmental, nondirective, non-sectarian, honest and empowering). Must be adaptable, good at problem solving and able to work as a team player.  Candidates must have good written, verbal and interpersonal skills as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the internet.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. Salary: mid to upper 20k.  Please submit resume to: National Runaway Safeline, Jennifer Di Nicola, Crisis Services Manager, 3141 B N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, E-mail to jdinicola@1800RUNAWAY.org or fax to 773-929-5150.  No phone calls, please.

  • Internship

NOTE:  We are currently accepting internship applications for 2017 Summer and Academic Year positions, see below.

NRS offers internships for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing programs in human services fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, and human development, or in non-profit management. Interns gain experience in delivering direct crisis services as part of our frontline team while also working on projects related to our training and prevention programs. Learn more about our academic year internship program.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your application.  If you have any questions please Sabrina Hampton, NRS trainer at shampton@1800RUNAWAY.org or 773-289-1722.

  • Work Study

NRS can be excellent training or learning environment for those interested in pursuing a career in social service. Depending on the requirements of your school for work study programs, you could qualify to be a part of our frontline team. Must possess and demonstrate empathy, self-regulation, and good social skills.  Although the schedule is flexible, must be able to work some evenings and weekends.  $12 per hour.  Submit resume and school-authorized workstudy award amount to Rebecca Bowlin, volunteer coordinator at rbowlin@1800RUNAWAY.org. No phone calls please.

The National Runaway Safeline is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, veteran/reserve/national guard status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religious creed, or medical condition or any other similarly protected status. We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of unlawful criteria.