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Good Shepherd Services Social Worker Intern 2022-2023 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.

JOB SUMMARY: The Social Work Intern provides a range of counseling & youth development services. These include day-time individual and group clinical counseling and facilitation of activities in the after school program. The Social Work Intern participates in advisement activities, a range of classroom supports, and is fully integrated into the life of the day school and after school program

REPORTS TO: Social Worker

LOCATION: 797 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11221

HOURS: UNPAID - 21 Hours / Week (Evening Hours as Needed, September-May)


  • Participates in all aspects of GSS programming and projects including the after school program, showcases, café jam, attendance projects, the clinical counseling program, and all documentation

  • Provide individual and group counseling

  • Develop and utilize group work strategies that support and enhance students’ skill development and help build on youth competencies

  • Perform 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 Program Network and other community organizations as appropriate

  • Provide technical assistance to (Department of Education) DOE staff on advisement, group work and youth development

  • In conjunction with school, develop special events, after-school activities and summer programming

  • Participate in Clinical Group Supervision, Team meetings and DOE Meetings in collaboration with Guidance Counselors

  • Perform crisis intervention as needed

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

  • Actively participate in supervision with Senior Social Worker

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled in MSW program

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and families required

  • Prior experience in a school setting preferred

  • Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills

  • Must have a commitment to working from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective

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: 2022-5182