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Location : Name After-School at IS 292
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Program Director is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and supervision of the GSS programming at Margaret Douglas JHS 292 SONYC program. They serve as the liaison to school staff and is responsible for carrying the culture and values of Good Shepherd Services.   Title:              PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SONYC @ JHS 292   Reports To:  SR. VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION & VOCATION – AFTER SCHOOLS   Location:      301 Vermont Ave, Brooklyn NY 11207   Hours:           35 Hours/Week; Exempt    Major Duties:    - Creatively cultivate robust and varied range of after-school activities that students want to attend; infused with fun and engaging rituals to keep students engaged. - Provide overall leadership for the after-school program. - Develop strong linkages within day to after school programming and work in collaboration with JHS 292 staff and administration fostering positive relationships. - Supervise youth development specialist, group leaders, consultants, administrative staff and volunteers. - Develop and facilitate weekly team meetings. - Create and facilitate trainings tailored to the needs of program. - Provide weekly supervision to staff; supporting ongoing professional development. - Create systems for documentation, reporting, and meetings. - Create and keep updated program manual specific to GSS program at JHS 292. - Rotate presence in all after-school activities ensuring quality implementation. - Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the site. - Meet with principals (or designee) weekly to maintain open communication regarding programming; ensure their satisfaction. - Oversee implementation of all school-wide projects, recruitment and retention of students in after-school programming activities. - Supervise family engagement activities. - Provide crisis intervention as needed.  - Ensure appropriate utilization of internal and external databases, including DYCD Connect database and attend trainings as necessary. - Complete required narrative, statistical reports, report or services in a timely manner. - Implement appropriate systems with JHS 292 to access data for outcome reports; i.e. attendance rates, grades, credit accumulation  - Participate in appropriate school-based teams and committees. - Work closely with educational specialist to ensure after-school activities align with Common Core. - Assume responsibility for partnerships with other community groups and consultants - Monitor program budget  - In collaboration with PEP, oversee implementation of program evaluation activities. - Ensure program’s compliance with Department of Health (DOH), DYCD and COA accreditation requirements. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:  - Bachelors’ degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, or relevant field strongly preferred. - Minimum of 3 years of experience in youth development programs and supervision. - Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience required. - Ability to create and foster positive relationships with school administration. - Must be able to lead and teach a range of group activities.   - Must be available for weekend training requirements. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.     
Location : Name Government and External Relations
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Title: COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER (BRONX)   Reports to: VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS   Hours: Full-Time, 35 hours, Exempt   Job Summary: Good Shepherd Services is seeking a Community Relations Manager (Bronx) to join the Department of Government and Community Relations. The Government and Community Relations Department manages and implements an advocacy-driven strategy focused on issues that affect children and families living in New York City’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. The Community Relations Manager reports to the Vice President the Government and Community Relations and will work collaboratively with the Community Relations Manager (Brooklyn), Public and Advocacy Manager, and the Bronx Vice Presidents.  The Manager will be responsible to contribute to the day-to-day operation of the identified program by: help develop and maintain a parent or advisory group; cultivating relationships with other community groups and stakeholders to collaborate around meeting community needs; and joining and/or creating a network of resources by serving on community district committees, attending local school meetings and events, and building relationships with local businesses and faith-based groups. The Community Relations Manager is focused on building connections using an engaging, and enthusiastic communication style to enhance Good Shepherds presence in communities it supports and to elevate participants and community voice.   Major Duties:          - Support program managers in the implementation of community outreach program initiatives, including providing event support, identifying community stakeholders to assist in planning and events, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating their participation.  - Coordinate communications activities, including updates to toolkits and internal resource materials and where appropriate, supporting social media and external communications efforts.  - Work closely with the Department of External Relations to capture stories of program events for internal and external use and the Grants Department to provide input on community partnerships for grant proposals. - Work closely with Community Engagement staff throughout the agency to build relationships with community stakeholders and ensure coordination of outreach to partners.  - Conduct outreach to the community to build strong relationships with residents, businesses, and community agencies providing services within the Good Shepherd Services program neighborhoods located in the Bronx.  - Represent the agency at all relevant community meetings (Community Board meetings, Precinct Community Council, and Tenant Association meetings) to develop partnership and organization linkages.  - Work in collaboration with the Vice President of Government and Community Relations on implementing the findings of the Strategic Implementation Team with a focus on the Advocacy and Community Relations direction of the agency’s strategic plan.  - Identify and maintain up-to-date information on key community issues and trends impacting children, youth, and families. - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications:   - High school diploma required with minimum of two years’ experience in community relations or community organizing in the Bronx. - Experience in building partnerships in the community, focused on promoting the visibility of organizations throughout the community and its stakeholders.  - Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. - Excellent attention to detail, creative and the initiative to solve or anticipate problems. - Experience working with youth and families on advocacy-related issues. - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. - A passion for and commitment to mission-based work and social change, especially in the areas of children, youth, and families. - Demonstrated ability to perform effective community outreach and mobilize community efforts. - Ability to utilize various social media platforms. - Ability to travel is required. - Ability to work highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends, and holidays. - Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment where colleagues are not co-located in the same office.   
