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Counselor Advocate - LEAD at HSDLAS 


Organization Description

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and we are the trusted partner to more than 60,000 individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community and career. We welcome community members at every stage of life to over 50 high-quality programs at 33 sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

CPC's Education and Career Services (ECS) provides dynamic programs and activities that bridge youth and adults with their highest educational, economic and leadership potential. We believe learning is lifelong and we use an asset-based approach to maximize our community members' current strengths. Whether in our schools, community centers, or internship sites, we create equitable learning environments that promote leadership development, self-advocacy, and community building. Our programs equip community members with essential skills and experiences today so they are empowered to take the next step tomorrow.

Position Title: Counselor Advocate (MSW)

Location: High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies (350 Grand Street, NY, NY 10002)

Schedule: Part Time, up to 20 hours weekly

Start Date: October 2019

Program Overview

CPC's LEAD (Learn. Excel. Advocate. Dream) Program at the HS for Dual Language and Asian Studies supports students with their transition from middle school to high school. The program is currently seeking a part-time Counselor Advocate to work collaboratively with CPC's LEAD team in providing holistic youth development programming for 9th and 10th grade students and conduct individualized counseling and case management. Qualified candidates must have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Counselor Advocate will report directly to the LEAD Program Director.

  • Maintain a caseload of 25-30 participants
  • Provide ongoing guidance and counseling sessions; develop individualized service strategies with participants that reflect both their educational and personal goals; monitor progress towards successful promotion to the next grade
  • Support with facilitating weekly skills-building workshops centered on social emotional learning competencies including self-awareness; relationship skills; responsible decision-making; and self-management
  • Ensure consistent participation in program activities and workshops; track participant attendance; procure transcripts; manage participant files
  • Refer students to support services within CPC and/or community partners as needed
  • Fulfill other related responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • MSW required
  • Experience working with high school youth, parents/guardians, and school personnel
  • Familiarity with the NYC Department of Education school grade promotion requirements and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s Core Competencies for Youth Work
  • Culturally competent, self-motivated professional with a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated passion for working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple assignments
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) required
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Manhattan Community Services  
About the Organization Vision: To advance and transform communities

Mission: To promote social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities

Purpose: To be the Premier Social Service and Leadership Development Organization

As the largest Asian American social services agency in the United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. CPC currently serves over 8,000 people daily through 50+ contracted programs in 30+ locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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