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Location : Name Multiple Boroughs
Job Locations US-NY-Multiple Boroughs
Title: Program Director - Fair Futures Program   REPORTS TO: VP of Youth and Family Well Being   LOCATION:      TBD-NYC Tri-State   HOURS:            35 Hours/Week; Exempt   Good Shepherd Services is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, results driven, team player who will exercise bold leadership as the Program Director of Fair Futures for its ACS residential programs in the Youth and Family Wellbeing division.  The Fair Futures Director will oversee a team of Fair futures Coaches, tutors, Career and Housing Specialists providing direct supervision, guidance, coaching and ongoing direction in helping youth participants achieve academic and career success.  The delivery of services is to be consistent with Fair Future model, GSS philosophy, and city and state mandates. The ideal candidate will work passionately to advance GSS’ Our Approach (trauma-informed practice, anti-racism, and youth and family development) through a resiliency-based and growth-mindset lens within the context of GSS’ mission, values, and anti-racism and equity framework.    MAJOR DUTIES:   - Promote a youth development philosophy and framework and work cross-divisionally to infuse youth development principals and skills across the program and agency - Lead, manage, the Fair Futures programming across 4 residential sites - Supervise Fair Futures Supervisor and Specialists and provide a minimum of bi-weekly supervision to ensure that educational, employment and vocational needs of participants are being met. - Ensure all Coaches, Supervisors, and Specialists receive the proper trainings to ensure consistency of practice across all programs - Monitor youth goals & steps and key academic data monthly - Ensure peer groups are in place and running effectively - Collaborate with Leadership and Development and , Program Evaluation and Planning Dept (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes, including documentation/collection - Serve as the outward face of the program with both public and private stakeholders - Partner externally to develop workforce, internship, and career exposure partnerships - Ensure that efficient administrative procedures are in place within the program and that financial and physical resources are effectively used. - Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to implement procedure and process to promote accessibility to career and educational services that would enhance employment opportunities for participants. - Create and maintain community resources to serve as a conduit to career and educational opportunities, including linkages with vocational/educational agencies such as ACS, ACCES-VR, NADAP, One-Stop, DYCD, etc. - 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. - Other duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS: - Master’s degree in Social Work, education, or other related field of study preferred with 3+ years’ management experience and significant experience working with at-risk-or system involved youth. - B A candidates must have extensive proven experience managing and leading teams and working with at risk or system involved youth.   (Required) - Proven track record of strong supervisory practice, crisis management skills, and innovative program development. - Ability to conduct on-site supervision in various Good Shepherd Services programs - Must possess cultural humility skills and are proficient in understanding the issues impacting the communities we partner with  - Commitment to work from an anti-racist, trauma-informed, strength-based family and youth development perspective  - Knowledge of New York State Department of Social Services and New York City Administration for Children’s Services rules and regulations helpful. - Computer literacy required, with knowledge of Microsoft Suite. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Strong experience using data to monitor program outcomes
Location : Name Jerome Ave.