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. Seeking Candidates for Evening; Weekend and Overnight Shifts!   Reports to: RESIDENTIAL LIFE SUPERVISOR, EUPHRASIAN RESIDENCES   Location: 337 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003   Hours: 40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (Day, Evening and Overnight Shifts-Weekends)     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 East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
The Substance Abuse Specialist (Social Worker/LMSW) assesses new intakes for substance abuse, provides individual and group counseling, education, prevention and referrals to outside resources as well. The Substance Abuse Specalist will provide clinical expertise to the treatment team and others on the matter of substance abuse and treatment and recovery. Social Service delivery is to be consistent with Good Shepherd Services Philosophy, the function and tasks of the RIC (Rapid Intervention Center) and Marian Hall Group Residence and within any city and state mandates.   Reports To:     Senior Director of Clinical and Social services   Location:       337 East 17th Street, NY, NY 10003   Hours:        35 hours/ Fulltime   Major Duties: - Perform intake and assessment interviews to determine substance abuse treatment needs. - Provide short term substance abuse counseling; individual, group and family counseling. . - Function as member of multidisciplinary treatment team. Participate in Family Team Conferences. - Participate in meetings both weekly and as needed with youth development staff, school and other staff for case collaboration and planning. - Arrange for substance abuse referrals. - Develop and maintain linkages with a broad range of substance abuse treatment providers and other appropriate resources in the community. - Develop protocols for prevention, assessment and treatment of substance abuse issues on behalf of all youth in need. - Identify substance abuse needs and determine service intervention for participants with identified substance abuse issues in collaboration with social worker and multidisciplinary team. - Provide substance abuse information and education to the multidisciplinary team. - Assist with case management and maintain mandated paperwork and recordkeeping in compliance with ACS, OCFS and GSS PEP Department. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools within job scope and promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a nonviolent 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: - Master’s degree in Social Work and licensure ( New York State LMSW) required. - LCSW preferred - CASAC eligible - Experience working with adolescents and families required; foster care/ACS experience preferred. - Knowledge of and experience working within substance abuse treatment/service environment required. - Knowledge of and experience in family systems/dynamics and multicultural considerations of families. - Demonstrated competence in verbal, written, organizational, and prioritization skills. - Capability to transition easily between working independently with a high degree of self-initiative and contributing as part of a team. - Excellent crisis intervention, advocacy and problem-solving skills. - Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings, weekends and holidays. - 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 Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety, and well being.
Location : Name East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
MST-FIT (Multisystemic Therapy – Family Integrated Transitions) is an intensive family and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior. MST strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment, using the strengths of each system to facilitate change. Treatment is initiated for the youth and family while the youth is still in placement (a 46 bed adolescent female Rapid Intervention Center and Group Residence). It is an adaptation of traditional MST Therapy designed to promote successful integration of the youth back into the community post placement. The MST-FIT Therapist will ensure that these services adhere to the model’s specifications while employing the MST-FIT model throughout treatment.   Reports to:    Supervisor of Multi  Systemic Therapy- Family Integrated Transitions (MST- FIT)   Location:         337 East 17th Street, NY, NY  10003   Hours:             35 hours/Fulltime   Major Duties: - Conduct MST-FIT assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context. - Engage primary caregiver and other key participants, including staff at the designated placement (Rapid Intervention Center and Group Residence) in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. - Support facility staff with the implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other treatments. - Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST analytical process. - Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment (weekly case summaries). - Provide clinically effective, family-based intervention designed to promote responsible behavior. - Work with family members establishing clear goals and actively work towards goals by focusing on solutions. - Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST-FIT treatment. - Provide necessary referrals for families in need of housing, health, mental health or services. - Complete written psycho-social assessment of participants and family/ significant others. - Participate in weekly interdisciplinary Treatment team meetings, case conferences, department meetings and program events. - Attend mandatory clinical supervision, consultation, and training sessions. - Ability to have a rotating on call schedule (evenings/ weekends). - Participate with Program Evaluation and Planning Dept (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes, including documentation/collection, development, and monitoring of program data in Connections and outcomes. - Maintain mandated paperwork and recordkeeping in compliance with ACS, OCFS and GSS PEP Dept. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-education groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a nonviolent 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. Qualifications: - Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required, license required within 6 months of hire (examples: LMSW, LCSW, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LMHC). - Ability to be flexible to provide emergency coverage when needed (e.g., conduct home visits, attend court hearings, etc.) - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. - Must demonstrate competence in written, verbal, organizational, and prioritization skills. - Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings, weekends and holidays. - 24 hours/7 days availability (on-call system in place) - Must be able to use public transportation when attending various meetings or making home visits. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development and trauma informed perspective. - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety, and well-being. - Must be physically able to climb stairs when an elevator is not available - MST certified (can be trained when hired)
