Social Services- Senior Pathway Coach

Project Hope- The New Direction, Inc - Queens, NY

Full-time$20 - $25 an hour


School Year- September -March

POSITION: School & Family Case Worker-Senior Pathway Coach (SPC)

SITE(s): Campus Magnet H.S. and Queens Village Library in Southeast Queens

DAYS & HOURS: Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

Employee will be required to provide weekly / monthly updates to school Principal and to School-based leadership team at designated times beyond the work schedule


HOURLY RATE: $20.00-$25.00

Employment Type: non W2 employee-IRS 1099 needed

ANTICIPATED START & END DATE: 10-16-18 through 03-28-19

Program Scope:

Project Hope- The New Direction (Project Hope)- The Youth Leadership & Career Pathway model (YLCP). Project Hope’s mission is to help young people living in poverty in NYC develop their strengths, skills, talents and competencies through effective experiential learning and work programs to prepare them for today’s economy. The YLCP model is career and post-education driven; clients will engage in one on one intake process & case management service with a senior pathway coach (caseworker); and based on client assessments, a customized plan will identify career & post-education pathways and address the client’s behavioral & cognitive skill deficiencies and any academic barriers with access or referrals to support services. Thus, YLCP model is an in-take process & case management service, supported with educational support, YLCP work-force development (WFD) workshop sessions and supportive services for clients who need it based on their intake assessments to support their PATHWAY goals.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the program director and working collaboratively with other senior staff, as School & Child and Family Case Worker- SPC, you will be expected to facilitate weekly YLCP workshops and outreach; administer assessments; provide counseling and case management, etc. to students; conduct client home visits; facilitate referral service, employer engagement & partnerships and work-force development; assist students with H.W. as needed

Job Description:

Management & Administration

As SPC, you will be expected to facilitate employer engagement & partnerships; direct and facilitate students assessments; coordinate with school based staff & PTA; plan and implement and/or develop contextual learning curriculums related to student’s career pathways, maintain and collect attendance sheets on and participants, register participants, ensure safety & crowd control; manage data base and create a framework for data collection to evaluate program & client milestones; organize and coordinate events e.g. High- schools & collage tours etc.… conduct outreach e.g. hand out flyers, conduct school base class rooms or lunch-room speak-outs & visits during the school day etc.

Facilitation of YLCP work-force development workshop sessions and Student Engagement:

As SPC, you will be expected to facilitate weekly YLCP workshops, assessments and conduct outreach; You will be expected to prepare for and facilitate age appropriate workshops to students age 13-18. The YLCP workshop will be two (2) hours long and will operate during the school year once per week- classroom and practicum-based training for each age group. The YLCP workshop curriculum consists of a two (2) prong approach:

Life/behavioral skills & social development sessions

Career oriented break-out sessions -see curriculum

You will be expected to utilize evidence-based models & practices- provide contextual & experiential learning activities (see curriculum) to students related to student’s needs and career pathway interests to ensure positive behavior modifications, career pathway progression, graduation from H.S etc.

Assist students with H.W. as needed

Facilitation of Case Management & Supportive Services:

As SPC, you will be expected to conduct intake and assessment, case expediting, educational advocacy, crisis intervention, individual, family a group counseling using identity theories & evidence practices, pro-social, mentoring and work-force development.

Conduct and coordinated Functional Behavioral Assessments for students who demonstrate the need for additional behavioral support;

Deploy evidence-based-services that deals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional and Defiant Disorders (ODD), Family crisis, Non- school hours, & violence

Deploy or recommend evidence- based service practices such as Functional Family Therapy (FFT) & Multisystemic Therapy (MST) etc.… which aims to prevent negative behaviors

Maintain and navigate CMS and client related data bases e.g. Apricot, Traxsolutions, CiviCore, Orbis etc.

Ensure the required completion and maintenance of adjustment reports and other documentation requested by senior management etc.…, statistical reports, data entry, internal monthly, quarterly and annual reports (on requests), and case management records that are contemporaneous, accessible and used as the basis for planning, management and evaluation.

Supportive services will include establishing in-house services or partnerships with external agencies and/or school-based services and case management services for every client.

Case management services will include one-to-one contact with the Senior Pathway Coach (SPC) i.e., conduct assessments, development of student’s individual strategy plan (ISP)

Make referrals and evaluate students’ progress (meet at least 2-3 times during the school year).

Supportive services will be offered to all participants and will be based on each student’s assessment and individual strategy plan (ISP).

As part of each student’s assessment, the SPC and participant would together to develop an ISP that identifies both short-term and long-term educational and career goals.

Update the ISP of participants who have exit the program for at least 12 months.

Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, child care, and health care

Help clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such as Medicare

Work-Force Development

The mission is to pique client’s interests in varies career pathways and to ensure that every client have access to meaningful training services and employment resources to maximize their employability and earning power by encouraging their educational attainment and skills mastery

Conduct employer engagement & partnerships and identify potential employment for clients; identify potential employment training programs to better prepare clients for the workforce;

Implement work-readiness programs as part of YLCP work-shop sessions curriculum

Manage and monitor workforce program updates and usage by collecting data and monitoring deliverables

Build and manage relationships with a diverse range of public and private stakeholders, including government agencies, community-based organizations, etc.… to design and continually expand on support services for youth to meet their education and employment needs

Design and implement an ongoing employment & education plan;

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate should possess the following: A Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or other relevant graduate degree, with four (4) plus years’ experience in direct service programming for youth/adolescents and their families in high-school; strong working knowledge of supervision and coaching; an understanding of the functions and operations of a H.S.- after-school setting, and familiarity with residential and community-based health/mental health and substance abuse services, and pro-social activities, for youth/adolescents; ability to conceptualize process, develop and implement projects in a timely manner; ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently to achieve necessary results; flexibility and the ability to prioritize tasks and produce in a fast-paced environment; strong oral and written communication skills; and experience navigating databases e.g. Case Management System (CMS) etc.… work-force development; Must be proficient in Excel, Power point and Word.


  • A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and two years of full-time, paid professional experience in adolescent related institutions or in group work in a high-school setting, including two years in an administrative capacity; two experience in work-force development and as described on the curriculums or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college in sociology, psychology, education, public administration or a closely related field, and three years of full-time paid professional experience as described in "1" above including two years in an administrative capacity; two experience in work-force development and as described on the curriculums or
  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college, and four years of experience in coordinating workshops, administrating programs & supervising staff and conducting evaluations in an area related to the duties above and as described on the curriculums.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract-IRS 1099

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour


  • Master's (Required)


  • Queens, NY (Required)


  • MSW (Required)


  • Mid-Day (Required)
  • Evening (Required)

Required travel:

  • 50% (Required)