Advocate Counselor - Brooklyn

Good Shepherd Services


Brooklyn Community Based Programs
One of our GSS sites in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY, 11201



Job Type:



Full Time



Number of Available Positions:


Job Description:

Job Summary:      The Advocate Counselor provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, referrals and crisis intervention to over-aged, under-credited adolescents. The Advocate Counselor also assists in implementing other aspects of the program in close collaboration with agency and school personnel.
Major Duties:             
  • Provide case management for students identified as in need of supportive services.
  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide family outreach and involvement as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement workshops responsive to student needs.
  • Assist students in attending school regularly through identifying obstacles and connecting with resources; attendance outreach including home visits.
  • Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program including planning/attending trips, celebrations, and leadership activities.
  • Support students with all aspects of the college preparation process including applications, financial aid, personal essay, and college visits.
  • Refer youth and families to relevant resources within Good Shepherd Services and other community organizations.
  • Function as an active member of Good Shepherd Services and school teams.
  • Perform statistical, narrative, and record keeping duties as required.
  • Encourage, embody, and foster a strength-based approach grounded in youth and family development principles.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities via the Good Shepherd Services Learning and Development Department.
  • Collaborate with key school players on behalf of students: deans, teachers, guidance counselors, safety agents.
  • Participate in staff/team meetings and DOE meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

To the Attention of:

Hiring Manager

Required Skills/Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have experience working with adolescent/young adults individually and in groups.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Committed to upholding an inclusive environment in program that fosters a sense of community, belonging and connectedness.
  • Prior experience in a school setting helpful.
  • Must have excellent time management, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth and family development perspective.
  • Knowledge in Trauma Informed Practice a plus.