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Good Shepherd Services Assistant Director - West Brooklyn Community High School in Brooklyn, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)

  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)

  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time)

Reports to: DIRECTOR, West Brooklyn Community High School

Location: 1053 41st Street, Brooklyn, New York 11219

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non - Exempt, Regular Evening and Occasional Saturday Hours

Job Summary: The Assistant Director supports student learning, development and progress toward graduation through supervision of the advocate counselors’ individual and group work practice. Responsibilities also include developing relationships with families, working in partnership with the Department of Education staff and providing information/referral to appropriate resources on an as needed basis. All work is done in collaboration with the Director.

Major Duties:

  • Supervise advocate counselors, including all aspects of attendance outreach, academic counseling, programming, case management and group work

  • Work with Director to hire and train and supervise WBCHS staff and interns

  • Demonstrate leadership and partnership through team planning and decision-making within the administration team

  • Assume responsibility for all parent coordinator activities in collaboration with the DOE

  • Develop and supervise group work strategies that support student’s skill development and build on youth competencies

  • Perform and oversee family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community and the lives of their youth

  • Refer youth and families to appropriate resources both within the Good Shepherd Services (GSS) program network and community organizations

  • Plan and schedule the school day as well as special activities and outings

  • Work collaboratively with GSS and DOE staff to create a caring school community

  • Assist in the development and implementation of special events, after-school activities, and summer programming.

  • Ensure that all appropriate paperwork is done in a timely, efficient and professional manner

  • Work collaboratively with the WBCHS Guidance Counselor to address individual student needs

  • Assist and coordinate intake schedule and telephone intake

  • Generate data required for statistical reporting as needed

  • Take a leadership role in establishing and maintaining a safe environment, and assist with crisis intervention as needed

  • Participate in staff and team meetings, and assist with the planning and facilitation of some meetings

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or counseling preferred

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and their families in a high school setting

  • Experience in supervisory, leadership and accountability roles

  • Must have a demonstrated ability in planning, facilitation and coordination of group work

  • Must have excellent communication, written and organizational skills

  • Must be knowledgeable of youth development and able to implement best practices to achieve desirable outcomes.

  • Must be able to attend outside community meetings and work extended hours as needed

  • Willingness and ability to acquire SIFI certification

  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

  • Willingness and ability to perform the Director responsibilities in his/her absence

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2021-4573

Base Salary: USD $55,000.00/Yr.

Max Salary: USD $65,000.00/Yr.