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  • Denver, CO

Description:

Mentoring Specialist

Save Our Youth (SOY)



The Company:

Save Our Youth is a faith-based youth development organization connecting young people to hope through long-term mentoring relationships. We collaborate with individuals and groups in the community to increase awareness of kids' resilience and to support their success. Save Our Youth mentors bring experience, compassion, long-term commitment and intentionality to provide kids a caring advocate by their side.



The Position:

The mentoring specialist is responsible for case management of up to 40 one-on-one mentoring matches. This position exists to ensure a successful match between an adult mentor and youth (age 10-17) by creating new matches and then providing ongoing support, training and encouragement to mentors, mentees, and families.



Responsibilities:

Case Management Responsibilities:

Maintain a caseload of up to 40 one-on-one mentoring matches.
Interview potential mentors and mentees.
Coordinate match process between mentors and mentees.
Contact mentors on a monthly basis to provide proactive support, monitor mentor relationships and provide coaching. Be comfortable having difficult conversations
Contact mentees and their parent(s)/guardian(s) at least on a quarterly basis to ensure safety, mentee engagement and overall mentee satisfaction.
Assist mentors and mentees in setting long and short-term goals.
Perform all administrative tasks necessary to manage the matches, including maintaining professional case notes and database records of interventions and match activities.
Communicate challenges and seek case feedback through ongoing one-on-one meetings with direct supervisor and/or ongoing group supervision with the program team.


General Program Responsibilities:

Assist with and/or lead the planning and implementing of mentor recruiting efforts, including church recruiting events, mentor recruiting campaigns, and mentor inquiry follow-ups.
Collaborate with churches, schools, and community organizations to recruit mentors/mentees, as well as to provide additional services to support matches.
Assist with and/or lead the creation, development and improvement of current programmatic processes and materials.
Assist with and/or lead the planning and implementation of programmatic events, including back-to-school night, Christmas Party, graduation, and other events.
Contribute to a team approach by accomplishing other duties as assigned. Could include development, education, training, etc.
Facilitate spiritual duties as needed, including praying with mentors, mentees & families, leading bible studies/devotions, etc.


Requirements:

A committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Strong passion for the SOY mission and vision.
Bilingual Spanish preferred
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required (willing to consider someone working towards a degree, or strong relevant work experience in place of degree).
Experience in counseling, human services, or social work is preferred.
Experience working with, and/or in-depth understanding of, culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Experience managing others.
Strong interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal).
Ability to build rapport quickly with diverse backgrounds and ages.
Strong work ethic.
Committed to personal and professional growth by seeking and applying feedback from coworkers and SOY leadership.
Must have reliable transportation with proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record
Able to drive to multiple locations in a day
Available to work occasional evenings and weekends


Salary + Benefits:

Starting Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Benefits: Health & Dental – 100% covered by SOY for employee (Kaiser & Delta Dental); dependents may be added at employee cost
PTO: 2 weeks PTO 1st year, 3 weeks 2nd year, 11 paid holidays (includes employee’s birthday each year), Paid office closures: Dec 24th – Jan 1st annually, 2nd Friday of each month for individual spiritual retreat
Other: 3% Simple IRA match after 1 year

To Apply: Please apply here: https://loxo.co/job/700515

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