Good Shepherd Services

Youth Development Counselor

Location : Name Rose House NSP
Location : Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
USD $17.00/Hr.
USD $21.63/Hr.

About Us



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! 


NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.




Salary: $16.83/hr. to $20.95/hr.


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) 


Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Do you love helping people reach their full potential? Do you want to feel good about the job you are doing? If you answered yes to all these questions then we want you to join our team! We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Youth Development Counselors to work in our Residential Programs. In this role you will take a caring, personal approach to meeting youth’s basic needs while providing physical and emotional safety. 




Location:        280 Shepherd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208


Hours:            40 Hours/Week; Non- Exempt


Some of the primary responsibilities of this role include: provide direct supervision and beimg accountable for the whereabouts of residents at all times, manage residents' behavior & maintain order, implement daily living routines, schedules & procedures provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families.  To take on these responsibilities you will need a High School Diploma/GED; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred and a valid New York State driver’s license.


Additional Qualifications: 

  • Must be able to successfully complete state mandated crisis intervention training within two months of hire
  • Must successfully complete a pre-hire physical ability test.
  • Ability to perform physical restraint of youth using approved restraint procedures.
  • Must be capable of sustained physical exertion and have no limitations on ability to engage in necessary physical intervention activities including but not limited to: standing, twisting, turning, kneeling, and supporting a participant’s body weight.

Additional Information

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.


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