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Location : Name BRAG North
Job Locations US-NY-New York City
The Cure Violence Bronx Administrative Assistant works with the Vice President, Administrative Manager and program staff to ensure that all clerical and operational program functions are handled daily. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant supports the team in working with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations of all types to assist in implementing strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in selected “hot spot” areas within the Bronx 46th Precinct, which comprises: Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights and Mount Hope, the Bronx 47th Precinct, which comprises: Woodlawn, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Edenwald, Olinville and Fishbay and the Bronx 52nd Precinct, which comprises: Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Bronx Park, and University Heights. The Administrative Assistant aids the Vice President in coordinating regular mobilization and public education activities, managing social media accounts, overseeing the Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program in addition to assisting the supervisors, other program staff, and conducting community outreach.   REPORTS TO: Administrative Manager   LOCATION: Fordham Road, East 233rd Street & Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY   HOURS: 40 Hours/Week, Non-Exempt     MAJOR DUTIES: - Provide office support to each B.R.A.G. unit as a program liaison by organizing, planning and executing daily activities. - Conduct all facets of the onboarding process that includes employment applications, background checks, medical clearances, toxicology testing and references via iCIMS. - Create and maintain all social media accounts to deliver the “No Guns, No Shootings” message, activities that are planned, followed and collaborated with relevant organizations connected to our mission. - Supervise all B.R.A.G. interns ensuring schedules, tasks, etc. are followed and or completed daily. - Coordinate program partnerships with local elected official staff. - Process clerical material, including typing and filing program and administrative correspondence and distribute checks. - Assist in entering data into the appropriate system as needed. - Create information packets and maintain materials for distribution to outside youth service providers to cultivate potential referrals as necessary. - Purchase and maintain inventory of office, kitchen, and new intake supplies. - Create, review and organize the volunteer list. - Attend all relevant meetings, trainings, workshops and outside events. - Schedule and attend regular participation in meetings coordinated by the DOHMH, the MOCJ/OPGV and GSS internal meetings as required. - Maintain and track petty cash, metro cards, youth stipends and other forms of reimbursement methods. - Answer and appropriately direct incoming calls and visitors. Maintain office equipment. - With the Vice President and staff, review shootings and other significant violent occurrences to plan immediate community response and other appropriate interventions. - Conduct outreach to the community (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships with young people, residents, businesses and community groups including communities of faith and agencies providing services within the - catchment area. - Attend and or represent the program at all relevant Precinct Council, Community Board and additional meetings. - With the Senior Program Director, organize and lead regular mobilization activities within the community, including response to individual shootings, rallies, planning and coordination meetings, and public education activities. - Assist the Senior Program Director in the development and distribution of public education materials, including flyers, posters, stickers and social media postings to promulgate a “no guns, no shootings” message. - Support the Vice President in creating, ordering, maintaining and inventorying apparel for staff. - Provides support in the documentation of all work including shootings and acts of violence prevented, case notes, referrals using DOHMH, MOCJ/OPGV and GSS approved database. - Perform other duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS:  - High School Diploma or GED required. - Bachelor’s degree preferred.  - Proficient in Micro Soft Office, Excel, Outlook, Intranet engines, databases and hand-held devices - Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly, effectively and collaboratively with all levels of staff, program participants and community members - Ability to work highly flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays - No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence - Commitment to working toward positive community change - Valid, clean NYS driver’s license preferred - Bilingual Spanish-English preferred - Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth and family 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:   UNIT SUPERVISOR, BARBARA BLUM CLOSE TO HOME NSP   Location:    480 Vermont Avenue, 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.   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 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:   UNIT SUPERVISOR, BARBARA BLUM CLOSE TO HOME NSP   Location:    480 Vermont Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11207   Hours:       Up to 21 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!   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 Sharp House NSD
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
