Brooklyn Public Library

  • Young Adult Literacy Program Student Advisor

    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/15/2019 10:59 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Literacy Bedford
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Adult Learning’s Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) seeks an energetic, personable and resourceful Student Advisor to serve TEMPORARILY as the primary person for young adult learners enrolled in YALP at both the Bedford (Bedford Stuyvesant) and New Lots (East New York) locations.

    As a key member of the YALP administrative and educational team, the Student Advisor provides supports to, for and with program participants; with the expressed intention to contribute to positive student outcomes and achievement.  


    This position reports directly to the YALP Coordinator. It is a grant funded, salary position, which ends October 31, 2019.



    • Organize, develop, and facilitate engaging workshops and activities to support program participants' educational, social, and emotional needs as well as prepare them for transitions to educational opportunities and employment.
    • Work collaboratively with the YALP educational team to create a positive learning experience for program participants
    • Conduct 1:1 check- ins with participants to support their navigation and negotiations through personal challenges as needed.
    • Facilitate participants’ development and monitoring of S.M.A.R.T academic and personal goals
    • Provide appropriate referrals that connect students with social services tailored to their needs, interests and goals.
    • Monitor program attendance and program persistence, provide follow up engagement practices with participants
    • Maintain participants assessments files, case and progress notes on site and in required database portal


    • Possess excellent facilitation and advisement skills, in group and one on one settings
    • Have extensive knowledge of the unique social-emotional needs of urban youth and a proven track record of effectively utilizing positive youth development, motivational interviewing, trauma informed and healing-centered practices
    • Have a minimum 2 years of social service/case management/counselingexperience in NYC
    • BA in human services, social work or any related field; MA/MS preferred
    • Interested candidates MUST submit a writing sample with their cover letter and resume. The sample must be:

      a simulated case note detailing an encounter with a Young Adult Literacy Program participant.



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