Revised: Counselor

Location: Remote to Onsite (Brooklyn, NY) 
Position Code: 98EE8

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment. OBT’s programs operate out of multiple locations and serve as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and families in underserved communities. Through various sector-based pathways, we offer programming that extends from high school equivalency programming to industry-certified training.  OBT is funded through a mixture of government contracts, corporate and foundation grants, and private contributions.

Position Summary
OBT’s Bushwick, Brooklyn location is seeking a team member that has a unique balance of natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement and assessment skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of supportive counseling, outcome planning, participant meetings, and recruitment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group supportive counseling
  • Develop and facilitate workshops to support and develop essential skills
  • Assess and ensure comprehensive referrals to city agencies and other support services
  • Ability to meet contract deliverables in a multi-service program
  • Build strong, strength based and collaborative relationships with participants
  • Manage and prioritize activities and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a remote setting/virtual counseling

The Counselor at OBT is expected to have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • Belief that workforce development and equity are inextricably linked, and have a passionate commitment to OBT’s mission and vision
  • Will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop themselves, OBT Programs and their participants.
  • Will have experience in supportive counseling and crisis intervention. Candidates should be committed to a model of high expectations with high levels of support and believe in the power of education and meaningful employment to change the life trajectory of young adults.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of young people and those who have been impacted by systems (justice, foster care, and ACS)
  • Working knowledge of Workforce Development, Youth Development and Trauma Informed care

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required/ master’s in social work, counseling preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of case management experience required
  • Experience in Workforce and/or Education

Why You Should Join Us

  • Salary in the range of $48,000 – $50,000 + full competitive benefits
  • Growth orientated, entrepreneurial work environment that pairs high accountability with high support
  • We are a passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s young adult communities

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