The Intensive Community Monitoring Mentor will lead a group of 16 participants through a guided journaling curriculum every 6 months and provide mentor support. Facilitation of groups, Manhattan community based activities and knowledge of community resources for 13-16 year olds on probation. Mentors are expected to work 3 days a week, which includes group twice a week and a day for prep and paperwork. Mentors will be expected to organize meals, groups, counseling, supervision, and case conferences with probation officers. The goals of the program are to help participants advance in education and employment and in building positive relationships in the community reducing the recidivism in the juvenile justice systems. . Position is 10 hours per week over the course of approx. 5 days and some weekends.
- Minimum 3-5 year experience working with at-risk youth.
- Bachelors Preferred.
- Demonstrate initiative and creativity, particularly with adolescents.
- Demonstrate experience in group work.
- Demonstrate understanding of the issues of the local Manhattan (Harlem) community.
- Demonstrate understanding of the issues facing Black and Latino adolescents.
- Ability to work as a team member and independently
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with youth and staff
- Demonstrate ability to effectively use a multi-cultural approach in working with special needs youth.
- Excellent oral communication skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge in juvenile justice system.
- Demonstrate knowledge in Anti-Gun violence.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
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