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Location : Name Belmont Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Conference Facilitator (MSW) coordinates and performs an array of family team conferences (FTCs) involving families enrolled in the Bronx prevention programs. The Facilitator is responsible for using the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) approved six-stage model for ensuring that every family’s voice and choice are included and highlighted during conferences that address the prevention services in place or needed, as well as the family’s progress towards achieving outcomes.   Reports To:              Social Work Supervisor or Program Director Location:                   187th St. Bronx, NY Hours:                       35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties of Social Worker: - Facilitate FTCs for families and staff to review services, assess progress together, and help develop a plan of action to either ensure further progress towards positive child welfare outcomes or end services as appropriate. - Utilize the six-stage model for FTCs and encourage and support the use of specific program models (Solution-Based Casework, and Family Treatment/Rehabilitation) in interactions with families and staff. - Supervise full-time Conference Scheduler who handles all administrative and organizational tasks associated with ensuring that timely and effective conferences take place for all families. - Conduct visits to participant homes in order to hold conferences when needed. - Review each family case record in preparation for the conference to assess family needs, staff response, progress made, and to determine if additional attendees should be invited to join. - Submit accurate and timely documentation summarizing each FTC as required by ACS in PROMIS and Connections databases. - Conduct follow-up reviews post-conference to ensure that agreed upon tasks are occurring as planned. - Facilitate ongoing and/or short-term participant groups or workshops to address salient themes or topics impacting families in the program. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, case consultations, and related agency and external training as appropriate. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualities Sought: - Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment. - Handles group facilitation and collaboration with staff and participants with professionalism and competence, ensuring the success and effectiveness of the program at large. - Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment, regularly participating in training and professional development to augment conference facilitation skills and knowledge. - Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner. - Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to achieve the vision and mission of the program and agency. - Energetic, empathic, honest, genuine, creative, and committed to making a difference with families in the program, community, and agency. Qualifications for Social Worker: - Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required, clinical license preferred - Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred - At least two years of work experience required in a child welfare-related setting facilitating groups and/or team meetings - Must have excellent group facilitation and communication skills and work well in a team - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) required - Familiarity with Connections and PROMIS databases a plus - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Psychiatrist has a critical role for the youth in Good Shepherd Services’ care.  There are four major components to the psychiatrist’s role: 1) Routine and emergency psychiatric evaluations; 2) psychiatric impressions; 3) medication management and 4) Attend and be an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.   Department:    Family Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care   Reports To:     Program Director of Mental Health   Location:         1995 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468   Hours:             Part time up to 21 hours.    Responsibilities: Provide Evaluations and Impressions:   - Routine Psychiatric Evaluations, by appointment: Conduct comprehensive evaluations on an appointment basis after being provided with all available paperwork, including past medical history and, in most circumstances, a psychosocial written by a GSS staff social worker (or by staff from outside agencies, if available).  - Emergency Psychiatric Consultation and Assessment when needed: Conduct an urgent assessment of a youth in crisis to assist treatment team in preventing hospitalization or to develop alternative plan.  Information will be provided verbally if not in writing.  External partners rely on these impressions and evaluations.  Medication Management:   - For youth who are admitted to GSS’s care already on psychotropic medications, the psychiatrist assesses and adjusts these medications as needed.   -  For youth requesting (or staff requesting on behalf of youth) evaluations for medications, the psychiatrist assesses whether medications are warranted and, in conjunction with Health Services, Case Planning and Social Work staff, devises an appropriate plan.   - For youth who are psychiatrically hospitalized, the psychiatrist communicates with the treatment team at the hospital to consult about planning and post discharge plans.   - Meet /talk with parents to obtain informed consent as needed  .  Participation in Treatment Team/Other Meetings Regarding Youth Needs:   - The psychiatrist provides a summary of their evaluation of youth they have assessed and, based on their psychiatric knowledge, offers impressions and collaboration about other residents based on staff’s reports.   - Adhere to Child Welfare Principles of Safety, Permanency and Well-being.  - Provides timely paperwork in compliance with ACS, OCFS and COA requirements.  - Provides Psychiatric Evaluations and Impressions as well as Medication Management for youth who are in Good Shepherd Services’ care & custody.  - Participate in mandatory on-line or in-person trainings (e.g., Medicaid Compliance and HIPAA)  - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.  - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.  - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment.   - Other duties as assigned.    Qualifications:   - MD or DO license/NY State Board Certification or Board Eligible in Psychiatry – Child/Adolescent Psychiatry preferred.  - Experience working with children, adolescents and families.  - Comfortable with using electronic health records/EMRs and prescribing electronically. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective  - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Youth and Family Development.   - Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written, organization and prioritization skills  - Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a fast-paced milieu setting.  
Location : Name After-School at CS 300
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
This is for a volunteer position at the GSS Truman Beacon Program.