It is envisaged that this position will be about a 50:50 split of duties. The Recreation Specialist/Youth Development Counselor develops, implements and provides recreational programs for all participants within the NSD residence to promote: self-development and expression; pro-social behavior; and habits, knowledge and skills that promote long-term healthy living. She/he also works as and collaborates with and supports the Youth Development staff by assisting youth in learning how to work together to solve problems in positive ways. She/he helps youth develop life skills and develop constructive relationships and supports the Sanctuary Model.   Reports to:      Program Director and/or Residential Life Supervisor   Location:         2207 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453   Hours:        40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties:   Duties in the role of Recreation Specialist: - Design, plan, and conduct programming in specified areas including sports, fitness and performing arts (dance, poetry, music, etc.), life skills and healthy living in consultation with program leadership and Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ) of ACS. - Research resources and venues pertaining to activities and maintain documentation of all events/activities to be kept on file (including submission of monthly calendar of activities) and adhere to documentation requirements (GSS logs, reports, etc). - Organize, plan and oversee special and cultural events and activities taking account of residents’ cultural diversity and traditions. - In consultation with the program director and other program leadership, develop a schedule of daily activities that will be - Set up, operate and clean up of activities. - Work closely with GSS Development Department in the organization and planning of corporate sponsored events and activities and create partnerships with community providers. Attend community partnership meetings. - Ensure the proper care and supervision of supplies and Agency equipment. - Guide youth in making positive choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. - Resolve conflict within groups, seeking assistance from staff, supervisors and directors as needed. - Participate in Treatment Team, Team Meetings, and other meetings as required. - 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 when necessary on trips throughout the City and locality.   Duties in the role of Youth Development Counselor: - 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 residence. - Provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families and participate in youth and family development. Coordinate court ordered visits which includes supervised home visits, day passes and facility visits, 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. - Providing safe transportation for residents for court ordered appointments.   For both roles: - Attend all mandatory training required by DYFJ and GSS. - Responsible for adhering to all pertinent DYFJ and ACS regulations. - 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 required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience preferred. - Valid New York State driver’s license required. - 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. - Must be flexible to work during hours participants are available (e.g. some evening and weekend hours). - Must be able to complete and pass all components of Safe Crisis Management physical intervention training. - 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 and kneeling movements to and from the floor and supporting a participant’s body weight. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name Sharp House NSD
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for 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, SHARP HOUSE   Location:    2207 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:      40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt    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 residence.                                        - Provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families and participate in youth and family development. Coordinate court ordered visits which includes supervised home visits, day passes and facility visits, etc. (Visits suspended during use as quarantine house.) - 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.         - Providing safe transportation for residents for court ordered appointments. (Not during use as quarantine house.) - Attend all mandatory training required by DYFJ (Department of Youth Family Justice ) and GSS. - Responsible for adhering to all DYFJ and OCFS regulations. - 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.   - Valid driver’s license required.  - Must be able to complete and pass all components of required physical intervention training. - 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. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective.   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 Sharp House NSD
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for 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, SHARP HOUSE   Location:    2207 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:      Up to 21 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   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 residence.                                        - Provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families and participate in youth and family development. Coordinate court ordered visits which includes supervised home visits, day passes and facility visits, etc. (Visits suspended during use as quarantine house.) - 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.         - Providing safe transportation for residents for court ordered appointments. (Not during use as quarantine house.) - Attend all mandatory training required by DYFJ (Department of Youth Family Justice ) and GSS. - Responsible for adhering to all DYFJ and OCFS regulations. - 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.   - Valid driver’s license required. - Must be able to complete and pass all components of required physical intervention training. - 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. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective.   Additional Qualifications:  - Must be able to successfully complete state mandated crisis intervention training within two months of hire - Must successfully complete a pre-hire physical ability test. - Ability to perform physical restraint of youth using approved restraint procedures. - Must be capable of sustained physical exertion and have no limitations on ability to engage in necessary physical intervention activities including but not limited to: standing, twisting, turning, kneeling, and supporting a participant’s body weight.