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Good Shepherd Services Time Limited Rental Assistance Program is designed to strengthen housing stability and prevent homelessness within the youth and young adults (YYA) population of New York City. The Program Director’s responsibilities will include staff supervision, fiscal management, contractual reporting, model design and structuring operations of the project, managing partnerships, and ensuring authentic YYA feedback and collaboration is embedded into services. The Program Director will work with the TLRAP Team to address housing and social service needs of youth and young adults and connect them to housing resources that are appropriate in fulfilling those needs.     Reports to: Vice President-TBH Primary Location:    1995 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY 10453 (& NYC/Citywide Area) Hours:      35 Hours/Week; Exempt (Flexibility for Evenings Required)   Our superstar candidate: - Passionate about providing high quality services to youth and young adults (YYA) - A lifelong learner, continuously developing their administrative, managerial, and clinical skills - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, youth development, and trauma-informed practice with staff and participants - Committed to providing high quality supervision with a coaching and growth mindset - Focused on developing all levels of staff - Strong focus on performance management to ensure program regularly exceeds expectations - Excellent strategic thinker with a growth mindset - Holds self and others to high standards - Possesses cultural humility and a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values   Major Duties:    - Leads the growth and development of the TLRAP at Good Shepherd Services - Provides weekly individual and group supervision to direct reports (Includes Social Worker; Case Managers and Housing Coordinator’s) - Provides appropriate coaching, staff development and trainings for continuous learning and development for all staff. - Pro-actively addresses challenges with participants, staff, and colleagues. - Works closely with supervisor to address program strengths and improvement opportunities. - Meets regularly with supervisor and other divisional program leaders for ongoing support and learning - Develops and attends trainings related to youth homelessness/housing and working with at risk youth and young adults as needed. - Intentional and continuous collaboration with GSS support departments to deepen the coordination of services for successful outcomes. - Cultivates relationships with external programs (RYH crisis/TIL programs, shelters etc.) and partners for effective collaboration, recruitment, and referrals. - Recruits, hires, and ensures appropriate onboarding for all levels of staff. - Attends regularly scheduled monthly, bi-weekly, and other scheduled meetings with funders. - Conducts monthly staff meetings. Qualifications:  - Bachelor’s Degree Required - Master Level Candidates Highly Encouraged to Apply - Minimum of 3-5 years proven experience working with youth/young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; including supervisory and administrative experience required - Affordable housing rental and remarketing experience required - Familiarity with NYC COC, DYCD, and HUD regulations highly preferred. - Experience providing Harm Reduction based services highly preferred - Understanding of the impact of trauma on youth and families. - Experience working with diverse communities and familiarity with issues affecting individuals based upon race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, etc. - Ability to travel to different sites thru-out NYC; Bronx; Brooklyn; Queens
Location : Name McLaughlin East Harlem Residence
Job Locations US-NY-New York
The Program Director is responsible for management of the day-to-day operations of Good Shepherds Mobile Street Outreach Program, including supervision, reporting, structuring operations of the program, managing needed community connections and leading the SOP team in planning and implementing a comprehensive outreach plan.  The Program Director  will ensure services and resources to youth and young adults who are homeless, runaway, and/or at risk of becoming homeless as administered in accordance with DYCD and HUD mandates.   Reports to:           Vice President Youth & Family Well Being   Locations:        NYC/City Wide (Mobile Van) Hours:           35 hours/Week, Exempt (Flexibility Day/Evening Shift)     Our superstar candidate: - Passionate about providing high quality services to children and their families in need of care coordination - A lifelong learner, continuously developing their administrative, managerial, and clinical skills - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, youth development, and trauma-informed practice with staff and participants - Committed to providing high quality supervision with a coaching and growth mindset - Focused on developing all levels of staff - Strong focus on performance management to ensure program regularly exceeds expectations - Excellent strategic thinker with a growth mindset - Holds self and others to high standards - Possesses cultural humility and a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values Major Duties:    - Leads the growth and development of the Mobile Street Outreach Team with Good Shepherd Services - Provides weekly individual and group supervision to all direct reports. (Onsite and/or in field) - Provides support; supervision and on call support to overnight staff as needed. - Provides appropriate coaching, staff development and trainings for continuous learning and development for all staff - Pro-actively addresses challenges with participants, staff and colleagues. - Works closely with supervisor to address program strengths and improvement opportunities. - Meets regularly with supervisor and other divisional program leaders for ongoing support and learning - Develops and attends trainings related to street outreach and working with at risk youth and young adults as needed. - Intentional and continuous collaboration with GSS support departments to deepen the coordination of services for successful outcomes. - Cultivates relationships with external programs and partners for effective collaboration. - Recruits, hires, and ensures appropriate onboarding for all levels of staff. - Attends regularly scheduled monthly, bi-weekly, and other scheduled meetings with funders. - Conducts monthly staff meetings & attends all required internal meetings. - Ensures