Good Shepherd Services |
, a leading NYC non-profit committed to the success of young people and families, is currently seeking an Advocate Counselor, for our South Brooklyn Community High School Program in Brooklyn.
The Advocate Counselor provides individual and group counseling to 25 – 30 students at South Brooklyn Community High School (SBCHS) and assists in implementing other aspects of the program.
- Responsible for 25 – 30 students, including maintaining their attendance and educational progress providing counseling.
- Provide attendance outreach and family support, which includes home visits, visits to worksites and counseling to help students attain a regular attendance rate of at least 85%.
- Provide crisis intervention and assistance with out-of-school issues.
- Assist with referrals to outside resources, including employment, emergency shelter, day care, and additional social services.
- Develop and facilitate health services and insurance enrollment for youth from SBCHS.
- Ensure timely completion of program documentation and statistics; assist guidance counselor with school records.
- Support student growth by providing continuous feedback and resources to meet the individual needs of his/her students.
- Responsible for planning and facilitating Community Scholars group twice weekly.
- Orient students to the program; assist them in developing and implementing academic goal plans from their initial enrollment through graduation.
- Work as collaborative team with faculty to support student progress.
- Engage students' families to support positive outcomes for the student; assist families with identified needs.
- Provide students with job and career development activities such as resume and cover letter writing, preparing for job applications and interviews and learning about positive work habits.
- Assist students with finding and sustaining employment, including employment during the summer.
- Conducts employment preparation workshops for students in conjunction with the Internship Coordinator.
- Develop an elective, after-school component to the program and develop and implement student enrichment activities.
- Participate in staff meetings, overnight retreats and staff development.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master's degree in related field preferred.
- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
- Experience working with adolescents individually and in groups and experience in outward bound or experiential learning preferred.
- Commitment to assist students in understanding and working with the school mission and philosophy.
- Commitment to work as a member of the school team.
- Ability to use public transportation and to walk up flights of stairs.
- Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.