Job Opening: Youth Mentor

Community Mediation Services, Inc. seeks an experienced Mentor to provide support for participants in our AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) program in Jamaica, Queens. This program provides services to adolescents between the ages of 13-18, who are under the supervision of the D.O.P. (Dept. of Probation). Participating youth will be referred from family court and will be engaged in an intensive mentoring program which provides individual casework, workshops, home/school visits and pro-social activities. The position requires the ability to manage a flexible schedule as responsibilities may include some weekends, evenings and rotating on call status. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an understanding of juvenile justice and embrace positive youth development. Some responsibilities may include:
• Conduct intake with referred youth and parent/guardian within 48 hours of referral
• Develop Service Plans and Safety/Crisis plans for mentees and meet with Program Director bi-weekly to provide updates and progress on mentees
• Maintain accurate and up to date case records
• Conduct filed visits to monitor clients progress w/in home, school and program environment
• Schedule & facilitate individual sessions
• Refer clients to outside services as needed
• Prepare & submit monthly statistics to track progress, unmet needs and additional supports needed for each participant in order to reach goals as indicated in service plan
• Maintain all monthly and quarterly reports in addition to those required through DOP Connect
• Facilitate workshops/activities with program participants including but not limited to personal development, job readiness, career exposure, goal setting, effective communication
• Provide leadership and structure to the development of civic engagement activities

Qualifications:
• BA degree preferred
• Experience with disconnected youth and a familiarity with the Queens community is required
• Must be available 24/7 to ensure safety of participants and support of program staff as needed
• 21 years of age and older and be able to commit to at least one year of mentoring services
• Passion, expertise, dedication and/or experience working with moderate to high risk urban youth, ages 13-18

*Interested Candidates should send their resume/cover letter to CMSyouthjustice@gmail.com
**Phone calls/walk-ins will not be accepted