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Advocate Mentor: AIM (Advocacy & Intensive Mentoring) - Part Time

About Us

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

Overview

AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) is an intensive mentoring and advocacy program serving adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are on juvenile probation or at-risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a Family Court disposition. The Advocate Mentor will work with a cohort of four to six mentees providing intensive in-home and community support, guidance, and crisis intervention.

Reports to: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AIM

Location: 692 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Hours: 20 Hours/Week; Non-Traditional hours, including evenings and weekends.

Major Duties of the Advocate Mentor: • Serve as mentor for four to six court-involved young adults aged 13-18, who are on juvenile probation or facing out-of-home placement as a result of a Family Court disposition. • Provide intensive in-home support and guidance to mentees and their family members.• Work with mentees and family members to develop healthy communication skills and coping mechanisms.• Work with mentees to reflect on their current decision-making process and develop short- and long-term goals.• Escort mentees to school, court, DOP meetings and other required engagements as needed.• Make referrals to appropriate community resources for mentees and family members.• Participate in rotating mentor on-call schedule and respond to mentees and family members during crisis situations.• Create opportunities for participants to maximize their potential through the provision of engaging programming, high expectations, and high-quality services.• Meet with the Program Director for bi-weekly supervision.• Participate in case conferences and staff meetings.• Communicate with DOP Probation Officers as appropriate.• Use internal and external databases as required.• Participate in development and implementation of processes that ensure integration of participant feedback in program planning.• Participate in agency work groups and committees.• Participate in all DOP training and technical assistance sessions as required.

Advocate Mentor Qualifications: • Experience and comfort working with court-involved young adults.• Prior justice involvement preferred.• Familiarity with Brooklyn and the challenges faced by young adults living in the borough.• Experience working with families preferred.• Familiarity with strength-based/youth development principles.• Ability to work evenings and weekends, and flexible hours as needed.• Bilingual preferred.

Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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Posted
77 days ago

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