Location : Name Community School at Boys & Girls HS
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
  Title:         Program Coordinator Reports To:   Community School Director Location:     Boys and Girls High School 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11213 Hours:       35 hours, Non-Exempt   Job Summary: The Program Coordinator manages all aspects of the after-school program including: the creative development, design, and overall implementation of all day-time activities.  This position supervises after school staff; cultivates and maintains partnerships with external stakeholders and DOE staff. The Program Coordinator collaborates and supports in the leadership of all Good Shepherd Services events.    Major Duties:                      - Create new initiatives, campaigns, and workshops that cultivate a sense of community, belonging and connectedness. - Generate social media by creating and posting flyers and program content. - Maintain regular email correspondence with appropriate constituents and community partners. - Maintain student and family outreach. - Event planning and implementation. - Plan and facilitate trips. - Work with team to develop and foster a college readiness culture by creating workshops, organizing guest speakers and trips related to college. - Lead afterschool activities such as weekly huddles. - Attend school-based meetings such as, PTA, SLT, Attendance Meetings etc. - Plan and implement family centered activities. - Develop weekly schedules and ensure daily staff coverage. - Supervise activity specialists and tutors. - Oversite of after school operations, including maintenance requests and security concerns. - Monitor the use of equipment and supplies. - Attend agency wide trainings and meetings. - Develop and implement staff trainings and assist in the facilitation of ongoing staff meetings. - Coordinate collection & summary of statistical information. Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree Required. - Ability to function independently, self-direct, and take initiate in a fast paced environment. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth, family, and community development perspective. - Experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and families required. - Experience in a school setting preferred. - Must be able to work evenings. - Knowledge in Restorative Practices a plus. - Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. - Ability to work collaboratively, with strong relationship-building skills. - Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth, family, and community development and trauma-informed perspective. - Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice a plus. - Knowledge of and passion for Racial and Social Justice a plus.
Location : Name Community School at Boys & Girls HS
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Title:                  SUCCESS COACH, BOYS & GIRLS HIGH SCOOL Reports To:   Program Director, BOYS & GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL Location:     1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213 Hours:       35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (schedule varies Mon-Friday: 8:00AM- 4:00PM, 10:30AM-6:30PM)   Job Summary:  The Success Coach’s work with youth and their families is a collaborative effort between Good Shepherd Services (GSS) and the Department of Education (DOE). The Success Coach utilizes a youth, family and community development model that actively engages young people and supports academic success through identifying and building on assets – and providing individual and group counseling and related activities.   Major Duties: - Provide individual and group counseling to an assigned caseload of students. - Provide case management for students-including referrals and follow up. - Provide crisis intervention as needed. - Work with students to develop and update a post high school plan. - Monitor and track daily attendance. - Assist students in attending school regularly and accumulating credits through rapid identification of obstacles and providing consistent attendance outreach-including home visits. - Support academic success and college readiness through proper course selection and college planning. - Support students with all aspects of the college preparation process including applications, financial aid, personal essay, and college visits. - Provide family outreach and encourage family involvement. - Develop and implement workshops that are responsive to student needs. - Serve as the primary contact for parents, teachers, and school officials regarding questions and concerns. - Advocate for students to help resolve disciplinary conflicts or other concerns. - Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program including planning trips, celebrations, and leadership activities. - 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. Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree preferred.  - Must have experience working with adolescent/young adults individually and in groups. - Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. - 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, family, and community development perspective. - Familiarity with Trauma-Informed Practice a plus. - Ability to use an anti-racist and equitable approach a plus.  
Location : Name Rose House NSP
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
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.    Reports to:  FACILITY DIRECTOR, ROSE HOUSE CLOSE TO HOME NSP    Location:    280 Shepherd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208   Hours:       Up to 21 Hours/Week; Non- Exempt  (Flexibility Needed)    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.nd provision of services.
