Huriot — Advocate Counselor at Good Shepherd Services

Advocate Counselor

Good Shepherd Services

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Role Details

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!

For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)

  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)

  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time)

The Advocate Counselor provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, referrals and crisis intervention to older adolescents in the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) and assists in implementing other aspects of the program in close collaboration with agency and school personnel.

Reports To: Program Director, YABC at Stevenson High School

Location: 1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York 10473

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non - Exempt

Major Duties:

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

  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling and 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.

  • 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 required

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

  • 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.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

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 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 our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2023-5918

Base Salary: USD $40,000.00/Yr.

Max Salary: USD $45,000.00/Yr.

Good Shepherd Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Mar 08, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Bronx, New York
  • Salary: negotiable
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