Youth Advocate Counselor

Children's Aid Society


Children's Aid @ P.S 8
465 west 167 St
New York, NY, 10032



Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Public Transportation:

Bus ( M101), Train (1, A, C train to west 168th St)

Area of Focus:

Leadership/Mentoring, Office/Adminstrative Support

Job Description:

 The Youth Advocate Counselor will work with chronically absent, school aged youth to address barriers to consistent daily attendance at school. The Advocate Counselors will support students by designing individualizes interventions which support academic and socio-emotional needs. They also help to identify the causes of poor attendance and collaborate with internal and external service partners to seek solutions, and encourage meaningful engagement in school for students and families. Advocate Counselors will receive trainings specific to this role as well as participate in monthly staff meetings and case management sessions with the Community School team.


  • Work with school and site leadership to identify appropriate interventions to support chronically absent students/youth mentees.
  • Seek advice and identify targeted sources of youth or family supports from appropriate school staff and community-based partners under the direction of the Site Director and/ or Student Resource Coordinator.
  • Keep notes about youth attendance patterns, needs and interventions-make sure monitoring of data is strategic.
  • Attend (or be represented at) weekly/bi-weekly student success meetings to share any best practices or challenges and to present a summary of how youth are doing.
  • When working with groups of youth develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop pro-social behavior and self-discipline.
  • Work with parents and students, as partners, to develop individual work plans that will outline strategies and outcomes that will ensure student success in the area of attendance and tardiness.
  • Facilitate individual and small group check-in sessions.

The Youth Advocate Counselor will be:

  • Highly effective in motivating, stimulating, and engaging students around academic and personal success.
  • Highly organized and able to demonstrate sound judgment
  • Detail oriented and an effective listener
  • Highly skilled in verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:
465 west 167 St
New York, NY
United States

To the Attention of:

Mr. Hiraldo

Required Skills/Experience:


  • Associates Degree or relevant experience