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Purpose of the Case Aide is to provide is to facilitate case-related activities on behalf of the Case Planners. Provide administrative support to clients and their families, as well as help prepare and process case services forms, applications and other paperwork as needed.   Reports To:   FOSTER CARE SUPERVISOR   Location:     7 W. Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:       35 Hours/Week   Major Duties: • Work with a dynamic team of professionals in a progressive Foster Care program. • Assist the Case Planners with driving agency vehicles to transport participants (children and families) to agency visits, treatment and other social agencies. • Maintain a flexible schedule – available on Saturdays when necessary. • Responsible for completing progress notes and all necessary paperwork. Document all visits and contacts in CONNECTIONS.  • Supervises family visitation sessions in office and/or home settings; observes interaction of parent(s) and child during visits and takes notes regarding interaction of family.  • Ensure immediate and consistent parent – child visitation. • Assist with supervision of agency family visits as needed between birth parents and children. • Track activities and additional supports provided to families. • Collaborate with case planning team to provide additional support to enhance visitation. • Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team. • Transports children and/or clients to and from supervised visits.  • Assist in handling service referrals for children and families. • Escort children and parents to appointments. • Connect parents/caregivers with community resources and support. • Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. Strong desire to work with children and families. • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • High school diploma or GED minimum requirement. • Knowledge of the New York City child welfare system a plus. • Excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills. • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Location : Name PS213 New Lots
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Title: Advocate Counselor   Reports to: Community School Director   Location:  580 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn NY 11207 Hours:  35 Hours/Week; Exempt   Job Summary: In conjunction with the Good Shepherd Community School Program, the Advocate Counselor will work as a part of the mental health component to provide crisis intervention services to students at  PS 213, with a goal of stabilizing students so they can remain in school. The Advocate Counselor will work with Good Shepherd staff to design and/or provide school wide prevention services that seek to promote positive mental health and educational success   Major Duties: - Provide resource mobilization, advocacy, and follow-up for caseload. - Monitor student’s attendance and academic progress in school and as well after school enrichment activities. - Design/provide school wide universal prevention services which promote positive mental health (i.e. assemblies, activities for advisories, presentations in classrooms / cafeteria, self-care,) - Collaborate with Good Shepherd and PS 213 staff to ensure coordination of student service - Conduct individual and group counseling, including classroom groups. - Plan and implement social supports during and after school, including parent groups and workshops.        - Coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members. - Lead trips outside of school that may include occasional out-of-city trips and overnight trips for camping or college/educational visits. - Implement engaging parent involvement activities. - Maintain a collaborative relationship with DOE partners. - Provide statistical and narrative reports and database input as required. - Participate in program evaluation. - Provide home visits as needed. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree and experience working with adolescents required. - Bilingual Spanish preferred. - Experience in mediation and restorative justice techniques a plus. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in addition to good organization skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name YABC at Columbus High School
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Reports To:        PROGRAM Director, YOUNG ADULT BOROUGH CENTER AT FDR Location:            5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204 Hours:         35 Hours/Week; NON-Exempt   Job Summary:   The Internship & Career Coordinator prepares students for internships and future opportunities. She/he develops and manages internships in sectors that meet students’ interests. He or She works as a team with other Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) staff to provide students with educational and career resources, support and guidance.     Major Duties:              - Facilitate skill/competency-building employment/internship preparation classes and workshops for students in the YABC. - Provide job and career counseling to students. - Support students’ growth by providing continuous feedback and resources to meet the student’s needs. - Collaborate with advocate counselors and social worker. - Recruit students to participate in the LTW internship opportunities. - Monitor LTW students to facilitate greater retention on internships. - Develop internships (in person and/or remote) in diverse range of employment fields, to match students’ skills, maturity levels, and experience. - Provide guidance to employers on maximizing internship experiences by working effectively with adolescents. - Facilitate seminars for students that focus on building students’ skills in semester long preparation classes at YABC. - Facilitate workshops on employment/Internship readiness to students. - Assist with out-of-school issues and provide crisis intervention as needed - Track, evaluate and report on multiple aspects of program operations. - Meet regularly with staff from other LTW sites to share learning, compare approaches and develop new program ideas. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:   - Bachelors’ degree and experience working with adolescents/youth adults in education/employment relate fields required. - Strong group facilitation or teaching skills required. - Bilingual in Spanish preferred, not required. - Experience developing internships for youth preferred. - Ability to work with diverse staff and students and network with diverse employer constituents. - Excellent verbal and written communication. - Statistical and narrative record keeping accountability required. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development perspective.
Location : Name Marian Hall
Job Locations US-NY-New York
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Youth Development Counselor to work alongside other team members to provide 24 hours supervision, structure and guidance to the residents of a female adolescent Youth residential facility. The Youth Development Counselor works with participants and their families to create a therapeutic milieu in which each participant is able to reach their potential and learn socially appropriate behavior, homemaking skills and develop their individual skills and abilities.    Reports to: RESIDENTIAL LIFE SUPERVISOR, EUPHRASIAN RESIDENCES   Location: 337 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003   Hours: Up to 24 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (Day, Evening and Overnight Shifts)     Major Duties: - Ensure the whereabouts and safety of participants at all times - Plan, lead and engage participants in a range of program activities including recreational activities, family activities, tutoring, cultural events, and special activities for evenings or weekends. - Escort participants to and from court, school, medical, pre-placement visits to other agencies, family/sibling visits, and other various appointments - Monitor participants’ school performance, including homework assistance and tutoring. - Supervise and record participant medical needs and follow-up on recommendations. - Attend teacher/social worker update meetings. - Maintain documentation logs of daily activities, progress notes and critical events.   - Complete assessments and reports for presentation at team meetings. - Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings. - Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: - High School Diploma or GED required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.  - Must have excellent written, organizational, and prioritization skills. - Ability to transition easily between working independently with a high degree of self-initiative and contributing as part of a team. - Valid Driver's License required   - Participate in creating a safe and therapeutic milieu. - Effective in conflict resolution and crisis intervention techniques and practices. - Must be able to successfully complete state mandated crisis intervention training, and perform physical restraint of a resident. - Must be able to successfully complete state mandated medication administration training.  - Must be flexible to work evening, overnight, weekend and holiday hours.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective. - Bilingual – Spanish preferred    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.