departmental compliance with all regulatory mandates. - Frequent monitoring of database system for appropriate case load ratios and service compliance - Represents agency at external meetings. - Ensures authentic youth and young adult feedback and collaboration is embedded throughout the project - Ensures harm reduction-based services are provided at all levels of the program   Minimum Qualifications:  - Valid NYS Driver’s License Required - Bachelor’s degree Required - Masters Level Candidate Highly Encouraged to Apply - Five years’ experience working with youth/young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; including supervisory and administrative experience required - Familiarity with DYCD, and HUD regulations highly preferred. - Experience providing Harm Reduction based services highly preferred - Understanding of the impact of trauma on youth and families. - Experience working with diverse communities and familiarity with issues affecting individuals based upon race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, etc. - Ability to travel to different sites NYC and surrounding boroughs (Ability to use public transportation if necessary). - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; - Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Location : Name East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Good Shepherd Services is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, results driven, team player for the role of Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Specialist for 17th St Programs. The TIP Specialist leads the implementation of the Sanctuary Model and other trauma-informed strength-based practices with lots of energy and optimism. The TIP Specialist works in collaboration with other members of the 17th St team utilizing best practices in the field of traumatic stress studies to deepen and expand trauma-responsive service delivery. The TIP Specialist will be experienced in working with youth and young adult populations, knowledgeable about trauma-informed practice, and have experience training and/or working with groups, including the ability to translate trauma-informed knowledge to be accessible to diverse staff populations. The ideal candidate will work passionately to advance GSS’ Our Approach through a resiliency-based and growth-mindset lens within the context of GSS’ mission, values, and anti-racism and equity framework.   Location: 337 East 17th St, New York, NY, 10003 Schedule/Hours: Full-time / 35 Hours/Week; Exempt Salary: $62,000-$69,000/year   Core Competencies:   Critical core competencies for successful performance in this role are: - Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and ability to translate theory into practice for a variety of program settings and audiences. - Facilitation and group work skills; ability to teach, influence and coach others.   - Strong collaboration skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence, cultural humility, flexibility, and self-management skills. - Sensitivity, experience and/or knowledge of trauma-informed practices serving populations impacted by marginalization and/or identity-based trauma and inequities. - Highly developed communications and presentation skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal. - Thriving in an atmosphere of group decision-making and shared governance, while being able to execute reliably and independently. - High integrity, sound judgment, and unquestionable personal code of ethics; treating all persons with respect and dignity, and ability to build trust. - Ability to value and synthesize diverse perspectives, including integrating trauma-informed practice and equity lenses and approaches. - Creative, resourceful, and enthusiastic problem solver.  Responsibilities:   - Assess program needs through a trauma-informed lens to inform Sanctuary Model implementation. - Create implementation plans for how the Sanctuary Model and/or other trauma-informed practices will be implemented throughout the program. - Collaborate with 17th team staff across disciplines, e.g., attending interdisciplinary, staff and other required meetings. - Coach and guide 17th St team around trauma-informed practices. - Teach Sanctuary and trauma-informed skills to program participants, e.g., SELF psycho-educational groups, safety plans, community meetings, etc. - Facilitate and host groups in response to crisis and significant events. - Provide support and guidance to staff around critical incidents and crisis using a trauma-informed and restorative approach. - Monitor the adherence and integration of the Sanctuary Model of practice. - Represent the agency at internal and external meetings and conferences. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: - Experience working with the adolescent/young adult population with an understanding of social-service programming. Experience within child welfare, residential, or similar programs preferred. - Experience developing training materials including handouts, power point slides, guides, and resource materials and manuals preferred. - Group facilitation and training experience preferred. - Knowledge and experience in training, coaching, and/or implementation of the Sanctuary Model and/or other trauma-informed approaches and practices preferred. - Strong and proficient computer literacy. - Flexibility to work some evening hours required and ability to deliver support in-person and remotely (via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) - BA/BS degree required, Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred (BA/BS degree with additional years of experience may substitute for advanced degree.) - 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 Sharp House NSD