Location : Name Comm. Care Coord - Health Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Spanish Speaking Care Coordinators to work with us. In this role you will guide program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.   Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future. 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!   Reports to: CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR, HEALTH SERVICES    Location: Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 hours, Non-Exempt   Major Duties of Bilingual Spanish Care Coordinators: - Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian - Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS) to determine the individual’s most appropriate level of care management.   - Responsible for the overall management of the patient’s Individualized Plan of Care.  Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager is able to: - Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level.  - Support adherence to treatment recommendations - Monitor and evaluate a patient’s needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.   - Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be “blended”): - Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low).  - Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal; MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as needed - Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and external service providers - Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences - Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunization, screening and other preventive interventions.   - Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others.  - Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences. - Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care - Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services - In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge - Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position - Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines - All other duties, as needed   Qualifications: Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children’s acuity level and requires one or more of the following: - Bachelors Required  - Experience as a Case Manager; Case Planner; Care Coordinator in the social service arena. - Experience with Child Welfare and/or Foster Care is helpful - Bilingual Spanish is required  The candidate must possess the following Experience: - Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services. - Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training. - Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care - Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  
Location : Name Program Evaluation and Planning
Job Locations US-NY-New York
The Program Evaluation and Planning (PEP) Department partners with programs to promote the use of data to intentionally learn, improve and innovate, in order to provide the most effective and impactful services to the participants we serve. The PEP Asssistant Director (Youth and Family Well-Being) leads a team of program evaluation and planning staff that work with youth and family well-being programs (eg., Foster Care, Prevention, Youth Justice, Residential, Supportive Housing and Domestic Violence programs).   Reports to:      Vice President, Program Evaluation & Planning Location:         305 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 Hours:             35 Hours/Week; Exempt             Major Duties: - Program Evaluation & Planning Practices - Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of a continuous quality improvement process for all relevant programs - Coordinate the ongoing development of innovative approaches to engage participants and communities in program planning and evaluation - Provide guidance to program analysts in advanced data analysis and outcomes evaluations, including data management options, qualitatitve and quantitative data analysis and data visualization methods - Promote the use innovative methods of meeting design and participatory activities - Lead efforts to use data for advocacy purposes - Contribute knowledge of emerging trends from evaluation and program-related fields to help advance and innovate work being done in PEP and within programs - Oversee the use and advancement of databases and information systems - Support data integrity and quality - Guide and support program analysts in preparing to transition a program into Salesforce, roll-out the system to new users, update the system as needed and create reports - Partner with program analyst and IT to continuously identify ways to improve the use of Salesforce - Oversee the standardization of consistent tracking of agency-wide outcomes and data elements - Provide supervision within an anti-racist and trauma-informed framework - Intentionally coach supervisees to develop and advance professional development goals - Partner with other PEP supervisors and VP to ensure alignment and continual improvement of supervisory practices - Promote cross-team collaboration, learning & skill-building - Collaborate closely with other PEP supervisors and VP to align practices, systematically communicate and maintain an awareness of PEP’s overall work - Promote specific practices of cross-team and cross-role sharing to adopt strong practices, innovate and enable continuous learning - Co-facilitate and/or lead departmental meetings, workgroups, workshops, etc. - Partner with other PEP Assistant Director and VP to perform cross-agency data analyses and impact evaluation - Coordinate data collection/analysis to aggregate total number of participants served across all programs - Identification of annual goals and progress towards them - Lead programs through a continuous quality improvement process - Develop user-friendly reports to engage program staff - Guide programs in learning from data to strengthen practice via hosting participatory, action-oriented conversations around data at meetings with program staff - Partner with program in implementing and measuring data-informed improvements - Partner with other Support departments, such as Grants, Compliance & Risk Management, Medicaid Strategy & Compliance to align quality improvement, impact and compliance efforts   Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree required - Supervisory experience required - Experience in program evaluation/continuous quality improvement in a non-profit setting - High level of competency in quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches - Significant experience using Excel or statistical packages (eg, SPSS or R) to manipulate and analyze large sets of data - Strong skills in data visualization and presentation. - Experience using internal or external databases to track data and outcomes, eg Salesforce, Evolv, Connections - Experience producing and sharing data reports - Understanding of and commitment to anti-racist evaluation practices and approaches - Knowledge of child welfare, housing, and domestic violence systems, practices, outcomes and standards - Experience working in the direct practice field of youth and family development preferred - Commitment to providing impactful services to participants - Enthusiasm for collaboration and frequent teamwork; strong interpersonal skills, friendly and responsive - Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills - Strong task management and prioritization skills - Love of data and passion for learning - Creativity and bold leadership
Location : Name Green House
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Title:    Social Work Supervisor, LMSW - Residential Youth Program Reports To: Program Director Location:2190 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453 Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt   Job Summary:In the context of youth-centered, family-focused practice to promote safety, permanency, well-being, and to reduce the length of stay in Foster Care, the Social WorkSupervisor provides comprehensive leadership and oversight of casework practice in Good Shepherd Services’ Eight bed male adolescent Hard to Place Plus Group Home Residence. The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for the direct oversight of program Social Services team and monitoring all aspects of their job duties and tasks. The Social Work Supervisor is also responsible for assessing training needs, professional development, and high-quality case work practice integration. The Social Work Supervisor will ensure all case management services are being fulfilled and consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy and within city and state mandates. Major Duties of Social Work Supervisor (LMSW): • Supervise social service staff (including Social Worker, Case Planner, Permanency Specialist, and Behavior Specialist). Provide weekly individual and group supervision, including clinical supervision, and on call availability. • Transmit to all social services staff agency directives and contractual mandates and ensure that such directives and regulations are being met. Ensure social service staff has appropriate external supports and supplies necessary to effectively execute tasks. • Ensure all ACS standards to promote community re-entry, permanency, safety, and well-being are met. • Lead the implementation of CFTSS services and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care in collaboration with treatment team, health services, PEP, Medicaid Strategy & Compliance and other GSS departments. • Oversee maintenance of and approve case records and appropriate statistics in conformity with all mandates. • Lead