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Reports To:                     SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, FAMILY FOSTER CARE   Location:                        7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:                              35 Hours / Week; Non-Exempt   The senior case planner has dual responsibility of maintaining a caseload and assisting the unit supervisor. Senior case planners will train and support three case planners in their assigned unit. In addition to the responsibilities described in the case planning job description, the senior case planner’s additional responsibilities include:  - Collaborate with supervisor to manage daily tasks of case planning staff - Primary contact for unit activities and inquires when supervisor is not available - Provide onboarding support to new T/FFC case planning staff - Facilitate individual and group trainings to T/FFC case planning staff - Create business process, manage, and track specialized program activities/models i.e. adoption milestones, KinGAP, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up (ABC), Solution based Casework (SBC), Children of Incarcerated Parents Program (CHIPP), Continuation of Care and Support Beyond Age 21 (CCS21+), permanency cohorts, kinship placements, monthly contacts, and parental engagement as assigned - Maintain a maximum caseload of 10 children/youth - Attend internal and external meetings/trainings as needed   CASE PLANNING RESPONSIBILITES: Utilizing a strength-based perspective, Case Planners will engage caregivers involved in the child welfare system both individually and in groups.  Case Planners will assess and monitor for safety and risk along with fulfilling required casework related activities.  Through effective engagement with parents and foster parents, Case Planners will work towards timely permanency planning for children and youth in foster care.  - Assess and monitor safety and risk for youth/families in care - Establish immediate contact with families of the children who are placed into our care, and with their foster families. - Conduct required casework contacts with the child, parent, foster parent and collateral contacts (schools, service providers, medical personnel, mental health practitioners, and substance abuse counselors). Make assessment-based referrals as necessary to meet the needs of the child and/or parent. - Visit family and child, as often as mandated and/or necessary to gather social history, to assess family strengths and concerns, and to assess existing problems in relation to the reason for placement. - Coordinate and supervise all visits between the family and child along with separate sibling visits. - Share responsibilities with agency team for the permanency planning of each child. - Locate resources and make referrals to any resource that would provide aid to the family and child. - Evaluate child’s adjustment in foster home, and monitor educational and behavioral performance at home and in school. - Monitor foster parents in terms of their ability to meet the needs of the child in their home, and make recommendations regarding future use of the home, in conjunction with the Homefinding Department. - Adherence to the KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kinship Parents Supported and Trained), PTC (Parenting Through Change) and YDSC (Youth Development Skills Coaching) manuals. - Make efficient and creative use of training manuals. - Capacity to work within the fidelity guidelines of the KEEP/PTC interventions while delivering the material in the manner that appeals to the needs of individual parents and youth. - Support and counsel foster parents in their efforts to care for the child and include them in the development of the goals and tasks. - Keep case records up-to-date within agency standards and complete all necessary ACS/Agency documentation including FASPs, Progress notes, Permanency Hearing reports and all other reports necessary to fulfill the function of the work. - Make all court appearances and testimony including permanency hearings. - Participate in Family Team Conferences, including but not limited to the placement preservation, reunification/discharge, goal changes and permanency planning conferences. Attend all necessary meetings, functions, workshop, etc. as required by the agency. - Keep case records up-to-date within agency standards and complete all necessary ACS/Agency documentation including FASPs, Progress notes, Permanency Hearing reports and all other reports necessary to fulfill the function of the work. - Progress notes are to be completed and submitted preferably within one day of the event but no later than the end of the given week of the event. - FASP and Permanency Hearing Report will be submitted on the internal date for review provided by the agency's compliance department. - Collaborate closely with team members. - Conduct Group facilitation of Keep and PTC groups with parents and foster parents. - Ability to enhance communication among parent group members to promote skill development and social networking. - Review KEEP/PTC feedback and practice strategies with families. - Documents according to developer’s standards, each interaction and visit. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care, when applicable, in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment - Utilize Solution Based Casework in casework practice. - Implement Solution Based Casework model of casework practice within the department/program. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration. - Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process. - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications:  - Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work or similar, required; Master’s degree preferred - Demonstrated highly successful performance as case planner (or equivalent) for a minimum of two - Must be able to establish working relationships with clients in need of counseling and supportive services. - Must be able to effectively engage parents. - Ability to apply theory of change. - Willingness to facilitate groups with parents and foster parents. - Excellent written and verbal skills necessary. - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name Next Step Forward
