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Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Dewitt Clinton High School
Location: 100 West Mosholu Parkway, Bronx New York, 10468
Hours: 18 Hours Week; Non-Exempt
The program aide works with the Student Success Center on the Dewitt Clinton Campus to support the provision of college access services to students at DeWitt Clinton High School. In conjunction with Good Shepherd Services community school staff and DOE staff at Clinton, the program aide will be an integral part of a youth led college access program that works to sustain a college-going culture on the Dewitt Clinton Campus. The Student Success Center provides the resources and tools necessary for each student to reach his/her post-secondary educational goals.
Assist the staff in providing a range of college access services to students on the DeWitt Clinton Campus.
In conjunction with the youth leaders, provide college counseling to students.
Maintain all required statistical and narrative documentation.
Facilitate college preparation workshops for students and parents.
Provide assistance with college choice, exploration and completion of college applications in a timely manner.
Support the provision of workshops for parents on financial aid and the college choice and application process to inform and to attain their support for a college option.
Provide information on financial aid and planning and assistance on FAFSA and scholarship applications and support students and families during the application process.
Participate in staff training and meetings as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school graduate and current college student.
Former youth leader in the Student Success Center required.
Prior workshop/seminar development and implementation experience preferred.
Prior college counseling experience required.
Ability to work weekends or evenings when necessary.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Must have excellent organizational, teamwork, verbal and written communication skills.
Must have a commitment of work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.
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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.