Job Title: Advocate Counselor
PVN ID: ME-2210-005141
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Job Description

General Description

The Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) and Learning to Work Center at Thomas Jefferson Campus High School is an evening educational/youth development program that provides New York City high school students an alternative pathway to graduation. Students enrolled in YABC also include young adults who chose to leave daytime classes due to circumstances such as employment or adult responsibilities. YABC offers students an opportunity to participate in a non-traditional educational program geared toward helping them prepare for a high school diploma and making critical career choices (i.e. college, employment or vocational training). This unique program combines academic classroom instruction, tutoring, career exploration, case management, work readiness training, and subsidized internships. Students attend evening classes Monday through Thursday. In addition to YABC students accumulating credits toward graduation at an accelerated rate, they receive an elective credit for participating in paid internships. Our overall goal is to provide the students with internships that provide them with the skills necessary to pursue their individual career goals. Once all of the credits toward graduation have been completed students obtain a local and or regents diploma from their sending school.

Other Duties

Provides advocate counseling for young adult at risk students within a community based educational setting, to improve their quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community.

  • Facilitates student access to community resources and services; assists students to develop natural resources and make contact with social support networks.
  • Perform student outreach, which includes letters, phone calls and occasional home visits.
  • Coordinates and monitors services, including tracking student activities in relation to care plan.
  • Coordinates external program presentations relative to student support services for the Young Adult Borough Student Population.
  • Assists students in developing goals and area of need, and assists in developing individual plans which are assesses regularly.
  • Documents all Student encounters and contacts.
  • Identifies and provides emergency services as necessary; makes assessments and responds according to accepted intervention methods and techniques; coordinates other services as appropriate.
  • Maintains and reports applicable statistics regarding programs and student services.

Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned and deemed necessary by director for functionality of the overall program.


The ideal candidate will possess a minimum Bachelor's degree in a related field. Minimum 4 years case management experience preferably with youth between the ages of 17-21. Experience within a high school or post-secondary setting is highly preferred. Applicant must be available to work between the hours of 1pm-9pm Monday through Thursday and 9am-5pm on Fridays. Applicant must be FINGERPRINTED.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$35,000.00 - $42,000.00
Closing Date
Nov 01, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit