Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
  • 08-Jan-2019 to 09-Jun-2019 (MST)
  • Youth Services
  • Sheridan, WY, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Retirement, Optional Life Insurance and Sabbatical Opportunity


VOA is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities reach their full spiritual, emotional and physical potential and well-being through a vast array of human services that target the elderly, at-risk youth, those striving to overcome substance abuse, those transiting from correctional centers, veterans, homelessness and more.

 

Days and hours are 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Wednesday through Sunday 

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 potentially is facing a wide range of challenges, such as behavioral and legal issues, substance abuse and dysfunction in the home.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide youth with a structured, positive environment
  • Coach/Mentor youth on demonstration of positive and appropriate behaviors in accordance with a 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 of facility, contacts, events, and behaviors associated with youth
  • Act as a liaison between Milestones and 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

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

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities of other employees.

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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 ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to bend or stoop as necessary.  This position must be mobile throughout the facility, as well as work on a computer for periods of time.  Must be able to participate in youth-related activities during the work day, both inside and outside of facilities. Able to sit for periods of time while driving company vehicle at distances necessary to transport youth.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Days and hours of work vary depending on assigned shift.

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position, other than transport duties.

Required Education, Experience or Eligibility Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one-year experience working in a residential setting or youth services related 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 field.

EEO Statement

VOA in an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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