Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.


Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one (1) FT bilingual Assistant Director of the Student Success Center at the Franklin K Lane campus for the 2017/18 school year


The Student Success Center (SSC) is a youth-led college access program that works to sustain and grow a college-going culture on the Franklin K. Lane High School Campus. The SSC works with students from four High Schools providing them with the necessary tools and resources to reach their post-secondary education goals. The SSC provides early college awareness programming by supporting 9th and 10th grade students to develop a college-going identity through group work, academic supports, college field trips, enrichment activities, and family engagement. The Assistant Director of the SSC will work alongside the SSC Director and all program directors to accomplish program goals.


Principal Duties:


Direct Practice/Program & Data Management

  • Develop and implement recruit strategies aimed at bolstering student participation in Early College Awareness programming
  • Provide group counseling to a cohort of 9th and 10th grade students focused on developing a strong sense of self-identity, college and career planning skills, providing academic support, and discussing shared concerns
  • Attend all school-based meetings (e.g. with administration, guidance counselor, teachers)
  • Collaborate with school administration and staff on needs of students, families and school community
  • Integrate into and engage with school culture through development of positive relationships with school community
  • Conduct parent workshops and teacher staff development sessions
  • Assess student progress towards achieving academic expectations and goals.
  • Maintain a caseload a select cohort of 9th and 10th grade students that receive individual counseling to address adjustment to high school, academic performance, and social emotional development.
  • Plan and implement group activities for students and their parents. To include family events, parent nights, enrichment program information sessions, workshops, trips, and summer programming.
  • Implement Early Awareness curriculum; redeveloping content areas when necessary
  • Oversee data entry in compliance with 21st Century funding requirements. Ensure timely and accurate record keeping in the ETO database.
  • Responsible for all aspects of field trips to include planning, scheduling, confirming, filling out DOE documents, developing school year trip calendar, printing out driving instructions, collecting and making duplicate copies of student permission slips, and chaperoning.


Staff Supervision & Leadership:

  • Conduct weekly structured supervision of social work interns and weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure all case notes and goal plans are completed and of high quality
  • Model development and maintenance of key collaborative relationships
  • Ensure data collection is timely and accurate
  • Serve as a model of positive behavior for students and BSW/MSW interns.
  • Track progress toward meeting all outcomes and contractual obligations. Develop and execute action plans to address gaps.
  • Responsible for supervising all aspects of Regents prep instruction to include hiring/rehiring, timesheet approval, attendance collection, and reporting relevant data to supervisor and school administration.
  • Collaborate with school administrators and staff on an ongoing basis to ensure projected student participation goals and the overall success of the program. To include attendance at all pertinent school meetings.
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change.
  • Attend all required division and agency meetings.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:  

·        Licensed Master’s in Social Work (LMSW); SIFI required

·        Bi-lingual Spanish (required)

·        Commitment to further strengthening the College Success Programs pipeline in Cypress Hills

·        Strong organizational skill and time management skills.

·        Proven ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast paced environment.

·        Significant experience working with adolescents and young adults.

·        Familiarity with the college admission process and application procedures.

·        Experience in facilitating groups and providing individual counseling.

·        Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

·        Computer literacy.

·        Commitment to youth development and strengths based perspectives.

·        Must clear DOE fingerprinting and background authorizations.

Salary Information

Compensation: $45,500-47,000/year, or commensurate with experience

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Lisa LoFaso, Director of the Student Success Center at .


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

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