CENTER FOR FAMILY LIFE, a nationally-recognized social service program in Sunset Park Brooklyn, is seeking a Mentor/Youth Worker to work with high school students at Sunset Park High School. Our community-school partnership at this large public high school site provides a diverse range of daily afterschool activities as well as an in-school Advisory Program. Both program components are implemented by professional social workers, artists and young adults from the community, in collaboration with SPHS teachers. Our ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in working with youth and will bring a passion for neighborhood-based work to enrich the lives of youth, families and community.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Provide one on one guidance to college students regarding financial aid, registration, class assignments, etc as issues arise. Possibly develop college success workshops as needs arise.
● Execute recruitment and retention for partner programs such as Bottom Line, Posse, Summer at Syracuse, and John Jay Cyber program
● Research and identify other college access and college success programs for our participants. Outreach and recruit eligible students to apply
● Execute the DYCD contractual requirements including monthly contact, winter reunion, and quarterly outcome submissions for 36 college freshmen
● Partner with high school teachers to co-facilitate advisory classes emphasizing college readiness,
social skills, and leadership development
● Provide weekly academic mentoring sessions for 15 after school participants
● Maintain progress notes, attendance records and case files for 15 participants
● Plan and coordinate field trips
● Assist in planning and implementation of special events throughout the year
● Bachelor’s in Social Work, Education, or equivalent in related field and experience
● Experience with (and passion for) leading activity-based groups of high school students
● Knowledge of the college application process including FAFSA, the Common Application, and the CUNY & SUNY system is a plus
● Positive energy, flexibility, a strengths-based perspective, and a sense of humor
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Desire to learn about and work within a social group work model
● Competitive Benefits including Sick Time, Vacation, and Holiday Pay
● Entry Level Position
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Kristie Mancell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCO Family of Services is an equal employment opportunity
Minimum Education Required