program efforts to maintain high PAMS ratings. • Collaborate closely with the Site Director, Program Director and Health Services to ensure close communication and collaboration among all disciplines within the team, including with psychiatry and DOE teachers. • Convene, participate in/chair treatment team and other meetings as required. • Assure case planners are fully equipped to conduct home visits with families/significant others of youth after admission for observation, monitoring purposes and to facilitate reconciliation, reunification, and permanency. • Monitor case planners’ calendars and assist with organized planning to ensure compliance with all contact requirements and paperwork timeliness – including, but not limited to, case work contacts, FASP, PHR, PYA completion and submission, AWOC procedures are being followed appropriately, and diligent efforts are being made by case planner to assure high quality case planning practice. • Provide a detailed review of weekly case work contacts, cross-reference in CNNX and provide feedback to case planners on the outcome of the review. Complete monthly supervisory notes and review of each case monthly. • Work closely with ACS Office of Placement to review and approve referrals and intake; coordinate intake efforts within the department 24/7, structuring and supporting an on-call schedule. • Participate in Service Plan Reviews and Family Team Conferences as required to provide comprehensive, inclusive, holistic, and integrative assessment, treatment, and re-entry/permanency planning. • Participate in the education of youth and family on the importance of permanency and reunification, as well as how caring adults can facilitate normative development. • Participate in educating parents/caregivers on the impact of trauma, abuse/maltreatment of their children/youth. • Serve as expert in the assessment, treatment, and environmental interventions pertaining to domestic violence for both the abused and the abuser. Ensure that all social service staff are skilled in this area of practice. • Oversee and monitor consistent and continuous service planning and care to best meet individualized identified needs of youth and family. • Coordinate and supervise intake, in collaboration with treatment team members, to insure effective intake process and maintenance of census. • Meet regularly with Program Director and other program leadership to ensure overall effectiveness, integration, and integrity of programs. • Participate with Program Director in periodic assessment of social service and overall program for purposes of program planning and development. • Participate in hiring, performance evaluation, and termination of social service staff. • Assess and identify in-service training needs of social service staff and, where appropriate, serve as a resource person in providing training. • Attend appropriate central administration meetings. • Serve as liaison to ACS, courts, and other appropriate community agencies. • Oversee the implementation of instruments such as a Mental Health Screening Tool and Trauma Assessments by Social Service Team and ensure resulting data are appropriately communicated and used in work with participants. • Collect and enter selected assessment data into Evolv or other Agency databases for tracking and monitoring purposes. • Participate with Program Evaluation and Planning Department (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes, including documentation/collection, development and monitoring of data in Connections and other relevant databases. • Support the implementation of the Missouri approach to group treatment. • Lead the implementation of the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed practice within the unit. • Encourage and advance the use of 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 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 Sanctuary Model principals in the supervisory practice. • Perform other duties as required.   Qualifications of Social Work Supervisor •Master's in Social Work Required AND NYS LMSW Must have direct proven experience in Child Welfare; Proven knowledge/experience with Administration for Children Services (ACS). Working knowledge of Family Foster Care Programming    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to maintain required documentation. • Must be able to use public transportation systems, including subways and busses to attend various meetings and make home visits. • Be able to climb stairs when an elevator is not available. • Must attend mandated Safe Crisis Management (SCM) intervention technique trainings. • Highly encouraged to complete and pass all components of required physical intervention training. • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. • Must have knowledge of Connections and Microsoft Suite. • Must have ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings, weekends and holidays. • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective. 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.
Location : Name McLaughlin East Harlem Residence
Job Locations US-NY-New York
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Family Specialist is responsible for providing a full array of counseling, case management and advocacy services to family residents of the McLaughlin East Harlem Residence, a 51-unit residence that serves young women, men, and families who have aged out of the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems.  The residence provides them with access to services, programs, and community supports that will empower them to become creative, caring, purposeful, responsible, and self-sufficient adults.Reports To:       Social Work Supervisor, McLaughlin East Harlem Residence      Location:                  55 East 110th Street, New York, New York, 10029   Hours:           40 Hours/Week; None-Exempt   Major Duties of Family Specialist/Case Planner  - Oversee the diverse case management needs of approximately 15 family residents funded through DOHMH/NYNY3. - Responsible for providing follow up aftercare services for one year to all NY3 families moving on from MEHR, including phone, email and/or in person contact every three months. - Work with family residents to develop and implement individualized service plans and goals based upon the specific service needs of the family resident. - Ensure that family residents are meeting the expectations of their contract and support them as they develop life and work skills. - Assist family residents in making referrals to appropriate providers for housing, educational and vocational services. - Assist in the completion of NYCHA, Mitchell Lama, Housing Connect and other housing applications for all families serviced. - Serve as a liaison between families, MEHR, and ACS as necessary. - Provide advocacy and referral to entitlements, shelter, legal assistance, medical, mental health and other emergency needs, as well as referrals for on-going follow-up needs. - Provide direct service, including individual and group counseling to residents on an as needed basis. - Facilitate bimonthly Women’s Group and/or Parenting Journey workshops. - Responsible for keeping progress notes and writing letters as well as keeping appropriate case records and maintaining accountability to funding sources. - Responsible for collaborating with the Educational/Vocational program staff and staff from the various training programs in which the family residents participate. - Responsible for assisting family residents to develop healthy and appropriate recreational and social skills, budget management, etc. - Participates in meetings with DOHMH contract manager and auditors when site visits are conducted and providing information and/or feedback for follow up if a corrective action plan is necessary. - Participate in casework, supervisory, and staff 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.    Qualifications of Family Specialist/Case Planner       - Bachelor's Degree Requierd - Minimum of two years experience working in a residential settings with young adults.  - Understanding of the special needs of families and a sensitivity to ethnic and cultural diversity. - Must be able to communicate clearly and advocate on behalf of family residents. - Flexible hours to insure access and availability. Some weekends and evenings as necessary.  Position in Onsite  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective.  
