Advocate Counselor

Advocate Counselor

Advocate Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Community Improvement, Human Services
Salary Range:

Advocate Counselor

Location:  300 Willoughby Avenue, 11205

Hours:  Full-time 9am- 5pm Some Evenings are required. 

Salary:  $42,000 (Bachelor’s) – $51,000 (MSW)

Brooklyn Community Services is one of Brooklyn’s first and largest non-sectarian social services agencies.  BCS, which presently serves more than 10,000 individuals annually, is committed to a broad and diverse range of services including education and child care; services to strengthen families; and services to foster self-sufficiency for adults.

Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service is a small, academically rigorous, full-time New York City Department of Education Transfer School designed to re-engage high school students who are over-age and under-credited or have dropped out of high school. BCS is directly responsible for the administration of the school’s Learning-to-Work Program, which enhances the school’s academic component by offering additional academic support, career and education exploration, work preparation, skills development, and internships.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic planning and case management services for a caseload of 40 + students, including Seniors/Juniors participating in the College Bound Program.
  • Provide weekly individual and daily group counseling, including facilitating an Advisory/College Bound Group five days per week.
  • Supervise a group of students who act as College Peer Mentors to younger students and attend regular Peer Mentor trainings to support youth.
  • Assist youth in attending school regularly by identifying obstacles, connecting students with resources and conducting attendance outreach including home visits.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed, including mediation support.
  • Provide family outreach and conduct parent/guardian meetings as appropriate.
  • Provide counseling and support services to families with the intent of improving communication between family members and students to ensure they have support they need to function at optimal levels.
  • Facilitate College/FAFSA Workshops to parents through the PTA.
  • Document all work and keep case records on all students on caseload as required.
  • Attend DOE Parent-Teacher conferences, School Leadership meetings, Parent Teacher Association meetings and Out of town College Trips in accordance with DOE school calendar.
  • Provide assistance with College application process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MSW degree preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated case management support in working with youth and families required, Prior experience in a school setting preferred; Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills;
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective;
  • College preparatory experience required;
  • Willingness to be creative and work as an integral part of a team;
  • Fingerprinting and criminal background check required.
  • BCS and Turning Point require that all employees entering the workplace be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption is granted as a medical or religious accommodation.

Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn For All

  • 151 Lawrence Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • United States
  • Phone: 7183105600

To apply for this job email your details to lgustafsson@wearebcs.org

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