Essential Job Functions:
Works with youth and families in the family home or in the community.
Education: 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.
Experience: Must be at least age 21; prior child care experience preferred.
Skills. 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.