Outreach Counselor

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Provide outreach, support and gateway services to youth who are homeless, and runaways or at- risk for trafficking and victimization. Actively engage youth who have not received our help in accepting gateway support and inform them of housing options via shelter and transitional living program to discourage trafficking and other unsafe behaviors. 
  • Provide support and continued transition coaching to former residents who require ongoing support as component of after-care. 
  • Engage street youth through outreach and informal counseling and mentoring.  Transport youth to shelter; arrange referrals and follow-up to see if needs have been met. 
  • Coordinate services with Nassau Haven and Walkabout staff to help youth exit the streets and secure safe and stable housing.
  • Encourage and support youth's connecting with or maintaining connection to RHY systems of care by explaining services based on own experiences.
  • Facilitate the use of natural and community resources. 
  • Promote wellness through role modeling and assist youth with gaining and regaining the ability to make good choices that promote safety and stability.
  • Complete and submit paperwork in compliance with program and FYSB RHY-MIS requirements. 
  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator on the status of program effectiveness and maintain regular communication on all relevant issues.
  • Attend and participate in all required Agency, regulatory and program meetings, and trainings.  Represent Agency or program when required.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

·  GED/HS diploma required.

  • A minimum of one year full time experience working with youth/young adults

·  Valid NYS driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history.

·  Basic computer skills.


·  F/T 35 hours per week


·  Medical, dental, life/, STD/LTD insurance, and employer contributed pension (401A). Accessibility to other voluntary benefits such as supplemental life, TDA, flexible spending account, AFLAC cancer care and personal accident insurance.

·  20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 12 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.

All positions at FCA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.