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General Description
The work of the Youth and Family Mentor requires a long-term commitment. An effective mentor establishes and upholds a relationship with the child and family over a period of at least twelve months or longer if possible supporting their social-emotional development. Children generally live on uniformity and habit. The longer someone spends time with them, the higher probability that the children will be successful. Kids who have good relationships with their mentors have higher chances of attaining academic success. The mentor will also support and inform families of their child’s progress and how they can help them throughout their experience in the Excellence Project.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
Parental communication and support regarding student progress and potential opportunities.
Provide support and intervention as needed to help each child remain on track for success.
Create and advance a personal and optimistic relationship with a child.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing personal objectives.
Interact with students throughout the after-school period to observe and support positive growth.
Provide timely feedback to students and their parents to keep them engaged in the child’s positive social-emotional development.
Communicate with students, parents and school leadership on any concerns that may develop.
Provide ongoing mentoring in a supportive after-school environment.
Work hours will be consistent Monday through Friday with potential for some weekend or evening scheduled activities or events.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Minimum of 3 years experience, or comparable, with elementary school students supporting their social-emotional well-being.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Experience communicating and supporting families using workshops, family interaction and intervention skills.
Must be capable of accessing and transmitting information using a computer

Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
The Youth/Family Mentor must engage in a collaborative relationship with the Director, supervisors, and other key staff. Ongoing contact with students, SASF/School, and parents via telephone, email, or face to face meetings.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 3 to 5 years student support experience. Concentration in either Child Psychology or Social Work preferred.
Certification as a Youth Mentor is highly recommended.
Experience working with a diverse student population is helpful.
Bilingual; Spanish is a plus.

Additional Information:
All applicants must be interviewed, and provide appropriate references upon request.
Applicants must be authorized to work and be based in the U.S.
All employees participating in or serving children in SASF programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
All school based SASF employees must receive all appropriate City and NY State clearances.
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NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background checks.
SASF is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


Please send your resume to nasrar@sasfny.org

• Location: Queens

• Post ID: 135574577 newyork
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