Good Shepherd Services Advocate Counselor - Downtown Brooklyn YABC @ Westinghouse HS in Brooklyn, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!


Location:105 Tech Place, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Hours:35 Hours/Week; Exempt (10-month September-June); Mon-Thurs: 1PM to 9PM, Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Job Summary:TheAdvocate Counselorprovides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, referrals and crisis intervention to over-aged, under-credited adolescents in the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC). TheAdvocate Counseloralso assists in implementing other aspects of the program in close collaboration with agency and school personnel.


  • Provide case management for students identified as in need of supportive services.

  • Provide individual and group counseling.

  • Provide 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 trips, celebrations, and leadership activities.

  • Support students with all aspects of the college preparation process including applications, financial aid, personal essay, and college visits.

  • Provide comprehensive post high school planning for all assigned students.

  • Collaborate effectively with LTW staff to promote and support students' internship experience.

  • Promote leadership among students by closely involving youth in planning program activities.

  • Function as an active member of Good Shepherd Services and school teams.

  • Perform statistical, narrative, and record keeping duties as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.

  • Must have experience working with adolescent/young adults individually and in groups.

  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.

  • Prior experience in a school setting helpful.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.


All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Job Title: Advocate Counselor - Downtown Brooklyn YABC @ Westinghouse HS

Employment Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Requisition ID: 3104