Location : Name FFC Treatment Unit
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Under the supervision of an LCSW, the therapist provides professional mental health care for children and youth in Family foster Care (FFC) and Theraputic Family Foster Care (TFFC)   This position provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to address identified personal, behavioral or family issues. The therapist will utilize a strength-based, youth and family development approach. Additionally they ensure that the Sanctuary Seven commitments are embedded into practice, and that the tools of this model are utilized when appropriate to address the trauma symptoms of the foster care population.   Title: Therapist, Treatment and Family Foster Care   Reports To: Mental Health Supervisor   Location: 7 West Burnside Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt   Major Duties: - Provide individual, group and/or family therapy to children and youth in Family Foster Care and Treatment Family Foster Care Department using clinical interventions to address the significant trauma and complex needs of our population. - Coordinate and collaborate with external mental health providers if youth is being seen outside of Good Shepherd Mental Health Department for therapeutic services in order to maintain cohesive treatment. - Participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to collaborate with case planning and medical staff to inform the team of youth’s progress in treatment.   - Maintain accurate client records and submit all time sensitive documentation within expected deadlines. - Complete necessary documentation in Connections and Evolv (psychosocial intakes, session notes, outreach attempts) and complete initial and quarterly treatment plans, annual mental health assessments, and trauma based assessments on each assigned youth.  - Provide appropriate service recommendations to support diagnostic impressions and case conceptualization - Implement interventions and clinical support to assist the treatment team working through crisis with youth and continuously communicate with all members of each client’s team with relevant updates. - Must be willing to provide outreach services in the community to engage youth in services. Provide effective coaching, teaching and modeling to allow for the de-escalation of a crisis and provide for processing of crisis situations. - Observe and promptly respond to behavioral issues, adhere to safety standards, and encourage problem-solving dialogue. - 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. - 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: - New York State LMSW required, - LCSW Eligible/Preferred - Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. - Must be able to remain flexible and maintain collaborative communication - Two years of experience providing clinical assessment, individual and/or family therapy - Knowledge or familiarity with trauma based interventions is preferred. - Familiarity with DSM-V and diagnostic criteria - Must have a commitment to work from a strength- based, youth and family development, and trauma informed perspective. - Must be Flexible to working some evenings until 8pm 
Location : Name Prince Joshua Avitto Comm. Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Summer Activity Instructor for Culinary Artswill create and implement classes encouraging students’ creativity through planning, preparing, cooking, baking, plating, presentation and service of food.   REPORTS TO: Director of Youth Services   LOCATION: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207   HOURS: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt,      Major Duties: - Facilitate classes 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. - Facilitate a variety of techniques and skill activities based on students’ interest. Activities should promote teamwork, opportunity for mastery, and emotional and professional growth. - Attend and participate in staff meetings. - 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. - Document classes/ workshop planning as required. - Participate in Field trips as needed. - Perform other duties as assigned. - Lessons should result in an act for a showcase/talent show or a form of community service.   Qualfications: - 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, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name Prince Joshua Avitto Comm. Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Summer Activity Instructor for Arts & Craftswill create and implement classes encouraging students’ creativity through various types of art, i.e. painting, drawing, clay etc. and prepare students to present their work at the end of the summer.   REPORTS TO: Director of Youth Services   LOCATION: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207   HOURS: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt,      Major Duties: •Develop art curriculum (based on students’ interest and programmatic theme) encompassing an array of different aspects of the art industry; providing participants with experience and knowledge of various artistic professions. Curriculum will promote creativity, self-expression, mastery, and emotional and professional growth. • Plan and implement a culminating event or project. •Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified. • Provide direction, supervision and guidance at all times. •Create a youth development, strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants. • Arrange setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. • Document classes/workshop planning as required • Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: • High School diploma or GED required; Bachelors degree preferred. • 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 trauma-informed, strength-based and youth and family development perspective.
Location : Name Prince Joshua Avitto Comm. Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Summer Activity Instructor for Music teaches and facilitates a youth centered class on the music genre of their expertise, and prepare students to present their work at the end of the summer.   REPORTS TO: Director of Youth Services   LOCATION: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207   HOURS: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt     MAJOR DUTIES: - Develop and facilitate a music curriculum encompassing different aspects of music, providing participants with experience and knowledge of artistic language, skills and professions. Curriculum must promote social group work, creativity, self-expression, mastery, social-emotional development and professional growth - Attend and participate in staff meetings - Create a strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community - Arrange, setup, operate and clean classroom spaces before and after activities. Organize inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Document classes/workshop through lesson plans in advanced or as required - Coordinate presentation showcasing students work - Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor   QUALIFICATIONS:   -  High School diploma or GED required. -  Some college and experience with adolescents preferred. -  Minimum 1 year experience and/or training relevant to the position required. -  Must be able to engage young people while setting structure and limits in a group setting. -  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. -  Must be committed to work from a social group work, strengths-based and youth development perspective.  
