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Counselor/Advocate


Responsibilities

 

  • Plan and implement program activities in accordance with the program funder’s guidelines 
  • Counsel on an individual and/or group basis as necessary to assess participants’ needs
    and identify available support services
  • Develop Individual Career and Education Plans with each youth, review and revise these plans monthly to reflect changes in the youths’ academic situations
  • Plan daily lesson plans and lead group sessions during and after school
  • Supervise volunteers, especially college students and retired educators
  • Provide case management and counseling to students to help address any unmet needs of
    the youth and their families
  • Advocate for participants by contacting agencies, support service providers and other resources, which will assist clients in obtaining required services and
    other advocacy needs
  • When special issues arise, refer participants to the appropriate support services
  • Provide program related information to participants as necessary
  • Administer pre- and post-tests and assist with the tracking of participants’ outcomes for the
    purposes of program evaluation
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, monitor the program’s progress towards goals and develop plans for corrective action as required
  • Complete records & reports to track & assure successful program outcomes
  • Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by the Director for effective program operation
  • Perform such duties as the supervisor may assign
  • Attend/support Urban League of Rochester events and fund raising functions

Qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, administration or related social service field
  • Experience or background in criminal or juvenile justice system a plus
  • At least one-year experience in a related field desired and experience in working with youth
    and families in an urban setting
  • Ability to relate, communicate, and work with a diverse population and understand the issues relevant to such population
  • Proven ability to make presentations and lead trainings for groups
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to relate well to youth from diverse backgrounds and to understand the barriers to success that less advantaged youth often face
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of community resources for youth and families is a plus
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Exel (Spreadsheets, forms, etc.) and ability to produce required documentation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and be available past 5 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays
  • Access to reliable transportation












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