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
REPORTS TO:     PROJECT COORDINATOR LOCATION:      876 Schenck Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207 HOURS:        13 Hours/Week, Non-Exempt   JOB SUMMARY: The Next Steps program is an innovative, curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps young adults between the ages of 16 -24 and on probation, transform attitudes and behaviors that have led to criminal activity. The Mentor works in Brooklyn’s neighborhood with a cohort of 4 mentees, participates in weekly mentoring groups, meets individually with mentees and provides support and guidance.     MAJOR DUTIES:   - Serve as mentor for 4 court-involved young adults aged 16-24, who are on probation - Participate in weekly mentoring group utilizing Arches curriculum-based Interactive Journaling model - Participate in all DOP training and technical assistance sessions - Meet with mentees for one-on-one meetings on a weekly basis - Provide mentees with support, guidance and advice throughout the week - Participate in monthly recreational outings with mentees - Participate in rotating mentor on-call schedule - Create opportunities for participants to maximize their potential through provision of engaging programming, high expectations, and quality services - Meet with Project Coordinator for bi-weekly supervision - Participate in case conferences and staff meetings - Communicate with DOP Probation Officers as appropriate - Use internal and external databases as required - Participate in development and implementation of processes that ensure integration of participant feedback in program planning - Participate in agency work groups and committees   QUALIFICATIONS: - Experience and comfort working with court-involved young adults - Prior justice involvement preferred - Familiarity with Bedford-Stuyvesant community and challenges faced by young adults living there - Experience running groups preferred - Familiarity with strength-based/youth development principles - Ability to work evenings and some Saturdays
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Psychiatrist has a critical role for the youth in Good Shepherd Services’ care.  There are four major components to the psychiatrist’s role: 1) Routine and emergency psychiatric evaluations; 2) psychiatric impressions; 3) medication management and 4) Attend and be an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.   Department:    Family Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care   Reports To:     Program Director of Mental Health   Location:         1995 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468   Hours:              Part time up to 21 hours.    Responsibilities: Provide Evaluations and Impressions:   - Routine Psychiatric Evaluations, by appointment: Conduct comprehensive evaluations on an appointment basis after being provided with all available paperwork, including past medical history and, in most circumstances, a psychosocial written by a GSS staff social worker (or by staff from outside agencies, if available).  - Emergency Psychiatric Consultation and Assessment when needed: Conduct an urgent assessment of a youth in crisis to assist treatment team in preventing hospitalization or to develop alternative plan.  Information will be provided verbally if not in writing.  External partners rely on these impressions and evaluations.  Medication Management:   - For youth who are admitted to GSS’s care already on psychotropic medications, the psychiatrist assesses and adjusts these medications as needed.   -  For youth requesting (or staff requesting on behalf of youth) evaluations for medications, the psychiatrist assesses whether medications are warranted and, in conjunction with Health Services, Case Planning and Social Work staff, devises an appropriate plan.   - For youth who are psychiatrically hospitalized, the psychiatrist communicates with the treatment team at the hospital to consult about planning and post discharge plans.   - Meet /talk with parents to obtain informed consent as needed  .  Participation in Treatment Team/Other Meetings Regarding Youth Needs:   - The psychiatrist provides a summary of their evaluation of youth they have assessed and, based on their psychiatric knowledge, offers impressions and collaboration about other residents based on staff’s reports.   - Adhere to Child Welfare Principles of Safety, Permanency and Well-being.  - Provides timely paperwork in compliance with ACS, OCFS and COA requirements.  - Provides Psychiatric Evaluations and Impressions as well as Medication Management for youth who are in Good Shepherd Services’ care & custody.  - Participate in mandatory on-line or in-person trainings (e.g., Medicaid Compliance and HIPAA)  - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.  - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.  - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment.   - Other duties as assigned.    Qualifications:   - MD or DO license/NY State Board Certification or Board Eligible in Psychiatry – Child/Adolescent Psychiatry preferred.  - Experience working with children, adolescents and families.  - Comfortable with using electronic health records/EMRs and prescribing electronically. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective  - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Youth and Family Development.   - Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written, organization and prioritization skills  - Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a fast-paced milieu setting.  
