Counselor Advocate

Counselor Advocate

Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Director and the Program Coordinator, the Case Worker will serve as the primary counselor of the students participating in the Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) after school program. S/he will be responsible for overseeing and managing the overall individual counseling and case management of all students in the after-school program. S/he will be responsible for related outreach in support of Casita Maria’s mission and programs. The NDA Case Worker will comply with the trainings of CAPRICORN in order to effectively document case notes as mandated by DYCD.

The candidate will have superior interpersonal skills. S/he will be superb at follow-through and adept at managing a multitude of details. S/he will be a dynamic self-starter who will help lead Casita Maria in becoming an innovator in after school education.
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  • Develop individual, group or system level interventions which improve identified problems or concerns, including academic, social / emotional / behavioral health needs as they relate to educational progress.
  • Facilitates individual counseling once a month for an hour with each participant in the after school program, and sets collaborative academic goals with the student.
  • Complies with timely submission of progress notes through the DYCD CAPRICORN documentation portal.
  • Conducts groups and team-based follow-up activities to promote conflict resolution between students
  • Serve as liaison among Casita Maria’s programs, families and community to link students for additional individual support.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with schools, teachers, parents and partnership coordinators.
  • Manage all interns associated with programming if needed.
  • Represent Casita Maria at meetings and conferences related to After School Education programs.
  • Submit end of program reports for all programs.
  • Coordinate recruitment of students, follow up with parents on student performance and ensure numbers are being met.
  • Assures the consistent maintenance of all program documentation.
  • Performs additional tasks as necessitated by the position and other tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of case management and/or counseling experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, arts and education-focused, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Exceptional writing and editorial skills required; clear verbal communications skills required.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks on a daily basis.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong computer skills: knowledge of Word, Excel, and Internet research required.

To Apply

Please send your resume with Associate Director of Programs in the subject line to
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