Location : Name Functional Family Therapy
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:         Social Work Supervisor Location:         692 Blake Avenue Brooklyn NY 11207 Hours:             35 hours, exempt   Job Summary: The Functional Family Therapy – Therapeutic Case Management program in Brooklyn is a specialized, evidence-based, borough-wide prevention program for families facing child welfare-related challenges who want to repair and improve family relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of children so that their family can safely stay together. The Interventionist provides direct clinical and case management services that adhere to the FFT-TCM’s model specifications, meet or exceed expected agency standards of professionalism, and comply with Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) policies and contractual commitments.   Our superstar Case Worker candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality services to families involved in the child welfare system - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills within the FFT-TCM model and in the family therapy/counseling arena - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with families and colleagues - Culturally humble with a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values Major Duties: Direct Work with Families - Engage families immediately upon referral to the program, participating in ACS Child Safety Conferences as needed to assess family’s suitability and readiness for FFT-TCM. - Provide home-based and on-site family counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, for designated caseload of ten (10) families that is consistent with the FFT-TCM model for low risk (LR) families. - Review referral information, identify and engage key participants, identify systemic strengths and weaknesses, conduct screenings and assessments, and develop individualized service plans for assigned families that is within FFT-TCM LR model specifications and aligned to ACS expectations. - Regularly assess caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, and discipline and supervision methods employed by caregivers to ensure child safety and well-being. - Facilitate participant referrals to varied treatment and other service providers and government agencies. - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry.   Administrative and Advocacy Role - Prepare and maintain timely and accurate FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and progress notes in adherence with agency policy utilizing PROMIS, Connections, and Care4 databases as required. - Participate in all FFT-TCM model training, supervision, consultation activities, as well as program and agency staff meetings and trainings. - Collaborate closely with ACS personnel, school staff, medical and mental health clinics, and other stakeholders serving family members in order to make sound and effective decisions. - Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS Family Services Unit, providing Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in meeting goals. - Provide consultation to and collaborate with the program’s Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families. - Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.   Qualifications: - BSW or other related Bachelor’s degree required (sociology, psychology, counseling, etc.) - Child welfare and/or counseling experience preferred - Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred - Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills - Must be willing and able to travel throughout Brooklyn to conduct in-home meetings with assigned families - Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week until 8PM to accommodate working families’ schedules - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective - Some experience with evidence-based models a plus Benefits/Perks: - Tuition Assistance Program - Monthly MetroCards or travel reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will be provided to staff conducting home visits to families - 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) 
Location : Name Functional Family Therapy
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:                Social Work Supervisor Location:          692 Blake Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 Hours:              35 hours, exempt   We are Hiring Several MSW Social Workers! Apply Today!    Job Summary of MSW Social Worker: The Functional Family Therapy – Therapeutic Case Management program in Brooklyn is a specialized, evidence-based, borough-wide prevention program for families facing child welfare-related challenges who want to repair and improve family relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of children so that their family can safely stay together. The Therapist provides direct clinical services to the assigned families that adhere to the FFT-TCM’s model specifications, meet or exceed expected agency standards of professionalism, and comply with Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) policies and contractual commitments.   Our superstar Social Work candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality clinical intervention services to families involved in the child welfare system - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills within the FFT-TCM model and in the family therapy arena - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed, family-centered practice with participants and colleagues - Culturally humble with a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values   Major Duties of Social Workers:   - Engage families immediately upon referral to the program, participating in ACS Child Safety Conferences as needed to assess suitability and readiness for FFT-TCM intervention. - Provide home-based and on-site family therapy and short-term crisis intervention for designated caseload of eight (8) families that is consistent with the FFT-TCM model for high risk (HR) families. - Review referral information, identify and engage key participants, identify systemic strengths and weaknesses, conduct screenings and assessments, and develop individualized service plans for assigned families that is within FFT-TCM HR model specifications and aligned to ACS expectations. - Regularly assess caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, and discipline and supervision methods employed by caregivers to ensure child safety and well-being. - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry. Administrative and Advocacy Role - Prepare and maintain timely and accurate FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and progress notes in adherence with agency policy utilizing PROMIS, Connections, and Care4 databases as required. - Participate in all FFT-TCM model training, supervision, consultation activities, as well as program and agency staff meetings and trainings. - Collaborate closely with ACS personnel, school staff, medical and mental health clinics, and other stakeholders serving family members in order to make sound and effective decisions. - Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU), providing Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in meeting goals. - Provide consultation to and collaborate with the program’s Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families. - Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and training   Qualifications of Social Workers:     - Master of Social Worker highly preferred. (May consider Master in Psychology- or relevenat/relatable Degree) - New York LMSW; LCSW or Limited Permit candidates highly preferred and encouraged to apply.  - Two years of child welfare and/or counseling experience required - Bilingual - English/Spanish is helpful - Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills - Must be willing and able to travel throughout Brooklyn to conduct in-home meetings with assigned families - Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week until 8PM to accommodate working families’ schedules - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective - Some experience with evidence-based models a plus  
Location : Name Functional Family Therapy