Location : Name BRAG Northwest
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in defined hot spots within the Bronx 52nd Precinct, which comprises: Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Bronx Park, and University Heights. The Violence Interrupter develops strong relationships with people in the neighborhood who are known to be or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other perpetrators of violence.   Reports to:          VIOLENCE INTERRUPTER SUPERVISOR, B.R.A.G. NORTHWEST Cure Violence Bronx   Location:              1 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY   Hours:                   40 hours/week, Non-Exempt   Major Duties:  - Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them. - Be present on the streets with such individuals to develop relationships of trust and safety, from which to be able to intervene in the moment if necessary and to learn about emerging conflicts. - Acquire information on potential conflicts in the area, attending or convening gang mediation meetings and working with perpetrators and gang leaders to resolve conflicts that arise between gangs or individuals. - Meet with high-risk individuals on a daily basis to discuss problems that arise. - Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and ethics regarding treatment of participants. - Assess participants for basic needs; provide resources and referrals for service and concrete needs. - Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting’s victim and the victim’s family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and remain in contact. - Mobilize the community around violence reduction by distributing public education materials, developing relationships with key community leaders, and attending community responses to shootings. - Keep a daily log of contacts with high-risk individuals and document conflicts resolved information. - Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on handheld devices or office computers. - Be in contact with Program Supervisor and/or Senior Program Director at all times to be accountable for effective use of time and to receive guidance and direction. - Provide 24 hour on call availability as directed by program supervisors. - Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and external meetings as directed. - Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH, MOCJ/OPGV and by GSS supervisors, including conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and other tools for effective work. - Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:  - An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 52ND Precinct neighborhoods. - Residence within the area strongly preferred. - Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement. - Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk individuals. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into databases via handheld devices and office computers. - Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - Ability to pass drug screening. - No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence. - Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current criminal justice supervision. - Committed to working toward positive community change. - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family development perspective. - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license strongly preferred. - Ability to use public transportation. - Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods, able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically active. - Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.   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!   General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.   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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 
Location : Name BRAG Northwest
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in defined hot spots within the 52nd Precinct, which comprises: Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Bronx Park, and University Heights. The Outreach Worker develops strong relationships with people in the neighborhood who are known to be or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other perpetrators of violence.   Reports to:     OUTREACH WORKER SUPERVISOR, B.R.A.G. NORTHWEST Cure Violence Bronx   Location:      Fordham Road, Bronx, NY   Hours:        40 hours/week, Non-Exempt   Major Duties: -  Maintain an active caseload of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 participants at all times. - Perform Admission Criteria Screenings for approval. - Conduct frequent contact with participants on a monthly basis as follows: - Three (3) visits in or near home. - Three (3) additional face-to-face meetings. - Eight (8) substantive phone conversations. - Risk Reduction Plans - Facilitate Groups - Develop Risk Reduction Plans and track progress for update. - Serve as linkages and support for participants to enhance their use of opportunities and provider programs in the community (i.e., job training/placement, GED/TASC, Therapy, Drug Treatment, Mentoring, etc.) and case manage their referrals. - Lead advocacy for participants when necessary. - Build network with other outreach program workers. - Document detailed participant’s case notes. - Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them. - Be present on the streets with such individuals to develop relationships of trust and safety, from which to be able to intervene in the moment if necessary and to learn about emerging conflicts. - Acquire information on potential conflicts in the area, attending or convening gang mediation meetings and working with perpetrators and gang leaders to resolve conflicts that arise between gangs or individuals. - Meet with high-risk individuals on a daily basis to discuss problems that arise. - Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and ethics regarding treatment of participants. - Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting’s victim and the victim’s family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and remain in contact. - Mobilize the community around violence reduction by distributing public education materials, developing relationships with key community leaders, and attending community responses to shootings. - Keep a daily log of contacts with high-risk individuals and document conflicts resolved information. - Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on handheld devices or office computers. - Be in contact with Outreach Worker Supervisor and/or Program Director at all times to be accountable for effective use of time and to receive guidance and direction. - Provide 24 hour on call availability as directed by program supervisors. - Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and external meetings as directed. - Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH and by GSS supervisors, including conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and other tools for effective work. - Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:  - An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 52nd Precinct neighborhoods. - Residence within the area strongly preferred. - Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement. - Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk individuals. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into databases via handheld devices and office computers. - Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - Ability to pass drug screening. - No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence. - Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current criminal justice supervision. - Committed to working toward positive community change. - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family development perspective. - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license strongly preferred. - Ability to use public transportation. - Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods, able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically active. - Bilingual Spanish-English a plus. 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!   General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.   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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 
Location : Name BRAG West