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Social Service Coordinator provides effective social work and therapeutic services to the adolescents in care and their families. They maintain all required records and prepare timely reports. The Social Service Coordinator delivers social services consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy, the functions and goals of the Non-Secure Detention (NSD) facility, and city and state mandates. NSD Programs provides short-term housing and services to young people involved in the juvenile justice system.    Reports to: Program Director   Location: 2207 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt   Major Duties: - Develop and provide therapeutic and concrete casework and group work services through regular ongoing sessions with all participants. - Meet individually at least weekly and every day for the first week, with each participant, before and after court appearances. - Maintain contact with staff, departments, family, and regulatory agencies as required by case necessity. - Complete all mandatory Division of Youth Family Justice (DYFJ), OCFS, and GSS paperwork/records as outlined by the Facility/Program Director. - Serve as a case manager in all aspects of the planning process, including arranging for visitation and telephone calls between youth and family. - Provide services to families and, when needed, hold family case conferences. - Meet weekly or as needed as a formal interdisciplinary team with youth development counselors, supervisors, and other staff for case collaboration and planning. - Formulate recommendations and written treatment/service plans as directed upon completion of needs assessments and other required assessments. - Lead in implementing treatment plans by making appropriate referrals where indicated. - Collaborate with youth development counselors and school personnel in writing adjustment reports for presentation to the court. - Provide support and guidance to staff on working with residents with significant behavioral and/or mental health issues. - Participate in weekly individual supervision and attend meetings as required. - Following incidents, meet with youth and assist youth(s) in completing conflict resolution form(s). - Conduct and document formal debriefing following any emergency physical intervention, including future safety planning. - Provide safety and crisis management interventions, including developing behavior plans when needed. - Facilitate group sessions at least weekly. - Participate in transition planning for all youth and their families/support networks. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag review, 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. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: - Master’s degree in social work, mental health, or equivalent human services required. - Experience working with adolescents and their families is required. - Experience using Microsoft Office applications. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, collaborative skills, and advocacy skills. - Spanish speaking preferred. - Valid driver’s license is strongly preferred. - Ability to accompany participants to appointments on an as-needed basis. - Ability and willingness to work flexible hours. - Must be able to use public transportation, including subways and buses, when attending various meetings. - Ability to complete Safe Crisis Management training and execute interventions. - Must have the commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength-based youth and family 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 40 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 YABC at Stevenson High School
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Job Summary: The Internship & Career Specialist 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.    Title: INTERNSHIP & CAREER COORDINATOR, YABC AT STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL   Reports To: PROGRAM Director, YABC AT STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL   Location: 1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York 10473   Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties:              - 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 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 weekly 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. - Provide supervision to other LTW staff member - Occasionally represent program director at OMPG network meetings and other program related meetings. - 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. - 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 Jerome Ave.
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
As a member of the Time Limited Rental Assistance Program, the Housing Navigator must be a driven and creative individual responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with landlords, developers, and property management companies to secure leases in affordable apartments for young adults in the program. The ideal candidate must have a vast knowledge of the NYC housing landscape and active relationship with individuals and entities who have apartments to rent.   Reports to: TLRA Program Director Primary Location:    1995 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY 10453 (& NYC/Citywide Area) Hours:      35 Hours/Week; Exempt (Flexibility for Evenings Required)   Major Duties of a Housing Specialist:   - Conduct neighborhood research throughout NYC and surrounding areas and establish relationships with potential landlords, real estate agencies, developers and property management companies that directly provide housing and/or access to suitable housing options for participants - Identify and ensure a constant pool of apartment resources landlords and real estate agencies as referral resources for promote renting to participants. - Perform apartment inspections for relocations into new units throughout NYC ensure compliance with funder mandates. - Work with the young adults and landlords to negotiate leases and other potential housing challenges - Secure leases in young adults names and act as a liaison between landlords and tenants once they move into the apartments - Available for emergencies related to living conditions and crisis and conflicts between landlord and tenant. - Assist team members with securing resources for security deposit, broker’s fees, moving expenses, furniture, household items, and ensuring that all required supporting documentation is available upon request. General: - Participate in supervision, team meetings, case and service plan reviews, and suggested training. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model and Stages of Change towards. Actively participate in safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, Roundtable meetings, 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 for our Superstart Housing Specialist: - Bachelor’s Degree Required - In Lieu of Bachelors, qualified candidates with High School Diploma/Equivalency plus 2-3 years of experience working the real estate market in NYC. - License as a Real Estate Broker or License as a Real Agent working under the license of a Licensed Real Estate Broker preferred - Knowledge of housing options and programs available required - Ability to work independently and maximize time while conducting field work. - Experience in identifying and overcoming social and economic barriers related to housing needs for those in a lower income bracket. - Demonstrated knowledge of challenges faced by special populations, including mental health disabilities, low income, and homelessness; experience working in a multi-racial, low-income community preferred. - Demonstrated interpersonal flexibility, teamwork, customer service aptitude and excellent oral and written communication skills. - Strong organizational and multi-tasking capability, proven ability to achieve results. - Flexible hours to ensure access and availability. - 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
