What it means to work at Fedcap The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the \"Power of Possible.\" Purpose of the Position: The Advocate Counselor will assist P.U.L.S.E. HS students with career and education exploration, work preparation, skills development and internships. He/she will serve as the primary person for student case load of 50 youth. The Advocate Counselor is well versed in career, college, supportive services and internship practices. Specifically, the Advocate Counselor will manage school attendance outreach, track transcripts for academic achievement, assist in homework help, encourage and support internship participation and identify and make community based referrals as needed among other activities. Overall, the role of the Advocate Counselor is to establish a trusting and positive relationship to support each youth. The Advocate Counselor will act as advisor, confidant, helper and interpreter along the youth's path toward diploma achievement and career path. Learning to Work -- a combination of career development and internships to motivate older youth to set goals and envision a future connected to further education or employment. This program is funded by the Department of Education and serves over 200 attendees of PULSE High School in the Bronx, who tend to be 17-21 years old and have chosen to return to high school. Essential Job Functions: * Has prime responsibility for ensuring the youth maximizes the transfer school and learning to work experience. * Works closely with students, both individually and in groups, through the college application process by assisting students and families with writing college essays, submitting college applications, and completing financial aid and scholarship applications. * Facilitate a weekly seminar on life skills and work readiness training * Facilitate a career awareness workshop series using our \"Get Ready\" curriculum * Assist with psychosocial assessments * Provide individual and group counseling for students * Participate in family counseling sessions and parent conferences * Monitor students' attendance * Conducts outreach as needed. Including calls to both student and parent/guardian. Home visits are conducted if a student has unexplained absence of 2 days or more * Attend school monthly attendance meetings * Maintain student files, including progress notes on counseling sessions and internships * Inputs information (every contact, outreach, meeting conducted) into program database * Develops an Individual Service Strategy plan (ISS) with each student in case load. * Develops an Individual Post-Secondary Plan with each student in case load * Develop and monitor bi-weekly case-conferencing during staff meetings * Attends college visits with students, assists students in completing college applications and assures submission. * Follows-up and maintains communication with all graduates for one year to assure college enrollment in college or employment * Assist Program Director in coordination all program activities * Perform additional duties as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. * Bachelor's Degree preferred. High School Diploma required. * Knowledge of and ability to follow Agency mission, philosophy, policies and procedures; * Knowledge of and ability to follow department policies and procedures * Knowledge and practice of youth development principles * Ability to develop and maintain working relations with youth, community providers and school personnel * Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment * Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills (writing samples required) * Knowledge of youth services available in New York City * Computer literate experience using MS Office Suite and databases. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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