The purpose of the Lead 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.
Essential Job Functions:
Mentors shall possess a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related human services field. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education and/or in-service training required for this position.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in residential treatment or in-patient care for at-risk youths, or other service delivery systems to children and adolescents and their families.
Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children displaying behavioral and emotional problems; an ability to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and supportive; an ability to not take children’s negative comments or behaviors personally; possess teaching skills to positively impact targeted youth, and must be able to make sound decisions in crisis situations and under pressure. Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Works with youth and families in the family home or in the community.
Equipment to be Used:
Must be able to operate computer with agency approved software and other office machines such as fax, calculator, telephone, and so on.
Typical Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged standing and walking; bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
Typical Mental Demands:
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure, Must be willing to interact positively with children displaying inappropriate behaviors and having angry/ hostile outbursts. Must be able to interact with youth and team members from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent and professional manner.
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.