Essential Job Functions:
· Provide direct mentoring services to youth and families assigned to the program.
· Develop, implement, and ensure quality of mentoring service components in accordance with the youth’s treatment plan.
· Provide clients assigned services within the time frame targeted for those services and documentation to PCHAS-MO.
· Utilize mentoring review meetings and training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
· Ensure physical and public safety standards for youth are maintained during mentoring sessions/activities.
· Communicate youth progress and needs to appropriate team members on a regular basis.
Works with youth and families in the family home or in the community.
Education: Mentors must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related human services field is preferred
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.