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 BRAG
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The B.R.A.G. DOE Program is a school-based services component designed to provide culturally competent programming to at-risk youth to reduce the likelihood of their involvement in violence in their school or community, and increase their engagement at school as measured through attendance, academic progress, and other measures. Our B.R.A.G. DOE Program serves middle and high school students. The School Conflict Mediator (SCM) provides attendance outreach and individual and group counseling to students and assists in implementing other aspects of the B.R.A.G./DOE partnership school program to promote the education and leadership goals of the students. The program can also include school-wide activities to assist in changing the culture around violence and to assist schools in their response to incidents that occur in the school or community.  Target participants should reside in or near the target Cure Violence (CV) catchment area, and be selected based on their risk for, and previously documented engagement in, violence or other infractions in the school or community in consultation with the principal and the local CV provider.   Reports to:      ED/Voc Employment Coordinator , B.R.A.G.    Location:            1995 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:                  40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties:                      - Support at-risk youth in their efforts to demonstrate an improvement in overall attendance, academic achievement and reduce incidents of violence or other infractions in school or within the community. - 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 satisfactory attendance rate. 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. - 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. - Work as part of a collaborative team of B.R.A.G./DOE faculty to support student progress. - Provide crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and social-emotional support. - Assist with referrals to outside resources, including cure violence, employment, emergency shelter, day care and additional social and educational services. - Ensure timely completion of documentation of work, statistics and ensure accuracy. Actively engage in individual and team use of data to inform practice. - Responsible for program orientation to the school for students and families. - Engage students’ families to support positive outcomes for the student; assist families with identified needs. - 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: - High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described. - Experience and knowledge of at-risk and gang-involved young people, including skills for working effectively with high-risk teenagers and young adults. - Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly, effectively and collaboratively with all levels of staff, program participants and community members. - Proficiency with computers and hand-held devices, including the ability to use databases and common office programs. - Ability to work highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays. - Ability to walk 30 blocks and travel by public transportation. - Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Experience working with adolescents, individually and in groups. - 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.   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 Bushwick Leaders HS-Academic Excell
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Title:         Boxing Instructor Reports To:   After School Coordinator, Bushwick Leaders High School Location:     976  Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 Hours:       20 hrs per week; Non Exempt, 10 Months   JOB SUMMARY:The Activity Instructor creates and teaches boxing classes to high school students and is responsible for two yearly showcases.    Major Duties: - Recruit participants through Café Jam - Responsible to maintain a minimum of 10 students in boxing activity/ day - Facilitate four boxing classes per week that follow a social group work model - Pre-planning of activity; activities are to provide students with structure, purposeful use of activity and self, including beginning and ending rituals. - Develop boxing curriculum based on students’ interest. Curriculum should promote creativity, self-expression, opportunity for mastery, and emotional and professional growth. - Choreograph several boxing routines for two culminating events, mid-year and end of the year, showcasing students work. - Attend and participate in staff meetings. - Facilitate purposeful activities in community hour and participate on other staff lead activities as part of the staff team - Foster a youth development, strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants. - Engage and facilitate group conversations, tracking and supporting students’ academic success. - Collaborate with the Good Shepherds Day Program. - Document classes/ workshop planning as required. - Perform other duties as assigned. - Participate in after school events including Field trips as needed.   Qualifications: - High School Diploma or GED required. - Some college and experience with adolescents preferred. - Experience and/or training relevant to the position required. - Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name Barbara Blum 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: Residential Life Supervisor, BARBARA BLUM CLOSE TO HOME NSP   Location: 480 Vermont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207   Hours: 40 Hours/Week; Non- Exempt    Some of the primary responsibilities of this role include: provide direct supervision and be 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.   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 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 Monterey Cornerstone Community Cent
