Bronx Community High School
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
The Level Up Program administered at Bronx Community High School is a collaboration with the NYC Department of Education and New York City Mission Society. 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.
Title: Advocate Counselor
Program: Bronx Community High School
Reports To: Program Director
Employment Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt
Basic Function: Provide comprehensive support services to program participants as required by the Level Up program contract and appropriate to students’ needs. Outreach to students who fail to attend school. Provide individual and group counseling to assist students with their social-emotional and academic growth. Assist senior staff in implementing post-secondary counseling and internship programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Establish a rapport with program participants.
Provide attendance support and individual counseling on a monthly basis to caseload of program participants.
Provide individual- and group-counseling focusing on post-secondary planning, social-emotional development, and career-readiness skills.
Collaborate with other Level Up and Department of Education staff to track student progress and attendance, develop individualized participant support plans, and conduct telephone, in-school, and home visit outreach.
Input data in multiple databases in a timely manner.
Identify participants educational and career goals and help them to develop post-secondary plan.
Assist Internship Placement Specialist in matching participants to appropriate internship opportunities.
Assist Level Up Social Worker in providing crisis intervention services.
Accompany participants on day- and overnight- trips to locations within and outside of New York State.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of B.A. or B.S. degree
Demonstrated interest in working with low-income students and/or students of color
Knowledge of basic youth development principles
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Detail oriented and capable of managing multiple simultaneous projects
Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.
Salary and Benefits
Salary high 40k, based on experience, qualifications and fit. Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, TransitChek, Employee Wellness Program, Municipal Credit Union membership, voluntary supplemental insurance options.
Subject: Bronx Community High School Advocate Counselor.
Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.