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TEAM Aftercare Mentor

Company: Children's Village
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview:
The Transform & Empower youth to Aspire through Mentoring (T.E.A.M) is a Six-month community base mentoring/aftercare program serving youth transitioning from citywide Limited Secure Facilities (LSP) and Non-Secure Facilities (NSP) back into their home communities. Mentor will be assigned and responsible for a caseload of up to fifteen youth at any given time. The T.E.A.M Mentor will provide family, interactive group work journaling and 1:1 Mentoring Services for adolescents and young adults exiting Limited Secure Placement facilities in the five boroughs. T.E.A.M Mentors recruit, engage and support the youth in strengthening their attachment to community, resources, education, employment, family, and financial development. The approach mentors utilize is facilitation of an interactive group work journaling curriculum to assist towards a youth/young adult identifying and changing thinking, attitudes and behaviors which impede positive academic and social development. T.E.A.M Mentors help prevent recidivism of participants in juvenile justice and foster care systems.
Position Qualifications:
General Equivalency Diploma or High School Diploma. Must have personal experience with the Juvenile Justice System. Must have knowledge in navigating the educational, employment, and housing systems and resources in NYC. Must have basic understanding and computer literacy skills with Microsoft Office such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Must have basic organizational skills, strong oral communication skills and group facilitation skills. Must have experience and ability to navigate the public transportation system. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of culture, race and issues facing adolescents of color. Demonstrate ability to effectively use a multi-cultural approach in working with special needs youth. Ability to work as a team member and independently, as well as actively participate in supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with youth, families, and staff, as well as ability to partner with professionals. Willingness to speak publicly and participate in trainings Ability to maintain progress notes. Ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity, particularly with adolescents.
Salary: $43,500 (Flat Rate)
The Children's Village does not discriminate against any employee, prospective employee or contractor because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction history or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

  • High School or better


    • 3 years: experience with mentoring, group work, and casework

Keywords: Children's Village, New Rochelle , TEAM Aftercare Mentor, Other , Bronx, New York

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