Bilingual College and Careers Counselor - TGCW

POSITION: Bilingual College & Careers Counselor

PROGRAM: The Center for College & Careers

HOURS: Full-Time, 9-5PM

SKILLS/ABILITY or Qualifications: Excellent communication skills and counseling abilities. Experience working with High School students; case management, college and career exploration and readiness, and individual and/or group guidance. Experience working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population. Knowledge in management and recruitment procedures. Ability to engage and motivate disconnected youth. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills: case load folders and notes. Ability to work independently. Bilingual (Spanish & English). Bachelor's degree required; Master's Degree in Education or Counseling preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The College & Career Counselor is responsible for working with 50 students in grades 9th through 12th, many of these students are first in their family to imagine college. Develop individualize college/career portfolio for each student. Meet with students as needed to address life issues that are interfering with their ability to focus in school and plan for their futures, provide constructive feedback and positive socialization. Educate and advise students and parents about college, the college admission process, financial aid, etc. Work with students and parents on college enrollment (FASFA, TAP, Common App, Naviance, etc.). Assist students in their college process: reviewing college essay(s), college application(s), resumes, etc.

Assist students in applying for Scholarships. Organize and supervise local and overnight college tours. Organize and facilitate workshops on resume writing, interviewing, time management, and other soft and hard skill development topics. Connect with students at least quarterly in their first year of college. Coordinate Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and provide all administrative support for the program. Recruit 20 youth for Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Facilitate R.E.A.D.I training and other career development workshops to program participants and SYEP youth. Coordinate college and career workshops, evaluation, skill training, job-readiness training, resume building, interview techniques. Collect, review, prepare, and submit data and program reports.

SALARY: Based on Experience


HIRING SUPERVISOR: Amrika Sieunarine

The Guidance Center of Westchester

256 Washington Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10553

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