Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high- need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.
Job Summary: Mentors will be the direct connection for the participants in the Arches program. Five mentors will jointly facilitate two group meetings a week with 20 young adults on probation, and meet individually with four participants weekly, implementing an Interactive Journaling curriculum on which they will be trained. Mentors all provide support to participants in groups, individually, and on the phone, addressing areas such as goal setting, life skills, social and emotional development, personal and family relationships, and other aspects of participants' lives, helping participants break negative feeling-thought- behavior patterns and adopt improved attitudes and behaviors. Mentors will discuss journaling assignments with participants and track their progress towards identified program goals. Mentors will report to the Project Coordinator, complete weekly progress notes, and receive biweekly coaching to discuss client issues and progress.
Work Schedule: 2-3 days per week -Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4pm to 8pm and could be in-person and/or virtual.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services.