Posted on February 4, 2021
To support their Alternative To College (“ATC”) Counselor who provides post-secondary supports to youth graduating from their Learning to Work programs who are not college-bound and who have no career-focused plan yet in place. The ATC Counselor will play an especially critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting youth who struggle to learn remotely to stay focused on graduation and post-secondary goals. Some students may require an extra semester to graduate, and various career pathways may be complicated by shifts in the workforce and the widespread economic downturn. Cultivation and management of their network of training programs will be increasingly complex in the coming year, with more effort being placed on fields that offer immediate job opportunities. They will continue to employ strategies from previous years, adapting the structure of service where necessary to address new challenges emerging since the COVID-19 crisis. With an ongoing national crisis and the educational system and job market in flux, the ATC Counselor will be needed now more than ever. Queens Community House is a multi-site, community-based, settlement house serving low-income families in 11 neighborhoods across the Borough of Queens.