Youth Development Counselor - Beacon at P.S. 15

Good Shepherd Services


Beacon at P.S. 15
71 Sullivan Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11213



Job Type:



Part Time



Maximum Hours/Week:

18 hours/week

Job Description:

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! 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 (YDC) to play a key role in setting a positive, safe and welcoming tone, and implementing the evening program for older youth and young adults in the Roosevelt Community Center. The YDC develops caring relationships with youth, implements group activities, and assists them in learning how to work together to solve problems in positive ways. REPORTS TO: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, BEACON AT PS 15 LOCATION: 71 Sullivan Street Brooklyn, NY 11213 HOURS: Up to 18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt MAJOR DUTIES: • Participate in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities. • Participate in program recruitment and community outreach. • Manage setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. • Encourage and guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. • Manage participant’s behavior and maintain safety utilizing strength-based and restorative practices • Implement daily routines, schedules and procedures. • Maintain lesson plans, logs, reports and documentation requirements. • Participate in ongoing meetings, conferences and training programs. • Provide safe passage for participants from the center. • Promote a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. • Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma/GED required; • Experience working/living in Bedford Stuyvesant community preferred • Experience and comfort working with court-involved, gang-involved teens and young men. • Experience and comfort mediating conflict. • Experience or skill in arts, media, dance, sports, recreation, and/or physical education. • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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