Residential Youth Counselor

YOUTH COUNSELOR
 

The Ali Forney Center (AFC) is hiring on-call, part-time and full-time youth counselors for our Housing Programs. AFC provides residential services to homeless/unstably-housed LGBT young people ages 16-24, in supportive, LGBT-affirming environments. 

Primary responsibilities include: maintaining a safe space, providing crisis counseling and mediation/conflict resolution as needed, facilitating groups and recreational activities, and documentation of services.

Must be highly organized and able to work independently. Experience working with adolescent/young adult population required. Knowledge of psychosocial needs of LGBTQ/homeless population is helpful. Experience in individual and group behavioral counseling.

Please note: Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including overnight hours, weekends and holidays required. The overnight position is an awake position - sleeping is not permitted during the shift.

Shifts are generally 12 hours in length. Sites are in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Pay is $18/hr.

Experience and understanding of LGBTQ youth culture and issues facing unstably housed young people required. Experience in a residential setting preferred. Fire Guard Certification a plus.

Transgender & gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.

Bilingual (Spanish) speaking encouraged to apply

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $18.00 /hour
Experience: relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
Language: Spanish (Preferred)
Work authorization: United States (Required)
Application Question: Are you looking for full time, part-time, or on-call? Please specify.
Work Location: One location

 
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We look forward to reviewing your application. Please apply here. No phone calls, please.