Location : Name West Brooklyn Community High School
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:  Director, Brooklyn West Brooklyn Community High School Location: 1053 41st Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 Hours:  35 Hours/Week; Non- Exempt   JOB SUMMARY: In conjunction with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) transfer high school staff, the College Access Counselor develops and implements successful college access strategies and services, creating a culture that embraces college as a viable option and supports attainment of this through the provision of a full array of individual and group college readiness activities. The College Access Counselor also works in conjunction with the Transfer School staff to plan and implement retention activities for graduates.   MAJOR DUTIES: - Collaborates with staff to offer college readiness activities to the broader student population and to create a culture of college anticipation in the school - Participates in regular meetings with school staff on college and career readiness (includes, but not limited to the Learning to Work Internship Coordinator, Guidance Counselor and other school designees as necessary) - Develops activities that enhance exploration of college as a post-secondary choice and option - Teaches College and Careers class three days per week - Works with Advocate Counselors to assure that each student creates a clear attainable postgraduate plan - Provides direct individual and group college advisement - Arranges for student participation in college fairs, tours and retreats - Arranges speakers and panels related to college issues - Provides information on financial aid and planning and assistance with FAFSA and scholarship applications, as well as applications to SEEK, EOP, HEOP and College Discovery programs - Provides assistance with college choice, exploration and completion of college applications in a timely manner - Provides workshops for parents on financial aid and the college choice and application process to inform and to attain their support for a college option - Creates and maintains social networking Internet sites for alumnae - Regularly updates student contact information - Provide parent orientation for students proceeding on to college in collaboration with school staff - Plans and implements regular meetings for alumnae in collaboration with school leadership - Acts as a liaison with Kingsborough Community College and New York City Technology in collaboration with school leadership as we develop deeper connections with these institutions - Conduct periodic surveys of school alumnae and prepare statistical reports - Maintains all required statistical and narrative documentation - Participates in staff training and meetings, including school retreats and professional development - Performs other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor’s degree in a related field and prior experience working with young adults required - Prior workshop/seminar development and implementation experience preferred; prior college counseling experience strongly preferred - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred - Strong ability to create engaging and relevant activities for students and their families connected to college - Ability to work weekends, including overnight when necessary - Ability to travel to GSS program sites throughout Brooklyn - Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - Must have excellent organizational, teamwork, verbal and written communication skills - Must have a commitment of work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective
Location : Name East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
In the context of child-centered,  the Case Planner provides family-focused practice to promote permanency, safety and well-being, and to reduce length of stay in foster care, the case planner  also provides comprehensive casework services for both youth and families.  The case planner provides all case management services and ensures that all ACS mandates are in compliance. Casework delivery is to be consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy and within city and state mandates. Please note this position is based ONSITE with the possibly of 1 or 2 days Remote. We provide a range of programming for Vulnerable Youth/Adoloscent with history of Trauma..   Title: CASE PLANNER, EUPHRASIAN RESIDENCE RAPID INTERVENTION CENTER (RIC)   Reports to: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES   Location: 337 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003   Hours: 40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   MAJOR DUTIES: - Maintain primary case planning responsibility for 16-20 cases in collaboration with the social  worker.  - Establish immediate contact with families to provide information about the program. - Conduct required casework contacts with the child, parent, and collateral contacts (schools, service providers, medical personnel, mental health practitioners, youth development counselor and substance abuse counselors). - Work collaboratively with Social Worker to make assessment-based referrals as necessary to meet the needs of the child and/or parent. - Assess birth parent’s homes for diagnostic purposes to ensure the safety of youth and family while at home and complete home safety assessments. - Attend court and permanency hearings. - Maintain up to date case records 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. - Submit, PYA, FASP and Permanency Hearing Report on the internal date for review provided by the agency's compliance department. - Manage case load of AWOC and work collaboratively with assigned Social Worker to locate AWOC youth. - Develop community relationships and communicate with all collaterals, including ACS. - In collaboration with the primary social worker, youth development counselor, work with full treatment team, family and youth to develop the most appropriate permanency plan with emphasis on lasting family connections and/or other permanent caring connections in the community. - Attend and participate in treatment team meetings, service plan reviews and FTC’s; provide relevant input. - Maintain appropriate and relevant documentation of all contacts and events. