Student Advocate, Peacemaker

Location
New York, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 08, 2019
Ref
STUDE01032
The Harlem Peacemaker program supports elementary and middle schools, offering a school success program during the school day and providing afterschool programs as well as summer programming. All of the programs are operated under the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Aged Childcare (SACC) as well as one DYCD location. The programs provide young people and their families with the support and services that enable them to have a vision of a productive future.

We are seeking full-time Student Advocates to monitor the progress of each student assigned to their caseload through regular contact and collaboration with the student, his/her parents, school staff, and all other stakeholders. The Student Advocate will develop individualized action plans to help students achieve academic, social and personal success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote academic, social, and personal success for 25-30 students
  • Schedule school visits, meet with guidance counselors and teachers to discuss student academic progress
  • Distribute and review bi-weekly progress reports
  • Schedule weekly advisement/counseling sessions with students
  • Develop curriculum and write lesson plans for career and college prep workshops and seminars
  • Maintain student files and draft case notes to document student progress
  • Maintain and develop parent involvement for all students
  • Support Harlem Children's Zone agency-wide programs and events
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Bachelor's degree with at least 1 year experience working in youth development
  • Must have knowledge of the New York City school system
  • Ability to effectively engage students
  • Patient, motivated, well organized, with exceptional communication skills
  • Dedicated to providing positive outcomes for children and families residing in Harlem

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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