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Functional Family Therapy – Therapeutic Case Management Program (FFT-TCM) in Brooklyn is a specialized, evidence-based, borough-wide prevention program for families facing child welfare-related challenges who want to repair and improve family relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of children so that their family can safely stay together. The Social Work Supervisor ensures that all clinical and case management services provided by the staff adhere to the FFT-TCM’s model specifications, meet or exceed expected agency standards of professionalism, and comply with Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) policies and contractual commitments.  Reports to:    Program Director  Location:          692 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207  Hours:        35 hours, exempt    Our superstar Social Worke Supervisor candidate is:  - Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare  - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills and ability using the FFT-TCM model  - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with staff and families  - Possesses a strength focused approach with families, colleagues, direct reports, and program and agency stakeholders  - Committed to providing high quality supervision with a coaching and growth mindset  - Centered on developing all levels of staff in their respective roles within the FFT-TCM model  - Focused on performance management in order to ensure that direct reports regularly exceed expectations  - Committed to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values, possessingand demonstrating cultural humility  Major Duties:  Leadership  - Work closely with Program Director and Supervisory team in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the FFT-TCM prevention program.  - Manage and oversee the assigned supervisory unit by providing guidance and direct supervision over the implementation of clinical services related to the FFT-TCM model, ensuring treatment fidelity.  - Participate in all FFT-TCM model training, supervision, consultation activities, and staff meetings.  - Build relationships and actively collaborate with community stakeholders including ACS child protection staff, attorneys, school personnel, and medical providers to ensure cooperation and success for families.  - Help to recruit, hire, onboard, and supervise varied levels of staff to ensure high-quality performance in all areas including counseling, case management, and completion of accurate and timely documentation.  - Occasionally accompany workers during home visits, safety conferences, Court hearings, and counseling sessions as needed.   - Respond to internal and external requests for data and case information.  - Actively collaborate to connect participants to other GSS programs and services as needed and appropriate.  - Represent program needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS, model-related, and GSS meetings and trainings.  - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry.    Program Implementation & Direct Practice  - Coordinate intake assessment and case assignment process with other leadership staff, including participating in ACS Initial Child Safety Conferences to engage families for FFT-TCM services.  - Conduct weekly group supervision for assigned team (including student interns as needed) to assure adherence to model and program principles, ensuring that direct reports achieve engagement with all key participants.  - Provide at least 60 minutes of individualized, weekly supervision for each direct report and/or student intern to ensure that program staff are adhering to the model and striving for excellence in their clinical and administrative work.  - Carry assigned caseload of two (2)families, providing direct clinical treatment using methods and interventions consistent with FFT-TCM model.  - Conduct family assessments including reviewing referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, and identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses; provide individualized case planning with all assigned families.  - Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote and demonstrate compliance with FFT-TCM in all approved databases.    Compliance, Documentation& Data Management    - Complete clear, concise, and comprehensive monthly supervisory case review notes that offer supervisory guidance and expertise for each family supervised.  - Maintain oversight for meeting FFT-TCM model fidelity measures, contractual obligations and mandates, ACS performance-based targets, program utilization requirements, and casework contacts using PROMIS, Connections, and Care4 databases.  - Monitor, review, and approve the work of assigned direct reports including their day-to-day documentation,progress notes, FASPs, Court reports, other assessments, and statistical records.   - Ensure that adequate safety and risk assessments are conducted for all children and families.   - Conduct annual performance evaluation reviews of direct reports and evaluate workers’ training needs, providing individualized support, coaching, and referrals for training.     Qualifications:   - MSW or related clinical, licensableMaster’s degree required (art therapy; mental health counseling); LMSW Candidates highly Encouraged to Apply  - Two years ofsupervisory experience in a child welfare or other clinical setting preferred  - Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred  - Must have strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and clinical skills  - Must be able to work 1- 2 evenings per week in order to provide supervisory support to staff  - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices in order to achieve program excellence and FFT-TCM model adherence  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective  - FFT knowledge or training a plus   
Location : Name After-School at PS/MS 15 & 291
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Group Leaders will be responsible for the overall leadership, planning and implementation of an after-school group for K-12 youth, including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts and crafts and group building activities.     Reports to:   PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PS/MS15-291   Location:    2195 Andrews Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:      18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt    Major Duties: - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmental activities for youth. - Collaborate with and direct program aides. - Complete required documentation. - Participate in training and staff development activities. - Write and submit sequenced lesson plans in advance. - Demonstrate effective classroom management skills. - Ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment. - Support Activity Instructors with lessons. - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: - High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of college or experience in related field required.  - Ability to lead and participate in group sports and recreation.   - Experience in developing group lesson plans or integrated learning packages.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name South Brooklyn Community HS
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports to:      Assistant Director of South Brooklyn Community High School Location:        173 Conover Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231 Hours:                   35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt    Job Summary: Our high schools serve students who are over-age, under credited and have a history of truancy.  An Advocate Counselor (AC) provides 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.   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 up stairs. - 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 Powerschool 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 preferred. 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 Academic Career Enrichment - A.C.E
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
