Mentor (Part-Time)
Description

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


Working Conditions:  Works with youth and families in the home, school (as permitted) or in the community. Frequent travel between sites may be required as well as local travel between the community and youth’s residence. Most evening and weekend work is required and expected. Requires the ability to drive and transport youth to various locations within Temple and reliable transportation is critical.  


Position Summary: The Mentor 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 to clients by scheduling and facilitating one on one time with Mentors to meet the needs of the youth.


Essential Job Functions

  • Consistently provide direct mentoring services to assigned clients on a weekly basis.
  • Provide regular contact and coordination with the parent of the mentee.
  • Submit client contact sheets by the established deadline.
  • Enter all case notes into CSWIS in a timely manner.
  • Communicate weekly with Coordinator/supervisor or more often as needed.
  • Complete all training requirements in a timely manner.
  • Attend staff, quality improvement and regional meetings and required.
Requirements

Education: The Mentor must possess a High School (or equivalent) degree. An Associate degree or college hours are preferred for this position. 


Experience: Mentor must be at least 21 years of age. Prior experience working with youth preferred.


Skills

The Mentor must have ability to develop and maintain relationships with children and adolescents that display behavioral and or emotional issues. Mentor also must possess the ability to maintain an appropriate balance in maintaining boundaries while offering support. The mentor must be skilled in the ability to communicate with youth’s family without crossing over into their personal issues. Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute for the Mentor. The Mentor must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 


Equipment to Be Used

Must be able to utilize technology to facilitate communication and possess a cellphone, computer or other device in which to document case notes and interactions with youth and post attendance of working hours. Required also is having internet capacity for virtual agency meetings, data management system and scanning capabilities. 


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 child care/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.