We are committed to supporting at risk children and families by 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: “to 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 Texas, Missouri and Louisiana. In all of our programs, we seek to 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’s contribution).
Working Conditions: Works with youth and families in the home, school or with other professionals in the community. The Coordinator will maintain an office with computer and other equipment necessary to complete tasks. Frequent travel between community partners will be required as well as local travel between the community and youth’s residence. Some evening and weekend work is expected. Requires the ability to drive to various locations within Temple.
Position Summary: The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of services delivered to a caseload of youth in need of close support. That support will generally be delivered to a youth however, it will include a communication role with either a parent or the family as a whole. The Coordinator manages service delivery for the program by identifying, matching, administering and scheduling assigned Mentors to deliver services to youth and their families while providing support and supervision to Mentors. The Mentor Coordinator will be responsible for half an expected caseload in addition to the supervision duties with mentors.
Essential Job Functions
- Provide direct mentoring services to assigned clients on a weekly basis.
- Provide weekly support and supervision to Mentors in the delivery of services to youth and their families.
- Submit monthly journals, annual performance reviews and documentation of supervision.
- See that all information is documented into CSWIS in a timely manner.
- Communicate weekly with Program Director or more often as needed.
- Complete all training requirements and be skilled in providing training to mentors.
- Attend staff, performance quality and regional meetings.
- Network with community partners to receive referrals and be aware of existing services.
- Match, manage and monitor all mentor/mentee matches and provide all supervision and training.
Education: The Mentoring Coordinator must possess a bachelor's degree and have experience in the human services or related field. A master’s degree with experience in a social service field supervising staff is preferred.
Experience: The Mentoring Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age. Prior experience working with youth or supervising staff is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
Must be a self-starter and possess flexibility to plan and carry out a wide variety of job responsibilities. Excellent verbal and written skills communication skills are essential as well as the ability to utilize technology to aide communication.
The Mentoring Coordinator must have strong organizational, interpersonal and public relation skills Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute for the coordinator as well as managing management duties. Working knowledge of best practices in meeting the educational, social and psychological needs of children is critical.
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.
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.