YOUTH MENTOR – PRN, AS NEEDED

Job Details:-

This is a job posting from company – Volunteers of America

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Wyoming, USA

This job is 100% remote.

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Summary/Objective

The Youth Mentor position is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of youth ranging in age from 10 years to 17 years. Youth Mentors act as role models, mentors, and advocates to young people brought to the Crisis Shelter/Group Home who faces a wide range of challenges, such as behavioral and legal issues, substance abuse, and dysfunction in the home.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Provide youth with a structured, positive environment

Coach/Mentor youth on demonstration of positive and appropriate behaviors by the behavior management system

Ensure the overall health, safety, and security of assigned youth; ensure all fire and safety measures are observed

Monitor the movement inside and outside the facility, contacts, events, and behaviors associated with youth

Act as a liaison between other supporting organizations

Ensure group home cleanliness and upkeep

Perform partial intake process on all new arrivals

Regularly tour and observe the facility and grounds to ensure a high level of security

Monitor visitor activities

Prepare meals for youth

Transport youth to school, appointments, etc. using a company vehicle

Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Effective communicator, both oral and written

Solutions-based problem solver

Calm under crisis

Organized and adept with case management

Able to manage behaviors, including the ability to be assertive when needed

Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural values

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.

Work Environment

This position works in a group home environment, provides transportation for youth in Sheridan and Johnson Counties, and works outdoors with youth.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to bend or stoop as necessary. This position must be mobile throughout the facility and work on a computer for periods. Must be able to participate in youth-related activities during the workday, both inside and outside of facilities. Able to sit for periods while driving a company vehicle at distances necessary to transport youth.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time or part-time status dependent on the position hired. Hours of work vary depending on the assigned shift.

Travel

Other than transport duties, little to no travel is expected for this position.

Required Education, Experience, or Eligibility Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent

Minimum of one year of experience working in a residential or youth services field.

Preferred Education and Experience

Two or more years of work experience in advocacy, youth, or mentoring position

Associates in Criminal Justice or other Social Services related fields.

EEO Statement

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 307-672-0475.


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