The Therapeutic Mentor works in the community support Walden Community Services Program within the statewide Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. The Therapeutic Mentor is responsible for engaging youth (under age 21) in activities in the community. Therapeutic Mentor’s engage, support and coach youth on a variety of Individual Care Plan activities such as: Role playing, behavioral rehearsal, skill acquisition in the community, practicing social, recreational or life skills.
SUPERVISOR: Director of Walden Community Services
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with youth on activities in the community to address goals on a youth’s existing outpatient, In-Home Therapy treatment plan, or on an existing Individual Care Plan for youth in Intensive Care Coordination.
Activities involved, but not limited to: Teaching of alternative strategies, Role Playing, Behavioral Rehearsal, Skill acquisition in the community, Practicing skills, Developing communication skills all in social, recreational, athletic activities. Coaches, trains and links youth to appropriate services in the community.
Be cultural and linguistically competent for our service population (Deaf community).
Works collaboratively with the Outpatient therapist, In-Home Therapy or Intensive Care Coordination teams.
Attends all required trainings and team meetings as defined by the agency.
Maintain high levels of confidentiality and information security, complying with relevant state and federal law, as well as TLC policies and procedures.
Maintains complete, accurate, and current notes/reports/paperwork on all services rendered and all other necessary documentation in accordance with agency specifications.
**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.