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in defined hot spots within the 46th Precinct, which comprises the following Bronx neighborhoods: Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights, and Mount Hope. The Violence Interrupter develops strong relationships with people in the neighborhood who are known to be or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other perpetrators of violence.   Reports to:          VIOLENCE INTERRUPTER SUPERVISOR, B.R.A.G. WEST Cure Violence Bronx   Location:        Fordham Road, Bronx NY   Hours:                   40 hours/week, Non-Exempt   Major Duties:  - Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them. - Be present on the streets with such individuals to develop relationships of trust and safety, from which to be able to intervene in the moment if necessary and to learn about emerging conflicts. - Acquire information on potential conflicts in the area, attending or convening gang mediation meetings and working with perpetrators and gang leaders to resolve conflicts that arise between gangs or individuals. - Meet with high-risk individuals on a daily basis to discuss problems that arise. - Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and ethics regarding treatment of participants. - Assess participants for basic needs; provide resources and referrals for service and concrete needs. - Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting’s victim and the victim’s family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and remain in contact. - Mobilize the community around violence reduction by distributing public education materials, developing relationships with key community leaders, and attending community responses to shootings. - Keep a daily log of contacts with high-risk individuals and document conflicts resolved information. - Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on handheld devices or office computers. - Be in contact with Program Supervisor and/or Program Director at all times to be accountable for effective use of time and to receive guidance and direction. - Provide 24 hour on call availability as directed by program supervisors. - Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and external meetings as directed. - Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH and by GSS supervisors, including conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and other tools for effective work. - Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:  - An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 46th Precinct neighborhoods. - Residence within the area strongly preferred. - Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement. - Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk individuals. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into databases via handheld devices and office computers. - Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - Ability to pass drug screening. - No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence. - Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current criminal justice supervision. - Committed to working toward positive community change. - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family development perspective. - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license strongly preferred. - Ability to use public transportation. - Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods, able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically active. - Bilingual Spanish-English
Location : Name BRAG West
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
  Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in defined hot spots within the 46th Precinct, which comprises the following Bronx neighborhoods: Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights and Mount Hope. The Outreach Worker develops strong relationships with people in the neighborhood who are known to be or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other perpetrators of violence.   Reports to:   OUTREACH WORKER SUPERVISOR, B.R.A.G. West Cure Violence Bronx   Location:     1 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10468   Hours:        40 hours/week, Non-Exempt   Major Duties: -  Maintain an active caseload of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 participants at all times. - Perform Admission Criteria Screenings for approval. - Conduct frequent contact with participants on a monthly basis as follows: - Three (3) visits in or near home. - Three (3) additional face-to-face meetings. - Eight (8) substantive phone conversations. - Risk Reduction Plans - Facilitate Groups - Develop Risk Reduction Plans and track progress for update. - Serve as linkages and support for participants to enhance their use of opportunities and provider programs in the community (i.e., job training/placement, GED/TASC, Therapy, Drug Treatment, Mentoring, etc.) and case manage their referrals. - Lead advocacy for participants when necessary. - Build network with other outreach program workers. - Document detailed participant’s case notes. - Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them. - Be present on the streets with such individuals to develop relationships of trust and safety, from which to be able to intervene in the moment if necessary and to learn about emerging conflicts. - Acquire information on potential conflicts in the area, attending or convening gang mediation meetings and working with perpetrators and gang leaders to resolve conflicts that arise between gangs or individuals. - Meet with high-risk individuals on a daily basis to discuss problems that arise. - Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and ethics regarding treatment of participants. - Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting’s victim and the victim’s family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and remain in contact. - Mobilize the community around violence reduction by distributing public education materials, developing relationships with key community leaders, and attending community responses to shootings. - Keep a daily log of contacts with high-risk individuals and document conflicts resolved information. - Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on handheld devices or office computers. - Be in contact with Outreach Worker Supervisor and/or Program Director at all times to be accountable for effective use of time and to receive guidance and direction. - Provide 24 hour on call availability as directed by program supervisors. - Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and external meetings as directed. - Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH and by GSS supervisors, including conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and other tools for effective work. - Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:  - An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 46th Precinct neighborhoods. - Residence within the area strongly preferred. - Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement. - Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk individuals. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into databases via handheld devices and office computers. - Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - Ability to pass drug screening. - No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence. - Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current criminal justice supervision. - Committed to working toward positive community change. - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family development perspective. - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license strongly preferred. - Ability to use public transportation. - Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods, able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically active. - Bilingual Spanish-English a plus. 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!   General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.   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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 
Location : Name South Brooklyn Community HS
