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BronxConnect Advocate Intervene Mentor

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General Job Description

The AIM Advocate Mentor will be an experienced and positive role model who utilizes  mentoring and advocacy-based intervention for justice-involved Alternative to Placement (ATP)  youth, as part of the BronxConnect AIM Program. Through weekly small-group and one-on-one activities and enrichment opportunities, Advocate Mentors will engage and assist youth (between the ages of 13 and 18) with their emotional, social, and professional development, with the long-term goal of transforming attitudes and behaviors that could lead to further criminal justice involvement down the line. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with youth’s Probation Officer to track youth’s progress towards their individualized achievement plan 
  • Conduct youth intake, complete and acquire all paperwork needed and maintain participants files.
  • Provide mentorship to youth throughout the 3-9 months youth is in AIM/AIM Lite.
  • When assigned as secondary mentor you will assist primary mentor when necessary 
  • Provide advocacy and mentorship for two to nine months youths at any given time
  • Form key part of youth’s “family team” that will guide youth, foster self-esteem, socialization and civic engagement 
  • Follow up with referral agencies and DOP to ensure youth’s social service, health and mental health needs are being met 
  • Conduct home visits and/or community contacts at least 2x per week per participant.
  • Monitor and input case notes on activities and youth progress, including court-mandated requirements in all database systems within 24 hours
  • Complete Individual Service Plans
  • Arrange, schedule and facilitate Family Team Meetings/School Meetings etc.
  • Monitor participant’s school progress
  • Interact with BronxConnect Employment Specialist for youth to obtain job development 
  • Required to report suspected child abuse or mistreatment to the New York State Central Register of Child Abuse and Mistreatment (New York State Mandated Reporter)
  • When necessary attend court appointments concerning youth 
  • Deliver relevant curriculum to youth in one-on-one or small group settings 
  • Create and execute weekly activities and/or events for youth
  • Be available by phone for support, advice and guidance on a 24/7 basis;  provide constructive and appropriate feedback
  • Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings, PO meetings and supervision
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships, including relationships with juvenile justice agencies, other service providers, and community resources
  • Responsible for managing mentoring activity expenses and reconciling receipts.
  • Provide case management and group coordination when necessary
  • Write daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly notes as necessary.
  • Attend AIM team meetings, AIM and PO meetings and case conferences
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Some college or an associates degree a plus
  • Bilingual a plus (ie. Spanish)
  • Must possess a passion for urban youth and for justice
  • Ideal candidate should have 2 years of experience working high risk youth
  • Experience administering similar programming for youth, including leading small group activities
  • Applicants who were formerly incarcerated and gang involved (credible messengers) are encouraged to apply.  
  • Position also encourages those who have experience with justice and gang involved youth.
  • Excellent observational, listening, assessment, problem-solving, crisis intervention and communication skills; ability to work as a member of a team
  • Comfortable working with entering data in computer based systems
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain written documentation
  • Experience and familiarity with Family and Supreme Court systems
  • Drivers License a plus



 

General Job Description

The AIM Advocate Mentor will be an experienced and positive role model who utilizes  mentoring and advocacy-based intervention for justice-involved Alternative to Placement (ATP)  youth, as part of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and gym reimbursement.

Medical, Dental, Vision, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and gym reimbursement.

Location

On-site
Bronx, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Director, Jose Marte.

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter.-

No phone calls will be taken.

COVER LETTER MUST INCLUDE DESIRED SALARY

Please write a one paragraph description of your previous experince followed by a one - two paragraph scenario of how you have handled a youth that was a challenge to manage and unresponsive to your requests.

Send emails to shepelc@bronxconnect.org. No faxes please.

To familiarize yourself with our agency, please checkout our website at: BronxConnect.org

Follow up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bronxconnect

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Director, Jose Marte.

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter.-

No phone calls will be taken.

COVER…

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