  Reports to:           PROGRAM DIRECTOR, BROOKLYN A.C.E Location:              480 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, New York 11208 Hours:                   9:00am – 5:00pm 35 Hours/Week;  NON -Exempt   JOB SUMMARY: A.C.E. is a High School Equivalency prep program that provides educational, vocational, and support services to young adults, ages 17 – 25, targeting court-involved youth in the neighborhood. Students are provided with the support they need to earn their High School Equivalency Diplomas and get started on a career. The Career Success Coach provides Job readiness and career exploration assessments for students’ vocational employment needs and work readiness one-on-one with youth. S/He also works with the local business community in the East New York and Brownsville area to create internship and employment opportunities for the participants. S/he acts as the primary contact for outreach and contact with employers and all vocational subcontractors. S/he is the primary architect for our “Career Majors” program.   MAJOR DUTIES: - Provide individual job and career counseling to youth and young adults. - Work with local business community to develop apprenticeship placements and unsubsidized employment opportunities for the students. - Identify, develop and utilize a tool appropriate to provide accurate assessment of students’ work readiness and career interests and to develop ideas for individually tailored internship placement. - Match orient and place students into placements developed. - Provide guidance to employers on maximizing apprenticeship experiences by working effectively with adolescents and young adults. - Provide support to employers and students while apprenticeship placements are active in the form of phone calls, meetings, and site visits, using feedback obtained from employers, students and personal observation. - Assist students’ post-internship with future employment and provide educational and career development counseling and support. - Support student recruitment efforts by conducting intake assessments, testing and interviewing of incoming students. - Provide ongoing bi-weekly support services (more frequently if needed). - Provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution and social emotional support to all students. - Plan and facilitate the daily Community Brunch Meeting in partnership with the Advocate Mentor and student intern. - Responsible for participating in student orientations and special events for students. - Use database to document efforts and attendance of youth in the program. - Maintain an up-to-date case file reflecting the services received by the student on a monthly base. - Meet with Program Director for bi-weekly supervision. - Participate in case conferencing and staff meetings. - Occasional evenings and weekends required. - Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor’s degree preferred. - Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Experience and comfort working with court involved young adults individually and in groups. - Familiarity and comfort with the East New York and Brownsville communities preferred. - Experience developing vocational skills trainings and establishing successful partnerships with employers. - Ability and willingness to do home/field visits and flexibility to work evenings and weekends if necessary.   - Strong organizational, planning and problem solving skills and Strong PC, Microsoft Office and Internet Skills. - Demonstrate ability to handle multiple task simultaneously, and to work creatively independently and with the team. - Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, oral and written communication skills. - Experience using restorative practices to guide culture preferred. - Must have a commitment to working with youth from a strength-based and youth development perspective.  
Location : Name Green House
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
  Youth Development Counselors take a caring, personal approach to meeting youth’s daily basic needs while providing physical and emotional safety.  Assist youth in learning how to work together to solve problems in positive ways, implement group and individual treatment plans, provide group counseling, help youth develop life skills and develop constructive relationships with youth.  Effectively use Sanctuary and Missouri models.   Youth Development Counselors Reports to:    SITE DIRECTOR, GREEN HOUSE   Youth Development Counselors Location:      2190 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453   Youth Development Counselors Hours:        40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Youth Development Counselors Major Duties: - Provide direct supervision and be accountable for the whereabouts of residents at all times. - Manage residents' behavior; maintain order. - Implement daily living routines, schedules and procedures. - Ensure the safety of the residents and maintain security and high standard of cleanliness throughout the house.                - Provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families and participate in the development and execution of treatment plans which includes supervised home visits, recreational activities, etc. - Maintain records, logs, reports and adhere to documentation requirements. - Participate in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities. - Ensure the proper care and supervision of supplies and Agency equipment. - Participate in ongoing meetings, conferences and training programs. - Interact and communicate with Good Shepherd staff in matters related to, but not limited to, the needs of the residents and the program in general. - Provide safe transportation for residents. - Escort residents to and from court, school and other appointments. - Attend all mandatory training required by ACS and GSS. - Responsible for adhering to all pertinent ACS regulations. - Effectively use the Missouri model of group treatment. - 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.   Youth Development Counselors Qualifications:  - High School Diploma/GED required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred. - Valid New York State driver’s license - Must be able to complete and pass all components of the program’s designated behavior management/physical intervention training. - Applicants must be capable of sustained physical exertion and have no disability or condition (i.e. heart condition, recent surgery) that would prevent them from participating in physical intervention practice such as standing and kneeling movements to and from the floor, supporting another participant’s body weight, etc. - Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. - Must have a commitment to use The Missouri Model, a group-based rehabilitative and therapeutic approach. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective. 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 YABC at FDR
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To: Program Director, FDR YABC located at Franklin D. Roosevelt HS  Location:  5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11204 Hours: 35 Hrs/Week; Non-Exempt (12-month); Mon-Thurs: 12pm to 8pm, Fri: 9am-5pm   Job Summary:  The Advocate Counselor provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, referrals and crisis intervention to over-aged, under-credited adolescents in the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC). The Advocate Counselor also assists in implementing other aspects of the program in close collaboration with agency and school personnel.   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/attending trips, celebrations, and leadership activities. - Support students with all aspects of the college preparation process including applications, financial aid, personal essay, and college visits. - Refer youth and families to relevant resources within Good Shepherd Services and other community organizations. - Function as an active member of Good Shepherd Services and school teams. - Perform statistical, narrative, and record keeping duties as required. - Encourage, embody, and foster a strength-based approach grounded in youth and family development principles. - Participate in professional development opportunities via the Good Shepherd Services Learning and Development Department. - Collaborate with key school players on behalf of students: deans, teachers, guidance counselors, safety agents. - Participate in staff/team meetings and DOE meetings as needed. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications:   - Bachelor’s degree required. - Must have experience working with adolescent/young adults individually and in groups. - Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred. - Committed to upholding an inclusive environment in program that fosters a sense of community, belonging and connectedness. - Prior experience in a school setting helpful. - Must have excellent time management, organizational, verbal and written communication skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth and family development perspective. - Knowledge in Trauma Informed Practice a plus.    