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Advocate Counselor (AC) will provide attendance outreach and individual and group counseling to students and assists in implementing other aspects of the GSS/DOE partnership school program to promote the education and leadership goals of the students. The AC supports the school’s mission of providing students with a quality academic experience that prepares them for post-secondary education, meaningful employment, healthy relationships, and participation in the life of their communities.  Reports to:     Assistant Director, South Brooklyn Community High School  Location:      173 Conover Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231 Hours:         35 Hours/Week; Exempt Major Duties:    - Responsible for a caseload of students, including maintaining their attendance and educational progress and providing regular individual counseling meetings.  - Provide attendance outreach, counseling and family support to help students attain a regular attendance rate of 90%. This includes home or work site visits and requires use of public transportation and the ability to walk upstairs. - Plan and facilitate advisory group sessions twice weekly. - Support student recruitment efforts and conduct intake assessments and interviews. - Support student progress and development by providing student & family with continuous feedback and resources to meet the individual needs of students and ensure success in achieving a high school diploma. - Monitor and counsel students on credit accumulation and graduation requirements. - Work as part of a collaborative team of DOE/GSS faculty to support student progress and develop appropriate educational goals and plans for individual students. - Provide crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and social-emotional support. - Assist with referrals to outside resources, including employment, emergency shelter, day care and additional social and educational services. - Ensure timely completion of ETO documentation, other documentation of work, and statistics, and assist DOE to ensure accuracy of student records. Actively engage in individual and team use of data to inform practice. - Responsible for participating in and co-facilitating orientation to the school for students and families. - Assist students in developing and implementing academic goal-setting plans from time of entry to graduation. - Engage students’ families to support positive outcomes for the student; assist families with identified needs. - Ensure student exposure to college exploration opportunities, college and career readiness, and planning for life after high school, and support development of post-graduate plans with students from time of entry to graduation. - Participate in staff meetings, overnight retreats, and staff development. Occasional evening and Saturday hours required. - In collaboration with school faculty, develop and implement student enrichment and leadership activities. - Provide students with job and career development activities such as resume and cover letter writing, preparing for job applications and interview and learning about positive work habits. - In conjunction with the Internship Coordinator, conduct employment preparation workshops. - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in a related field or extensive experience with youth required. Master’s degree preferred. - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Experience working with adolescents, individually and in groups. - Commitment to assisting student in understanding and working with the school mission and philosophy. - Commitment to working as a member of an interdisciplinary school team. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based or youth and family development perspective.
Location : Name Brooklyn LifeLink College Access
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:  Program Director, Brooklyn Lifelink   Location:      503 5TH Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215                       Hours:          Up to 12 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Job Summary: The Peer Advisor will assist in mentoring Lifelink Bridge students and provide support with recruiting potential Lifelink Bridge students.   Major Duties: - Plan and co-lead workshops on college enrollment, life in college and other experiences related to college. - Accompany and assist the Recruitment Specialist at recruitment events and present to potential program candidates and answer questions based on knowledge of the program and personal experience in the program. - Follow up with and reach out to youth who express interest in Brooklyn Lifelink. - Help with presenting social/academic workshops for Bridge students. - Shadow Lifelink Tutors to learn effective ways of providing academic support to students. - Function as a member of the Good Shepherd Brooklyn LifeLink team; attend staff meetings and contribute new ideas. - Provide timely statistical and narrative documentation as required. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:           - High School Diploma required. - Current college student in good academic standing. - Be a current or former member of LifeLink. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must demonstrate reliable and consistent work habits. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name BRAG North
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in defined hot spots within the 47th Precinct, which comprises the following Bronx neighborhoods: Woodlawn, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Edenwald, Olinville and Fishbay. The Violence Interrupter develops strong relationships with people in the neighborhood who are known to be or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other perpetrators of violence   Reports to:          VIOLENCE INTERRUPTER SUPERVISOR, B.R.A.G. NORTH Cure Violence Bronx   Location:        825 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10466   Hours:                   40 hours/week, Non-Exempt   Major Duties:  - Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them. - Be present on the streets with such individuals to develop relationships of trust and safety, from which to be able to intervene in the moment if necessary and to learn about emerging conflicts. - Acquire information on potential conflicts in the area, attending or convening gang mediation meetings and working with perpetrators and gang leaders to resolve conflicts that arise between gangs or individuals. - Meet with high-risk individuals on a daily basis to discuss problems that arise. - Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and ethics regarding treatment of participants. - Assess participants for basic needs; provide resources and referrals for service and concrete needs. - Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting’s victim and the victim’s family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and remain in contact. - Mobilize the community around violence reduction by distributing public education materials, developing relationships with key community leaders, and attending community responses to shootings. - Keep a daily log of contacts with high-risk individuals and document conflicts resolved information. - Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on handheld devices or office computers. - Be in contact with Program Supervisor and/or Senior Program Director at all times to be accountable for effective use of time and to receive guidance and direction. - Provide 24 hour on call availability as directed by program supervisors. - Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and external meetings as directed. - Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH, MOCJ/OPGV and by GSS supervisors, including conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and other tools for effective work. - Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:  - An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 47th Precinct neighborhoods. - Residence within the area strongly preferred. - Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement. - Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk individuals. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into databases via handheld devices and office computers. - Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - Ability to pass drug screening. - No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence. - Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current criminal justice supervision. - Committed to working toward positive community change. - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family development perspective. - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license strongly preferred. - Ability to use public transportation. - Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods, able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically active. - Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.   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!   General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.   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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 

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