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Mentor

Full-Time & Part-Time; Hours: After-school & Weekends

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Work intensively with individual and/or small groups of children and their families providing a positive role model and “someone to talk to.”  Work towards improving the individual’s adaptive and developmental functioning, reducing the risks of extrusion from the community and/or admission to a restrictive setting.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field or equivalent experience.  Exceptions will be considered based on agency need and experience related to position.
  2. Two years progressively responsible social services experience
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  4. Minimum age 21
  5. Valid Illinois Driver’s License and a good driving record

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Areas focused on, but not limited to, are as follows:

Relationship Building

                        * Mentoring

                        * Family

                        * Peers

                        * Friendships

                        * Authority

School Performance

                        * Homework

                        * Study Skills

                        * Remediation

                        * Attendance/Truancy

Personal Management

                        * Hygiene

                        * Health Education

                        * Self Regulatory Behaviors

Decision Making/Goal Setting

                        * Leisure Activities

                        * Vocational Counseling

                        * Support System Development

                        * Community Resource Awareness

                        * Medication Issues