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Advocate Counselor

  • New York City, Brooklyn
  • Location:
  • Brooklyn HS for Leadership and Community Service 300 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, New York, 11205 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Brooklyn
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 18
  • Status : Full Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Number of Available Positions: 1
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 35Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train
  • Minimum Education: BACHELORS
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • Job Description:

    Hours: Monday- Friday 8am- 4pm

    Salary Range: $42,000 (Bachelors) – $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.


    • 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
  • Required Skills/Experience:


    • 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 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.

    BCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

  • How to Apply:

Apply via our website, complete application, provide up to date resume. A cover letter is preferred but not required. to the attention of New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Hiring Manager
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