Mentoring Coordinator 9400
Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.
We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: Mentoring Coordinator ($42k-$45k)
The Mentoring Specialist Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive service area. Primary duties include recruitment, facilitation, direct service, and all aspects of day-to-day management of the program. This includes organizing events and trainings while providing support and guidance to both youth and mentors, completing documentation, and completing associated tasks as assigned. The Mentoring Specialist Coordinator 1 is under the authority of the Senior Vice-President and the Director. The Mentoring Coordinator will report directly to the Social Work Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS I
- To provide high quality leadership and supervision to assigned staff, mentors, volunteers, and interns in all program settings and foster a positive youth development, trauma informed, culturally sensitive, and youth-centered environment.
- To successfully engage and complete intakes with youth referred to the mentoring program in line with program goals.
- To facilitate matches between youth and mentors, based on interviews, youth/mentor interests and match meetings.
- To facilitate events designed to further the program including recruiting events, match events, group activities, and support and exchange meetings.
- To maintain ongoing communication with both youth and mentors to ensure that all relationships remain positive, focused and in line with the program goals/guidelines.
- To manage the budget and financial responsibilities in line with program expectations adjusting for changes in contracts, funding, donations and grants.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS II
- To complete all program related paperwork/documentation and maintain files in a professional manner within the established time frames.
- To be the point person to address and report any crisis or critical incident as defined by agency and/or county, state or federal regulations according to the agency’s formalized practice and protocols and to respond to crisis situations in a proactive manner based on program protocols and address client misconduct from a positive youth development perspective.
- To monitor program data elements and complete designated monthly reports documenting the program’s activities, outcomes and other relevant themes and components in a timely manner.
- To engage in networking activities and presentations to generate relationships with fellow employees/colleagues and external individuals, agencies, businesses and other community partners to promote the program area and link young people to resources.
- To participate in weekly scheduled supervision with direct supervisor and be prepared with an agenda
- To attend and actively participate in team meetings.
- Understand and adhere to Valley Youth House policies, practices, and procedures.
- To support the agency mission by building genuine relationships that support families, ensure safe places, and help youth achieve their desired futures.
- Timely and honest completion of personnel materials (ie. time sheets, mileage reimbursement, etc.)
- Complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.
- A mature individual with the ability to identify with and adapt to the goals and philosophies of positive youth development in the independent living program.
- Possess sound judgment and knowledge of adolescent and young adult development and behavior.
- Display organizational skills, developing management skills, and highly adept at managing multiple tasks and assignments.
- Successful coordinators are creative thinkers, are flexible in their approaches to people and projects, and are capable of working with diverse groups of the population.
- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate agency vehicles.
- Ability to navigate stairs is highly preferred (as some locations are not always handicap friendly).
- Possess excellent computer knowledge & skills (i.e. Microsoft Windows software); familiarity with the operations of external databases and Google Suite is desired.
- Never have been convicted of any prohibited criminal or child abuse offense.
- Minimum of two-years experience working with adolescents is preferred.
This position requires the following from the applicant:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Level
- Experience with Marketing
- Experience with Mentoring/Volunteering
Valley Youth House (VYH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, VYH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the agency has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. VYH expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.