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools such as safety plans, community meetings, psycho-education groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences 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. - Provide coverage for Marian Hall cases when necessary. - Perform other duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor’s degree required.  - Experience working with families and adolescents in the child welfare system required.  - Must be able to establish working relationships with participants in need of supportive services.  - Must have working knowledge of Connections.  - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  - Ability to work flexible hours, including two evenings.  - Ability to use public transportation to travel throughout New York City.  - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety and well-being.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma informed perspective.  - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.  - NYS Drivers Licensed preferred.  This position is ONSITE and supporting Adoloscents/Young Adults 
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Great opportunity for Bachelor Level Candidates looking to grow in Child Welfare. Family Reunification Specialist collaborate with our Case Planning team to support our families in their reunification process. Caseloads are approximately 15-20 families. Specialist will gather intricate details of each family while supporting reunification efforts. We are seeking self motivated candidates who have strong and long term interest in supporting Children/Families in underserved communities.   Reports to: SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, FAMILY FOSTER CARE   Location: 7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 Hours / Week; Exempt   Major Duties: - Ensuring Access to Material Supports – The Reunification Specialists will meet with the family in their home to identify material items that are necessary for trial discharge. Once the items have been identified, the Reunification Specialists will go shopping with the family to purchase the necessary items such as, but not limited to, furniture, bedding, hygiene products, clothing, food, and school supplies. To ensure a smoother transition from care to trial discharge, a new aspect of the program will be for the Reunification Specialists will help set up the space with the family for the return of the child(ren). The Reunification Specialists will also be responsible for tracking and reporting on all purchases and expenses. - Education ‐ The Reunification Specialists will work with the Education Specialist to understand the children(s) current educational information and situation. The Education Specialist and the Reunification Specialists will work closely with each family who is approaching trial discharge to discuss the current education plan to ensure a smooth transition in educational services when the youth is on trial discharge. The Reunification Specialists will ensure that the proper transportation resources are set up for the family and will link the family to afterschool services as necessary. The Reunification Specialists will accompany the family to the school during the first few days as necessary. - Home making – When appropriate, the Reunification Specialists will ensure home making services are in place for the family, to ensure a smooth transition. The Reunification Specialists will become familiar with the available services and referral process to make sure when needed, these services are in place.  - Public Assistance – When families are eligible for public assistance, the Reunification Specialists will ensure the proper paperwork and applications are completed, and often times will complete the application with the family and make sure they are submitted through the proper channels. They will continue to follow up with the respective government agency to make sure that the family receives the necessary public assistance. The Reunification Specialists will work with the families on an ongoing basis to make sure that they continue to receive the benefits and if they become eligible for a new benefit, the Reunification Specialists will work with the family to apply. The Reunification Specialists will also link families to Single Stop provided to help with essential supports and benefits post discharge, which will be a new aspect of the program. Reunification Specialists will form relationships with local Single Stop programs so when a family is on trial discharge, the referral process will be smooth. - Health Care – In conjunction with the GSS Health Services Department, the Reunification Specialists will provide links to services and ensure continuity of care. Staff will ensure that receive a copy of the child’s Medicaid Cards and help them with health/behavioral services as needed. - Community Supports – The Reunification Specialists will be responsible for making necessary connections to community supports. It will be the Reunification Specialists who make referrals for families on trial discharge to preventive services in their community district. Each family who is placed on trial discharge will be offered a referral to preventive services. Additionally, the Reunification Specialist and/or the Parent Advocate will accompany the family to at least the first appointment at preventive services. One of the first tasks of the Reunification Specialists will be to assess the community for local partners to enter into linkages. These will include, but are not limited to, local Community Based Organization (CBO) that specialize in housing, job placement, vocational training, health and behavioral healthcare, and child care. These linkages will be available to families as they are planning for, and entering, trial discharge.  - Policies and Procedures – Develop policy and procedures for when families are planning for, and are on, trial discharge. These will include the steps necessary for trial discharge, various responsible parties including their roles, and specific procedures leading up to, and during, trial discharge. Additionally, to ensure services are being matched to family needs a checklist will be created for the Reunification Specialists to use when planning for trial discharge. They will use this checklist to ensure all of the necessary referrals are made and necessary supports are in place.  - Trial Discharge Planning Conference –Reunification Specialists to lead a trial discharge conference meeting for each family preparing for trial discharge. This meeting will be comprised of all internal staff who are part of the family’s planning. Staff will discuss and identify all of the needs of the family using the checklist described above. The Reunification Specialists will use this discussion to clearly map out a plan for all of the different services for the family. - Data Collection and Review –The Reunification Specialist will work with Good Shepherd Services’ Program Evaluation and Planning (PEP) Department to review outcomes and data. The Reunification Specialist and PEP will meet on a quarterly basis to ensure that the program is meeting and exceeding the desired outcomes.  - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care, when applicable, in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment - Utilize Solution Based Casework in casework practice. - Implement Solution Based Casework model of casework practice within the department/program. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration. - Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process. - Perform other duties as assigned.     Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in related field required; MSW or at least one year related experience preferred.  - 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 case planners, supervisor(s), KEEP, PTC, 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 West Brooklyn Community High School
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
  Our High Schools serve students who are over-age, under credited and have a history of truancy. The AdvocateCounselor 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. He/ She will support the school’s mission of providing students with a quality academic experience that prepares them for post-secondary education, meaningful employment, healthy relationships, and participation in the life of their communities.   Reports to:  Assistant Director, Brooklyn Frontiers   Location: 1053 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219  Hours:  35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties: - Responsible for a caseload of students, including maintaining their attendance and educational progress and providing regular individual counseling meetings. - Provide attendance outreach, counseling and family support to help students attain a regular attendance rate of 90%. This includes home or work site visits. - 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 in a related field. Master’s degree preferred. - Bilingual Spanish/English or Creole/English preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Experience working with adolescents, individually and in groups. - Must be able to use of public transportation and the ability to walk up stairs. - 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 Justice Initiatives
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
TITLE: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AIM PROGRAM   REPORTS TO: DIVISION DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY BASED JUSTICE AND MENTORING INITATIVES   LOCATION: 480 Vennont Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11207   HOURS: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt   JOB SUMMARY: The Program Director is responsible for leadership and day-to-day operations of the AIM Program in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood. AIM is an intensive mentoring and advocacy program serving adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are on juvenile probation or facing institutional placement as a result of a Family Court disposition .   MAJOR DUTIES: • Supervise implementation of AIM Program consistent with contractual mandates, standards and procedures set by GSS and Department of Probation (DOP) • Create opportunities for participants to maximize their potential through engaging programming, high expectations, and quality services • Ensure program utilization meets contractual obligations • Recruit, screen and hire culturally appropriate advocate/mentors •·Ensure that all advocate/mentors receive GSS required trainings • Coordinate DOP technical assistance • Conduct assessment and create Individualized Service Plans in conjunction with advocate/mentors, mentees and family members • Provide supervision and coaching to advocate/ mentors; review all case notes • Lead case conferences & staff meetings • Develop on-call schedule • Serve as liaison with DOP, having at minimum weekly contact with Probation Officers • Oversee community outreach • Ensure proper staff usage of internal and external databases • Monitor and manage program budget • Develop, track and report program milestones, outputs and outcomes and ensure timely reporting to DOP • Develop and implement processes that ensure integration of participant feedback in program planning • Participate in agency work groups and committees. • Represent Good Shepherd Services at relevant external meetings. • Complete and provide narrative and statistical reports to Good Shepherd administrative departments and public funders as needed.   QUALIFICATIONS: • New York State social worker licensure (LMSW) • Prior supervisory experience • Experience and comfort working with court-involved young adults • Familiarity with Brooklyn community and the challenges of young adults living there • Solid group work skills, familiarity with cognitive-behavioral interventions, and/or evidence-based practice, preferred • Ability to work evenings and some weekends • Proficiency using word processing, spreadsheet and databases • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective
Location : Name Youth Reception Center
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 Counselor to work alongside other team members to provide 24 hours supervision, structure and guidance to the residents of a 10 bed female adolescent Youth Reception Center. 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, YOUTH RECEPTION CENTER Location:     479 Jersey Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207 Hours:        Up to 21 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt; Weekend availability preferred    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; comfortable driving in the New York Metro areas including the five boroughs and Long Island.  - 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 Youth Reception Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
