Position Summary: The Evening/Weekend Everyday Living Mentor is responsible for the operations of the transitional residential program and creating a family-like atmosphere that supports the development and trauma needs of each resident. ELMs perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, needing to always act in a professional manner.
This position is focused primarily upon serving the youth of the program through advancing the mission of the organization. While working within a home team schedule, staff will be required to be flexible regarding the seven day a week needs of the GEMS’ TIL residents of the 24-hour therapeutic residential facility and be on call every few weeks based on the crisis schedule. The position requires participation in trainings, satisfied through in-house programs offered by GEMS or third party providers, with a commitment of at least 10 -20 trainings hours per year. The position will have at least an annual performance evaluation. This position posting requires a six-day work schedule (Tuesdays-Fridays 4pm-12am & Saturdays/Sundays 11am-3pm), along with coverage and crisis management as needed, attending mandatory monthly staff meetings, and participation in the “on-call” crisis roster.
I. Youth Development
a. Know and follow GEMS program policies and procedures regarding the care and development of residents and utilization of core competencies.
b. Assume responsibility for residents in the TIL house, including daily decisions regarding health, safety, and discipline, follow DYCD’s regulations.
c. Responsible for physical, emotional, social, and academic development of residents in accordance with individual service plans and GEMS program policies, utilization of person-centered, strength based approach.
d. Assures that residents’ daily schedule is followed.
e. Engage in inside and outside activities with the residents.
II. Behavior Management
a. Feedback is clear, specific, timely and respectful.
b. Effectively communicates behavior choices to residents, outlining the positive and negative consequences of their choices.
c. Communication is adjusted to meet the resident’s development level and style of communication.
d. Address negative behaviors with a positive reinforcement.
a. Provide individual assistance and tutoring as needed.
b. Assist in college, high school or GED preparation of each resident as needed.
IV. Household Management
a. Assure the home functions in accordance with GEMS program and local licensing standards.
b. Ensure maintenance needs are communicated to supervisor for all program property.
c. Assist residents as necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment, and for home to function including cooking, cleaning, shopping, and possible driving.
d. Perform periodic inspections of the facility per supervisory approval.
e. Perform minor maintenance cleaning.
f. Ability to perform household tasks like shopping, cooking, cleaning, and minor property care that may require bending, lifting, carrying, and walking up and down stairs.
g. Inspect that site is in good condition before leaving for the day.
V. Administrative and Recording Keeping
a. Complete required documentation and/or reports of activities in a timely and accurate fashion.
b. Properly track and document all approved expenses (laundry log, emergency needs, monitoring medication, etc.), and must maintain responsibility of petty cash funds during each shift including signing in and signing out funds.
c. Maintain confidentiality, as per GEMs practices and confidentiality guidelines.
d. Perform support functions such as filling, answering phones calls, etc.
VI. Community Relations
a. Role model for residents’ positive relations with neighbors, community groups, schools, authorities, and peers, etc.
· GED/HS Diploma, Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
· Eligible to work in U.S.A.
· Able and available to work 12:00AM – 9:30AM shifts.
· At least 3-5 years of prior experience working with youth required.
· Commitment to the vision and mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services.
· Must be flexible and willing to work outside of a traditional setting to engage youth.
· Adept to managing multiple projects and complex situations.
· Strong planning and organizational skills.
· Ability to gather and synthesize data.
· Adapts strategy to changing conditions and communicates changes effectively.
· Speaks clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations.
· Writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet specific needs.
Attention to Detail
Attitude Toward Others
Excellent written and verbal communication
Project/Task and Goals Focus
Respect for Policies
GEMS Core Values:
Social Justice Oriented
Position Summary: The Evening/Weekend Everyday Living Mentor is responsible for the operations of the transitional residential program and creating a family-like atmosphere that supports the development and trauma needs of each…
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