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Counseling Coordinator, Liberty LEADS

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Start Date: Sep 05, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Counseling Coordinator

The Liberty LEADS Program (LLP) at Bank Street College is an after-school, college access and success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive program and a wide range of resources for students in grades 5 through 12, Monday through Saturday, for 11 months of the year. Liberty LEADS works to ensure that urban youth with few economic resources have access to the supports necessary to realize their potential, make positive contributions to society, and smoothly make the transition into college or an entry-level career. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.

Liberty LEADS seeks an energetic qualified bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Counseling Coordinator to join our team. We are looking for someone who will be committed to improving the lives of our students and families. The Counseling Coordinator will play a vital role in our community providing direct service to the LLP families and students as well as engaging in administrative and supervisory tasks.


Working as a member of a team in LLP the Counseling Coordinator will report directly to the Director.

Responsibilities include the following,

Direct service responsibilities:
  • Conduct outreach to ensure high familial and student participation
  • Conduct outreach and make a plan with our high risk students and families
  • Monitor, evaluate progress of students/families according to measurable goals
  • Identify counseling referrals for families and students and connect families to said resources
  • Conduct psychosocial intakes of new LLP students and families
  • Monitor waiting list of students
  • Advocate for students and families in schools/community and program. Conduct school visits.
  • When needed provide ongoing individual and group counseling and crisis intervention services for student and families
  • Develop and facilitate psycho-educational workshops for students and families parents
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of summer social emotional learning programs
  • Develop and facilitate student leadership retreats

Administrative/supervisory responsibilities:
  • Oversee all aspects of counseling programming including Saturday programming
  • Set up and maintain system for family/student psychosocial intakes, student advisement, case management and assessment
  • Supervise social work interns and counseling adjuncts
  • Recruit, train and supervise staff to conduct social emotional learning and activity-based counseling groups for students in the after school and weekend program
  • Participate in program wide events
  • Maintain student records
  • Attend LLP meetings
  • Assist in the preparation of reports to State Education Department and other funders


  • Bachelors in Psychology, Social Work or related field and 1-2 years of social service work required
  • Spanish-Bilingual Required
  • Individual, group and family counseling experience necessary
  • Masters in Social Work or Counseling Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with urban adolescent youth
  • Familiarity with peer mediation and conflict resolution preferred

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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