Mentor (Full-time)

We are committed to supporting at risk children and families providing them with tools and resources to help prevent children from experiencing child abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a Christian agency that believes in living our mission, we provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need.

In response to this community-wide challenge, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), provides 14 programs and services in 28 locations, in Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana, which provide children with permanent homes and adults with increased self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by the agency’s commitment to “The PCHAS Way” which inspires the agency to be strength-focused, family-centered, and goal driven with every client. 

Benefits of serving children and families in need through PCHAS include competitive salaries, flex work schedules, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance options, voluntary life insurance options, paid holidays, and a very generous retirement plan (after one year of service and working 1,000 hours the agency matches an employee 200% up to a 3% retirement contribution).

Status: Non-Exempt 

Position Summary: The purpose of the Mentor is to further implement specific treatment plan goals with assigned at-risk youth. The Lead Mentor will work directly with youth and team members to ensure appropriate mentoring components are being delivered and that the quality of services meets agency and accreditation standards. 

Working Conditions: Works with clients in the schools and/or in the community. 

Essential Job Functions 

  • Assist the Lead Mentor and Mentor Coordinator with the delivery of quality mentoring services, in accordance with the client’s Service Plan, within the time frame targeted for those services, as well as communicate the client’s progress and/or any needs the client may have.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records/case notes in CSWIS to ensure proper monitoring of service delivery, outcomes and plans for future reviews.
  • Participate in monthly coaching sessions with your supervisor, monthly mentor meetings, and trainings as are scheduled. Utilize individual and group meetings as well as training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Maintain both physical and public safety standards for PCHAS clients when they are under the supervision of a Therapeutic Mentor.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining a professional and collaborative relationship with the PCHAS team, school employees and various other community members, in an effort to provide the highest quality of services to TM clients.

EDUCATION: Minimum of High School diploma or GED/HISET. Some human services college courses, Associate or Bachelor degree preferred. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education and/or in-service training as required for this job. Must have ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients displaying behavioral or emotional problems. Must have the ability to maintain an appropriate balance between authoritative and supportive, with personal maturity being an extremely important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts and make effective decisions under pressure.

Other Requirements: Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and childcare/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.

Christian Commitment: Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.