ADVOCATE COUNSELOR-LTW Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School

New York City Mission Society


Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School
646 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY, 10037



Job Type:



Full Time



Job Description:

 Program Description:

The Learning to Work Program administered at Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School is a collaboration with the NYC Department of Education.  The program assists students, who are over-aged and under-credentialed, in acquiring the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavioral changes that will maximize their potential.  The program’s aim is to enable students to graduate high school, transition into post-secondary education, or into meaningful permanent employment.  The school is located at 985 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.



TITLE:                                   Advocate Counselor


FLSA Status:                      Full-Time Non-Exempt


REPORTS TO:                       Program Manager



Provide academic and career counseling for caseload.  Perform counseling duties consistent with the needs of program participants.  Assists with the delivery of educational services.



·         Establish a rapport with program participants.  Assist them in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.

·         Maintain a caseload of participants.  Complete the individual services strategy with participants.

·         Provide crisis intervention services.

·         Conduct the Adolescent Biopsychosocial Assessment.

·         Advocate for in-school remediation for participants as appropriate.  Prepare paperwork i.e. intake forms, evaluations, reports etc. as needed.

·         Provide individual and group counseling.

·         Assist in the coordination and implementation of leadership development activities.

·         Monitor the academic progress of participants on assigned caseload.

·         Assist participants in transferring to alternative schools as appropriate.

·         Advocate for access needed participant services and care.

·         Conduct employability skills and work readiness activities.

·         Provide interpersonal and life management skills counseling.

·         Participate on interdisciplinary participant progress team.

·         Assist in insuring that participants are appropriately matched to jobs.

·         Other duties as assigned.



Minimum of BA or BS; at least 5 years experience working and providing counseling services to children and adolescents; knowledge of adolescent development; experience working with inner-city youth; and the issues of inner-city youth; astute knowledge of performance based contracting.  Demonstrates enthusiasm for work, sense of humor, patience and self-control.  Values providing outstanding customer service and working in a team environment.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary range low to mid $30’s based on experience, qualifications and fit.  Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, retirement plan, voluntary 403(B) plan, TransitChek, Employee Wellness Program, Municipal Credit Union membership, voluntary supplemental 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Human Resources