443 W. 125th Street
Must be entrenched in the Harlem Community. The primary responsibility of the Counselor Advocate is to initiate, organize, plan, develop, and identify issues that a youth in high school may be experiencing. The counselor advocate’s work will be implemented by a case-management model and would include the following: (1) holistic assessment of the participant’s strengths and needs and development of an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to be initiated at intake; (2) implementation of the ISP. i.e., working with advocating on behalf of clients to meet identified goals; (3) regular review of ISP to assess whether goals have been met or need to be changed and (4) follow-up to insure that clients engage on every level of program activities. Advocacy includes intervening and negotiating on behalf of the participant.
- A minimum High School Diploma. Associate’s or Bachelors degree preferred, with at least one year of recent and relevant experience working with target population. Pass Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances with background checks to be completed annually.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Problem solving ability.
- Familiarity with and ability to use online participant and case-management.
- Computer proficiency. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel Required.
Upon completion of probation, one sick day per month is accrued. Medical and dental is optional but 100% of any plan will be contributed to by the employee only.
Level of Language Proficiency
English. Spanish as a second language is a plus.
Minimum Education Required