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 10 bed female adolescent Youth Reception Center. 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, YOUTH RECEPTION CENTER Location:    479 Jersey Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207 Hours:       40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt    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; comfortable driving in the New York Metro areas including the five boroughs and Long Island.  - 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 Functional Family Therapy
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Receptionist will greet, screen, and direct visitors, answer all calls to the switchboard, handle varied clerical and other duties to support program and building-wide activities, and collaborate with other staff to ensure there is always coverage at the front desk of the building.   Reports to:                Administrative Assistant/Office Manager   Location:                   692 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207   Hours:                       18 hours, non-exempt (M&W 1-6PM; F 11-6PM)   Major Duties: - Receive and direct all phone calls, responsible for all switchboard functions - Greet, screen, sign-in, and announce all visitors and participants and ensure that all entering know where to go; manage waiting room area while visitors wait to be attended - Keep track of staff members as they enter and depart the building in order to keep them apprised of any visitors or packages - Sort and post mail and packages keeping all staff and program mailboxes up to date - Keep waiting area, reception desk, and adjacent areas free from clutter or garbage and ensure a safe and hygienic work environment - Assist with varied clerical duties such as printing, copying, typing forms or creating documents, filing documents in case records, sending out mailings, compiling statistics, and assisting with processing new case openings in state and city databases as requested - Maintain staff and participant sign-in logs each day Qualifications: - High School Diploma with some receptionist-related experience - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; Spanish preferred - Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word & Excel) - Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor, cooperate with colleagues, ensure a safe and respectful work environment, and exhibit courteous and respectful behavior towards all staff, participants, and visitors  
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: 40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt ( Overnight Shifts 11pm to 7am)     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 Brooklyn Community-Based Programs
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Education Specialist is responsible for collaborating with Program Directors and School Administration Representatives to enrich GSS after school programming by providing guidance, training and support to implement high quality activities that provide challenging learning opportunities for all participants and increase academic skills.     Reports to:    Vice President of Education & Vocation Programs (After Schools)   Location:     173 Conover Street, Brooklyn NY 11231   Hours:       35 Hours/Week; Exempt     Major Duties: Collaborate with the GSS Program Director and Education Director to cultivate an after school environment that fosters creativity and curiosity where participants experience themselves as learners and academic skills are increased.  - Align learning objectives with DYCD and GSS Program Director - Provide ongoing training, support, development and feedback to after school staff around lesson planning and delivery of all activities with a special focus on STEM to ensure quality programming. - Assist GSS after school staff in aligning lesson plans and implementation with the After School Model of Social Group Work Methodology and Circle of Courage. - Establish a system to review staff lesson plans to ensure that all activities are age-appropriate, pre-planned and sequenced to meet specific learning goals. - Utilize DYCD and GSS observation tools to formally observe activities and provide feedback. - Meet regularly with GSS Program Directors to review program observations, discuss training needs and support thematic programming. - Support GSS staff in providing effective STEM/ Literacy/Leadership activities. - Collaborate with the Education Director to select relevant curricula for COMPASS and SONYC programs. - Modify and synthesize curricula to meet the needs of after school programming and ensure curricula are accessible to GSS after school staff. - Create and provide curriculum-specific trainings to ensure that staff is prepared to implement packaged or prepared thematic curricula. - Assist Performance Evaluation Planning (PEP) department in the implementation of pre and post assessments and using data to inform programming as indicated by results. - Assist in the implementation of any grants including attending quarterly meetings, partnering with researchers to ensure effective implementation of evaluation tools including pre and post surveys, creating scaffolding activities that help participants connect to the curriculum, supporting staff to implement the curriculum and contributing to the overall organization and facilitation of programming - Ensure that staff are well equipped to facilitate STEM, or Literacy and Leadership Enrichment activities in accordance with DYCD standards. - Attend ExpandEd workshops and professional development workshops as needed. - Monitor, coordinate and provide observations and support for specially funded programs.   Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, Master’s Degree preferred.  - Certified Elementary or Middle School Teacher with specific background knowledge in developmentally appropriate reading techniques and remedial reading strategies a plus. - Must have knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and Literacy Activities - Must possess effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills. - Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with afterschool program staff, parents and students. - Must be able to travel to specific after school sites. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.    

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