College Counselor – Los Angeles
Starting as early as the 6th grade and following students through college graduation, UFC’s Education Program forges trusting relationships with youth in foster care as they navigate some of life’s most pivotal moments. United Friends’ programs focus on commitment, trauma-informed care, and youth empowerment by prioritizing the whole-person-development of youth in care through a Social Justice Positive Youth Development (SJPYD) approach, while building relationships with the youth over an extended period. The College Counselor on the Youth Empowerment and Success (YES) Team carries a caseload of up to 30 foster youth in grades 6-12. Utilizing a Tuesday through Saturday work schedule, the College Counselor builds meaningful relationships with his/her/their youth and families to ensure that they receive the best possible guidance, support, and empowerment to achieve their goals while experiencing overall positive youth development.
United Friends currently implements a hybrid work environment, where our staff’s residence is their primary place of work. This position will work full-time hours, Tuesday-Saturday. The College Counselor will travel to various locations throughout the Los Angeles metro area to provide on-site visits to foster youth, and occasionally to the main office in Downtown LA. Saturdays, the College Counselor will work from workshop/event locations in in the greater Los Angeles area. Some evening, weekend, and overnight work is required.
Please note that this position is funded under a contract with Los Angeles County, which requires proof of vaccination or a medical/religious exemption.