SCO is looking for a well-qualified Future Focus Counselor!!!
The Future Focus Counselor provides individual and group counseling to a caseload of students who are nearing their graduation date. Through the engagement of students and families, the Future Focus Counselor supports student attendance and academic achievement; provides successful college and career access strategies and services; assists school leadership in developing a school culture that embraces college as a viable option after high school. This is accomplished through individual and group college readiness activities, parent outreach activities and the development of partnerships with colleges and universities.
•Engage students’ families and assist with identified needs
•Plan and facilitate weekly groups with students, including post-secondary activity groups
•Monitor student attendance and educational progress as they progress to graduation
•Provide college readiness activities to ensure that graduates of EBCHS have a clear and attainable post-graduation plan
•Develop activities that encourage the exploration of college as a postsecondary option and provide assistance to students with college choices, exploration, and the completion of college applications
•Plan and implement parent workshops on financial aid and college choice to engage parents in college as a viable option for students
•Partner with local CUNY colleges and have knowledge of how students can apply to FAFSA, SEEK, EOP, HEOP, and College Discovery
•Plan college trips at local, upstate, and out of state colleges and chaperone students on trips
•Assist with student referrals to outside resources, including employment, emergency shelter, day care, health services, and additional social services
•Work as a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, retreats, and staff development, to support student progress
•Provide counseling and conduct attendance outreach, including home visits and visits to work sites
•Provide crisis intervention and conflict mediation and assistance as needed
•Support student growth by providing continuous feedback and resources to meet the individual needs of students
•Assist students in preparing financial aid, college applications, and other post-high school career and academic plans
•Regularly update student contact information; follow up with graduates and maintain data on post-secondary education and employment for graduates after they leave the school.
•Work as a team with school leadership and other Future Focus Counselors
•Other duties as required
•Education/Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; Masters preferred
•Years of Experience: Prior experience working with adolescents required, including individual and group work. Prior workshop/seminar development and implementation experience, preferably centered on college and career counseling
•Proficiency in another language preferred
•Commitment to assisting students in understanding and working with the school mission and philosophy
•Commitment to work from a strengths based and youth development perspective
If you are interested in the position mentioned above, please fax or email a copy of your resume with a cover letter indicating the position of interest to:
Name/Title: Allison Newman.
Fax: 718 927-6885