A Brief Job Description:
We are currently hiring for a Youth Mentor at our Rochester, NY location. This is a full time (40 hour) position with hours being between flexible during the day, evening, and weekend.
***Must provide cover letter indicating personal life experience in a child serving system (juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, and/or education).
The primary responsibility of the youth mentor is to serve as a peer mentor, positive role model and advocate to youth and young adults currently receiving care coordination services in Monroe County. The Youth Mentor will assist youth in achieving their goals and living healthy, self-directed lives. The role involves connecting with youth while working with a team in order to identify, advocate, and act as a liaison between youth and other professionals and community natural supports.
Essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
•Educating and modeling for youth, how to advocate for their needs.
•Helping youth identify goals for their plan of care.
•Assisting youth in engaging in their own planning process and self-advocacy.
•Creating partnerships with youth and professionals to help meet youth’s needs.
•Co- facilitating skill-building groups and trainings for youth and staff.
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required. The Youth Mentor must be at least 18 years old and have: personal life experience in child serving systems (juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, and/or education and the ability to positively and appropriately self-disclose regarding that experience. Candidates should have a valid driver’s license and meet agency driving standards.
Benefits: At Hillside, you’ll have continual training opportunities, generous paid time off, nine paid holidays per year, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, salary continuation for non-work related illnesses/injuries, and employee assistance plan.