Good Shepherd Services

Advocate Counselor: Bronx Bridges High School

Location : Name Bronx Bridges HS
Location : Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID
USD $40,000.00/Yr.
USD $50,000.00/Yr.

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.




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) 

Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely when program need allows.


The Advocate Counselor provides a range of individual and group counseling services to students, and supportive services to their families in a collaborative school support program. The Advocate Counselor utilizes a youth development model that actively engages young people and supports academic success through counseling and related activities. The Advocate Counselor is fully integrated into the life of this English Language Learners High School.


Reports to: Program Director


Location: 1980 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, New York, 10473


Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt

Major Duties:                     

  • Provide counseling, assessment, case management, and attendance outreach for students in assigned grade level.
  • Develop group work strategies that support and enhance students’ skill development and help build on youth competencies.
  • Perform family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community and the lives of their youth.
  • Refer youth and families to appropriate resources both within the Good Shepherd Program Network and other community organizations as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with GSS team and school, develop special events, after-school activities, workshops, etc.
  • Participate in staff/team meetings with GSS and DOE staff.
  • Lead and/or participate in occasional out-of-city and overnight trips for leadership, educational or enhancement purposes.
  • Provide crisis intervention and conflict mediation as needed.
  • Coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members and DOE staff.
  • Generate data required for statistical reporting and ensure that appropriate paperwork/database entry is completed.
  • Perform other duties as needed.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and families required.
  • Prior experience in a school setting preferred.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.


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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