Sr. Advocate Counselor /
Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School
Mission Society of New York City 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 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: Sr. Advocate Counselor College-Career Specialist
Program: Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School
Location: 985 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11212
Reports To: Program Director
Supervises: Level-Up Inters
Employment Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt
Provide academic and career counseling, Perform counseling duties consistent with the needs of program participants & assists with the delivery of educational services. Perform all duties related to internships including developing sites, job training and intern supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities
Establish a rapport with program participants. Assist them in identifying their educational, college and career goals; help them to formulate written plans through post secondary planning.
Maintain a caseload of participants. Complete the individual services strategy with participants.
Provide crisis intervention services
Prepare and execute workshops on college and career planning
Assist students in filing financial aid forms (FAFSA)
Arrange and execute college visits and inform students about college / career opportunities
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
Monitor the academic progress of participants on assigned caseload
Advocate for participants needing social services and care
Provide interpersonal and life management skills counseling
Participate on interdisciplinary participant progress teams within the school
Other duties as assigned
Minimum BA degree
At least 5 years experience working and providing counseling services to children and adolescents
Knowledge of adolescent development and youth development principles
Experience working with inner-city youth, English language learners and the issues of inner-city youth
Knowledge of performance based contracting
Demonstrate enthusiasm for work, sense of humor, patience and self-control. Values providing outstanding customer service and working in a team environment with school personnel
Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society.
Salary and Benefits
Salary range is $56,100-$59,100 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.
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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.