Good Shepherd Services

Mentor: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Location : Name Arches Bedford Stuyvesant
Location : Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
2022-5470
Base
USD $20.00/Hr.

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

REPORTS TO:    PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ARCHES

LOCATION:         1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 11233

HOURS:               Up to 13 Hours/Week, Non-Exempt

 

JOB SUMMARY: The Arches program is an innovative, curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps young adults between the ages of 16 -24 and on probation, transform attitudes and behaviors that have led to criminal activity. The Mentor works in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood with a cohort of 4 mentees, participates in weekly mentoring groups, meets individually with mentees and provides support and guidance.

 

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Serve as mentor for court-involved young adults aged 16-24, who are on probatmodelAc
  • Acts as Lead in weekly mentoring group utilizing Arches curriculum-based Interactive Journaling model
  • Participate in all DOP training and technical assistance sessions
  • Meet with mentees for one-on-one meetings on a weekly basis
  • Provide mentees with support, guidance, and advice throughout the week
  • Plans and participates in monthly recreational/ educational outings with mentees
  • On-call 7/24
  • Create opportunities for participants to maximize their potential through provision of engaging programming, high expectations, and quality services
  • Meet with Program Director for bi-weekly supervision
  • Participate in case conferences and staff meetings
  • Communicate with DOP Probation Officers as appropriate
  • Use internal and external computerized 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
  • Record weekly engagement with mentees
  • Support the engagement of school, employment and/or treatment services
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience and comfort working with court-involved young adults
  • Prior justice involvement or knowledge of preferred
  • Familiarity with Bedford-Stuyvesant community and challenges faced by young adults living there
  • Solid group work skills
  • Experience with cognitive -behavior therapy and/or evidence base practices preferred
  • Knowledge of Word, Zoom, & email usage
  • Familiarity with strength-based/youth development principles
  • Ability to work evenings and some Saturdays 

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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