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Activity Instructor to provide recreational/educational/arts workshops and activities for young people to learn new skills; as well as an avenue for self-development, exploration, and expression.      Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MONTEREY CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER    Location: 2100 Monterey Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457   Hours: 9-12 hours per week   MAJOR DUTIES:  - Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in basketball and recreational activities.  - Submit lesson/activity plans in-advance.  - Plan and implement a culminating event or project.   - Complete daily progress reports and attendance.  - Manage setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.  - Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.  - Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.  - Perform other duties as assigned.     QUALIFICATIONS:  - High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.  - Must have experience or skill in basketball or physical education.  - Must have the ability to work afternoons, Saturdays and/or evenings.  - Excellent group facilitation skills  - Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name Monterey Cornerstone Community Cent
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Dance Instructor to work with us. The Dance Instructor will teach participants on the dance genre of their expertise, follow and integrate the Good Shepherd prescribed curriculum, and prepare students to present their work at the end of each cycle.    Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MONTEREY CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER    Location: 2100 Monterey Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457   Hours: up to 18 hour per week   Major Duties: - Provide and teach well planned dance classes to participants.  - Follow and implement prescribed sequenced dance curriculum. - Submit unit/activity plans in advance. - Conduct activities enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable. - Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle.  - Completes daily progress reports. - Delegate roles & expectations to group leaders and program aides during class time to assist with the facilitation of a group (where applicable).  - Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the classwork needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class (where applicable).  - Responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. - Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: - Bachelor Degree preferred. - Professional experience in teaching dance required.  - Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.  - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name Monterey Cornerstone Community Cent
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
  The Assistant Group leader supports and assists staff in carrying out all planned enrichment and recreational activities for after school program in the Bronx   Reports to: Program Director   Location: 2100 Monterey Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457    Hours: Monday to Friday - maximum 18 hours per week   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.  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 FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Full TimeCase Planner to join our team.  In this role you will work towards timely permanency planning for children and youth in foster care.    Reports to: Foster Care Supervisor   Location: 7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 Hours / Week; Non Exempt   Major Duties of Case Planners - Assess and monitor for safety and risk. - 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. - Collaborate closely with Youth Skill Trainers, monitor their interactions with youth. - 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 of Case Planners/Case Workers - Bachelor’s degree Required (Social Worker; Psychology; Human Services - Master Level Candidate Highly Encouraged to apply - Flexible to some evenings to accomate youth/families schedule - 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. - Ability to work cooperatively with their agency supervisor(s), KEEP, PTC, and YDSC consultants, ACS and other team members. - Excellent written and verbal skills necessary.   - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. 
Location : Name After-School at IS 292
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
   Reports To:   Program Director, SONYC @ JHS 292  Location:    301 Vermont Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207  Hours:       Up to 17 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Job Summary: The Group Leader is responsible for the overall leadership, planning and implementation of an after-school group for 6-8 youth, including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts, crafts and group building activities delivered both in-person and virtually.           Major Duties:   - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmentally appropriate activities for youth in-person and virtually. - Collaborate with and direct assistant group leaders. - 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:   - Minimum High School Diploma / GED. Two years of college and prior experience working with youth strongly preferred. - 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. - Complete required DOE & DOH clearances.  
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 Beacon M.S. 45
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Group Leaders to work with us. In this role you 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 Location: 2205 Lorillard Place, Bronx, New York 10458 Hours:Summer Camp July 6th - August 20th, 8-9 hours a shift; Fall Regular School Schedule Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm Non-Exempt Major Duties: - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmental activities for youth. - Collaborate with and direct program aides. - Ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment. - Support Activity Instructors with lessons.  Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. - Minimum of two years of college in related field preferred.  - Ability to lead and participate in group sports and recreation.   - Experience in developing group lesson plans or integrated learning packages.

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