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Counselor, Middle School and High School Girls Groups

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Start Date: Oct 02, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Counselor, Middle School and High School Girls Groups


Where: 610 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
When: weekly, October 2017 – May 2018

Liberty LEADS seeks Counselor to work with our middle and or high school aged girls in our afterschool and Saturday programs. The groups should will use project based learning to expose students to discussions around topics that impact young adults such as relationships, school, self-esteem, self-empowerment. Discussions should be interactive and should stimulate analytic and reflective thought contributing to students’ overall personal growth. The goals of of the group are to promote students' self-awareness, social awareness, relationship, and responsible-decision-making skills and improve student attitudes and beliefs about self, others, and school.

The Liberty LEADS Program at Bank Street College is an after-school college access and college success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive academic 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 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..

Responsibilities:

● Create and implement social/emotional learning curriculum for small groups of students
● Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies
● Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS Advisor for supervision and debriefing

Qualifications:

● Master’s degree in counseling, social work, education or related field preferred
● Must possess strong communication skills and knowledge of group development
● Experience creating and running groups with middle school youth



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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