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Family Stability and Self Sufficiency Mentor

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Part of the Solution (POTS) | The Bronx, NY
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Part of the Solution (POTS)


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Published 6 days ago

February 3, 2020

The Family Stability and Self Sufficiency Mentor (Family Mentor) will assist adult POTS clients from households with school-aged children seeking a permanent change in their life trajectory by providing assistance with thinking through life goals and providing mentorship support to help clients achieve those goals. The Family Mentor will also help the heads of households plan for and access services that will advance the goals they have for their children. The Family Mentor will provide intensive support to clients seeking a change in five key areas: housing, health, finances, education, and day-to-day needs.

Recruit and assess clients: POTS is seeking to grow the program to between 40-50 households. The Family Mentor will work with coworkers to recruit clients and then assess those clients for program.

Set goals and tasks with clients: The Family Mentor will use the intake and assessment process to help the client think about values and goals for themselves and their children. This will be followed by goal and task setting with the client based on individual circumstances.

Develop an ongoing mentorship: During regular meetings provide information, support, access to resources, role modeling and directed conversation to clients in the process of completing tasks and meeting goals.

Participate in program evaluation and data management: POTS has ambitious goals for this program with regard to moving families from poverty to self-sufficiency. As such, the Family Mentor will be working closely with evaluators to track progress and outcomes, measure program success and design improvements iteratively

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree

2-3 years of experience in social work, counseling, mentoring, therapy, school-based guidance counseling, public health or related field

Ability to have conversations in Spanish

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Comfortable using and adapting to contemporary computer software

Willingness to be creative, flexible, compassionate, patient and persistent

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of nonprofit network in the NYC metro area

Knowledge of NYC public education system application procedures, Individual Education Plans, and scholar opportunities for private schools.

Masters of Social Work


The Family Stability and Self Sufficiency Mentor (Family Mentor) will assist adult POTS clients from households with school-aged children seeking a permanent change in their life trajectory by providing assistance with thinking…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-k, 401-k match, paid vacation and sick days

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-k, 401-k match, paid vacation and sick days

Level of Language Proficiency

Conversational Spanish

Conversational Spanish

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@potsbronx.org with the subject “Family Mentor.” The cover letter must include a description of the applicant's qualifications, Spanish language ability, SAT/ACT score, if available, and salary requirements.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@potsbronx.org with the subject “Family Mentor.” The cover letter must include a description of the applicant's…

Location

2759 Webster Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10458

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