Good Shepherd Services

Mentor - Alums Mentoring Program: Next Steps/Arches

Location : Name Justice Initiatives
Location : Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
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.






LOCATION:         692 Blake Avenue Alums (Alumni Luminaries)   

HOURS:              Up to 10 Hours/Week, Non-Exempt


JOB SUMMARY: The Alums program is an innovative, curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps young adults that have completed Arches or Next Steps programs. The Mentor works in Brooklyn neighborhoods with participants in weekly mentoring groups, meets individually with mentees and provides support and guidance.   



  • Participate in weekly mentoring group utilizing Alums curriculum-based Power Source 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
  • Participate in monthly recreational outings with mentees
  • Create opportunities for participants to maximize their potential through provision of engaging programming, high expectations, and quality services
  • Meet with Project Director for bi-weekly supervision
  • Participate in case conferences and staff meetings
  • Participate in development and implementation of processes that ensure integration of participant feedback in program planning
  • Participate in agency workshops and committees


  • Experience and comfort working with court-involved young adults
  • Prior justice involvement preferred
  • Familiarity with Brooklyn communities, especially Brownsville, East New York, and Bed-Stuyvesant communities and challenges faced by young adults living there
  • Experience running groups preferred
  • 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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