Location : Name Good Work
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Title:            Training Coordinator, Good Work Career Training Program Reports to:           Program Coordinator Location:         Fordham Hours:                    35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Job Summary: Operating within the Good Shepherd Services’ Good Work Career Training Program; and reporting to the Program Coordinator; the Training Coordinator will be responsible for the daily operation of the Good Work Career Training Program. She/he will lead existing workshops; track data, outcomes and spending; and ensure the program complies with all contractual requirements.  This position will supervise participants in developing and executing a service-learning project and will accompany them to community meetings and events.   In addition, the Training Coordinator will engage in follow-up activities with participants, such as internship/job/educational placement and tracking.   Major Duties: - Coordinate all activities related to the Good Work Career Training program, with fidelity to our program model and in compliance with contractual obligations - Recruit participants from our Cure-Violence partners Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G), as well as from other community stakeholders, both within and external to Good Shepherd Services (GSS) - Lead career-readiness training, including delivering workshops (utilizing existing curriculum) on topics such as time management and workplace etiquette; prepare participants for job interviews, and guide them in creating professional documents such as resumes. Workshops and other activities are delivered both in person and virtually - Provide weekly supervision and professional guidance to participants - Work closely with the Career Training Coach and/or other members of the team to meet the individual needs of participants to ensure successful completion of the program and entry into the workforce - Supervise a service-learning project during each cohort - Accompany youth to community meetings and events, job and career fairs, and other activities as required - Follow up with graduates and employers/internship-partners as needed, providing assistance and post-program support - Utilize data systems to record participant information, including attendance, milestones, program progress, and outcomes - Participate in monthly and quarterly report processes - Monitor inventory and purchasing of program supplies, manage petty cash and MetroCards, and track program spending - Use Restorative Practices to build community and resolve conflict - Other duties as assigned   Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree preferred - Experience teaching employment readiness workshops to young adults required - Enthusiasm for working with young adults, meeting them where they are at, and supporting their professional growth and development required - Ability to utilize data systems to track outcomes - 2 years of experience working with out-of-school, out-of-work young adults preferred - Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing and Restorative Practices preferred - Commitment to learning and growth - Resourceful team player who also works well independently; and is able to manage multiple deadlines in an occasionally hectic environment - Comfortable utilizing basic technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and other online platforms. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed, and youth & family development perspective.    
Location : Name After-School-CrestonCamp382/386
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Assistant Group Leader supports and assists staff in carrying out all planned educational and enrichment activities for the after-school enrichment and recreational program.   Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CRESTON CAMPUS   Location: 125 East 181st Street, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties: - Assist the group leader with activities, including sports and recreation, educational, arts and craft and special events. - Collect attendance folder and other data. - Distribute lunches and snacks and assist with clean-up. - Assist with monitoring and maintaining the rules of the program. - Support activity instructor with lessons. - Collaborate with group leader to ensure a safe and supportive environment. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: - Must demonstrate reliable and consistent work habits, and ability to work with other youth. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic team environment. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
Location : Name Brooklyn Community-Based Programs
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The After School Staff member will provide a supportive function for one of our Brooklyn After School programs in the role of either an - Assistant Group Leader or  - Group Leader     Reports to:    Vice President of Education & Vocation Programs (After Schools)   Location:     One of our Various Brooklyn Sites   Hours:       Up to 18 Hours/Week; Monday - Friday, Hours Range from 2pm - 6:30pm depending on the site     Major Duties:   1) Assistant Group Leader - Assist the Group Leader and Activity Instructors with activities, including sports, movement, and recreation, educational activities and arts and crafts.   2) Group Leader  - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmentally appropriate activities for youth. - Collaborate with and direct program aides.   3) All Staff - Complete required documentation. - Participate in training and staff development activities. - Demonstrate effective classroom management skills. - Ensure a safe and engaging group environment.   Qualifications: - Minimum High School Diploma / GED. Two years of college or a BA strongly preferred. - Experience working with youth. - Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively   - Ability to lead and participate in group activities, sports and recreation.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.    

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