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:
1. Consistently provide direct mentoring services to assigned clients on a weekly basis
2. Provide regular contact and coordination with the parent of the mentee
3. Submit client contact sheets by the established deadline
4. Enter all case notes into CSWIS in a timely manner
5. Communicate weekly with Coordinator/supervisor or more often as needed
6. Complete all training requirements in a timely manner
7. Attend staff, quality improvement and regional meetings and required
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.
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.
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.
The Mentor must hold a valid Texas driver’s license and 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 State of Texas and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens as required by the agency.
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 client’s strengths rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.