Under the supervision of the Program Director and administrative staff of the Family Care Program, mentors are responsible for providing community based services to children and adolescents referred by The Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) or one of the systems partners of NJ’s Children’s System of Care. Mentors are needed in the Monmouth county areas of Keyport, Keansburg, Hazlet, Middletown Bayshore areas, as well as Ocean and Middlesex Counties.
Relationships: Ability to build relationships with staff and families; ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building; proven track record of working effectively with people of different backgrounds.
Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, and logical fashion to ensure understanding; tells stories of the Y’s cause and impact in the community; listens actively by asking open-ended questions.
Decision Making: Learns from experience and applies what is learned to new situations; makes sound decisions/judgments based on input from others, data, and feedback.
Project Management: Possesses superior organization skills; clarifies performance goals and expectations; plans and organizes work responsibilities.
This position will require a minimum of a High School Diploma with a minimum of one year experience working in the social services field. Staff must also have a valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and Automobile Insurance. Staff will possess good communication skills, be of stable character, and hold qualities necessary to be a positive role model, Bilingual preferred. Staff will also demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness. In addition, candidates will undergo a vigorous background check, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and drug screening